I’ve always believed the the global warming crowd was a little out there. With their frequent predictions of global catastrophe that never seem to materialize, they seemed little more than modern re-incarnations of Chicken Little. The scandal involving East Anglia University’s efforts to cook the books only confirmed my observations. People like Al Gore and his ilk seemed interested in using the “crisis” of global warming as an excuse to expand government power. Not exactly a noble mission, but not something I would classify as evil, just misguided.
However, a rather gruesome video making the rounds of the internet is causing me to re-evaluate my assessment of the global warming movement. The video, entitled “No Pressure”, was produced by the group 10:10, one of those international global warming outfits. According to their website,
10:10 is a global campaign to reduce carbon emissions by 10% in a year- starting in 2010. Any person, family, business, school, or other organization can cut 10%- and by working together we can make sure our actions count.
Given their desire to live my life for me, they’re just like any other environmental group. Yet, there’s this “No Pressure” video. In the video, various types of carbon-reduction strategies are promoted to “save the environment.” However, those who are unwilling to adapt these strategies or otherwise change the way they live are summarily executed. Even school children who refuse to live their lives according to the mandates handed down by this group are blown to bits. Even the woman who does the voice-over for the video is blown up at the end of the video, because she does not demonstrate a commitment to change her life. Those who agree to adapt their lives, are of course spared.
But what message does this send? Do what we say or we’ll kill you? Is there not something a bit Hitlerarian about this video, a purging of those who refuse to conform? To me, it seems like the Green version of “kill the infidel.” Just how widespread is this feeling in the Green movement? I find it shocking that such a mentality even exists, but how many people out there would just like to kill skeptics like me who refuse to conform their lives to a standard developed by people who have shown a considerable disregard for truth? According to the group, the video was supposed to be “funny.” But under what circumstances is the savaging of another human being funny?
In the past, I have been bemused by Greens’ attempts at using polar bears, etc. in attempts to play to people’s emotional side in trying to make their point. Again, not evil, just wrong. But I think it is clear that the No Pressure video is not only wrong, it is pure, unadulterated evil.