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The tyrannical impulses of global warming hysteria are clear and undeniable—whether it is NYT columnist Tom Friedman’s boy crush on the totalitarian Chinese Government’s ability to go green without impediment, some pushing for radical depopulation, and the expressed desire to circumvent democratic processes.

The Internet commercial embedded below—now withdrawn—is quite blatant in its coercive desires. WARNING: The ad realistically and bloodily depicts people, including children, being blown up for refusing to participate in the “10-10” anti global warming campaign. Feel free not to watch.



Over at the Daily Telegraph, James Delingpole writes about what he calls “eco-facism,” which considering the vileness of the above commercial, is a good description. From his piece:

I predicted this morning that No Pressure – Richard Curtis’s spectacularly ill-judged eco-propaganda movie for the 10:10 campaign – would prove a disastrous own goal for the green movement. But what I could never have imagined was how quickly public disgust – even among greenies – would reach such a pitch that the campaigners would be compelled to withdraw it from the internet. That, at any rate, is what they keep trying to do – cancelling it whenever it appears on You Tube, pulling it from their campaign website and so on. Unfortunately their efforts are being frustrated by people on the sceptical side of the climate debate, who keep peskily insisting on reposting the video where everyone can view it. And rightly so. With No Pressure, the environmental movement has revealed the snarling, wicked, homicidal misanthropy beneath its cloak of gentle, bunny-hugging righteousness.

I don’t think the whole movement can be so tarred.  But there are major strains within the movement that fit Delingpole’s description.  That’s exactly why I posted it here.

Lest you think it was satire or not meant to be taken seriously...From The Guardian:
Our friends at the 10:10 climate change campaign have given us the scoop on this highly explosive short film, written by Britain’s top comedy screenwriter Richard Curtis, ahead of its general release. It’s most definitely striking and if you haven’t watched it yet – taking into account the warning that it contains scenes some people may find disturbing – do so now, before I give too much away...

But why take such a risk of upsetting or alienating people, I ask her: “Because we have got about four years to stabilise global emissions and we are not anywhere near doing that. All our lives are at threat and if that’s not worth jumping up and down about, I don’t know what is.”

“We ‘killed’ five people to make No Pressure – a mere blip compared to the 300,000 real people who now die each year from climate change,” she adds. Jamie Glover, the child-actor who plays the part of Philip and gets blown up, has similarly few qualms: “I was very happy to get blown up to save the world.” The public reaction to the film will be fascinating – please add yours below. Curtis, writer of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Blackadder and an early 10:10 supporter, acknowledges that the 10:10 film is very direct. “The 10:10 team are a fearless, energetic bunch, completely dedicated to getting the public fired up about climate change. They also turn out to be surprisingly good at blowing stuff up,” he said.

If conservative campaigners ever tried something like this it would be deemed proof of hate infusing the entire movement!  As  I wrote above, I don’t think that.  But I do believe that some have become so hysterical that they would countenance great evil in the Utopian cause of “saving the planet.”

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