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Saturday October 02 2010

Re this now deservedly viral video, I’ve just commented at Samizdata, on this, thus:

I have just watched this amazing video, and frankly, it looked to me like a rather over-the-top (but very funny) attack on the green movement, done by people who really, really hate it, far more even than I do. Seriously. The fact that the teacher was such a genuinely nice lefty, and she was being very sweet about everything, right up to the bit where she murdered the dissenters, just made it all the funnier.

Greenies. Don’t be fooled by the niceness. They’re psycho-murderers, or they would be if they could be. Good grief. If I was making an attack on the greenies, I wouldn’t have dared to go this far. This was genius.

I thought it was a nice twist that David Ginola got squelched, rather than just one of those Joe Soap footballers. That was also very funny.

Talk about an own goal. These people are making propaganda against themselves.

And they expect everyone to accept their screeching opinions about the environment, after a giant cock-up like this.

It is the amazing stupidity that I am, well, amazed by.

I very rarely get such good value for my tax contributions. As PJ O’Rourke famously said, about something else that was also over-the-top splendid (a warship I think): ”This is how to waste public money!”

This made my weekend.

I am still absolutely dazed with amazement at the total, one hundred and eighty degree oppositeness of the message this video sends out to the message they were trying to send out.

All the anti-greenies seem to be angry.  I’m not angry.  I guffawed.  But all the other greenies must now be spitting blood and biting the wallpaper.

Natalie Solent responded to my comment by taking the analysis a bit further:

… And the actress who plays Scully gets murdered because her submission to the cause, though present, is not deep enough. It’s almost as if the film is saying, “these Greens - don’t trust them, even if you are one of them!”

Spot on.  Spot on.

Natalie continues:

Speculation on the unconscious motives of the makers could fill a landfill. Many have said that it shows what Greens fantasize about doing to non-Greens. Could it instead - or also - reveal the unconscious hatred and understanding of Greens for their own movement?

Actually, I think it was just inside-their-little-bubble groupthink that lead them into this car crash of a video.  They literally did not see what they were saying, until it was too late.

I assume that what they thought they were doing was dramatising how really really serious the environment thing is.  They sense that they’re losing this argument, so they decided to shout.  But what they ended up shouting was: “We’re a bunch of vile greenie-nazis!”

LATER: And it begins.

I’ve just watched this, and let me the latest one to say wow. The tone deafness is amazing. Did all the people in this read the script in advance without anyone suggesting that this might not be the greatest of ideas?

I’ve come to the party late, as I have been working on my carbon footprint. (In Saigon right now).

Posted by Michael Jennings on 03 October 2010

*Waves Michael”
How’s the food in Saigon?

Posted by Tatyana on 03 October 2010

I previously compared the environmentalist movement to the Great Leap Forward, a series of measures that accomplished nothing and would have been better not having undertaken, especially the notorious Four Pests Campaign.

Green campaigns, like this video, generate wasted emissions. When they shrug their shoulders and say “live and learn” no-one takes them to book over the blanket of carbon left behind, that’s is what should be happening, not ridicule (ok, as well as ridicule, then).

Posted by Ian on 04 October 2010

Greenies spitting blood and biting the wallpaper:

Here.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait on 04 October 2010

I predicted that the antihuman attitude on the other side of the aisle would come out about a year ago.

But because rational persons, who naturally refuse to believe the nonsense emitted by environmentalists, will not voluntarily limit the number of children they have—so that a bunch of moral parasites can feel good about themselves—there will be open calls for limitation of “breeders” by force. This will be followed, by those true believers in power, by the actual exercise of force to control breeding, through forced abortions and sterilization. Which in turn will be followed by the elimination of those “breathers” who are deemed by Environmentalist Elites (the Elect of Gaia, as it were) to be useless or “counter-environmental.”

http://newresister.blogspot.com/2009/10/rant-of-day.html

Posted by Leslie Bates on 04 October 2010
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