Every now and then, people in the political world slip up and let their true feelings/intentions show. In one recent case, a well funded British environmental project known as “10:10” (reduce “carbon footprint” by 10% in 2010) produced a slick ad for the concept. The problem: the ad shows those who do not intend to join the greenherd being violently murdered, with those doing the murdering doing so with little more care than a shrug. Those shown murdered include children.
YouTube video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDXQsnkuBCM
The message seems to be that unless you join the greenherd, you not only do not matter, you are to be eliminated.
While there may be some sort of “nuance” here that escapes me, what’s clearly on display is the necessary endpoint of all forms of collectivism: the elimination of dissention and intimidation of all. Considering the expense and manhours that went into this thing, the idea that this was just some minor oversight or slipup seems unlikely. The producers knew what they were creating, and the message they wanted to send. “If you don’t act the way we want you to act, think the way we tell you to think, then you do not deserve to live.”
Of course, the rampagingly-fascist Guardian newspaper gushed glowingly about the video. It included a quote by Franny Armstrong, one of the filmmakers behind this murder fantasy:
“Doing nothing about climate change is still a fairly common affliction, even in this day and age. What to do with those people, who are together threatening everybody’s existence on this planet? Clearly we don’t really think they should be blown up, that’s just a joke for the mini-movie, but maybe a little amputating would be a good place to start?”
One wonders what would the reaction be if a similar ad was produced that showed, say, British people on the dole being murdered in the same fashion. Say, the “0:10” project… 0% of the British population on welfare by the end of 2010.
And of course, it didn’t take long for people with some skills to start modifying the video. Heres’ one that takes the greenherd mentality to it’s logical conclusion: