Many a truth is oft said in jest (UPDATED)
Read some other reactions from Big Hollywood and James Delingpole's fantastic piece in the Telegraph (be sure to watch the Greenpeace video he links). Here's a gem of a poster from the World Wildlife Fund:
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From American Thinker comes this video produced by a UK environmental group. Watch it. Remember it. It is very disturbing.
The video is supposed to be funny. Really, it is. Conservatives have been warning everyone of the dangers of the socialist/progressive agenda for decades. They have tried, drop by drop, to implement it, and have succeeded at many of their line items. But here we have a brazen example of their real intent regarding so-called "climate change" that is, at least, refreshing in its honesty -- and this is a trait seldom if never found in this crowd. This is them, unmasked, desperate, with their evil intent showing for all the world to see -- they could care less how it appears.
The message to us, the unwashed, is clear: reduce your carbon emissions (or you can insert your favorite progressive cause here) or else. No more compassion, no more tolerance. Do as we say or die.
These folks are the modern incarnations of the absolute worst our species is capable of: cute little Nazis and commies, rolled into one nasty compassionate, tolerant package.
Ah, civilization and its malcontents. So it turns out Emma Freud is the creative and marital partner of Richard Curtis, who wrote the blood-crazed terror video everyone's talking about -- an eco-fascist snuff fantasy that relishes publicly executing children for the sake of Gaia, now splattering on a computer screen near you.
Emma is the great-granddaughter of Dr. Sigmund Freud, who knew a thing or two about bloody primal urges. Freud described people as driven by thanatos, a death drive that yearns for destruction and violence, which is repressed by civilization. But even good old Siggy might have marveled at his descendant's unbound zest for human sacrifice -- all done in the name of social responsibility, of course.
The video, "No Pressure" (below), was produced by a British group called 10:10, which clamors for people to lower their carbon consumption by 10% in 2010 -- or else. Set in workaday England, "No Pressure" depicts with grim satisfaction the explosive destruction of guileless schoolchildren, office workers, athletes, and an actress who express reluctance to commit to the cause -- all at the hands of deceitful authority figures who assure them there's "no pressure" to conform.
As James Delingpole memorably puts it, "With No Pressure, the environmental movement has revealed the snarling, wicked, homicidal misanthropy beneath its cloak of gentle, bunny-hugging righteousness."
Or as Dr. Freud might put it, "That's some dream you got there."