Bin Laden goes green, and greens want to blow you upPosted on October 10, 2010
It’s been obvious for a long time that parts of the Green movement have been getting more and more hectoring and extreme in their rhetoric, their actions and their proposed policies. Theirs is an overwhelmingly anti-human philosophy – at its core is the assumption that it is humans per se who are wicked for daring to exist, to consume and to aspire to a better life.
So far they have mostly managed to clothe themselves in a cuddly exterior – but it was only a matter of time before their true nature came out. Via James Delingpole, I see that the 10:10 campaign has torn off the smiling mask with its new “No pressure” adverts. The lovely theme is that there is “no pressure” to go along with their voluntary campaign, but if you don’t then you’ll be blown up:
NB 10:10 have taken their video down – presumably after the backlash against it. Happily it’s been reposted by someone else here:
No doubt this had them rolling in the aisles in the 10:10 office, but it’s a massive misstep in their publicity campaign. Instead of persuasion or inclusion, it’s simply a vicious attack on people who aren’t already on their side. If you can’t afford to insulate your loft, you’ll be blown up. Nice.
Just as the UK green movement declare themselves in favour of blowing people up, in an act of poetic juxtaposition Osama Bin Laden has declared himself to be a greeny. In his latest tape (presumably titled “Now that’s what I call hatred 56″) he says:
“The number of victims caused by climate change is very big… bigger than the victims of wars.”
Obviously he’s been doing his damnedest to get wars back in the running, but it’s reassuring to know he’s on the wrong side of the green debate as well as on everything else. Maybe he was persuaded to join the, erm, crusade by 10:10′s advert?