Thursday, 7 October 2010

there will be blood - but hey, no pressure

some dangerous lunatics who call themselves the 10:10 Climate Change Campaign have put out a film, featuring children being murdered, in the name of climate change awareness.  This initiative was supported by the Guardian (who else?) but has now been taken off their site.  You can watch it here if you want, but don't eat first.  The film is called No Pressure and was directed by Richard Curtis, you know, Love Actually, blah blah blah, he is a Jolly Good Chap.  Several well-known people have been misguided enough to appear in the film - the footballer Peter Crouch among others.  Why, Peter?  Apart from the moral question that is raised by the use of child murder as a metaphor (in the film children who are not convinced by the prevailing orthodoxy on climate change are murdered and their body parts splattered over their classmates, nice), the premise of the film is nothing short of evil.  It posits, quite simply, that those who disagree with you, or even those who are not convinced that what you say is true, should be killed.  Including if they are children.  That's it.  I cannot understand how anyone who has taken even a cursory look at the history of the last hundred years could think this was a good idea.  Cannot understand.  I can understand very well just why the Guardian thought it was a good idea, because I know what they are, but... the film was withdrawn and a 10:10 spokesperson said this was because people had been offended by it.  No.  Just no.  I watched it and was offended by it, but that is NOT a reason to withdraw it.  And in any case these days there is no withdrawing anything.  The film can easily be found on YouTube.

For shame.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I watched it. It reveals the fascism at the heart of the church of climate change quite nicely.

Anonymous said...

Sportsmen, show business people and other celebrities lend their names to things they know little about.

I am sure Crouch drives a big car like other footballers. He may be making amends after the publicity of his recent affair.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunate film, as it allows the closet climate change deniers, such as your first commentator (but surely not you Jane!) to assume that lets them off the hook.
The science is pretty overwhelming; look at the Royal Society website. Bad things always done in a good cause; some of the early suffragettes used some pretty dodgy tactics, and the ANC did murder innocent people. Not justifying the film, just saying dont extrapolate the general from the particular.

jane said...

it's not even the film I object to most, it's the values behind it - the climate change issue is not the point

Anonymous said...

You say denier, I say alarmist.

Clutch your tinfoil hat a little tighter, the sky is falling chicken-licken !!

But the film is appalling.

Adrian Windisch said...

Richard Curtis is famous for his character Blackadder. People laugh when Blackadder hits Baldrick. Does anyone say stop showing Blackadder as it encourages hitting people? Most TV would be banned by that standard.

Some people were upset by the film, 1010 withdrew it from their website, but left it on youtube. The comments on youtube are revealing, many are from nutcases like the commenter here with the tin hat. Some deniers are pretending this film means that Greens want to kill them!

Anonymous said...

The Greens do want to kill us. They think there are too many people on the planet. thank you Richard Curtis for giving us a window into how Greens really think and would act if they could.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Adrian, it's wonder the BBC comedy department hasn't commissioned a whole series of this hilarious tale of school children being blown to pieces for daring to question some trendy unproven BS.