Today someone sent me a link to a video about an environmentalist
group call “10:10,” which has the stated goal of having people
reduce their “carbon emissions” by 10%. (For now, I’ll skip the
topic of how scientifically misguided that goal is.) I watched the
video, and was absolutely convinced that it was a spoof of
environmental wackos, made by some clever pro-freedom folk.
But it wasn’t.
I’ll post the link to the video below. Be warned, it’s graphically,
gruesomely violent. If you want to watch it, do so now before
reading on, or my following comments might spoil the video (if such
an abomination can possibly be “spoiled”).
In case you didn’t have the stomach to watch it, the video depicts
several scenes, and in each one, people are politely asked to agree
to do things to lower their carbon emissions, with a “no pressure”
approach. But at the end of each scene, those who don’t agree to
the 10:10 plan are graphically blown to bits, with blood and guts
After watching the video, and realizing it was NOT trying to make
fun of enviro-leftists, but was MADE BY enviro-leftists, my brain
almost exploded. What were these psychos thinking? Other than deep-
seated hatred of humanity, I can’t for the life of me imagine a
motivation for making such a video. Like I said, it WOULD be funny
(though still rude) if it was made by libertarians to mock the
fascist mindset of enviro-lefitsts. But it wasn’t. So what was the
intended message?? “Follow our clueless little collectivist agenda,
or we’ll kill you. Ha ha ha, isn’t that funny?” Um, not really.
Purely by accident, the video very profoundly illustrated the true
nature of the state: compassionate-sounding rhetoric, followed by
brutality against the non-compliant. That pretty much sums up
“government” in a nutshell: a facade of compassion over a heart of
aggression and violence. What I can’t imagine is why a group of
devout statists would want to so plainly expose the essence of what
they advocate. No, they wouldn’t blow you up on the spot; they’d
merely “fine” you, or imprison you, and if you’re silly enough to
resist such aggression, well THEN they’d blow you up. But they’d
give you lots of opportunities to unquestioning bow to their agenda
before that point. Because they’re so loving and caring.
Amazing. Just amazing.