How to handle those who disagree: Splattergate

In the “can’t we all get along” category is the latest propaganda four minute video titled No Pressure produced “by green supremacists themselves, and with a high degree of technical proficiency.” Taranto has the story.

the video required the efforts of “50+ film professionals and 40+ actors and extras.” Blogger David Burge notes that “somehow, throughout this entire process, not one of the hundreds of people involved seemed to have questioned the wisdom of an advertising message advocating the violent, sudden death of people who disagree with it.”

In the movie, two school chidren who don’t kowtow to making symbolic gestures to reduce carbon emissions are blown up and their colleagues spattered with the viscera.

There’s a new kind of supremacist on the scene: green supremacists. They haven’t blown up any children–not in real life. But they’ve been thinking about it.

There are those who attempt to defend the video. They say it is just supposed to be humorous, a joke to make a point. That begs the demarcation of the line.

But it’s evil, not just stupid. Some critics, such as Don Surber and The American Spectator, describe the video’s message as, in the words of Surber’s headline, “Just Blow Up Global Warming Skeptics.” Even this is an understatement. The “crime” for which the children in the video are “executed” is one of omission, not commission. They are murdered not even for dissenting against 10:10’s political crusade, but merely for being indifferent to it. This is the essence of totalitarianism.

The video has put the highlight on the matter in a manner that the use of “denier” for a climate alarmist skeptic has not. It seems that calling those who disagree names that associate them with evil is easily set aside but fantasizing about spattering kids who disagree with blood and gore takes it a bit too far. It may be that a bit more outrage at the ‘less evil’ tactic might be a means to tone down and inhibit the escalated behaviors.

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