Right Uses Obscure Banned UK Video To Tar "Left Greenies"

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    Orwellian, to be sure.
     
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    No doubt, this story will soon be coming to a newspaper near you:

    A new global warming threat — believe it or else: Kevin O'Brien | cleveland.com

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSTLDel-G9k"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSTLDel-G9k[/ame]

    Banned in the UK:

    Watch Gillian Anderson and School Children Explode in Richard Curtis' Banned Environmental Short Film | Movieline

    And yet, because I object to killing Lake Erie and I am angry over the BP Oil Spill, according to these right wingers, I am "secretly" just the homicidal maniac portrayed in the video. I want to be able to fucking breathe, so I am "worshipping at the altar of environmentalism"?

    I say this "news coverage" of a non-event in the UK is a FAIL.

    Your thoughts?
     
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    No, Maddie, you're not. And 'these right wingers' don't hate the earth either. We just don't like other people scare mongering - and making billions of dollars from their scare mongering - and using the environment to seize yet more control over other people. Perhaps you could educate yourself before making dumbassed statements.
     
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    There's already a thread on this. :rolleyes:
     
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    :eek: There is? Shit! I missed one! Dammit! I hate it when that happens.
     
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    Which statement in the Op was "dumbassed" IYO?
     
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    Are the British more aware of the cruelty and extreme evil in the world and thus somehow able to think that something so horrid could be OK? Obviously not, as it was rightly pulled from the air. But today stupidity cannot be easily erased. Now this sad act will feed the propaganda machine of right wing opposition to anything that contradicts their worldview.

    "In an apology letter, the filmmakers said the video was intended for a British audience, as if they forgot that in the digital world you can't just "take down" a piece of media. No doubt it will be played over and over ad nauseum by Fox newers like Glenn Beck, who will use it as living proof for the most popular talking point of the conservative, anti-climate spin machine -- "progressives hate people.""

    Exploding children featured in 10:10 UK video | MNN - Mother Nature Network

    Edit: stay on topic: http://climateprogress.org/2010/10/01/bill-mckibben-days-that-suck/

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    This reminds me of a time back in the '60s when there was a real fight over logging an area that was vulneable to erosion. Weyerhauser wanted to log, people in the area did not. There was a group of fringies that were extreme and violent that were also against the logging. They had been inconsequensial, until, suddenly, they were getting some real funding. And they were used to tar the people who had legitimate concerns about the logging.

    Finally, someone traced down the source of funding for the wingnuts. Weyerhauser.

    I wouldn't be surprised were we to find a similiar situation here.
     

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