Have you ever seen something so bizarre that you wondered if it was a parody? Via Leg Iron, I saw this.
I couldn't believe it at first, and thought it was having a pop at those po-faced climate nutters. Very good, I thought. Bit extreme, they would never go that far, but well-produced and a bit of good fun. Ha ha, blowing up people who disagree with you, very good.
Nope. By 3:00 I realised with growing horror that this was not a spoof. There really are people who think that blowing up people who do not accept the consensus is OK. Not literally, perhaps, but as an illustration of the mindset it is very revealing.
Just look at what it shows: the smiling, faux-matey suggestion that we should "all do something". The "it's perfectly OK to disagree" second stage, showing how reasonable and non-confrontational this all is. And then the casual, vicious and violent destruction of 'the enemy'. Apart from the last stage, we've all seen it before, whether we work in the public sector or corporate, in training sessions and 'team-building' programmes. The openness, the smiles, the chumminess, the willingness to accept individual differences - and the clear understanding, never stated but obvious to all, that there is only one thing we agree on, and it's my way of thinking that you will adopt.
There's something even nastier going on here, too. Look at how uncomfortable the 'dissidents' feel. There's the sulky shrug of the children in the schoolroom, the uncertain, unhappy hand-raising of the office workers, the false confidence of the manager who thinks it's all a distraction from the job in hand. Have you ever felt like that at work? I have - in 'equality training' and 'leadership development'. And notice the reactions of the others after the buttons are pressed. They are not cheering and clapping, glad that the naysayers have been disposed of and we can all walk happily into our carbon-free futures. They are shocked and terrified. That is the point, and it is the way that totalitarianism has worked through the ages. Single out one or two, go after them with extreme violence, and the rest will fall into line. They may not like it, but they will obey. They will even turn informer. A frightened population is easily managed.
I should be grateful to the makers of 10:10, The Movie. They have shown, in the clearest way possible, how the Left think, and how they view the rest of us. We are in the right, and while we will permit you to disagree (it's a free country, ha ha), we will do whatever it takes to make sure we prevail. In a sense, this clip is nothing to do with the future of the planet, and everything to do with how the Left thinks. As Leg Iron says, these are the people who tell us that the EDL are violent thugs.
There are two positives from all this.
First, the comments on YouTube (here) are very encouraging. Here's one:
This is not about AGW. This is about how the left thinks. People who do not agree with them are simply killed. They think it's hilarious!UPDATE: 5.05 pm - And now back on YouTube:
Further developments in the comments below.