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Not so fast Redmond. I wouldn’t be so quick to pull the Audi television ad. Don’t you think the ad explicitly shows that environmentalists are fascist? An old saying comes to mind, something about giving people enough rope.
It is too perfect that a German company would release an advertisement like that, perhaps even ironic. And the irony isn’t lost on the viewers on YouTube judging by some of the comments.
Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to post!
Unfortunately the idea of punishing people for their “Eco-crimes” is all too mainstream. We have been punishing private companies for years, it was only a matter of time before we started punishing private citizens. Witness fines for improperly sorted garbage, and sin taxes on SUVs. These are all a type of punishment for what society considers to be negative behaviors. Excessive cigarette taxes or alcohol taxes are the same thing.
As for the irony of it, I don’t put much stock in bored teenagers and hipster starbucks employees. Irony is a defense mechanism for dismissing something as not worth considering. And to a large extent I think it has destroyed our political discourse, it makes it too easy to not care.
“Hey dudes, the NAZIs totally killed six million Jews and twenty five million Russians and caused the expulsion of thirteen million ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe resulting in the death of 6 million of them, now the car company that Hitler started is joking about secret green police taking people away for having a styrofoam coffee cup! So funny dude.”
Witness George bush making an “ironic” joke about “the missing WMD” in Iraq. Given the number of soldiers and Iraqi citizens who died for that lie, it is surprising it didn’t create more outrage. Ah but it was ironic wasn’t it?
It really was the moral equivalent of Hitler getting up in front of a party of his top brass and making a joke about the missing Jews – everybody laughs, cause they are all in on the joke, just like the Republicans “that’s a good one Bush, we all knew there were no WMDs!” In fact the whole nation was in on the joke as it seemed like nobody cared.
Ask the parents of a dead soldier if they think their sons death was ironic.
Ask the 1 000 000 dead Iraqis if they thought it was ironic.
As the wedding guests in Pakistan who are killed by a predator drone if they think it is ironic.
Ask a slave labour camp worker who built some of the first Volkswagen if they think it is ironic.
Ask a gypsy who was stopped at checkpoint and sent to a Death Camp if they thought it was ironic.
Ask a family of Jews who were seized from their house while they were sleeping if it was ironic.
Ask why everyone is being so ironic in the face of these crimes against humanity.
Irony in fact is why the “Daily Show” is quite ineffective at fomenting real change or outrage. But I’ll address that in a future post.
Back to “Green Police.”
This is an excellent example of fringe views migrating to the mainstream. Read “Rebel Sell” to see how it happened to the 60’s counterculture movement and environmentalism. There was a point when the idea of checkpoints on our roads would have been abhorrent to most people, now we acquiesce in the name of stopping drunk drivers. So why not have checkpoints for other things? It sounds reasonable, and we “know” we are destroying the planet. You know some people out there would like to have checkpoints for Eco-crimes.
According to a fair number of environmentalists the entire population of the western world is committing Eco-crimes. I think the idea of criminalizing the entire population for completely normal behavior is a very dangerous thing. Because what it really says is guilty until proven innocent. And that goes against our fundamental civil rights. So when politicians start talking about environmental SWAT teams, you should take this seriously. Why exactly are we criminalizing people for breathing? The EPA now says that humans emit a toxic gas – which incidently is plant food and is essential to all life on this planet.
Look at how well the war on drugs has worked out in the US, have you ever smoked a joint? The state sees you as a criminal – do you think you should be prosecuted for that action? How about the person who provided you with the marijuana? Should they spend ten years in jail for their “crime” of selling you that illeagal drug? And prohibition before it – have had an alcoholic beverage? The state at one time considered you a criminal – does having a beer feel like a criminal action?
The attitude of anything for safety that seems to be persuasive these days is a very dangerous one. It is very easily abused by those in power. In this culture of fear we are all too willing to trade our rights for perceived safety.
Oh yeah but having the state strip search you electronically, recording it, and having your image provide entertainment for the unprofessional “guards” is so ironic. Look at my fat butt and my wifes big tits, not to mention my 7 year old sons penis!!! so funny dude.
That is why I am outraged, and that is why I would like others to be outraged.
You might like to know that Volkswagen did quite a bit of background research on this, like the do for every ad campaign and consulted Jewish groups. Much to their chagrin it turned out there actually was a Gestapo Unit known as the “Green Police”. Isn’t that ironic.
The deep greens and their fellow travelers are very serious about promoting their agenda. They don’t think it is funny or ironic at all. We need to hold them to account for their deeply held misanthropic beliefs, and expose them to the public. We need to make the companies that tacitly support them renounce these outrageous lies they have told. Make them answer the question – what are you willing to do to save the planet? How far would you go? Do you believe in Democracy? Should we charge politicians with crimes? Should we force women to have only one child and practice forced abortions on those who do not toe the line?
We have to make the useful idiots answer these questions.
It is about time the public found out what their agenda really is all about.
Zero impact means Zero growth and Zero humans.
Does sound like Utopia to you?
Oh but it is so ironic.
Wow Redmondo, you sure have an axe to grind with irony. I fear that I may be as guilty as Alanis in my use of the word in my post. I probably should have used the word “cavalier” or “ballsy”. Apologies for triggering a tangent.
If you answered my question I think I missed it. Don’t you think the enviro/Marxists tipped their hand with a television commercial like this? The green movement can’t be happy that they are represented as fascists, no? Or do you think that they don’t care if they are exposed?
Hi Greg, thanks for coming back!
Anyways I think you gotta remember that this ad campaign was researched probably over a year ago, and was filmed last summer, long before climategate, the failure of Copenhagen, and the flurry of scandals surrounding the IPCC.
This means that if all of the above things had not happened, this would have been some sort of look into the future as opposed to an ironic jab in the ribs.
But unfortunately as you read in my post above, guilt tripping people to save the environment is all too common these days. We didn’t spend hundreds of years getting organised religion off our back so we could have a bunch of self appointed misanthropists get to tell us all how to live. Anyways man you ever read the club of Rome? “Humanity is the enemy”. These guys have been working on this death cult for years, I for one am tired of them moralizing and trying to poke their noses into our lives.
I know two people who only want to have one child because they want to “save the world”. I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t give up my siblings for the world, and as far as I am concerned the green movement is responsible for those children being only children. That sucks.
The greens hate modernity and are living in some kind of fantasy if they think that the world is going to give up on fossil fuels any time soon, the only thing that their misdirected policies are going to do is give the banks and governments more money to waste, and make life harder for the less fortunate among us. I wish they would work on real problems like overfishing of the seas.
And the level of co2 in the world will largely be decided by the Indians and Chinese, and they aren’t going to stop any time soon. So by the greens own calculations, we are already fucked – it is such a joke.
They just want to control our societies and lord it over everyone. We in the west can afford to play around with all this inefficient “green” power, those in the third world cannot. And now you have Obama telling the world bank not to fund coal plants in Africa. WTF. And don’t forget the EPA trying to ban breathing. They just want to suck more money out of our pockets and pretend they are doing something about the “environment”. The rich stay rich and the poor stay poor.
This whole green thing also gives self satisfied assholes the feeling they are doing their part just by paying too much for lettuce at whole foods while they drive SUVs. And it gives them a reason to ignore real human suffering around the world.
I am against anything that makes these cultists think they are right. That retarded book “times up” just came out and James Hansen thought it was great. That guy is so far from a independent scientist isn’t even funny. He is discrediting himself with everything he says. But that god awful book might inspire some alienated teens to burn down some cottages, or slash some car tires. Unfortunately they might grow up to be in power sometime, like a city council and they try some ridiculous tax.
Anyways if anything the Audi ads were borderline and in bad taste-I don’t want anything to give these guys the idea their ideas were right. And that ad was so close to being a holocaust joke.
As for Alanis, you might be interested to know I went to high school with her – Glebe collegiate, Ottawa. She had very big hair back then.
Al Gore needs a kick in the teeth. I hate GB, but Al has manipulated millions of people for his own personal gain. If I hear him say “peer reviewed science” again I think I’ll puke. He is a broken record. He doesn’t have a clue.
But seriously, these guys are fascists, and they don’t care who knows. They think everyone on the west is a climate criminal and they would be happy see us dragged down in the dirt again. Their aims are very clear – zero impact, zero growth and zero humans. We need to push them and their views back to the fringe where they belong.
To that end, I think I have an idea to help spread the word about their lies – so many of the green douchebags only hear their own talking points that they probably haven’t even heard of climategate, or think it is “no big deal” part of the spin machine. Too bad senior IPCC scientists are jumping ship.
I think we can exploit this ad campaign to our advantage – it could take a few hours of your time and and some emailing and faxing. Audi and Volkswagen is very sensitive about this campaign, so I say we call them on it – go through with the worldwide call for a boycott. Shine a light on their Fascist Past – People don’t know their history anymore, how many people that saw that ad even new that Volkswagen was Hitlers car? I think we can get tons of publicity and help drive the stake through the heart of this movement – you want in? Lemme know. I wanna make it happen next weekend.
As well if you have any like minded people, we can get them involved.
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