The 10:10 Splattergate Round-Up

Everything you ever wanted to know about the 10:10 video, unless you’re 10:10 or a radical green, in which case this would represent everything you wished never happened.

The Video

I know you’ve seen it, but we never pass up an opportunity to show the dark fantasy at the root of the radical green movement, courtesy of Richard ‘4 Beheadings & a Funeral‘ Curtis and Franny ‘Sage of Stupid‘ Armstrong:

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You can see for yourself how excited Franny Armstrong was leading up to the release of No Pressure, this is her Twitter feed, giggling all the way to career Armageddon:

X-Files and No Pressure star Gillian Anderson has a track record of moonbattery.

Initial Reactions

The Guardian, who support 10:10, were initially very smug about the release of the ‘hilarious’ mini-movie, but you could almost hear the self-satisfied smirks melt from their faces as the comments registered outrage and disgust at the eco snuff movie.

Watts, who had this very early, immediately saw the problem with detonating moppets to save the planet.

Steve Goddard saw the video and likened it to Aztec sacrifices.

Mother Nature Network was at first delighted by the video:

I know MNN readers aren’t particularly violent or murderous people, but have you ever heard a fervent climate change denier share their non-scientifically-based opinions on TV (or worse, in real life) and thought, “It would be so much easier to tackle global climate change if these naysayers were blown up like BP’s oil well”? Then I’ve got a four-minute video you must watch. Called “No Pressure,” this short film “celebrates everybody who is actively tackling climate change… by blowing up those are aren’t.”

P Gosselin notes the timing, very close to the anniversary of the Climategate emails and wonders if Splattergate will have the same effect.  My prediction, it’ll have more of an effect – there is no opportunity for whitewashing panels to explain away the graphic unveiling of the murderous heart that beats inside the radical green movement.

My own initial post on the 10:10 video features a catchy song you don’t want to find yourself singing aloud at the water cooler.

The (non) Apology

The  original apology has been replaced at the 10:10 site, but is pasted below in full.  The reason it fanned the flames was because it made clear 10:10 interpreted the outrage only as stupid people not getting the joke:

Today we put up a mini-movie about 10:10 and climate change called ‘No Pressure’.

With climate change becoming increasingly threatening, and decreasingly talked about in the media, we wanted to find a way to bring this critical issue back into the headlines whilst making people laugh. We were therefore delighted when Britain’s leading comedy writer, Richard Curtis – writer of Blackadder, Four Weddings, Notting Hill and many others – agreed to write a short film for the 10:10 campaign. Many people found the resulting film extremely funny, but unfortunately some didn’t and we sincerely apologise to anybody we have offended.

As a result of these concerns we’ve taken it off our website. We won’t be making any attempt to censor or remove other versions currently in circulation on the internet.

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