A mainstream environmental group, 10:10.org, has produced one of
the most disturbing Public Service Announcements in human history.
The PSA was produced in connection with their campaign to urge
everyone to reduce their carbon footprint by 10% in 2010.
The opening scene is set in a classroom, where an earnest teacher
pleads with her students to voluntarily sign up for the plan. Two kids refuse,
at which point the teacher calmly presses a button which blows the two
miscreants to smithereens - graphically, with body parts and blood splattered
all over the mind-numbed students who signed up.
Three more scenes follow, in which business workers, soccer
players, and a radio announcer meet bloody and gory ends. The final image in
the ad is of the blood of the radio announcer dripping down the glass wall of
the studio. Her crime: having the brazenness to think she had done her part
simply by doing a pro-environmental voice-over.
You can view the ad here,
but be advised it is disturbing in the extreme. I include the link only because
this is something you must see for yourself to see just how horrible it is.
When I first read descriptions of this video without having seen
it, I surely thought critics were exaggerating. Then I watched it, and if
anything found the criticisms too tame by half.
The producers are laughing the whole thing off as misunderstood
British wit, implying that we benighted Americans simply are not sophisticated
enough to get their highbrow sense of humor. They’ve pulled the ad from their
website, but have pointedly stated that they will make no effort to pull it
down from other websites where it has been posted.
In other words, they want this message to go out, and want as many
people as possible to watch human beings turned into shards of guts and blood
for not getting with the environmental program.
What this reveals is the fundamental and vicious anti-human energy
that drives the entire environmental movement. A video like this could not even
have been made did not they believe that saving Gaia is more important than
saving human beings.
In simplest terms, this is what is at stake in our battle with
environmentalists. In a biblical worldview, man is far more important than
earth. In the view of the Sierra Club and Greenpeace, it’s just the other way
round. From a scriptural standpoint, earth is to serve man; in
environmentalism, man is to serve earth. And is to be punished severely if he
In a biblical worldview, man is to worship the Creator, not the
creation. In environmentalism, it’s just the reverse - you must worship Gaia
rather than God.
The contrast is stark and plain. Woe to any evangelical dupes who
get taken in by environmental tripe and try to peddle this idolatrous nonsense
as if it were consistent with the biblical message. The evangelicals who
blindly follow environmentalists make a violation of the First Commandment -
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me” - a part of their sacred creed. Such
evangelicals just become the “useful idiots” Stalin spoke of, in service of a
dark agenda that is fundamentally at odds with the truth.
The fact that the producers of this bloody mess of a video can
laugh off something which would likely draw an NC-17 rating if it appeared in a
theatrical release is a sign of the utter callousness and disregard they have
toward beings who have been made in the image of God.
According to the Judeo-Christian tradition, human beings are God’s
vice-regents over all of creation, granted his authority to serve as stewards
of natural resources and given authority to convert them to human use. When
human beings extract natural resources from the ground, and convert space and
materials into habitations suitable for the human family, they are doing
something good and noble, not something evil and pernicious as the Earth First!
and Nature Conservancy folks want you to believe.
From the standpoint of a biblical worldview, humans are not
parasites or noxious weeds who must be sacrificed in gruesomely bloody ways to
the goddess Gaia if they will not bow at her feet and worship her through the
use of hybrids and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Human beings instead are noble creatures, bearing God’s image in
every part, capable of evil because of the fall but with an even greater
capacity for good under God’s redeeming influence.
Perhaps the producers of this truly awful video have done us all a
great service, because they have exposed for all to see the fundamental
inhumanity which energizes the environmental movement.
Bottom line: environmentalists hate human beings while God loves
them. I think I’m going with God on this one.
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the
author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family
Association or American Family Radio.)