Another tasteless, shock-effect promotion video has been released, this one produced by one of Germany’s most prominent environmental groups BUND – for fund-raising!
The video, dubbed “Pesticides – manufactured to kill“, shows hundreds of beautiful babies in an agricultural field who end up getting gassed with pesticides sprayed by a passing airplane.
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This is what passes as “protest” by environmental groups nowadays. The more shocking and remote from the truth, the better. Stop at nothing in the pursuit of donations. Scream as loud as you can, shock as much as you can.
This reminds us of the infamous and explosive 10:10 No Pressure video released in 2010 where climate skeptics were blown to bits and pieces for complacency in energy saving. The text at the end of the clip reads as follows:
Pesticides manufactured to kill.
Take action now.
For a future without poison.
I have nothing against challenging the use of pesticides, but this is way over the top and lacks all sense of decency. And it has nothing to do with the truth.
The BUND’s target of course is to emotionally incite using methods from the bottom drawer. Today anyone who disagrees with these zealot environmentalist gets labeled a murderer, or accused of killing.
Emotionalization is always what desperate debaters wind up using when they lack the facts to convince. And if these planet rescuers are so concerned about babies, then why don’t we ever see them lift a finger to protest abortion? These scammers are only concerned about money, power and attention.
As was the case with the 10:10 No Pressure video, the BUND Baby-Gassing video is going to backfire as well.
Already reaction has been harsh. Germany’s flagship Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes:
On the BUND’s new campaign against pesticides, business associations and trade groups have sharply criticized the environmental organization on Thursday. The German Federation of Agriculture accuses the BUND of ‘incitement’, ‘a virtual crusade’ and ‘false propaganda’.