Skip to comments.Oz TV advises CO2-emitting children to die early
Posted on 06/03/2008 9:54:48 PM PDT by wafflehouse
Carbon Cult sickos are under fire for an interactive website that tells children they should die because they emit CO2.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Planet Slayer" site invites young children to take a "greenhouse gas quiz", asking them "how big a pig are you?". At the end of the quiz, the pig explodes, and ABC tells children at "what age you should die at so you dont use more than your fair share of Earths resources!"
It's one of a number of interactive features that "Get the dirt on greenhouse without the guilt trips. No lectures. No multinational-bashing (well, maybe a little...). Just fun and games and the answers to all your enviro-dilemas," ABC claims.
The site is aimed at 9-year olds. However even a "virtuous" rating (e.g. not owning a car and recycling) is outweighed by eating meat, or spending an average Aussie income - with the result that many 9-year olds are being told they've already outstayed their environmentally-compliant stay on the planet.
"Do you think it's appropriate that the ABC ... depict people who are average Australians as massive overweight ugly pigs, oozing slime from their mouths, and then to have these pigs blow up in a mass of blood and guts?" asked Senator Mitch Fifield in the Herald-Sun.
The state-sponsored broadcaster (why is that not a surprise?) defended the morbid quiz, with ABC managing director Mark Scott insisting "the site was not designed to offend certain quarters of the community but to engage children in environmental issues."
Which is eco-speak for frighten them witless. However, as the excellent science blog Watts Up With That points out, the site clearly breaches Australian broadcasting guidelines on "harmful or disturbing" content.
Meanwhile, the site's designers are revelling in the controversy:
"Thank God for outraged senators - you can't buy publicity like that," PlanetSlayer's "creative director" Bernie Hobbs crowed to the New York Post.
So how, according to ABC, does one appease the vengeful Death God, Gaia?
Your reporter doesn't own a car, lives in an apartment, and discovered he should have died aged 3.9 years. After a couple of run-throughs, it appears that eating meat is a major factor. But this is overshadowed by claiming a) very low earnings and b) spending what remains of one's pittance on organic food and "ethical investments".
Whether that's a life worth living is another question entirely. But the message from the Carbon Cult seems pretty clear: humans are a stain on the planet and should die; yet should they be permitted to live, they should live a life that's as miserable as possible.
When you fill in the environmentally-correct answers - something extraordinary happens. Look -
A negative carbon rating is achieved, the pig flies up to heaven...
...and eternal life is attained.
(Where presumably you're surrounded by 72 naked George Monbiots. A Guardian-reader's idea of paradise?)
So when should you have died, dear reader? Take the quiz and let me know - and we'll try and think of some creative way of illustrating it. (Suggestions welcome). ®
take the quiz here!
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I’ve seen this. It is AS disgusting as it gets...
These sick ecofreak bastards have to be fought on a global scale.
This planet will be much better off when these nutjobs are defeated.
“Oz TV advises CO2-emitting children to die early”
Uh-huh. Marketing strategist/advertising consultant advises sponsors to beware massive lawsuits from bereaved parents in the not-too-distant future.
(I am not an attorney.)
Dang, I’m 50 and have outlived my due date from these freaks by about 48.6 years.
These folks need to be sent to rehab....or just summarily shot.
As a person who spent my entire adult life working with, and for, children, I find this story absolutely infuriating and terrifying. It makes me, alternately, want to tear these fools at “Planet Slayers” limb from limb and vomit.
WTF. one of the questions is how much money you spend? And apparently I used up my share of the planet at 5.8 years old. Now I’m working on everyone elses shares.
This test is just sick.
I feel disgust when slime-bag hypocrites want YOU to die for THEIR cause:
1) Muslims recruiting for suicide bombings
2) Enviro-wackos urging YOU to die for the planet
SET AN EXAMPLE! ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!
What?? Your life is precious to you? What about everyone else? Ahhh ... maybe now you will at least shut up.
Personally, I’m all for the shooting.
These lunatics think they are so much smarter than anyone else and, since their “mission” is so “righteous”, they feel entitled to offend or harm anyone who gets in their way. They are terrorists just like the Islamofacists. (....and I’ll bet none of them have children. It’s a good thing. We sure don’t need THEM contributing to the gene pool!)
holy crap.. you found another egregious oxygen thief. i think the peter principle applies to social evolution and we are just about there
I took the test when it first appeared on FR. I think I was supposed to die at 7.
What I didn’t understand was why it was wrong to spend a certain amount of money. I don’t think I’m a spendthrift, but what w/student loans and all, I spend much of what I make. Since I make a good income, on the test, the pig practically exploded. Is it wrong w/these ecofreaks to make a good income? And, with housing costs being what they are, people can spend thousands of dollars a year and just be paying the rent/mortgage, even if they live pretty green or low maintenance in other aspects of their lives. Wassup with these freaks?
Babies aborted/sacrificed to Moloch are the carbon credits of “energy hogs”. They don’t breathe so that we can. < /s >
I should have died before I was 9 according to this quiz and yet I chose to live. Feeding, consuming, VIOLATING GAIA!!!! BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! AND YOU CAN’T STOP ME WORMS!!! YOU WILL ALL KNEEL BEFORE MY MASTER!!!!!
Vote General Zod for true change! :-)
an honest politician! how refreshing! he’s got my vote
I think it’s been a few days, maybe a week. And there was another thread after I took the test.
I love FR, but the search function sucks.