Some edits, December 2, 2020
Green Capital and Environmental “Leaders” Won’t Save Us Wrong Kind of Green | May 20, 2020 | 350.org / 1Sky | Undisciplined Environments | By Alexander Dunlap
Despite its serious flaws, Jeff Gibbs’s documentary Planet of the Humans powerfully exposes how optimism for “renewable energy” transitions is misplaced, and how mainstream environmentalism is becoming a force for green capitalism.
This film, “co-produced by Michael Moore and Ozzie Zehner – has shocked and awed “progressive” critics . . . ”
The author points to the two basic messages of the film as being correct:
. . . “renewable energy” is dependent on extreme mineral and hydrocarbon extraction, and mainstream environmentalism has “sold out.”
He believes the film’s discussion of population is damaging. The “overpopulation” story “condemns all of humanity for the present socio-ecological situation.”
The No Deal for Nature Campaign is particularly relevant in this regard. The exposé of corporate environmentalism and collaborative efforts to financialize nature holds. . ..
I don’t plan to watch the film and I don’t have anything good to say about a film that apparently promotes the concept of “overpopulation”–that there are too many people–or that time is running out for humans. I know where that message is coming from already–the same corporate elites the film criticizes–and the elites above them like Prince Philip who founded the World Wildlife Fund, which creates everyone’s environmental legislation. As far as fossil fuels, it’s clear that oil, gas, and filtered coal would be much more easily available and cleaner than the amount of mining for the minerals and raw earths necessary for renewable energy technology.
But this is the real agenda of Agenda 21–that the whole earth is to be monitored and controlled–and that requires an extreme commitment and reliance on the same categories (correct me if I’m wrong) of high technology materials needed for wind and solar power–which is no doubt one of the reasons for the intense reaction to this film. Do “environmentalists” really love technology more than nature? I think we need the right balance. This is too much to talk about all at once, but we just need enough technology and mining to make our lives comfortable–you know, heating our homes cheaply–without being told we “need” to have some world government put the planet under total surveillance. Maybe “we” don’t “need” that. We can find the right balance somewhere in between the two extremes.
This, by the way, is perhaps the weak point of the elite’s agenda. My understanding is that intensive mining of rare earths and other specialized resources are required for the present and future high-tech world they have planned. It would be fine perhaps if the people were in control of the use of technology but we are not–human-oriented values have been shredded by decades of propaganda–so at least we should insist on property rights, tribal rights, democratic institutions (if any–to enforce respect for workers and health issues), and national sovereignty to counter-act this interference in the resources that we should all have some control over.
If we can–as a people worldwide–PUT THE BREAKS ON HIGH TECH then we can possibly defeat the COVID dictatorship and Brave New World altogether. If only people were willing to give up the high tech delusions! All of that science fiction high tech is synonymous with slavery from what we are already experiencing. The Internet is not worth it–it can be scaled back We’re all just walking around with electronic manacles. This is part of the problem. We have been seduced. Furthermore, 5G/6G installation, resistance and criticism of it is a weak point also that we should start focusing on–from the point of view of humans who don’t want our privacy invaded and who don’t want our bodies and minds immersed inside a 24/7 global radar system.
We can learn from different points of view. I can relate to everyone who is trying to defend their traditional land rights against corporations and their conservation agencies. So this article is of interest to me, and so is the No Deal for Nature campaign, which is a criticism of organizations such as the World Economic Forum, which has announced the “Great Reset” to go along with our new COVID world order and which supported the pre-Corona preliminaries of Event 201.