Not Evil, Just Wrong Creates Stir in UK
A Political row has broken out over a Derby Conservative councillor’s decision to show a climate change-sceptic film in the city’s council chamber.
The new film, Not Evil Just Wrong, is a documentary which suggests evidence of global warming is inconclusive and that the impact climate change laws will have on industry is much more harmful to humans than beneficial. It is a direct challenge to Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, with was shown to councillors in Derby during Labour’s control of the authority in 2007.
Tory councillor Frank Leeming put forward the idea to show the new film today, sparking criticism from Labour councillors.
Labour group leader Chris Williamson said: “I am totally appalled. The council is committed to reducing carbon emissions, yet the Conservatives are pushing a film which threatens all of that.
“It reaffirms our belief that the Conservatives have merely been paying lip service to environmental issues in pushing their new branding as a caring party.”
And Labour councillor Ranjit Banwait, who is vice-chairman of the council’s climate change commission, called for the resignation of its Conservative chairman.
He said: “If the Conservatives don’t believe in climate change, then perhaps the chairman of the commission, Tory councillor Phil Ingall, should step down.
“They’re setting an incredibly dangerous precedent. They’re peddling a viewpoint which disputes what scientists have already proved about the state of the planet. Why would they do that?”
But Harvey Jennings, leader of the Conservative group, said Mr Leeming’s view was not shared by the group as a whole, adding that the Tories were “committed to tackling climate change” and believed it was a reality.
He said: “This is about facilitating freedom of speech.”
He added that Mr Leeming’s actions were not an embarrassment to his party.
Mr Leeming confirmed he was a climate change sceptic.
He said: “Al Gore’s film contained nine ‘facts’ which were wrong â€“ and this film shows scientists answering those points.”
Read the rest of this story at Derbyshire Telegraph.
For more about Not Evil, Just Wrong, or to attend a free screening of the film in Minnesota, visit NoCapAndTrade.com.
The word propaganda is a Nazi and/or communist kind of thing which has no place in the same sentence as America. Right?
Granted, famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein says the CIA has already bought and paid for many successful journalists.
And sure, the New York Times discusses in a matter-of-fact way the use of mainstream writers by the CIA to spread messages.
True, a 4-part BBC documentary called the â€œCentury of the Selfâ€ shows that an American â€“ Freudâ€™s nephew, Edward Bernays â€“ created the modern field of manipulation of public perceptions, and the U.S. government has extensively used his techniques (but the BBC isnâ€™t American, so it doesnâ€™t count).
True, the Independent discusses allegations of American propaganda (but thatâ€™s a British paper, doesnâ€™t count).
And (ho hum) one of the premier writers on journalism says the U.S. has used widespread propaganda.
And (are we still talking about this?) an expert on propaganda testified under oath during trial that the CIA employs THOUSANDS of reporters and OWNS its own media organizations (the expert has an impressive background).
And (I canâ€™t believe weâ€™re still talking about this) while the U.S. government has repeatedly claimed that it was launching propaganda programs solely at foreign enemies, it has actually used them against American citizens. For example:
â€¢In 2002, the Pentagon announced that it was considering spreading false propaganda in the foreign press. However, the military has spread propaganda within the U.S. in an operation so aggressive that one participant, a military analyst, called it â€œpsyops on steroidsâ€œ
â€¢Raw Story confirmed yesterday the use of propaganda on Americans
â€¢The U.S. government long ago announced its intention to â€œfight the netâ€.
â€¢As revealed by an official Pentagon report signed by Rumsfeld called â€œInformation Operations Roadmapâ€:
The roadmap [contains an] acknowledgement that information put out as part of the militaryâ€™s psychological operations, or Psyops, is finding its way onto the computer and television screens of ordinary Americans.â€Information intended for foreign audiences, including public diplomacy and Psyops, is increasingly consumed by our domestic audience,â€ it reads.
â€œPsyops messages will often be replayed by the news media for much larger audiences, including the American public,â€ it goes on.
â€œStrategy should be based on the premise that the Department [of Defense] will â€˜fight the netâ€™ (and use the net) as it would an enemy weapons systemâ€.
So folks, if true, it appears you don’t need to worry about “Socialist” take-over. Our Military got your back. Unless you consider our Military to be part of the “socialist” take-over conspiracy. In fact, what better way for these propaganda operatives to purposefully blame socialism to fool you? None better obviously- it is the current bogeyman as this site and many others prove every day. And you eat it up like mother’s milk. Sad.
I don’t get it.
Do you think Cap ‘n Trade is good, and that the Climate Treaty should be supported in the USA?
Not no but HELL NO this is just another way to tax and sell out America. The climate treaty will sign away the soverenty of the US it will put us even more under the UN
Stork: that’s much too black and white to elicite a response from our lord and master Rob. Try to make it more subtle and abstract.
Stork, It is cap & Tax. Very simple actually. Trust me. If you listen to Robbie Boy, you will have nightmares. If you agree with him, so be it. That is discourse at it’s finest.. Later.
The real climate change catastrophe
Agee. It will be our demise.
Sorry for the delay but I had to consult with my DNC and Kremlin handlers before making this coerced reply: I believe I have made myself fairly clear about my opinion re; Cap and Trade (not that my opinion or anyone else’s here make any difference). It is a capitalist solution and will benefit those that are already rich. If however, it solves the problem like it did for acid rain then great! I guess that is what you call a win/win situation (something you folks seem to fear and loathe). Everyone (pretty much) was happy about it in the end- hear about acid rain lately? No, you haven’t because that problem was solved by capitalists and environmentalists working together.
I don’t prefer that method, and I have explained my preference elsewhere, despite Paul Boy’s lie to the contrary. I honestly don’t know much about the “Treaty” but I would probably be in favor of it, for similar reasons as stated above, AND because I am not paranoid. And Neil, I am not actually surprised that you don’t understand my post above, and I am also pleased to know I am your lord and master. I will utilize you per my wishes when the time comes. And also Pauly Boy, I would be a hypocrite if I said I was sorry for giving you nightmares.
I sleep well lately actually.
So just another hysterical comment posted previously simply for effect? I’m shocked, I thought you were always so honest. I know you were using it as metaphor. I got it, my comment was thus tongue in cheek. But thanks for clearing up that important point…
You are welcome my friend. I’m honest, I just detest bull.