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Friday, October 08, 2010

Famous Fabians

You might think The Fabian Society, whom Glenn Beck has been discussing on his television program, is some obscure radical organization. But they have their own website. You don’t have to go very far to find out all about them.

Their website lists some famous members: George Bernard Shaw, HG Wells , Beatrice and Sidney Webb, Emmeline Pankhurst, E Nesbit, Bernard Crick, Rupert Brooke, Oscar Wilde, Peter Townsend, Ernest Bevin and all Labour prime ministers.

Peter Townsend? No, not the rock guitarist (although who knows?); the economist, author, and university professor at the London School of Economics.

Emmeline Pankhurst? She was an English political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement, which helped women win the right to vote. In 1999, Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.

Although she was widely criticized for her militant tactics, her work is recognized as a crucial element in achieving women's suffrage in Britain. However, historians disagree about the effect of her activity on public support for the cause.

Born as Emmeline Goulden and raised in Manchester, England by politically active parents, Pankhurst was introduced at the age of 8 to the women's suffrage movement. Although her parents encouraged her to prepare herself for life as a wife and mother, she attended the École Normale de Neuilly in Paris. In 1878, she married Richard Pankhurst, a barrister known for supporting women's right to vote; they had five children over the next ten years. He also supported her activities outside the home, and she quickly became involved with the Women's Franchise League, which advocated suffrage for women. When that organization broke apart, she attempted to join the left-leaning Independent Labour Party through her friendship with socialist Keir Hardie, but was initially refused membership by the local branch of the Party on account of her gender. She also worked as a Poor Law Guardian, where she was shocked by harsh conditions in Manchester workhouses.

After her husband died in 1898, Pankhurst founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), an all-women suffrage advocacy organization dedicated to “deeds, not words.” The group placed itself separately from – and often in opposition to – political parties. The group quickly became infamous when its members smashed windows and assaulted police officers. Pankhurst, her daughters, and other WSPU activists were sentenced to repeated prison sentences, where they staged hunger strikes to secure better conditions. As Pankhurst's oldest daughter Christabel took the helm of the WSPU, antagonism between the group and the government grew.

Eventually arson became a common tactic among WSPU members, and more moderate organizations spoke out against the Pankhurst family. In 1913 several prominent individuals left the WSPU, among them Pankhurst's daughters Adela and Sylvia. The family rift was never healed.

With the advent of the First World War, Emmeline and Christabel called an immediate halt to militant suffrage activism in order to support the British government against the “German Peril.” They urged women to aid industrial production, and encouraged young men to fight. In 1918, the Representation of the People Act granted votes to women past the age of 30. Pankhurst transformed the WSPU machinery into the Women's Party, which was dedicated to promoting women's equality in public life. In her later years she became concerned with what she perceived as the menace posed by Bolshevism, and – unhappy with the political alternatives – joined the Conservative Party. She died in 1928 and was commemorated two years later with a statue in Victoria Tower Gardens in London.

Martha Beatrice Webb (née Potter) was an English sociologist, economist, socialist and reformer, usually referred to in association with her husband, Sidney Webb. Although her husband became Baron Passfield in 1929, she refused to be known as Lady Passfield. She coined the term "collective bargaining."

Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland) was an English author and poet whose children's works were published under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a precursor to the modern Labour Party.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick was a British political theorist and democratic socialist whose views were often summarized as "politics is ethics done in public". He sought to arrive at a “politics of action,” as opposed to a “politics of thought” or ideology. He was the biographer of George Orwell and a professor at University College London, which is linked to the London School of Economics (and the fruit of the loom bomber).

Rupert Chawner Brooke was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War (especially The Soldier). He was also known for his boyish good looks, which prompted the Irish poet William Butler Yeats to describe him as “the handsomest young man in England.” Boy-toy of the Fabian Society, he led a Bohemian life, having relationships with both women and men. He was commissioned into the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve shortly after his 27th birthday and took part in the Royal Naval Division's Antwerp expedition in October 1914. He sailed with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on February 28, 1915 but developed sepsis from an infected mosquito bite. He died on April 23, 1915 in a French hospital ship moored in a bay off the island of Skyros in the Aegean on his way to battle at Gallipoli.

Ernest Bevin was a British Labour politician, best known for his time as Minister of Labour in the war-time coalition government, and as Foreign Secretary in the post-war Labour Government.

In 1922, Bevin was one of the founding leaders of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU), which soon became Britain's largest trade union. Upon his election as the union's general secretary, he became one of country's leading labour leaders, and their strongest advocate within the Labour Party. Politically, he was on the right-wing of the Labour Party, strongly opposed to communism and direct action - allegedly due to anti-Semitic paranoia, seeing communism as a “Jewish plot” against Britain. He took part in the British General Strike in 1926, but without enthusiasm.

Bevin had no great faith in parliamentary politics, but had nevertheless been a member of the Labour Party from the time of its formation. He had poor relations with the first Labour Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, and was not surprised when MacDonald formed a National Government with the Conservatives during the economic crisis of 1931, for which MacDonald was expelled from the Labour Party.

Bevin was a pragmatic trade unionist who believed in getting material benefits for his members through direct negotiations, with strike action to be used as a last resort.

During the 1930s, with the Labour Party split and weakened, Bevin co-operated with the Conservative-dominated government on practical issues. But during this period he became increasingly involved in foreign policy. He was a firm opponent of fascism and of British appeasement of the fascist powers.

In 1935, arguing that Italy should be punished by sanctions for her recent invasion of Abyssinia, he made a blistering attack on the pacifists in the Labour Party, accusing the Labour leader George Lansbury at the Party Conference of “hawking his conscience around” asking to be told what to do with it. The Emergency Powers (Defense) Act gave Bevin complete control over the labour force and the allocation of manpower, and he was determined to use this unprecedented authority not just to help win the war but also to strengthen the bargaining position of trade unions in the postwar future.

Bevin once quipped: “They say Gladstone was at the Treasury from 1860 until 1930. I'm going to be at the Ministry of Labour from 1940 until 1990.” Given that the industrial settlement he introduced remained largely unaltered by successive post-war administrations until the reforms of Margaret Thatcher's government in the mid-1980s, this was a prescient remark.

Finally, there’s Stuart Chase. “For those who believe [in God], no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.” Stuart Chase was an American economist and engineer trained at MIT. It has been suggested that he was the originator of the expression a New Deal, which became identified with the economic programs of American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He had a cover story in The New Republic entitled "A New Deal for America", during the week that Roosevelt gave his 1932 presidential acceptance speech promising a new deal, but whether Roosevelt's speechwriter Samuel Rosenman saw the magazine is not clear. At the end of his book, he wrote, “Why should the Russians have all the fun remaking a world?"

Among the Fabian Society’s current projects are:

Fighting Poverty and Inequality in an Age of Affluence

The Fabian Society, in association with the Webb Memorial Trust, is conducting a major new research project to celebrate the centenary of a landmark contribution to social justice.

Understanding Attitudes to Tackling Economic Inequality

This project, supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, aims to investigate some of the underlying ‘drivers’ of public attitudes towards economic inequality and welfare policy, and explore the elements around which a public consensus for tackling economic inequality might be built.

The Equality Project

With the support of the Commission for Racial Equality, the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Disability Rights Commission and Stonewall, the Fabian Equality Project held a series of discussions on equality issues as well as holding a series of seminars around equality and discrimination and commissioning a nationwide poll on "fair" salary levels.

British Muslim Citizenship and Integration: The Role of Government

John Denham MP, then chair of the Home Affairs Committee, and Sadiq Khan MP, elected for Tooting in May 2005, who are both members of the Fabian Executive, led a Fabian project which sought to make a significant intervention into the debate about British Muslim citizenship and integration

The Fabian Society boasts of over 6,500 members and they have local chapters all over England. The American Liberals think nothing of the fact that this group recommends genocide and eugenics. Yet they were beside themselves at the notion of Pres. George H.W. Bush, as a member of the Skull and Bones Society at Yale, stealing Geronimo’s skull.

The Liberals are convinced that this secret Conservative society – a bunch of college kids – has infiltrated the U.S. government at all levels. They think the Tea Parties are funded by some hidden, wealthy benefactors – Conservative George Soroses. Yet their own treachery they regard as patriotic, no matter how they achieve it.

The ends justify the means.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Too Many People

October is John Denver Month. Well, for me. I’ve been a fan of his music since I was 13. My brother was trying to convince me to listen to put away the classical records and the World War II standards and Broadway show tunes that I loved and listen to something modern and current.

I wanted nothing to do with the brain-melting hard rock he listened to. Some of the popular tunes were okay, a la Elton John, but nothing I would spend my allowance on. So he suggested I buy a John Denver album.

"You know,” my brother said, “Rocky Mountain High? You like that song. Why don’t you buy one of his albums?” I didn’t want to be totally unreasonable and totally unhip, so I bought Denver’s Greatest Hits album and I was instantly hooked. Around the time he died, in 1997, I made a mix of all my favorite JD songs and play it during October, which is when he died.

I liked his voice and his gentle style. Where rock and roll singers were screaming about peace while wreaking havoc, his songs were peaceful, about peaceful settings. Cathedral mountains. Wheatfields. Country roads.

An ecological cowboy country singer might seem like a strange choice of music for a Conservative teenager so dedicated that she threw over her U.S. History II grade and lectured her English class on the insidiousness of Liberal propaganda, a lecture the teacher refused to listen to.

But when it comes to ecology (that's what they used to call environmentalism), there shouldn’t be any reason for such divisiveness; it’s a win-win for both sides. The Libs get to save the planet, the Conservatives get to save money. Conservatives are neat, tidy people, as everyone saw at various rallies by Conservative groups on the National Mall. They no more want to see polluted rivers than they want to see the American flag burnt or dumped in a trash can.

Still, the Liberals can’t resist the urge to pervert a good idea into a social whip, drag it into the nether regions of wealth redistribution. Witness the fluorescent lightbulb, which will be mandatory in 2012, just two years away.

The smaller fluorescent bulbs have been around for at least 10 years. They’re more expensive than incandescent bulbs, but last longer and are more efficient. A Conservative’s dream. My brother (“Dollar Bill”) seeing a chance to save some green (money) bought a supply of them and instructed me to use them. I complied.

But leave it to the Liberals to find the Achille’s Heel in the fluorescent bulb: mercury. A dangerous substance if the bulb breaks. Did the Liberals outlaw this hazardous substance item? Not at all. They regulated it, and then legislated it into mandatory use. Now you must pay more money to buy this light bulb – the only light bulb retailers will be allowed to sell – and pay more money to dispose of it, and even more money to call in a HazMat team if it breaks in your home or office. It can also be bad for your eyes, especially working on your computer: something about the flicker rates, which are incompatible.

We learn from Glenn Beck (those of who didn’t know, including me, that is) about the Fabian Society, a genocidal socialist group in England which began in 1884 with leanings towards eugenics. One of is star members, George Bernard Shaw, author of Pygamlion (the story on which the musical My Fair Lady is based, only in his play, Eliza marries Freddie Eynsford-Hill). There are too many people, according to Shaw, and the useless ones should be neatly exterminated, like pests.

It reminded me of John Denver’s song, “Cold Nights in Canada” in which he pines for the fate of the Canadian Rockies. “How the life in the mountains is living in danger/From too many people, too many machines.” There are too many people and machines in New Jersey, too.

Denver was sincere in his beliefs. His songs were pleasant, but a bit unthinking. Being a fan, I bought most of his albums and attended four of his concerts. The one at the Jones Beach Theater on Long Island got rained out. Playing in the rain wasn’t in the contract of his union musicians, and no blame to them. Electrocution needn’t have been part of the deal.

But Denver was an honorable man - and a terrific singer and musician. He saw that a relative handful of us had still shown up to hear his concert and he honored our tickets. He couldn’t play the electric guitar, so he trotted out one of his folk guitars and played and sang for us; I believe unaided by electronics.

He also talked to us about how he rarely came East to do concerts here. He just didn’t like the East Coast; it was too crowded. There were too many people for his taste. It was dirty, crowded, and overbuilt. He preferred the open country of the West. No one on Long Island or in New Jersey could disagree with that assessment.

But what can you do? We also have too many deer. Hunters and imported coyotes (from the West) reduce the population. The Liberals, or Progressives, if you like, regard us in the same way. There are just too many people and something has to be done about it.

You can’t hunt them. But you can control them through government-sponsored medical care programs. First, you make them nice and comfortable. Offer them tempting programs like Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. Once enough of them are in the net, and you’ve bankrupted the system to the point that it’s no longer sustainable, you withdraw the care.

You begin with the most vulnerable demographic, the elderly. They’re going to die, anyway. They’re no longer of any use, according Shawnian standards. There’s no need for elaborate extermination machines, which would cost money to build. You simply withdraw their care.

Working from the other end, you sow dissatisfaction among the fertile female population at their lowly lot in life bearing children and tending to husbands. You introduce contraceptive drugs so they don’t overpopulate the globe and abortion in case they do. One last solution is to overtax undesirable families, to discourage political enemies from reproducing.

Just for good measure, too, to destabilize the nuclear family, you encourage over-stimulation in the younger generation, causing extra-marital pregnancies and illegitimate children with no financial support. These you want to preserve, because they’re your future socialist army.

You’ve now dealt with the fringes of the population. But there are still too many darned people. They’re also fighting back. So you regulate their lives and create onerous legislation that will discourage, and finally criminalize, dissent. Eventually, your lawyers can prove their danger to humanity and ultimately dispose of them. Legally.

The rest can be subdued through the destruction of the economy. Starving people will do anything you want, obey any command, carry out any order, unto the end of the earth. Your quest for power is nearly complete.

Except for their pesky God. Karl Marx may have observed that religion is the opiate of the masses. But you’d rather have them addicted to drugs than to religion. Destroying faith takes a generation or two. Mixed with some of the aforementioned drugs, it is possible to finally eliminate God and take His place as the ruler of the universe.

Sound crazy? Well, tomorrow we’re going to do our Glenn Beck homework and read for ourselves what this Fabian Society is all about. Then we’ll see who the lunatics really are.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The RINO State

I told everyone so: N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is not a Conservative; he’s a moderate. But no one believed me. They almost booed me at a tea party meeting when I stood up and warned them of it; they sure weren’t happy.

He wasn’t a happy camper at the first Tea Party meeting, as I’ve noted in previous blogs. He was mighty put-out that we asked him a question he didn’t like. He fumed for a full minute before answering. His primary opponent, Steve Lonegan, wasn’t happy, either. They finally demanded that all the candidates – none of whom the crowd wanted to see; they wanted to hear citizen speakers – be given the same question. The organizers obliged them.

He seems to be a Conservative hero, especially in the Battle of the Budget. But while he’s fending off union thugs with one hand, he’s signing New Jersey’s version of the Cap and Trade Bill with the other, and banning off-shore drilling.

Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck have man-crushes on him, it’s said. If so, love is indeed blind. But then, neither is from New Jersey. They don’t realize what a moderate problem we have in this state. Our RINO’s are more RINO than any other state in the country. We have the most RINOs per square mile. Christine Whitman was the RINO Queen. We should change our state nickname to “The RINO State."

We knew that when we formed the first Tea Party meetings. That’s WHY we formed the Tea Party groups. Moderates were more of a problem to us than Liberals. It was the Moderates that I went nose to nose with (much to the consternation of the organizers).

“We’ve got to get the Moderates on board,” they cried. My response was: the Moderates are the problem! They’re the ones who voted in the RINO Republicans into Congress in 2006. They’re all for green energy, windmills, gay marriage, cap and trade carbon credits, taxing businesses, and legalizing pot. In fact, Christie signed the medical marijuana law in New Jersey. Thank you very much. Some hero he is.

I don’t know whether to blame him or not. This is New Jersey after all. The Moderates sold out the Republican party long ago. Many of them are just cross-overs, who changed parties at the behest of the Liberals. Either way, we Conservatives know exactly what sort of fight we have on our hands.

Christie is your typical, middle-of-the-road politician catering to the over-educated, middle-class, pot-addled, brainwashed butt-kissing Gen-X voters who still don’t quite get it. They don’t want to mix-it up with the other side; all they want to do is “hang”.

Mostly big business cubicled workers are already voting-booth trained; if they even bother to go. What do they know or care about freedom? They don’t have freedom at work and don’t miss it. Who cares about history? That’s yesterday’s news. They just keep their heads down and chant the mantra. They’d rather die than be uncool or unhip, and their Liberal counterparts keep them in line. What would Jon Stewart say if he found out they were Conservative? Ewww!

Besides, they enjoy dismissing Conservatives, turning their noses up at the Tea Parties. It’s good sport. Makes them feel intellectual, mature, and independent (as their freedom is being swept away from under them, the morons). They can pat themselves on the back as their incomes are taxed away from them for being compassionate and community-spirited. They can afford to be generous; they have plenty to spare. Just look at the credit card debt they’ve run up - $818 BILLION – yes, BILLION. That’s just at the moment. Damned fools. And they mock us, the Tea Parties.

The mortgage debt is at $13 trillion, and total personal debt is $16 trillion. Altogether, that comes to roughly $52,000 a year per person. That’s more than my entire salary at the moment. That’s not counting taxes, either.

The total U.S. National Debt is at about the same number as the mortgage debt, $13 trillion. The debt per taxpayer is $121,800. The X and Y Generations are the generations that think money grows on trees. Thanks to our removal from the Gold Standard, we might as use the leaves on trees for money, or Monopoly money, for all that it’s worth.

But do you think you can get New Jersey RINOs to understand that? Not on your tintype money tree, you can’t. Their ears are plugged with cement. If you try to tell them, they just stick their fingers in their ears and sing, “La la la la la, I can’t hear you!” and cover up their eyes. Hear no common sense, see no common sense, speak no common sense.

The credit card, that invention of modern times, makes it’s so easy to spend money and pay the bills without ever considering a budget. We don’t even use our worthless paper money anymore; now it’s all plastic. We don’t even need to write a paper check to pay most of our bills; we can pay online and think about it even less.

Home buyers scarcely need to put a down payment on a house anymore, particularly in New Jersey; they can just sign up, and when they can’t make the payments anymore, they just walk away from the house. Poof! Just like that.

Those are some of the reasons New Jersey Conservatives are up in arms, as it were. That’s why I fought tooth and nail with the Moderates who came to the Tea Party meetings. As far as I was concerned, they were infiltrators, Democrats in Republican clothing. Actually, it wasn’t so much the clothing. I could spot them instantly. They never dressed like Conservatives, like everyone else in the room. They stuck out like sore Liberals. But I didn’t want to tell them that and tip them off; it was the smirks that finally gave them away.

We – the Tea Party Conservatives – may lose. Or we may win. We may have to stage an “intervention” to wake these silly youngsters up to the fact that freedom is on the brink, up against the ropes. One thing we’re not going to do is give up or give in.

They dismiss us as losers, as “the fringe” (according to a columnist in The Bergen Record). Might doesn’t make right, though. Great numbers of voters once supported slavery, as great numbers seem to support the legalization of marijuana now.

They think they can laugh us away, laugh away all the problems the country has, laugh away the threats to freedom, as Jon Stewart intends to do in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30th, which is called Goosey Night here in New Jersey.

But we’ve got news for them: the joke’s on them.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Red-Faced Rabble

They came. They saw. They didn’t conquer. They sure left a mess, though.  The crowd for the One Nation Rally skulked home after producing a crowd of only about 185,000 – and that’s a very generous estimate. Some news reports estimated tens of thousands, not hundreds of thousands. The organizers must be very red-faced, almost as red-faced as the producers of the “No Pressure” video.

The Liberal, socialist, communist protesters weren’t red-faced. Shameless, unabashed, and totally without conscience, they left behind all their trash. They left it right where they dropped it, some of them. Others crammed manufactured signs into overflowing wastebaskets and left American flag signs laying on the ground, like trash.

To them, the American flag is trash. Years ago, back in the Sixties, they burned it. Now they just throw it away in the garbage, like garbage. They littered the grounds of the mall with empty bottles, bags, wrappers, and who knows what else. They didn’t even try to emulate the Tea Party and Glenn Beck crowds who have left the National Mall spotless every time they’ve assembled there.

I was so sure they’d want to show us up and leave The Mall neat and tidy. If I were a bettin’ gal, I would have bet a week’s wages on it. But I would have lost. Thank goodness they’re so thick-headed and stubborn.  America, especially Young America, which wasn’t around during the Sixties, got to see it in real time.

Two Halloween stores I visited this weekend were replete with Sixties era, groovy costumes. Hippie costumes, Beatnik costumes, Flower Children costumes. You could dress up like John Lennon or Elvis Presley (well, he was more Fifties and more patriotic). Love beads and peace signs. There was only one Colonial Era costume in sight, which I guess is a good thing.

The children back in the Sixties wanted to dress up like Hippies on Halloween, too. They weren’t quite sure what Beatniks were. We all knew who The Beatles were, though I don’t remember anyone dressing up like the Beatles on Oct. 31st. But the Hippies! The Flower Children! They dressed in bright colors and sang simple songs about pot-smoking dragons and tacky little houses.

My parents said not in this lifetime. By the time I was old to know better (and it didn’t take very long), the Hippies were the last people I wanted to emulate. By the time I reached adulthood, I learned what the peace sign was and would have nothing to do with it.

For some reason, kids didn’t equate Hippies with the violent people like Bill Ayers bombing buildings, setting fires to cars (and sometimes themselves), and throwing things at soldiers returning from Vietnam. They just couldn’t be the same, groovy people.

Kids today don’t know about the riots in Newark and Haight-Ashbury (that’s a street corner in San Francisco). They don’t know the truth about the fabled Kent State incident, a riot begun the night before by drunken students when the mayor shut the bars down. The riots the next morning were simply a continuation of the activities of the evening before, with drunken students blindly taking orders from socialist organizers to throw rocks at the National Guard troops, called in to restore order, if not sanity.

They don’t know the truth about the peace sign. The media accepts the hare-brained fable that the sign was derived from the marine signal flags for the letters “N” and “D”, representing the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

According to the website, this thing we have known as the “peace sign” throughout the 1960's and into the present day, “is the Teutonic rune of death. 1950's peace advocate Gerald Holtom may have been commissioned by communist sympathizer Bertrand Russell to design a symbol to unite leftist peace marchers in 1958. It is clear that either Holtom or Russell deemed the Teutonic (Neronic) cross as the appropriate symbol for their cause.

“Throughout the last 2,000 years, this symbol has designated hatred of Christians. Nero, who despised Christians, crucified the Apostle Peter on a cross head downward. This hideous event resembled the Teutonic cross and became a popular pagan insignia of the day. Thereafter, this sign became known as the ‘Neronic cross.’

“The symbol's origin in history proves it to be the visual mystic character for 'Aum' (the split 'Y'). This is the sacred word to the Hindu. Chanting ‘aum’ is supposed to help awaken 'the serpent power of Brahma' at the base of the human spine. Occultist Albert Pike also identifies this symbol as mystical in his book on Freemasonry Morals and Dogma.

“The peace symbol (also called the ‘broken cross,’ ‘crow's foot,’ ‘witch's foot,’ ‘Nero’s cross,’ and the ‘symbol of the Anti-Christ’) according to one religious website is actually a cross with the arms broken. It also signifies the ‘gesture of despair’ and the ‘death of man.’”

Encircled, it bears a resemblance to the astronomical symbol for earth, with the latitudinal line – the equator – broken. The end of the world. And they jeer at Tea Partiers who dress up in Colonial costumes. Yet they blithely sell our children this miserable symbol and send them out on Halloween wearing this thing.

These were not peaceful people who trampled the National Mall, strewing it and the World War II Memorial with their filth. They have come. They have seen. And they want to conquer the world. And your children.

No matter how much your kids protest, don’t let them – ever – wear or display “The Peace Sign.”

Monday, October 04, 2010

"No Pressure" Bad for the Blood Pressure

A fan of the English newspapers (I have them all listed on My Favorites), I saw the 10:10 campaign mini-slasher movie when it was first posted last week. I believe it was The London Times.  Nothing like a wave of nausea to go with your bowl of oatmeal.

The still shot advertising the link showed an English cschoolroom. A subtitle stated that it was about reducing our carbon footprints. I wondered if this was some sort of “Harry-Potter-Goes-Green” message from the Greenpeace movement. I was hardly prepared for what followed.

Miss School Marm (said to be actress Gillian Anderson, though scarcely recognizable in this character), perky, and cheery, very kid-friendly, asks which students will volunteer to help in the effort to reduce carbon emissions. All but two pupils raise their hands. One bright-eyed student declares that her family will be taking the train for their next holiday instead of the family buggy.

Then the teacher asks who doesn’t approve. Two scowling students acknowledge their dissent. But that’s okay, the teacher says. “No pressure. It’s your decision.” The bell rings for the end of school. However, she stops them, saying “I just have to press this little button here, then you can go.”

There’s a blast and a red, gory shower of flying body parts. When it’s all over, nothing is left of the two dissenting students, not even their carbon footprints. Their blood-splattered classmates sit in shock.

Alas, the movie doesn’t stop there, although you’d think that was enough. A company of employees and a soccer team are put through the same rigorous test. By the time I was through, I was convinced I’d witnessed an anti-global warming commercial.

But no; it was brought to us by some climate group called 10:10. The producer is some maniac by the name of Richard Curtis. They say the film short was met by general outrage and pulled within 24 hours. Even climate and greenie groups criticized it.

Freedom of speech and dissent are practically at that threshold. According to a recent item in the National Review’s “The Week” news highlights, Health and Human Resources czar Kathleen Sebelius wrote a letter to health insurers who’ve been warning their policyholders that Obamacare is responsible for their premium increase. She demanded that they cease and desist in their criticisms. A strong implication was in the letter that non-compliant insurers will be excluded from the new health exchanges Obamacare is crafting

According to the National Review, Sebelius warned that there will be “zero tolerance” for disagreeing with the administration’s ‘favored experts.’ The socialists have reinvented Staple’s Easy button.

It’s now the “Queasy” button and anyone who dares to stray from the prescribed message will find themselves proscribed and facing permanent detention. It’s enough to make you sick.