I don’t know that many people are aware of “Not Evil, Just Wrong” a fringe anti-environmentalism documentary thats become kind of a hot item on the so-called “Tea Party” circuit. As you might guess from the title and political bent, it’s a conspiracy piece arguing that environmental-protection (like DDT bans or cap-and-trade) lead to increased mortality in poverty-class regions. There’s a larger than you’d like to believe subset of humanity out there that believes such policies is all part of an orchestrated campaign to deliberately lower the human population – think of them as the global-warming denial crowd’s version of 9/11 “Truthers.”
Anyway, since “GOP Pretends To Take The Teabaggers Seriously” was the theme of this year’s CPAC, Ann McElhinney – one of the producers – was invited to give a speech and did so in the form of reviewing “Avatar.” If it wins Best Picture, we’ve got about a DECADE of this stuff to look forward to laughing at, so you might as well get a jump start:
I’m sure I’ve got readers who agree with some of this tripe, but even so… for the love of God, there are two wars on and major history-altering bills under consideration in Washington, and this woman is at what’s supposed to be a serious strategic-gathering for one of the two “sides” in all this railing against a blue cat-alien movie.
My favorite part is when she appologizes to the crowd for not being an American… and people wonder why I can’t call myself a Libertarian anymore ;(