Readers!
 

Please consider donating to Behind the Black, by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar below. Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.


 

Regular readers can support Behind The Black with a contribution via paypal:
 


 

Or with a subscription with regular donations from your Paypal or credit card account:


 

If Paypal doesn't work for you, you can support Behind The Black directly by sending your donation by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman, to
 

Behind The Black
c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652


Global warming crowd demands censorship of documentary by Michael Moore

They’re coming for you next: The global warming activist crowd is now demanding that a documentary about the green movement by leftist Michael Moore be censored, removed from any venue so that no one can see it.

The film, Planet of the Humans, was released on the eve of Earth Day last week by its producer, Michael Moore, the baseball cap-wearing documentarian known for Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine. Describing itself as a “full-frontal assault on our sacred cows”, the film argues that electric cars and solar energy are unreliable and rely upon fossil fuels to function. It also attacks figures including Al Gore for bolstering corporations that push flawed technologies over real solutions to the climate crisis.

Planet of the Humans has provoked a furious reaction from scientists and campaigners, however, who have called for it be taken down. One distributor, Films for Action, temporarily took down the film after describing it as “full of misinformation”, though they later reinstated it, saying they did not want accusations of censorship to give the film “more power and mystique than it deserves.”

I have zero sympathy for Moore himself, as he has called for similar censorship of conservatives and scientists whose opinions or conclusions he doesn’t like. However, this effort to censor him, a star in the leftist firmament, illustrates well the totalitarian nature of the left and the global warming crowd. It is the same approach revealed in the climategate emails, where Michael Mann and other global warming scientists teamed up to try to get people fired and careers ruined because those individuals expressed skepticism about human-caused global warming.

The goal of the global-warming crowd has never been to save the planet. Their goal has always been power, and this story proves it once again.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.

7 comments

  • Phill O

    Do not confuse me with facts, please!

  • pzatchok

    I just do not understand why he did this movie.

    Did he finally realize that smart people figured out a way to make huge amounts of money off of the Green movement and he wants to take a swipe at them?

    I just can not see him changing sides.

  • Dave

    I miss global warming. St. Greta of Gaia told us to stop burning fossil fuels, and COVID forced us to obey her. Now it’s almost May, my soil is so cold that it won’t even grow weeds, and the potato sprouts I optimistically planted on April 7 are probably dead.

    Greta also told us to stop eating meat, and lo, all the slaughterhouses are shutting down as the government pays their employees $600 a week to call in sick.

  • Phill O

    Dave, the crops near Dogpound Alberta are not yet off the fields from last year. Second year in a row is the start of a pattern. Yup, the cooling is here. With a cooler spring up here, this year is not promising either.

  • SteveD

    Know Nukes.

  • wayne

    pzatchok-
    yeah, I don’t see Moore switching sides.
    –My initial knee-jerk reaction (knowing nothing of the content) would be— he’s gone ultra-left, full-tilt, burn-it-down, revolutionary.
    He fashions himself as a progressive but he’s probably getting anxious in his old age.

    {2 quick factoids on Moore; he grew up in Davison, Mi., an upscale suburb of Flint. Among his numerous homes, he has quite the vacation “cabin” on Torch Lake, near Traverse City. = upscale, and actually ‘up-north.’ }

    tangentially– the Ban on Travel to ones vacation cabin in Michigan, has been lifted. As well, we can now again buy paint, furniture, and plant seeds.
    (gasoline = $1.079 the gallon, which includes Fed + State fuel-taxes)
    –My Dentist (and his 6 employees) remains closed down but the weed-stores are still considered ‘essential,’ ironically however, the head-shops are closed down.

  • Gary

    Moore hasn’t changed sides. The object of the film was to attack the big corporations that have profited from the public’s misplaced confidence in alternative energy production. That he found hypocrisy in the movement is secondary, although somewhat surprising that he included it in the film.

Readers: the rules for commenting!

 

No registration is required. I welcome all opinions, even those that strongly criticize my commentary.

 

However, name-calling and obscenities will not be tolerated. First time offenders who are new to the site will be warned. Second time offenders or first time offenders who have been here awhile will be suspended for a week. After that, I will ban you. Period.

 

Note also that first time commenters as well as any comment with more than one link will be placed in moderation for my approval. Be patient, I will get to it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *