Michael Moore has had enough of the modern green movement.
The Oscar-winning director made it official late last month by unleashing his new project, for free, on YouTube.
“The Planet of the Humans,” which Moore executive produced and shared via his Rumble Media platform, excoriates some of the green movement’s sacred cows:
- Wind Energy
- Solar Power
- Electric Cars
- Al Gore
The documentary shreds all of the above, albeit from a decidedly progressive perspective. Solar and wind, no matter how well intentioned those who support them, can’t power the planet. Electric cars require fossil fuels, a non-starter for saving the world.
Gore may talk a good game, but he also raked in the cash by selling his network to the oil-rich Al Jazeera for $500 million.
The Nation savaged Moore’s film, going so far as to say it should be pulled from YouTube.
Planet of the Humans is wildly unscientific, outdated, full of falsehoods, and benefits fossil fuel industry promoters and climate deniers.
Pen America stepped in, demanding the film remain on the platform. Moore and co. wisely used the free speech argument to its benefit. The film now boasts more than 6.7 million YouTube views and counting.
Moore has his eye on the bigger picture, as he sees it. The current green movement can’t save the planet. It’s time to go to the next level. For Moore, that means Extinction Rebellion (also known as XR). It’s a British-based group he “has a lot of respect for,” he said in a recent livestream event tied to the film.
XR embraces mass eco-disruptions, the likes of which we haven’t seen in western culture. Until now.
“I came across them last year and I thought, ‘wow, more of this.’ They’re like doing things I’m even afraid to do [laughs]. I had immediate admiration for them … for all of us to win this battle, to save the planet, to save our species and to be a different way than the way we’ve been .. we have to reach out to all kinds of organizations and people … we may not agree on everything, and that’s OK.”
Moore followed up that praise with an interview of Extinction Rebellion co-founder Clare Farrell.
So what, exactly, does Moore support to prevent irreversible climate change? Here’s a quick look at what XR did in recent months. National Review surveyed its actions last October and fired a dramatic report from the front lines.
XR’s London action began when some of its members sprayed beetroot juice on delegates to a fossil-fuels conference. “Eco-warriors” then used a fire hose to douse the Treasury building with 400 gallons of red paint. Breastfeeding mothers then blocked the entrance to key buildings. A protester dressed as Prime Minister Boris Johnson used scaffolding to climb to the top of Big Ben….
They hit bottom last Thursday when two activists climbed on top of commuter trains during rush hour and blocked their departure. They unfurled a banner that read “Business as Usual = Death.”
Earlier this year, the group targeted the U.K.’s Trinity College, digging up its lawns during a week-long protest aimed at stopping the school from working with fossil fuel companies.
More recently, the Daily Mail revealed XR’s plans to piggyback on the global pandemic to hurt the reeling British economy -- enduring its “worst recession in 300 years.”
Extinction Rebellion wants activists to stage rent strikes, halt tax payments and take out bank loans they never intend to repay in protest at an economic system they claim is fuelling a climate catastrophe.
Internal documents obtained by The Mail on Sunday set out plans for a ‘Money Rebellion’ involving acts of financial sabotage to ‘directly challenge the fundamental principles that govern our national and global economies’….
It seeks to legitimise the protest by arguing that ‘our economic system is causing cancer in our planet’. It adds: ‘We will resist irresponsible lenders. Some of us will legally dispute debts, others will refuse to pay debts.’
Some of the group’s exploits have proven less than popular. Still, many groups and leaders remain fearful and refuse to crack down during their protests.
John Fund of National Review suggested last year the XR protests may come to the States. It’s already happening, and the movement could grow from there. If so, they may thank the millionaire filmmaker’s support for the group’s global expansion.