Green-Left Furious at Michael Moore For Exposing Renewable Energy As Complete Fraud

There is a particular delight in watching the hard-green-left tear each other apart, which is precisely the result of Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans.

The film – produced by Moore and made by Jeff Gibbs – has been uploaded to YouTube to allow all and sundry to get the message: renewable energy is the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time. STT first covered it here: Blood & Gore: Mike Moore’s ‘Planet of The Humans’ Unmasks The Power & Money Behind Renewables Scam

Characters like James Delingpole have spent the last decade attacking heavily subsidised and hopelessly unreliable wind and solar, as the result of crony capitalism gone mad. Tackling the cynical profiteers and pointing to the pointlessness of sources that are entirely dependent upon the weather and time of day, Delingpole has been a bugbear to renewable energy rent seekers and climate cultists, alike.

For his troubles he’s been accused by the loony left of being a dupe for the fossil fuel industry (on a good day) and when they’re stuck for epithets, he gets called a Nazi.

So, James can be forgiven for displaying just a little pleasure at the apoplectic conniptions being suffered by his antagonists.

“How did Michael Moore become a hero to climate deniers and the far right?” asks a disturbed and tearful George Monbiot in the Guardian.
James Delingpole
9 May 2020

“How did Michael Moore become a hero to climate deniers and the far right?” asks a disturbed and tearful George Monbiot in the Guardian.

Simple: by speaking the truth, for a change.

Unlike almost every other prominent leftist you could name in the world, Moore has finally admitted that the renewable energy emperor is wearing no clothes. Far from being “clean” energy or “green” energy, renewables are in fact a dirty, ugly, planet-destroying fail.

Planet of the Humans, the environmental documentary executive-produced by Moore and directed by and starring his fellow leftist Jeff Gibbs, has now had more than 7 million views on YouTube.

Their natural leftist allies aren’t at all happy with this, though. Indeed some of them — such as left-wing activist Josh Fox and discredited climate scientist Michael Mann — initially attempted to get the movie pulled by its distributors.

When they realised that this wasn’t possible — the film remains stubbornly available for free viewing on YouTube — they then backed down from their threat. They defended their pusillanimity, lamely, by claiming: “We don’t want to give them extra publicity.”

It would take a heart of stone not to laugh at the wailing, gnashing of teeth and general discombobulation Moore’s anti-renewables bombshell has caused within the green movement.

Sure the film says nothing that I haven’t been saying at Breitbart and elsewhere for over a decade: that renewables are expensive, environmentally destructive, do not reduce fossil fuel usage, do not reduce CO2 emissions, kill birds and bats, ruin views, despoil nature, enrich crony capitalists at the expense of ordinary energy users, etc.

But what makes it so especially deadly and effective a weapon against the green movement is that it was made not by one of its avowed enemies but by its natural allies.

As I argue in Spectator Australia:

Of course, when a wicked right-winger like me points this out, it can all too easily be ignored by the Left as the ravings of a Big-Oil-funded (I wish) fascist. Coming from Moore and Gibbs, however, not so much: which is why they’re currently getting so much opprobrium from renewables-promoting leftists like Josh Fox (the documentary maker behind the highly dubious anti-fracking polemic Gasland), who have been doing their level best (in classic leftist style) to close down the argument by getting the movie withdrawn by its distributor.

When you can’t close down your enemy’s argument by dismissing him as a Big-Oil-funded fascist, what can you do?

Monbiot’s queasy solution is to call him a racist instead. Lurking beneath Moore’s and Gibbs’ concern about “overpopulation”, Monbiot hints darkly, is a hatred of “black and brown” people.

Almost all the growth in numbers is in poor countries largely inhabited by black and brown people. When wealthy people, such as Moore and Gibbs, point to this issue without the necessary caveats, they are saying, in effect, “it’s not Us consuming, it’s Them breeding.” It’s not hard to see why the far right loves this film.

There are many charges, I’m sure, that could be reasonably levelled against Moore and Gibbs. But I really would doubt that racism is one of them. Didn’t Moore once write a book called Stupid White Men? Monbiot really is desperate — and borderline libellous — in his accusation here.

The same is true of that slur about the “far right”. His only justification for this claim is a hyperlink to my first Breitbart article on the subject, entitled Delingpole: Michael Moore Is Now the Green New Deal’s Worst Enemy.

Well here is the Wikipedia definition of “far-right”:

Far-right politics are politics further on the right of the left–right spectrum than the standard political right, particularly in terms of extreme nationalism, nativist ideologies, and authoritarian tendencies.

Used to describe the historical experiences of fascism and Nazism, it today includes neo-fascism, neo-Nazism, Third Position, the alt-right, white nationalism and other ideologies or organizations that feature ultranationalist, chauvinist, xenophobic, theocratic, racist, homophobic, anti-communist, or reactionary views. These can lead to oppression, violence, forced assimilation, ethnic cleansing, and even genocide against groups of people based on their supposed inferiority, or their perceived threat to the native ethnic group, nation, state, national religion, dominant culture or ultraconservative traditional social institutions.

This description seems so far removed from my own classical liberal/libertarian/conservative politics I wonder whether I have a case for suing Monbiot and the Guardian? Certainly it’s a very lazy, inaccurate slur which they ought to retract.

The response of Michael ‘Hockey Stick’ Mann has been similarly feeble and desperate.

At Newsweek, he writes:

Only in the Trumpian era of gaslighting could a progressive filmmaker produce a polemic premised on the absurd notion that ultra-right-wing plutocrats are secretly behind the effort to end our dependence on fossil fuels.

Hmm. Stating facts in an outraged tone doesn’t make them untrue, Mikey babes.

He goes on:

What we do know is that their misguided polemic furthers the agenda of fossil fuel interests and their tactic of denial, delay, distraction and deflection by feeding misleading and false narratives about renewable energy. Moore and Gibbs are setting back the cause of societal and economic decarbonization this is so critical to averting catastrophic planetary warming.

But these are just words, angry words, which do nothing whatsoever to counter the arguments made by Moore and Gibbs that “renewable energy” is destructive to the environment, ineffective and morally compromised.

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  1. Peter Pronczak says:

    If your car, petrol or anything else, was only producing ten percent of its claimed capacity you’d be screaming for your money back. So why are wind turbines any different?
    It’s not as if government doesn’t have access to the output figures.
    Perhaps the industry have politicians over a barrel believing they don’t work at full capacity. Words can be slippery such as Bill Clinton over Monica Lewinsky when he said, “I did not have sex with that woman as I understand it.”

    With our PM the third highest paid leader in the world, along with the cabinet all doing what they’re told by the international private financial cartel, while bossing about such a small population, are we getting value for money?

    Decreased pay and conditions for ordinary workers who have to prove ‘productivity increase’ for a pay rise, different rules apply to an elite that can manipulate its own workload leaving the public none the wiser.

    If the Indue Debit Card is to account for public expenditure going for what it’s meant to, why aren’t electoral allowances fully accounted for? Again, different rules that allows private use, even pocketing the money. Regardless of governing party.

    As revealed in the film The Coming War On China, western countries can change parties but not policies. Whereas China can change policies but not government. It makes democracy sound dodgy even though both systems are in common sexist toward women.

    Politics like windmills are all about spin, and it’s more than silly putting up with being short-changed.
    If there’s such an environmental crisis, why are so many big city lights on?
    Even ScoMo won’t lead by example and take a pay cut as NZ’s PM has.

    As to racism, look at the Greens ‘appropriate technology’ policy (that has school kids sending solar lights to Africa with non recyclable batteries when 24/7 240 volt ‘free’ electricity can be made from a couple of old audio speakers and some wire; The Gadget Man) or today’s report of US police murder or Central Park accusation of a ‘black man’s’ threat after asking a woman to put her dog on a leash in a designated area.

  2. Can I use some of your comments above in a letter to the editor of a regional newspaper?

  3. Jeff Walther says:

    And YouTube pulled it because of a copyright infringement complaint. Apparently they used about 3 or 4 seconds of footage from another work in their film, which should fall under Fair Use doctrine, but Youtube being Youtube…

  4. Planet of the Humans was removed from YouTube but is now available here —

  5. George Herraghty says:

    Planet of the Humans was censored by Facebook but is now up and running again.
    Details here —

  6. Reblogged this on uwerolandgross.

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