Sunday, June 29, 2008

If you throw away a bottle...

I happened to notice that, playing in the MessageSpace ad space under some of my posts, this WWF-sponsored advert for Connect2Earth.


The message is clear: throw away a bottle and you will get hit by a truck.

Actually, I found the advert quite amusing, if slightly unlikely: who would be allowed to practise archery in their own home these days, eh?

But let us remind ourselves of what the consequences should be: what should happen is that you break the law and then someone accuses you, the police come around, charge you and then you answer to your peers in a fair trial.

These days, you throw a bottle into the street (admittedly, a fucking annoying and despicable act) and your retribution involves being hit by a twenty-ton truck.

Still, I welcome this ad. After all, the idea of karma is a religious one and it helps to enforce the idea that these Green nutters are little better than religious fundamentalists, consistently pursuing the wrong policies—can you say "biofuels"?—and using fear to attempt to gain support.

Just like the politicians who allocate millions of pounds of our money to these organisations then...


P.S. As standard, I like to check charity accounts to see just how much the British taxpayer has been forced to contribute to these so-called charities. So here's the accounts for WWF-UK, and below are the relevant sections.

Only £5.7 million from the EU and other government agencies. A bargain, wouldn't you agree?

Obviously, it would be more of a bargain if it wasn't your money being stolen from you and being used to support WWF-UK, whether you approved of their aims or not. You know, if "charity" actually meant "charity"...

5 comments:

Ian_QT said...

I did find it mildly amusing that such an advert was playing here at the Kitchen.

Presumably you don't get a say about the kinds of groups who get to have their adverts on your blog?

Devil's Kitchen said...

I do, actually, but I don't block anyone. This is partly for ideological reasons -- I have no problem with people being able to communicate a message, especially since I judge my readers to be intelligent enough to see through such propaganda.

The second is that it amuses me that these organisations should pay me money and thus help me to spendtime writing and countering their shit-for-brain messages.

DK

Anonymous said...

Cue Yakety Sax and a load of birds running after the lorry.

Roger Thornhill said...

The only bottle that needs chucking is the Brown one.

Philip Thomas said...

I liked the advert. Nice tongue-in-cheek killing. You're taking its Karmic joke too seriously. I'm no fan of the Greens but I'm on their side against the selfish sonofabitch that gleefully litters.