Die, greenhouse pig

A children’s web site called Planet Slayer linked to Australian Broadcasting’s science site shows Aussies as fat pigs who explode when they produce too much carbon. A Greenhouse Calculator lets users estimate “at what age a person should die so they don’t use more than their fair share of the Earth’s resources.”

“I know there’s a little bit of goth in all of us, but this might be taking it just a little too far,” (Victorian) Senator (Mitch) Fifield said of the quasi life-expectancy calculator.

“Do you think it’s appropriate that the ABC portray the average Australian as a pig and is it appropriate for a website obviously geared towards kids to depict people who are average Australians as massive overweight ugly pigs, oozing slime from their mouths, and then to have these pigs blow up in a mass of blood and guts?”

I can’t imagine a U.S. senator talking about “a little bit of Goth in all of us,” can you?

Critics complain the site portrays farmers using genetically modified seed, woodsmen, meat eaters and nuclear power advocates as planet slayers.

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  1. SuperSub says:

    If you can’t convince individuals of your opinion through reason or intimidation, try to indoctrinate their easily-misled kids.

    This reminds me of PETA’s perverse distribution of comic books convincing kids that their parents are murderers for hunting or even buying meat products.

  2. Richard Nieporent says:

    ABC managing director Mark Scott said the site was not designed to offend certain quarters of the community but to engage children in environmental issues.

    Environmentalism has become a religion with a god (Gaia), a high priest (Al Gore) and an apocalyptic message that if we don’t repent our ways the Earth is doomed. The true believers are willing to do anything to spread their message including indoctrinating the children. What better way to get a whole new generation of environmental fanatics.

  3. Glitchus says:

    If you play the propaganda tool um, “game” you can actually live like AlGore by selecting all of the high “carbon (BS) footprint” answers (watching your pig swell all the while) but the key is in the last question. If you slide your spending bar to show that you invest in “enviro-friendly” products and even better, enviro-corporations/investments (ie carbon credits) your piggy shrinks to a little piglet and floats away, then you are greeted with the message that “you can live forever”. It seems that the key is to live it up anyway and give all of your money to the “Goreacle”. What a bunch of pig poo (shoveled on us by a bunch of hypocrites!)