Titled “Artic Oil Spill Kills Santa Claus,” the post reports a Greenpeace apocalyptic video that accuses Royal Dutch Shell of “polluting our kids’ imaginations” because of the oil conglomerate’s partnership with Lego to make Shell-branded toys.
Take a look at the video:
Then, tragedy strikes!
An offshore rig--owned by Royal Dutch Shell--begins spilling oil (and more and more oil) until it drowns everything and everyone in its path, including Santa Claus! Where was Rudolph to save his Master?
The North Pole is devastated and it’s all due to the oil conglomerate and crony capitalist greed.
Gruesome, no? Propaganda, indeed!
However, as Katusa rightly points out, there’s a problem with the video. He observes:
As much as Greenpeace would like us to believe it, Legos aren’t
made from recyclable fairy dust…Legos are made out of oil.
The inconvenient fact: A key ingredient in the manufacture of ABS plastics is propylene, a petrochemical refined from crude oil. ABS plastics are used to make thousands of products, including…Legos.
And who is a major supplier of propylene? Royal Dutch Shell!
There’s a lot more about which Katusa writes, available here.
What interests The Motley Monk about this video is that it provides an object lesson about how the stormy petrils at Greenpeace continue to evidence that they are among the most dogmatic of those who worship at the altar of environmentalism. “Damn the facts” and “overlook the hypocrisy,” all those stormy petrils are interested in is seeing more and more laws enacted to empower government regulators across the globe to control people’s behavior.
Their goal: To reduce the carbon footprint created by industrialized societies. However, the assumption itself is false. Science has not "proven" that human beings have increased the carbon footprint.
Who's polluting the imaginations of whom?
If Katusa is correct, the stormy petrils at Greenpeace have another goal: To return humanity to the Paleolithic era. That includes living in thached huts and wearing designer-label banana plant leaf skirts.
Let the discussion begin…
To read Marin Katusa’s post, click on the following link: