10:10 has withdrawn the film from circulation and striven mightily but unsuccessfully to prevent sceptics uploading it again to YouTube. They also apologised for “missing the mark” with it. The sceptics, of course, are delighted, having been handed a perfect propaganda piece. Certainly, the film says everything about the vicious and hysterical destructiveness of the eco-left and nothing about climate scepticism. But what interests me - exerts a fascination, really - is where this destructiveness comes from. For we must assume that the kind of people who involve themselves in such extremism are the same kind that populate anti-racism, and the same kind of people who have availed themselves historically of opportunities for violence against dissent. They were the servants of the late Inquisition and the witchburners in Puritan dress. Violent zealotry is always with us.
The question is, are violent zealots born or made? And if they are born, why?