They are: Deepak Chopra, Duane Elgin, Amy Goodman, Paul Hawken, Edgar Mitchell, John Perkins, John Robbins, Elisabet Sahtouris, Vandana Shiva, and Adam Trombly
I have not heard of most of them, but those I have make it clear to me that the film must be saying something right if they are condemning it.
Apparently they have a problem with me being in the film (lowers their credibility by perceived association, bless 'em) and the fact that it uses the dreaded word 'conspiracy' .
'No, not conspiracy ... ahhhhhh! ... get the garlic ... get the cross ...'
Here's just a taster of where they are coming from ...
'The insinuation is that the idea of human-caused global warming is being fabricated as an excuse to create a global police state and a tax basis for tyranny. If this is true, just about every scientific expert in the world has been taken in by the hoax. A 2010 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that 97 percent of scientific experts agree that it is…
“very likely that anthropogenic (human-caused) greenhouse gases have been responsible for the unequivocal warming of most of the Earth’s global temperature in the second half of the 20th century.”
It has been personally painful for me to witness friends of mine become caught up in seeing just about everything on earth as part of a vast demonic conspiracy. When I wrote Foster Gamble to voice my disappointment with many of the ideas in the film and website, he wrote back, encouraging me among other things to study the works of David Icke, Eustace Mullins, Stanley Monteith and G. Edward Griffin. These are among the people he repeatedly refers to in the movie as his “sources.”
I find this deeply disturbing. Here’s why…
David Icke, who has been called “one of the most extreme of all conspiracy theorists,” is not a small player in Thrive. In fact, he is featured more prominently in the movie than anyone other than Foster Gamble. An extended interview with him, intercut with supporting material, forms much of the middle section of the film.
Though this is not mentioned in Thrive, Icke is well-known for advocating utterly bizarre theories, including that the entire world is run by a secret group of reptilian humanoids who drink human blood and conduct satanic rituals. Forty-three U.S. Presidents, he says, have been such reptilian beings, and many of them, including Barack Obama and George W. Bush, have been part of global satanic pedophile rings that murder hundreds of thousands of children a year. I wish I was making this stuff up, but I’m not. This is what Icke teaches.
And I deeply regret to say that my old friend Foster Gamble seems to concur.'
Some of what is said there is factually incorrect and as for the rest I say and? - so what's your problem?
'Yeah, what's your problem?'
The point these people clearly miss is this: I may not agree with what they say in the film, or some of the other contributors, but the dynamic is simple. They say what they think and the viewer decides what to make of what they say. Is that really too hard to grasp for these so-called 'enlightened teachers' and others?
This is yet more blatant confirmation that the old New Age and 'Green' heroes are now so far off the pace and the cutting edge of human understanding that binoculars would be advised. Human-caused 'climate change' is a fact?? What?? And they have the nerve to talk about 'bizarre theories'?