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Star musician arrives at “climate change” conference in high style

 

Longtime students of the “climate change” fraud are well familiar with the concept of special dispensations issued by the cult to its high priests and royalty.  The core message of the anti-growth climate change movement is that you little people should be walking to work or riding bicycles.  The aristocracy will keep its limousines and private jets, thank you very much.  The climate change scam has quite a few similarities to old-time feudalism, right down to the sale of papal indulgences, and the primitive lifestyle it would impose upon the peasantry.

I don’t recall the original author of the quote, but someone once said that when the people shrieking about global warming start living their lives as if they truly believe in it, thinking men and women can take them a little more seriously.  Since that’s never going to happen, there’s no reason to take anything these people say or do as anything but a meta-satire of themselves.

To that end, here’s multi-millionaire musician Will.I.Am, expounding on the sins of “consumption,” by which he means you little people burning fossil fuels to maintain your shameful lifestyles: “Climate change should be the thing that we are all worried and concerned about as humans on this planet, how we affect the planet, our consumption, and how we treat the place that we live in.”

The Black Eyed Peas front man, whose grown-up big boy name is William James Adams, Jr., was speaking to a climate change cult meeting at Oxford University.  Here’s how he got there:

He was very proud of this airborne chariot, posing for numerous photos and dubbing it the “hip.hop.copter.”  As the UK Telegraph explains, Adams’ luxurious private helicopter ride of 286 miles round-trip consumed 71.5 gallons of fuel, and blew three quarters of a ton of CO2 into the atmosphere.  That’s as much CO2 as one of you peons cranks out in a month.

Incidentally, that’s the Olympic torch he’s holding in the picture, adding a nice whipped topping of absurdity to the climate change comedy cake.

Confronted with the sheer, hypocritical lunacy on display, “climate change professor” Myles Allen squeaked, “The irony didn’t escape everybody.  But he’s committed to the issues and he’s written songs about it.  A better understanding of the problems is probably more important than whether Will flies a helicopter from London to Oxford.”

As I said above, this is nothing new.  Every “climate change conference” is obscured by a massive cloud of exhaust fumes, as the fleets of luxury jets and beautifully appointed stretch limousines descend upon the gathering.  Exotic, expensive foods are frequently flown in for the grandees, and you can bet your bottom carbon credit they’re not delivered in solar-powered whirlygigs. 

Professor Allen is refreshingly honest about the true feelings of the cult.  Important People who Really Care can belch out all the carbon they want, especially if they chant the appropriate magic spells and recruit more worshippers to placate the Angry Sky Gods… and, of course, increase the wealth and power of their high priests. 

 


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