American actress Jane Fonda has received heavy criticism for suggesting that white men are specifically responsible for creating the “climate crisis.” She suggested at the Cannes Film Festival that men should face “arrest and jail” for doing so, according to the Daily Mail.
During the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, Fonda said that “it [the climate] is a tragedy that we have to absolutely stop. We have to arrest and jail those men – they’re all men [behind this].”
She noted that there “would be no climate crisis if there was no racism. There would be no climate crisis if there was no patriarchy. A mindset that sees things in a hierarchical way. White men are the things that matter and then everything else [is] at the bottom.”
Fonda is apparently under the delusion that there is an intricate relationship between racism and the climate, first sharing her thoughts about this mysterious tie on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
An American actress and activist worth tens of millions of dollars, Fonda set about condemning all men, the vast majority of which lack any of the power she claims they have, in an exercise in irony that is not lost on anyone.
Fonda continued her fear mongering about the climate by suggesting that the time to do anything meaningful about the planet is quickly running out, claiming that there is less than a decade before the effects of climate change are irreversible.
“This is serious. We've got about seven, eight years to cut ourselves in half of what we use of fossil fuels, and unfortunately, the people that have the least responsibility for it are hit the hardest.”
“Global South, people on islands, poor people of color.”
However, none of these inflammatory comments are new for Fonda, as she decided to publish a blog post from 2020 about this very issue, which is entitled: “White Supremacy and the Climate Crisis.”
Fonda is no different than any other elite who claims that the climate crisis is the biggest issue facing the world: she is, herself, doing nothing other than demanding that other people do something about it.
While she admires indigenous people putting their bodies on the line to protect their home from “gas pipes” and “uranium mines,” she is doing none of that. Instead, she is showing up to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival to lecture other uber-advantaged people on what they should be doing. It amounts to little more than political cosplay.