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Actress Jane Fonda, known by many as Hanoi Jane, has blamed men, white men in particular, for climate change and said that “those men” must be arrested and in prison.
“We still have reason to be hopeful if we do everything right. But I’m saying this is serious. We’ve got about seven, eight years to cut ourselves in half of what we use of fossil fuels,” she said at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
“And unfortunately, the people that have the least responsibility for it are hit the hardest — Global South, people on islands, poor people of color. It is a tragedy that we have to absolutely stop. We have to arrest and jail those men — they’re all men – [responsible for the crisis],” she said, Deadline reported.
And, being the liberal that she is, she blamed “racism” and the “patriarchy” for the climate.
“It’s good for us all to realize, there would be no climate crisis if there was no racism. There would be no climate crisis if there was no patriarchy,” she said. “A mindset that sees things in a hierarchical way. White men are the things that matter and then everything else [is] at the bottom.”
This ignores the fact that the largest polluter on earth is China which, stunningly, is not controlled by white men.
“So when I say that I’m fighting the climate crisis, I also feel that I’m fighting patriarchy and racism. It’s important because we have to get out of the silos — feminists over here, environmentalists over here. That’s what I learned when I started being an activist around the Vietnam War. The more you go down any issue, whatever it is, you realize that it’s all connected. And if we solve the climate crisis and we haven’t solved those other things, we’re gonna be in trouble,” she said.
When she appeared on the NBC show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” in January she first gave her theory on the climate.
“Well, you know, you can take anything -– sexism, racism, misogyny, homophobia, whatever, the war, and if you really get into it, and study it and learn about it and the history of it and — everything’s connected. There’d be no climate crisis if it wasn’t for racism,” the actress, who has no scientific credentials that we are aware of, said.
When asked to explain her ridiculous theory she said, “Where would they put the s**t ?”
“Where would they put the poison and the pollution?” she said. “They’re not gonna put it in Bel Air. They’ve got to find some place where poor people or indigenous people or people of color are living. Put it there. They can’t fight back. And that’s why a big part of the climate movement now has to do with climate justice.”
In March, a Republican lawmaker notified Capitol Police of a potential threat after something that actress Jane Fonda said Friday during an appearance on ABC’s “The View.”
Fonda, who has been a left-wing activist and controversial figure since the early 1970s, when she gave the Soviet-backed North Vietnam communist regime a public relations victory by being photographed sitting on an enemy anti-aircraft gun, appeared to suggest that Americans who are pro-life and support abortion restrictions should be subject to “murder.”
“We have experienced many decades now of having agency over our body. Of being able to determine when and how many children to have,” Fonda said during a segment discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to return the issue of abortion back to individual states.
“We know what that feels like. We know what that’s done for our lives. We are not going back. I don’t care what the laws are, we are not going back,” she added to applause.
“That’s the activist speaking and she probably will get a Nobel prize,” gushed co-host Sunny Hostin.
“It’s the truth. It is the truth, I’m not going to do it,” Fonda continued.
“Besides marching and protesting what else do you suggest?” Joy Behar asked.
“Murder,” Fonda replied with a straight face, which prompted Behar to day, “She’s just kidding.” Fonda, however, shot her a look and did not confirm Behar’s assumption, staying silent instead.