Lefties tend to protest for stupid reasons. But sometimes, the way in which they demonstrate is even more ridiculous than their cause.
Two fossil fuel protesters went into London’s National Gallery on Friday and covered a Vincent Van Gogh painting with, of all things, two cans of tomato soup. As if that weren’t absurd enough, the two protestors proceeded to glue themselves to the wall beneath the painting - which was the painter’s 1888 masterpiece “Sunflowers,” estimated to be worth $84.2 million -- as the normal people in the room looked on with confusion and shock.
"There is some minor damage to the frame but the painting is unharmed," the National Gallery said. The two degenerates were arrested on suspicion of “criminal damage and aggravated trespass.”
But before they were arrested, one of the activists got her money’s worth and ranted about why they chose to commit one of the dumbest forms of protest I’ve seen in a while.
“What is worth more, art or life? … are you more concerned about the protection of a painting or the protection of our planet and people?”@JustStop_Oil’s activists explain their action pic.twitter.com/mGNZIO6RbK— Damien Gayle (@damiengayle) October 14, 2022
Ohhhh, now it all makes sense. Poverty, the cost of energy, and a host of other real problems in the world are all caused by fossil fuels! Damn those money-grabbing big oil corporations, they ruin everything!
Climate change is a stupid religion. If anything, fossil fuels are more likely to provide people with a better long-term energy source than the other “green” alternatives the climate activists would want us to embrace.
In the end, this can just be chalked up to two kids desperate for attention. If you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes.
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