Jane Fonda is at it again. Speaking in a discussion recently at the Cannes Film Festival, the Hollywood veteran claimed that climate change is the fault of White men and racism.
For good measure, she added that patriarchy is the root cause of the environmental crisis.
The 85-year-old Fonda imparted her wisdom by asserting that “there would be no climate crisis if there were no racism. There would be no climate crisis if there were no patriarchy. A mindset that sees things in a hierarchical way.”
She said that White men view themselves as those who matter with everything else below them.
Fonda forecast that humanity has seven to eight years to halve fossil fuel consumption. Her solution further included “arrest and jail these men — they’re all men.”
She even referred to her Vietnam War era activism, when her cozying up to North Vietnamese communists drew anger from the military and other U.S. patriots. The Oscar-winning actress has expressed regret for her 1972 visit to North Vietnam during the war, calling it a “terrible mistake.”
During her trip, she spoke on Radio Hanoi and rejected claims that American POWs were subjected to inhumane conditions. That of course turned out to be blatantly false.
But it was her being photographed in a helmet on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun that earned eternal hatred from veterans and those fighting to free South Vietnam.
These guns, of course, were being used to kill young American soldiers.
She said her time protesting the war taught her that all causes, which not coincidentally are all radical leftist, are connected.
Fonda was arrested at least twice in 2019 for her climate activism. Once was with “Grace and Frankie” co-star Sam Waterson at the U.S. Capitol building. She told the media that the incident was intended to draw attention to climate issues.
The other arrest was also in Washington, D.C., with actor Ted Danson.
Unfortunately, Jane Fonda still has a platform from which she may spout her silliness for a compliant media to eagerly publish. That stage does not, however, afford the slightest logic or credibility, and that’s a lesson that obviously has not come with age.