[otw_shortcode_dropcap label=”Y” font=”Ultra” background_color_class=”otw-no-background” size=”large” border_color_class=”otw-no-border-color”][/otw_shortcode_dropcap]ou know how celebrities are so down to earth and in touch, that we, the mere mortal deplorables, often look to them for life guidance? Yeah, neither do we. Like it or leave it, in the age of COVID they are dishing out advice. The Associated Foreign Press reports “a host of celebrities and scientists including Madonna, Robert de Niro, and a clutch of Nobel Prize winners have called for radical change in the world rather than ‘a return to normal’ after the coronavirus lockdowns.”
Citizens of the United States and around the world are desperate to get back “to normal” but apparently that is misguided hope. Instead, as the ‘woke’ celebs say, we need a “radical transformation.” It appears the aforementioned has joined forces with additional Hollywood stars such as Cate Blanchett, Jane Fonda, Marion Cotillard, and Monica Bellucci all lent their names to an open letter.
The letter, published in the French daily Le Monde, cries “we believe it is unthinkable to ‘go back to normal” and begged humanity to “examine what is essential.” 200 people signed the letter including “Nobel laureates for medicine, chemistry, and physics as well as peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus” according to AFP.
“Adjustments are not enough. The problem is systemic” the letter reads. “The ongoing ecological catastrophe is a meta-crisis. Unlike a pandemic…a global ecological collapse will have immeasurable consequences” it added. Specifically, “the pursuit of consumerism and an obsession with productivity have led us to deny the value of life itself: that of plants, that of animals, and that of a great number of human beings.”
But wait, there’s more! “Pollution, climate change, and the destruction of our remaining natural zones have brought the world to a breaking point.” Let’s get this straight. As people are physically, mentally, emotionally, and economically in devastation, celebrities and scientists think it a wonderfully opportune time to get on their climate change pedestal. Talk about the inability to read the room; know your audience!