Global Warming Zealots Create Mural of Greta Thunberg in San Francisco
Don't know about you, but when I feel a great threat upon my entire species, I paint murals. Nothing calms the nerves like a brush in my hand, some paints on my pallet, and fumes wafting through the air I supposedly care so damn much about. A feeling shared by a group of hippies in the poo-filled streets of San Francisco. Yes, somewhere between sweeping through used heroin needles and skipping over skyrocketing rent prices because the bureaucrats are Nazis about new building construction, concerned San Franciscans decided they'd channel their inner Michaelangelo and paint the Swedish delight, Greta Thunberg.
But global warming alarmism isn't a religion, how dare you. From CNN:
A mural of the Swedish teenage climate activist, whose movement has caught the attention of the world, is set to be completed next Tuesday. Located in downtown San Francisco near Union Square (420 Mason St., for all you locals), the mural features Thunberg from the chest up — gazing straight into our souls, lips pursed. It's enough to make anyone stop and consider their environmental impact.
Or it's enough for anyone sane to consider how the environmentalist movement is more mental than concerned for the environment. If I see a giant scowl face "gazing into my soul" my reaction isn't to feel shame for driving a diesel. My reaction is to consider the kind of upbringing subjected on he, she or ze who took it upon themselves to paint such a countenance on the side of a building. But you know. To each their own.
And that's kind of the point, said Paul Scott, executive director of OneAtmosphere.org — the nonprofit that's funding the project. The organization wanted to focus on art celebrating climate activists, Scott told CNN. When brainstorming people to feature, Thunberg was the first person that came to mind. "If we can amplify her message and get more people involved and listening to what she's saying, then we're doing some good," he said.
Which begs the question of how a mural is going to inspire people to listen to Greta's quivering admonishments. Sure, sure, a picture is worth a thousand words, but the mural here is a giant face. It's not telling a story other than what can happen to you if your parents give zero shits about pimping you out to a popular leftist movement.
"We're pretty much at the beginning of our extinction, so if we don't do anything right now, it's going to be too late," he said.
Million-dollar question for environmentalists: if you honestly believe we're at the beginning of our extinction, why paint? If this truly is the end, why aren't climate alarmists doing whatever they can do save the planet? Why is one of those solutions painting? How many of these climate alarmists drive cars? Watch television? Buy bottled water? I'm just asking because it seems like "the end is near" is deserving of a more panicked reaction other than "Imma paint a picture!" Which was kind of Piers Morgan's point to the Extinction Rebellion co-leader. Watch Piers Morgan Grills Extinction Rebellion Co-Leader on Her Personal Carbon Footprint.