Saturday, May 27, 2023

How to Upset Your Likely Allies

5/26/23 ABC News:
"Two members of a climate activist group were arrested and charged Friday for allegedly defacing an art exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., during a protest last month.

"Timothy Martin of North Carolina, and Joanna Smith of New York, both 53, surrendered to authorities after they were indicted on conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and injury to a National Gallery of Art exhibit, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia."

I am not particularly an art aficionado, although seeing Vermeer's View of Delft is on my bucket list, but the most likely allies of these sort of eco-fanatics are people who spend a lot of time in art galleries and opera houses.  

So, the theory is that there is not enough awareness of climate change and the crisis requires dramatic acts like this to get people to turn on CNN, PBS, and  all other mainstream media and find out about it.

Yes, vandalize great art to get your natural allies aware of the most loudly proclaimed theory of the last 39 years other than LGBTQWTF. 

These children are both 53!  I guess the trust fund has not gone to zero yet.

1 comment:

  1. The thing is, the ones who do the actual painting and gluing are dupes. They never manage to arrest the silent conspirators, like the ones who are there to film the event, and the "Security" in the crowd there to keep anyone from interfering until they have their footage.