Congratulations Leonardo Di Caprio.
It has been over 10 years since the release of An Inconvenient Truthand you have succeeded in scaring the world into changing its habits. Wasting millions of dollars that could have been spent on Disease Research or even Interstellar travel.
Just because one man tells you something – do you believe him? What if he tells you to jump off a bridge, do you jump?
What if he tells you to take your trash, and just tip it all over your living room? Just dive on in, like Luke and Leia in the trash compactor, and start ‘sorting’ it. Get all your rubbish in neat little piles and then start putting it into colour coded boxes – all so men can pick it up and throw it all into one pile again.
Sounds pretty stupid, right? Well, if you recycle then this is essentially what you’re doing. Instead of telling Leonardo Di Caprio to shut up – like we all should have done – you started panicking and thinking about your children and ‘your children’s children’, even though you’ll probably never meet them because you haven’t seen your kids in 3 years and you’ve forgotten where they live.
Regardless of these facts – you panicked. Gripped with a sudden intense fear, mixed with an overwhelming feeling of smug superiority, you started to collect, sort – ‘recycle’ – just so you could sleep at night, safe in the knowledge that, by performing these ritualistic actions, you were absolutely and unequivocally, a ‘good person’.
But, it wasn’t enough.
Leo wanted more. Not content with forcing the planet into his bizarre cult of ‘living green’ he demanded, what many considered to be, the impossible.
In September 2015, Di Caprio executive produced a new cut of leftist propaganda ‘documentary’ Cowspiracy. This amateurish ‘film’, cobbled together from a movie made by a typical Californian surfer dude, broke every rule of decent documentary movie making. The subject and documentary were endlessly confused, interview were conducted with reckless abandon and the director was clearly biased.
Nevertheless it sparked yet another cultural revolution, suddenly teems of vegans and vegetarians started emerging – loudly espousing their new found obsession and infecting hopelessly weak-minded individuals with their social disease. For there is nothing more that people enjoy than informing other as to what makes themunique, what makes themdifferent.
So what makes one person ‘unique’ and ‘special’ is spread to others, who want to feel blessed with that same feeling. On and on, the microbes are spread until more and more helplessly sad souls are exalted by the sensation of being high, high on a horse and untouchable by those below them.
Have we learned anything at all, between then and now? Between An Inconvenient Truth and Cowspiracy?
We should have.
We should have learned that we can’t believe everything that Leonardo Di Caprio tells us.
We are still here.
The Earth is not dying.
But, our social intelligence is.