Andrew Breitbart has a modest proposal for Hollywood:
Just last week, the Nobel Prize-winning and Academy Award-adjacent (“An Inconvenient Truth”) Mr. Gore told students, “The world has lost ground to the climate crisis,” and made a dramatic call to action:
“If you’re a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration.”
But even if those coal plants are in foreign lands like Ohio and Pennsylvania, it doesn’t mean we Southern Californians must stand still and let the planet implode in front of us. That’s why I’m taking Al Gore’s lead and starting Code Green, a Hollywood organization whose purpose is to use civil disobedience to thwart the unnecessary use of energy in the entertainment industry.
Inspired by Jodie Evans, who started the antiwar group Code Pink, the menopausal performance artists known for interrupting public debate, Code Green will demand oversight over her group because, after all, her tidy little rage club is based in L.A.
No more trips from L.A. to Minneapolis on Northwest Airlines to protest the Republican National Convention. (I saw you wearing that tiara – in first class!) Mother Earth coughed up some smog while you chanted at the GOP, “Not one dollar, not one more, Don’t you dare buy Bush’s war.”
You are now not free to move around the country.
From now on, Jodie and Arianna, too, will be bashing their Bushes from home, telecommuting their unrequited anger by way of solar panels and the Internet.
The days of hoarding electricity and gas are over, including by the truest believers. Carbon credits are now as worthless as Lehman stock.
There are new rules that we will all have to adhere to, whether we like it or not.
Here is the Code Green four-point “Gang Green” mandate:
1.) Directive: Stop film and television production.
This will be the first sentence of the rewrite of the Kyoto Protocol.
Each show or movie leaves a massive carbon footprint that cannot be erased even by the best CGI masters. There will be no more “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoffs, nor will there be any more labored attempts to squeeze out lame sentimentality from child actors pretending to be smarter than us. They will now have to work at Pinkberry, where those little saps belong.
Tough to argue with that–since I proposed a very similar tonic for Tinseltown over a year ago.
(However, since Andrew beneficently links to your humble narrator on his mighty and sprawling Breitbart.com Website, I’m more than willing to chalk this up to a case of synchronicity and GMTA, to borrow a little of the secret lingo from the Code Green code book.)