Anti-fossil-fuel, attention-seeking protesters who have engaged in vandalism in museums around the world are now targeting the work of iconic visual artist Andy Warhol.
On Friday, demonstrators reportedly affiliated with Ultima Generazione (Last Generation) dumped flour all over a sports car painted by Warhol which is on display in a Milan, Italy, cultural center known as Fabbrica del Vapore.
“Other protesters smashed paint-filled balloons on the floor and glued themselves to the ground and the car,” the Daily Mail reported.
According to an online translation of its website home page, the doom-and-gloom group says that it takes “nonviolent civil disobedience actions to demand urgent and concrete action against ecoclimatic collapse.”
The protesters reportedly entered the venue with bags of flour lining their pockets.
Video of this incident shows security guards dragging away the flour-bombing protesters — several of who tried to explain their motivations to onlookers — and who made the vintage vehicle look like it was snow-covered.
The art gallery temporarily closed as a result. A police investigation is ongoing.
This protest was one of three stunts by activists that were carried out at art exhibitions in Europe in just one week’s time.
“The BMW M1 car took part in the 24-Hours Le Mans race in 1977 — finishing sixth — before the famous visual artist, film director, and producer painted it with a pattern of bold colors. It is said to be worth more than £50 million,” the Daily Mail recalled.
The value would roughly be $60 million in U.S. dollars.
In a self-serving statement, Last Generation claimed that “Works of art have been targeted in order to highlight the hypocrisy of our society’s values: do we really get outraged at the simulation of damage to works of art while the ongoing objective destruction of works of nature, ecosystems and our own lives leaves us indifferent?”
Earlier this month, climate change alarmists glued themselves to Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Can display at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. A group known as Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies claimed credit for the incident.
Over the years, doom-and-gloom predictions about an environmental catastrophe right around the corner have, however, so far never materialized.
At the present time, moreover, society obviously can’t function by going cold turkey with renewables, despite theories put forward by U.S. Democrats and their globalist establishment allies who have already sent energy costs through the roof. This same cohort now says it wants to compensate poorer nations for damages allegedly caused by carbon emissions.
In addition to defacing often priceless works of art, regardless of how art is defined in some instances, global warming radicals have also blocked roads in the U.K. and elsewhere while everyday commuters are trying to get to their places of employment.
Ironically, the wealthy granddaughter of oil baron J. Paul Getty is reportedly funding various environmental activist groups.
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To date, none of these protests have apparently occurred in CCP-controlled China, which is said to be the world’s biggest polluter and a vast country that has shown no inclination to limit its fossil fuel use as it rapidly expands its authoritarian empire across the globe.
Thus, these virtue-signaling and disruptive exercises, which are presumably coordinated using electricity-powered modern technology, seem entirely pointless.
According to Time magazine, however, “The groups have framed their efforts as campaigns of nonviolent civil disobedience, intended to draw people’s attention to the climate crisis, and what activists say are their government’s woefully inadequate efforts to cut emissions.”
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— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 20, 2022
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