What’s The Real Reason Climate Cultist Big Wigs Are Hypocrites?

One of the reasons I would guess is because this has nothing to do with science, and everything to do with politics, about government control, and said government control won’t effect the big shots. Michael Shellenberger writes

The Real Reason They Behave Hypocritically On Climate Change Is Because They Want To

British Royal couple Prince Harry and Princess Meghan Markle triggered widespread outrage recently after lecturing the world about climate change while flying around the world in private jets.

“With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference,” the Duke of Sussex said on Instagram a few days before jetting off with the Duchess to Ibiza, Spain and then to Nice, France.

BBC calculates that those two flights alone produced six times more emissions than the average Briton does each year and over 100 times more than the average resident of the African nation of Lesotho.

Friends of Harry and Meghan rushed to the couple’s defense. “I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations,” said Elton John.

“Imagine being attacked” tweeted Ellen, the comedian, “when all you’re trying to do is make the world a better place.”

But their celebrity defenders only added fuel to the fire. “So stop lecturing us on how we live our lives and live by example,” responded one Briton.

Exactly. They’re always tell Everyone Else how to live their lives, but, never match that rhetoric with action in their own lives.

But was the couple’s ostentatious display of climate hypocrisy really accidental? After all, celebrities have been hypocritically moralizing about climate change and other environmental issues for decades. And, now, a growing number of celebrities are getting into the act. (snip)

A simpler explanation for the hypocrisy of celebrities who moralize about climate change is that it is a way of flaunting their special status.

Hypocrisy is the ultimate power move. It is a way of demonstrating that one plays by a different set of rules from the ones adhered to by common people. Hypocrisy demonstrates how unaccountable one is to conventional morality.

Such displays work because, unlike wealth, status is inherently subjective. The more of it you are perceived to have, the more of it you actually have. (snip through a bit about the rich and powerful always having been hypocrites in certain aspects)

Why then do we get so upset when celebrities moralize about climate change? Because in doing so they are violating an unsaid social contract. You can be rich, fabulous, and showy, but you can’t tell us how to live. Two thousand years after the Christian revolution in morality, we take our relative prosperity seriously.

That is one hell of a great point. When they are out there flaunting their lifestyle (remember the days of Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous? How about TMZ and other outlets constantly telling us how they live their lives lavishly?), fine. When they are calling for higher taxes (which won’t hurt themselves), gun control (while not giving up their own firearms and/or armed security), or, worse, a complete control of everyone’s lives and raising their cost of living (which won’t bother them) while being hypocrites themselves, it becomes a problem. They’re preaching, advocating, and this would all make Other People’s lives worse.

It’s a very long piece, well worth the read.

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One Response to “What’s The Real Reason Climate Cultist Big Wigs Are Hypocrites?”

  1. Hoss says:

    The Party apparatchik and elites never expect that they too will have to live like they dictate to the peasants. As if. What good is it to be an elite if you can’t act like it, especially in an age when virtue-signaling is used like currency.

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