When a rich and famous Westerner starts talking about “us,” it’s time for the Global South to hide the women and children. British actor Jeremy Irons has decided that it’s time for another dishonest documentary about the environmental crisis, according to the Times of London:
The world is becoming so overpopulated that nature will one day wreak its revenge, claims Jeremy Irons, the actor.
Launching himself as a green campaigner, Irons has revealed plans to make a documentary about sustainability and waste disposal, likening himself to Michael Moore, the controversial film maker, although “not as silly”.
So Irons’ ambition is to make a serious piece of propaganda full of half-truths and misinformation. That’s a high ambition, for sure.
The increasing global population would put an intolerable strain on the world’s resources, Irons said, and the gulf between developing countries and westerners living a bountiful “pie-in-the-sky” existence must be addressed.
“One always returns to the fact that there are just too many of us, the population continues to rise and it’s unsustainable,” he said in an interview with The Sunday Times. “I think we have to find ways where we’re not having to scrap our effluent junk and are a really sustainable planet.”
When he says “us,” he means “them.” Population growth is near zero throughout Western Europe, and in negative territory in many developed nations. His problem isn’t with the rich, white West, it’s with the brown, yellow, and black Global South. From Margaret Sanger on, whenever anyone in the West has talked about population control, it’s always been non-whites that have been the target, whether because of racism (in Sanger’s case) or not.
He is seeking funding for a film on sustainability, which he hopes will be in the manner of An Inconvenient Truth, the Oscar-winning Al Gore documentary on climate change.
So his ambition is to make a film that is full of outright lies that will win him a reputation as a political manipulator and green market speculator. Yeah, I’d helped finance that.
(Via Hot Air.)