Organizers are expecting 100,000 to turn out Saturday for the Peoples Climate March in Washington. A better name for it, though, would be the Mass Virtue-Signaling Exhibition. Or how about the Grown Children Acting Up for Attention Demonstration?
Has there ever been another event in which so many were so desperate to demonstrate their moral superiority? To show that they care? To commit a futile and stupid gesture that’s meaningful only in their minds?
Of course every one of the marchers will arrive at their destination via some form of non-carbon spewing transportation, right? They’ll all ride bikes, walk, drive rubber-band powered cars, and run like Forrest Gump, won’t they?
Or maybe not. One report says “300 buses are already booked, coming from across the country” to Washington. And if Al Gore appears, it’s a better-than-even bet that he’ll fly in on a private jet, spewing carbon dioxide all the way there and back. Just as the Union of Concerned Scientists says, “Together, we can tackle global warming.”
But the climate march is about more than climate. It’s a means to call for line items of the usual left-wing wish list, including “good paying jobs that provide a family-sustaining wage and benefits and preserve workers’ rights, including the right to unionize.” Marchers will apparently also demand the funding of “investments in our communities, people, and environment to transition to a new clean and renewable energy economy that works for all, not an economy that feeds the machinery of war.”
And maybe a portrait of Lenin in every home, too.
The lineup of this grand rally begins with the Protectors of Justice, which will include, according to peoplesclimate.org, “indigenous, frontline environmental and climate justice communities.” Just behind that group are the Creators of Sanctuary. They are “immigrants, LGBTQI, women, Latinos, waterkeepers, food sovereignty and land rights” activists. Only at the end do we find the “environmentalists” and “climate activists.”
Yeah, this is all about saving the planet.
The Heritage Foundation reports that “the same agitators behind the riots on the day of President Trump’s inauguration are helping to organize the upcoming People’s Climate March,” which is no surprise.
But alongside these rabble-rousers will be the look-at-me virtue-signalers, determined to prove that they are a higher form of humanity than those clowns who haven’t bought into the global warming narrative. They’ll feel good about themselves and in 21st century America, isn’t that what it’s all about?
While a few of the hired rioters are going to cover their faces and behave poorly on Saturday, the march is mostly going to be a thronging display of silliness and self-regard. Rarely, probably never, in the field of human foolishness has so much puerility been displayed by so many for no good reason whatsoever.