DATELINE: Floodgates are Now Open
With flooding and natural disasters occurring now three and four times a year instead of once per century, we thought it was time to take a look at it Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary called Before the Flood.
We are already way ahead of you. We also laughed at the notion that DiCaprio, a semi-self-educated actor, is an expert in global warming. Yet, because of his fame and celebrity, the United Nations made him a special Messenger of Peace on the issue.
AT the UN, they listened to his speech with more rapt interest than at global warming scoffer Donald Trump.
DiCaprio begins his documentary with a litany of FOXNews expert ridiculing him for his so-called expertise. So we give him credit for recognizing that one. However, he follows it by a notorious plug for his movie The Revenant.
What can you expect from a child whose parents put Hieronymous Bosch’s notorious painting of hell and paradise over his crib?
DiCaprio is no newcomer to the issue of climate change. He goes back to video clips over 20 years ago in which he meets with Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and shows his interest in the environment, using his fame as a passport to open doors.
With Irma and Harvey and Maria and earthquakes, DiCaprio is beginning to look like a prophet in the wilderness. He says the real profits are from billionaires with fronting organizations like the fake news-media and politicians who deny global warming. Yep, that’s called biting irony. Fake media cuts two ways.
The entire term “global warming” is a misnomer. Actually, it is not warming; it is extremes in the weather. And there’s no denying we have that lately in Irma, Harvey, or Maria.
The question is whether it’s caused by man made fossil fuel, or by forces of the universe yet unknown. Blame it on ancient aliens.
With the concept of expertise getting the short shrift in American culture for the past half century, it’s not surprising that experts are denigrated. It’s not popular to be one of the elite intelligentsia in a democracy of boors. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a scientist, an artist, or just an ordinary PhD.
You will be ridiculed for being different.
In 21st century America, you are persona non-grata. You might as well go out into the wilderness and start crying.
The people for whom this documentary is meant to educate have already Hit the remote button to shut off the screen.
In that sense, this is all a waste of time.