Enquiring minds would like to know- is Emma Thompson, the famous actress, a Comrade of Proven Worth or simply a brazen hypocrite? For she did indeed fly over here on one of those CO2 spewing jetplane things to tell us all that we must spew less CO2. Now it could be that Emma is one of that elite whose behaviour is simply beyond reproach. She practices GoodThink therefore all is indeed Good. Perhaps her activism will mean that total emissions fall as we hoi polloi change our behaviour in a manner she doesn’t have to. Or, even, that horrible thought that perhaps it’s just hypocrisy. Even, could be, the famed airheadedness of actresses.
Emma Thompson the first-class hypocrite! Actress is pictured dining on champagne and beef in £18,000 personal booth on carbon-spewing BA plane jetting to New York days after lecturing us all to stop flying
Actress seen in the luxury cabin of a British Airways flight from Heathrow to JFK
Tickets can cost up to £18,000 and create nearly two tons of carbon dioxide
Two weeks ago she joined the Extinction Rebellion protests that shut down swathes of Central London
So, what’s the explanation?
This would be funny if it wasn’t quite such a jarring reminder of how the Soviets used to manage matters. The revolutionary vanguard were not held to the same standards as everyone else because, you know, they were the revolutionary vanguard, leaders of the people. They thus got all the nice apartments in central Moscow as they had to be close to the Ministries where they directed the peasants. They didn’t have to share the apartment because they needed to rest after their labours. And surely those working for the workers should be well rewarded? So too they didn’t have to line up for the scraps of whatever rotting junk the ration stores had. The KGB, for example, had it’s own commissary just around the back of Lubyanka – I know, I’ve shopped in it. And higher ranks simply never needed to go shopping at all, the nomenklatura had the government delivery service. Ocado for commies but only really important commies. This all came under the rubric of comrades of proven worth.
Emma Thompson is a Comrade of Proven Worth?
Dame Emma Thompson has told us why it is that she flew into London from Los Angeles to take part in a demonstration against climate change caused by people flying around and making CO2 emissions. “If I could fly cleanly then I would”.
An elite damaging the environment so that we will all damage it less and therefore her actions are good and just?
Or just a raging hypocrite?
Your call, obviously.