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Friday, January 10, 2020

Jane Fonda Saves the Planet From Herself

Last year, Jane Fonda sold her “eco-conscious” Beverly Hills mansion, with its 7,102 square feet on a 36,000 square foot lot enclosing a his and her master suite, a glass elevator, 5 bathrooms, glass walls, fireplaces, a fountain, a meditation garden, a fully stocked gym, a pavilion with heat lamps, and a huge pool for $8.5 million after she found no takers at its original $13 million sale price.

“This was the first time in my 79 years,” Fonda enunciates with the deep pathos of an orphan finally getting a full meal as the camera zooms through the cavernous interior of a walk-in closet the size of some people’s homes , “that I have had a closet that you could walk in and see everything you have.”

As Gaia is my witness, If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill, I’ll never go without a walk-in closet again.

Heartfelt music more appropriate to the reunion of a lost child and her mother plays in the background as the socialist actress describes her “amazing glass elevator, it’s like a gem”. Then she gushes about having a party with 150 people in the house. “We could have had another 50,” she brags. Then there’s her pool. “It’s so beautiful at night when it’s lit up.”

Fonda didn’t sell her mansion because she suddenly realized that two people living on a 36,000 square foot estate was bad for the environment. Even if the pool was solar heated. She had just broken up with her record producer boyfriend and was looking to scale down by getting something for the single life.

And so, the environmentalist activist went all the way down from a 7,102 square foot mansion to a 6,679 square foot luxury townhouse. The $5.8 million three-story home has 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and a semi-subterranean three car garage which no doubt only stock Teslas. The master suite has its own fireplace, two walk-in closets, a marble bathroom, and its own balcony. There are staff quarters for the servants. And an elevator for a convenient way to get around the three-story condo.

The complex also offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a tennis court. For the environment.

Every so often, Fonda leaves her Century City luxury condo to fly 2,311 miles to Washington D.C. to protest for the environment. Each of these trips by Fonda generates more CO2 than an average person in Madagascar produces in one year. At these ‘Fire Drill Fridays’, she arranges to get herself arrested (with all the CO2 emissions that entails) along with other California celebrities to demand that everyone save the planet by submitting to the poverty, misery, and destruction of the Green New Deal.

Fonda urged protesters to “take the next step beyond individual actions to reduce our carbon footprint”. She could have reduced her carbon footprint by getting rid of 6 of her 7 bathrooms.

But that wouldn’t have gotten the haggard leftist has-been another 15 minutes of fame.

“These are life-and-death decisions,” she falsely claimed before a silent meditation, three “hi-yahs”, and the vanity arrests in a city already overburdened by crime that largely affects its poor population.

Also arrested was Ted Danson, who last year bought a second compound next to his first compound in Santa Monica with a walk-in wine cellar (don’t call it a cave), he already owns a cottage in Nashville, a ten-acre place in California, and a six-acre multi-residence spread on Martha’s Vineyard. The Cheers star and blackface impresario is naturally concerned about the environment. He owns so much of it.

Brooklyn Decker, the Sports Illustrated model, also came to D.C. to fight for the environment. Decker and her husband have two homes, a 7,300 square foot mansion in West Austin, Texason 15 acres of land with an infinity pool, and the other, a 4-acre spread with 7 bedrooms in North Carolina.

Joining them in the Legion of Environmentalist Mansion Crusaders was Rosanna Arquette, an actress who lives in aPacific Palisades 1.36 acre ocean-view walled and gated estate with 7.5 bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and a 10,000-bottle wine cellar with its own tasting room.

"As Greta Thunberg said, 'Our House Is On Fire', and we need to act like it," Fonda wrote.

Or our 10,000-bottle wine cellar anyway.

“You see this coat? I needed something red and I went out and found this coat on sale. This is the last article of clothing that I will ever buy," she boasted at a Capitol Hill rally while showing off a $500 luxurious red coat. The red coat is appropriate for the nation’s most famous celebrity traitor who flew to show solidarity with the Viet Cong who were murdering Americans with nary a carbon offset in sight.

“‘We don’t need more stuff,’ then I have to walk the walk too. So I’m not buying any more clothes.”

And to prove it, Fonda wore the same black sequin suit to the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York City and then to the GCAAP Empower Party in Atlanta three days later. How did she get from New York to Atlanta in three days? Probably teleportation. And buying new clothes in Atlanta would have had less environmental impact than dragging her sequin suit on a flight from New York to Atlanta.

But it’s not about actually making a difference. It’s about pretending to.

You can have your indoor elevators, wine cellars, and massive estates, and look good by getting briefly arrested to show how much you care about the environment, even while heating, cooling, and powering houses and lands that consume more energy and emit more carbon than millions of third worlders.

“Proud of @Janefonda’s commitment to save our planet,” an environmentalist site tweeted.

An actual commitment would have meant moving to a 1,500 square foot apartment. Instead of commuting between California and Washington D.C. (not to mention Atlanta and New York City) while also having a place in D.C. While the media has widely reported on her temporary sojourn in D.C., none have bothered to ask or report on what sort of environmentally sustainable quarters she’s occupying.

“I made personal changes,” Fonda said. “Electric car, get rid of single-use plastic, less meat — cut it out altogether — recycle, all those kinds of things.”

But keep the 6,679 square foot luxury home. And have your luxury coats shipped over from China.

“I decided that the last article of clothing that I will ever buy is a red coat. Sure enough, I found one at Neiman Marcus on sale for $500. And that's the coat," she had insisted. "I'm speaking out against consumerism and so I have to walk the talk. And so that's the last thing I'll buy."

By Fonda’s standards, paying only $500 for a coat is a protest against consumerism.

There’s nothing like protesting consumerism by buying a $500 coat “on sale” at Neiman Marcus when you live in California.The coat, worn exclusively by Meghan Markle and working-class comrades of the Viet Cong, normally sells for $750, is virgin wool with lambskin trim and imported from China.

There’s nothing like buying a discounted $500 slave labor coat that had to be shipped all the way over from China to protest consumerism and fight for the environment. This is Fonda’s single greatest moral statement since she sat on a Viet Cong anti-aircraft gun while hanging out with America’s enemies.

China has been known to get its lambskin by skinning lambs alive. And its leather often comes from dogs and cats boiled alive. But it’s not as if Fonda cares about the planet, animals or anyone except herself.

Fonda’s only doing these protests until her Netflix series, Grace and Frankie, starts shooting again. At a protest that came too close to the resumption of shooting on her TV series, she avoided being arrested.

"I have to be careful not to get to a point where they're going to keep me for 90 days, because I have to begin preparing for Grace and Frankie in January,” the heroic activist explained, after previously saying, “Everybody's gotta get used to this new normal, getting beyond our comfort zone.”

It’s one thing to get headlines for being arrested. Just so as long as it doesn’t interfere with your closeup and the millions of dollars that allow you to afford the good things in life that you want to take away from the rest of the country. Fonda wants her 7 bathrooms and tiny hovels for the rest of us.

After Fonda returned from collaborating with the enemy in Vietnam, she slandered American POWs as “hypocrites and liars”. But she’s always been the real liar and hypocrite. The pampered celebrity posing with Communist killers and cheering on the murder and torture of American soldiers because it was good for her career. And now championing the Green New Deal while commuting to her massive home, and getting visibly arrested, so long as it doesn’t interfere with her Netflix shooting schedule.

Fonda spoke glowingly of the Communists of Vietnam in propaganda broadcasts. The Green New Deal promises a brutal revolution, with cold and hunger, the breakdown of industry and life, that appeals so much to leftists who believe that people deserve to suffer for social justice. And Jane Fonda hopes to enjoy it from the balcony of her master suite and its fireplace if it gets too cold in Los Angeles County.






Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

Thank you for reading.

21 comments:

  1. Hi Daniel, I still have respect for Jane Fonda because she was into helping Soviet Jews leave the Soviet Union, particularly Ida Nudel. I'll tell you about my conversation with Jane Fonda some time.

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    1. Sue, the mafia helped the poor in their local areas to show their benevolence and gain their favor. I'm happy that she did help those who lived under persecution in the Soviet Union but this article shows and extreme level of hypocrisy that so much of the entertainment industry parades for all to see (except themselves, apparently).

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    2. Hitler loved animals and little (aryan) children.

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  2. Anonymous10/1/20

    Hypocrisy thrives when masses trust appearance
    over substance. Showbiz is the factory of
    appearance. That performer suffering corporate
    cruelty or breathlessly emoting the day’s “news”
    is faking anguish. Human empathy grants that
    message a pass, the way a reasoned argument
    never gets.

    The media enclaves of New York and Los Angeles
    are where leftist purity competition achieves
    critical mass. Here, the frenzy of hubris
    concentrates mind poison.

    All this evil falls when confronted by Daniel’s
    mockery, or a Vietnam Vet’s contempt. We need
    to leave High School envy of the “popular kids”
    to our naive past.

    Charlie

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  3. Anonymous10/1/20

    Please realize that all her posturing is not for people with a brain, it is for people like her.

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  4. Fuck Jane Fonda. Traitorous bitch.

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  5. Anonymous11/1/20

    Seriously , who cares what Hanoi Jane says or does? She is an out and out traitor like most of her family

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  6. you for the article, right to the point.

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  7. Anonymous11/1/20

    I just want to live long enough to see hundreds of people peeing on her grave, then thousands more spitting on it.

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  8. Anonymous11/1/20

    “It is markedly peculiar to Gnosticism that it places the salvation of the soul merely in the possession of a quasi-intuitive knowledge of the mysteries of the universe and of magic formulae indicative of that knowledge. Gnostics were ‘people who knew’, and their knowledge at once constituted them a superior class of beings, whose present and future status was essentially different from that of those who, for whatever reason, did not know.”

    This is a definition of the Gnostics circa 300AD. Hmm. Sounds exactly to me like a definition of the Global Elites Inc. of 2020AD. Red Coat Barbarella is certainly "in the know"; so much so that she is entitled by divine highness of being to buy her special coat of not many colours (only one: communist red) to show the plebs how much she knows and how little we know.

    She is a Maharincess of Power because she wears the magic yoga pants that turn turd-brained whores (of both sexes) into new age shamanesses whose 80 proof spiritualosity is determined by the tightness and pomposity of her special woo-woo yoga pants. She wears them to show the low born that she's a special being. She knows it because she knows all. And we don't because we know nothing. We don't wear magic shamaness yoga pants. We wear lowly pleb pants. So we must worship her. Bow to her. Touch her yoga pants and cure our scrofula.

    She is high. We are low. So there.

    Happy New Year. To quote Roman Castevet from Rosemary's Baby: Happy New Year -- the Year One! (He has his father's eyes!) So does Janey.

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  9. It's hard to believe anyone could say the stupid things she says. It's even harder to believe she believes the things she says. She needs to tie up with Al Gore. Birds of a feather.

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  10. The invincible self-righteousness and hypocrisy of the Left on display.

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  11. It struck me as pretty impressive, that she could invite 150 people into her house for a party, and trust them well enough not to steal her stuff :)

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  12. You left out "Barbarella Psychedella".

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  13. Anonymous12/1/20

    A kook is a kook forever! They never change.

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  14. Anonymous15/1/20

    Can you imagine knowing that when you die your grave site will be watered daily by the veteran's that stop by to piss on it.

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  15. Anonymous16/1/20

    None of this negates the importance of living sensibly on this endangered planet. Global climate change is REAL and is MENACING the future of the Earth. Jane Fonda's behavior is of far less significance than the moronic influence of climate change deniers in high places!

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  16. Worthless old hag. Cannot stand her or her family. Aside from her horrific political views, I think she sucks as an actress. she doesnt become the character, like some great actors, she just old Jane acting.

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  17. Anonymous16/1/20

    Like Sean Penn, Communism for the masses, indolent luxury for me.

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  18. Anonymous17/1/20

    REAL and is MENACING

    Oh the foot stamping! Climate Torquemada has a hissy!

    Burn, climate witch, burn!!! Climate heretics to the stake!!! Burn, denier! Burn!

    Greta, take your Ritalin.

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  19. Anonymous30/1/20

    The fact that Jane Fonda made enough money to buy a mansion and travel the world doesn`t diminish her efforts to battle the ignorant Republicans (aka Trump) who deny climate change. Jealousy is all one can expect from those who don`t lift a finger except to point at others.

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