Actress Jane Fonda, whose leftist views have engendered harsh criticism over the decades, added to her radical resume over the weekend, holding white men responsible for the “climate crisis” and demanding their imprisonment.
Fonda made her remarks at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.
“This is serious,” Fonda charged, according to Outkick. “We’ve got about seven, eight years to cut ourselves in half of what we use of fossil fuels. … Unfortunately, the people that have the least responsibility for it are hit the hardest — Global South, people on islands, poor people of color. It is a tragedy that we have to absolutely stop. We have to arrest and jail those men — they’re all men [behind this].”
“It’s good for us all to realize there would be no climate crisis if there was no racism,” she continued. “There would be no climate crisis if there was no patriarchy. A mindset that sees things in a hierarchical way. White men are the things that matter and then everything else [is] at the bottom.”
“You can take anything, racism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, whatever, the war; if you really get into it and study it, and learn about it and the history of it, everything’s connected. There’d be no climate crisis if it wasn’t for racism,” she posited.
Fonda’s long history of leftist activism has included slamming some returning Vietnam War POWs as “hypocrites and liars.” As The Patriot Post reported of her actions during the Vietnam War, Fonda stated, “These were not men who had been tortured. These were not men who had been starved. These were not men who had been brainwashed. … Pilots were saying it was the policy of the Vietnamese and that it was systematic. I believe that’s a lie.”
In 2019, Fonda, who infamously posed with the North Vietnamese Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, said “climate criminals” should be treated like Nazi war criminals who were given a Nuremberg-style trial.
As Karen Townsend of Hot Air reported, in an interview with Michael Moynihan on Viceland’s “The Impeachment Show,” Fonda asserted that oil executives and enabling politicians “should all be tried for crimes against humanity and nature,” prompting Moynihan to ask, “So, you want to see sort of a Nuremberg trial for climate criminals?” Fonda replied, “Yeah, I would.”
Moynihan asked, “You said Congress is bought off by the fossil fuel industry. If that is true, and that is true of the man in the White House is the same, what do we do? Where do we go from here?”
“Well, we get rid of them,” Fonda responded.
“How do we do that?” Moynihan queried.
“It’s too late now for moderation,” Fonda answered. “Because of the fossil fuel industry, we have to elect people who are very brave because what they have to do, what we have to do, what we have to make them do is unprecedented. … I think that democracy is teetering on the edge of collapse … that’s why we need to go into the streets. Our government is being ruled by fossil fuel. That’s a fact that can be proven. The war are being fought for oil. Our men and women are being killed and maimed, wounded psychologically and physically because of oil. I mean, they should all be tried for crimes against humanity and nature.”
“Who, in particular?” Moynihan asked.
“The people who run the fossil fuel industry,” Fonda answered. “And I might add, the politicians that they bought off who haven’t got the gumption to stand up to it.”
“So you want to see a sort of Nuremberg trial for climate criminals,” Moynihan suggested.
“Yeah, I would,” Fonda concluded.