A couple of weeks ago, I wrote mockingly of the tendency of many bloggers to play toy clairvoyants, and their seeming fascination with predicting events in the realm of politics and society. I shameless submit that, I, Socially Extinct, also fall prey to this ridiculously unfounded mystical skill (which really involves nothing more than spotting and recognizing trends and social movements while they are still in their collective infancy). In other words, common sense.
In this vain, I would like to make a new “prediction” regarding our (my) unfavorite Hollywood hot-aired climate boytoy, Leonardo DiCaprio, who now gushes over China’s strides toward making our world…cleaner.
Leonardo, the greatestest antidote to thoughtfulness, nuance, and interpretive Hollywood acting in the modern parlance, is carrying his ill-begotten social currency garnered from such artistic ulcers as “Titanic” and “The Revenant,” both which the discerning-challenged Chinese moviegoers love, to the global climate change realm and calling China’s climate gestures “heroic.”
Leonardo DiCaprio praised China’s work to combat climate change on a trip to Beijing on Sunday, and said he believes the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases could be “the hero of the environmental movement.”
The actor and environmentalist, who called for action to combat climate change during his Oscar acceptance speech last month, praised China’s shift toward renewable forms of energy to lower carbon emissions.
“As we all know, the United States and China are the two biggest contributors, and I think that China has made radical movements forward as far as alternative energy and ways to be sustainable,” he said at a news conference.
“I really think that China can be the hero of the environmental movement, they can be the hero of the climate change movement,” he said. “They have an opportunity to change the world and I have all the confidence in the world that that is their intention.”
DiCaprio is jockeying for a political future and fancies himself to be Hillary Clinton’s climate change czar.
What happens when Hillary is sent home with her witch’s tail between her legs in November?
Leo will just need to resume making soulless overwrought movies. Something he actually knows about.