Sometimes movies can be quite educational. In the case of the docu-drama, The Age of Stupid, we learned quite a lot but not about global warming which the producers intended. Instead we got quite an education at the movie's premiere which gave us a front row seat into stupid liberal hypocrisy. Despite the fact that this film attacked the idea of flying in airplanes because the producers believe it is harmful for the environment, guess how most of the promoters and producers of this film arrived at the Manhattan premiere? The answer is wonderfully provided in this video featuring Phelim McAleer who also posted his commentary at Big Hollywood:
Inspired by James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles who have shone an uncomfortable light on Acorn by asking obvious questions and by simply letting people answer I decided to cover the New York premiere of “The Age of Stupid” – a documentary that claims the human race will be extinct by 2055 because of Climate Change.
Much of the “Age Of Stupid” is spent attacking those in the developing world who want our lives and lifestyles. The documentary is particularly critical of those in countries such as India who want to fly more for business or pleasure.
The documentary is quite clear that flying in aeroplanes is disastrous for the planet. “Apart from setting fire to a forest flying is the single worst thing an individual can do to cause climate change,” we are told.
So after applying for and being given press accreditation by their publicists I decided to find out whether the film makers and their celebrity supporters have stopped or even reduced their flying hours.
Uh-oh! Inconvenient questions alert.
Or is it only the people of the developing world who must fly less while environmentalists continue with their luxuries because their campaigning is so important it has to continue.
I had been told that Franny Armstrong “The Age of Stupid’s” director, had been careful whilst making the film but has been on a massive flying binge promoting the documentary. Then there were the rest of the celebrity supporters such as Kofi Annan, the head of the UN, Mary Robinson, the former Irish President, actresses Gillian Anderson and Heather Graham and Moby who is apparently a famous DJ.
Are they making the sacrifices they demand be enforced on the people of the developing world?
Unfortunately there seems to be one thing environmentalists dislike more than flying and that is hard questions about their own flying habits.
A look at the very uncomfortable film supporters on the video certainly validates that observation. ...And now the diligent censorship squad arrives on the scene:
After a few questions which revealed that none of those at the premiere had the slightest intention of living up to the standards they demand of others the film makers decided they didn’t want to be accountable. Along with their security guards they manhandled me and and forced me of the press deck despite having given me accreditation to be there.
I didn’t realise press accreditation now comes with provisos that you are not allowed to ask awkward questions of environmental activists and their celebrity supporters.
They then used their security team to block my camera.
So it turns out that this docu-drama has provided us with quite a learning experience but not what the filmmakers intended. It gave us the opportunity to see liberal hypocrisy in action thanks to their stupid reaction to being asked pertinent questions about the "Stupid" movie.