Of course. You knew this was coming. What’s next in the evolution of the left’s response to the Coronavirus? Blaming it on humanity’s destruction of the environment. That happened on Monday as celebrity Idris Elba did exactly that.
According to an article posted by Michael van der Grisalien of the PJ Media website, Elba, who recently tested positive for the new Chinese coronavirus, stated: “But if you thought he’d be saddened by that, I have news for you.”
Talking to Oprah Winfrey, he concluded, “We damaged our world, and it’s no surprise that our world is reacting to the human race."
Van der Grisalien noted: “Elba believes it's perfectly alright. You see, the COVID-19 virus is simply earth taking revenge for climate change.” Elba continued, "That a virus has been created that will slow us down and ultimately make us think differently about our world and ourselves.”
As if that wasn’t bizarre enough, the actor added: “This is almost like the world’s cry-out, like, hey, hey, hey, you’re kicking me. What you’re doing is not good.... So [what] any organism would do is try to get rid of an infection, so maybe this is it for the world," the actor concluded, thereby basically calling the human race a disease.
Van der Grisalien then remarked: “This, of course, is the real face of the radical-left climate change movement. They truly hate humanity, they despise it.”
The reporter also claimed:
OK, perhaps they can sympathize with those living in Third World countries, but that sympathy stops were the First World starts.
Why do I say that, you ask? Well, because the very same Idris Elba who now claims the new Chinese coronavirus is simply earth getting rid of a sickness (us) was heavily involved with the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone six years ago.
“Somehow, when African countries were hit by a terrible virus,” the reporter noted, Elba "attended meetings to urge world leaders to do what [was] necessary" to fight Ebola and even to "invest in long-term prevention and treatment strategies."
The reporter concluded by stating: “Funny how Ebola wasn't a sign of earth having had enough of us but the COVID-19 virus somehow is, eh?