Movie star and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has swung to the left a bit, even if his pro firearm and military films seem to suggest otherwise. But that isn’t the extent of his hypocrisy. And if anything could prove that it is this past month’s events.
In his overly desperate attempt to appear woke and entirely in with the leftist agenda, despite the R that used to sit next to his name, he agreed to meet with child climate change activist Greta Thunberg earlier this month. The two strolled the streets of Santa Monica and took a bike ride together. He regarded their time together as “fantastic” and even went so far to say that she was not only a friend but “one of my heroes.”
He tweeted, “It was fantastic to see my friend and one of my heroes @GretaThunberg last week and go on a bike ride around Santa Monica together, and I was so pumped to introduce her to my daughter Christina. Keep inspiring, Greta!”
But reports came in that only days later, his efforts to appear pro-climate change were all for show.
According to the U.K. Daily Mail, Schwarzenegger has recently taken several first-class flights to Germany. Yes, not one or even two but quite a few.
Now just one of these flights, one way, is known to release more than double the amount of carbon dioxide as the average-sized car might emit in an entire year. And he took several, there and back again.
But what’s even more astounding than this is the reason why he was going to Germany, to begin with. Schwarzenegger is the proud owner of a military-style SUV that costs over $100,000. This toy, the Pinzgauer 6×6 718 K is one of several in a line of military tank-like vehicles that are known to guzzle gasoline at quite an impressive rate. The standard engine usually burns 1 gallon every 20 or so miles.
Schwarzenegger, as a climate change activist in his own right and the founder of his own international environmental organization called R20 Regions of Climate Action, was making some “greener” changes to this 2.1-ton vehicle. He had the engine replaced to make the SUV slightly more fuel-efficient. So he was trying to make a good change.
However, his trips to Germany were not to simply take the vehicle there or pick it up. No, they were planned just to check on the status of his engine repair and replacement. After all, this is a rather significant investment, and as such, Schwarzenegger, I’m sure, just wanted to make sure everything was being done right and as smoothly as possible.
No matter that any gas that might be saved by replacing the engine, plus thousands of more gallons were just used to fly overseas for a quick checkup.
I wonder if Greta would have agreed to take that bike ride with Arnold if she had known about his recent travels and how much of a carbon footprint they left. I also wonder she would say about him taking his new vehicle to run errands in only days after their bike ride.
As Page Six reported, Schwarzenegger used this gas-guzzling giant to run his daily errands on the streets of Brentwood, California, almost as soon as the engine replacement had been completed and the SUV was back in his possession.
Would she say that he is one more of the millions of the leftist elite that say one thing and do another? Or would she praise him for making at least some small measure of a difference? Would she say that as long as he preaches climate change, he could do whatever he wants?
It’s likely the first. While Greta may be just a pawn in the left’s plan to rid the world of cars, gasoline, airplanes, and basically anything else they don’t want you to have, she at least practices what she preaches for the most part.
Instead of taking large yachts or commercial jets around the globe, she sails on carbon-neutral vessels outfitted with solar panels and underwater electric turbines, takes bike rides, and walks a great deal.
One look at other climate activists, prove that Greta is one of the few who actually seems to care about the environment. Those like Schwarzenegger, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who support the Green New Deal clearly don’t.
As usual, it’s ‘do as I say, not as I do.’