Courage to Change, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s political action committee was recently found to be funding radical climate groups. These groups, like the the Los Angeles-based Climate Emergency Fund (CEF), practice tactics that involve vandalizing artwork in order to gain publicity. Cortez’s PAC gave a $9,000 donation to CEF who believes the planet is about to be destroyed because of climate change.

Margaret Klein Salamon, CEF’s executive director recently stated:

“We’re in this kind of surreal situation in which scientists are telling us this is the point of no return.”

“And yet all of our institutions — they’re all just marching forward with a little bit of window dressing talk about sustainability, but basically continuing as usual.”

“So these activists intervene and they say, ‘Things are not normal. They’re so bad that I’m gonna do this crazy thing and glue myself to a painting or a frame. It only makes sense because of how absolutely terrible the climate emergency is.”

Last year, associates of CEF were arrested in London after pouring tomato soup over a million dollar Vincent van Gogh. Following the vandalism the protestors attempted to explain their actions:

“What use is art when we face the collapse of civil society?”

“The art establishment, artists and the art-loving public need to step up into Civil Resistance if they want to live in a world where humans are around to appreciate art.”

 

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