Jane Fonda Blames White Men, Patriarchy For Climate Change

It has become a cliche in modern progressive politics to blame racism — and more specifically, White men — for the ills of society.

President Joe Biden offered such a diagnosis during a recent commencement speech at the historically Black Howard University.

In an event at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend, activist and actress Jane Fonda picked up that common refrain in a discussion about climate change.

Declaring it a “serious” issue, she claimed that the world only has “about seven, eight years” to reduce the use of fossil fuels in order to avert catastrophe.

Of course, environmental alarmists have been making similar predictions for decades that have turned out to be completely wrong.

Fonda did not stop there, though, using her forum to rail against the supposed impact that “racism” and “the patriarchy” are having on the environment.

“Unfortunately, the people that have the least responsibility for it are hit the hardest,” she said of climate change. “Global South, people on islands, poor people of color. It is a tragedy that we have to absolutely stop. We have to arrest and jail those men [responsible]. They’re all men.”

Her misandrist rant continued with a declaration that it is “good for us all to realize there would be no climate crisis if there was no racism.”

Saying the same thing about “the patriarchy,” Fonda ridiculed the “mindset that sees things in a hierarchical way” and allegedly makes “White men” believe that they “are the things that matter and then everything else [is] at the bottom.”

The actress, who has a long and controversial record of activism dating back at least to the Vietnam War, claimed that she is “fighting patriarchy and racism” each time she speaks out against a progressive cause du jour.

“It’s important because we have to get out of the silos — feminists over here, environmentalists over here,” she said. “That’s what I learned when I started being an activist around the Vietnam War. The more you go down any issue, whatever it is, you realize that it’s all connected. And if we solve the climate crisis and we haven’t solved those other things, we’re going to be in trouble.”