It seems the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, aka Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, are catching heat from some in the British press for their self-indulgent travel habits, and some of their celebrity friends are annoyed with the criticism of their royal pals.
Meghan and Harry – like so many liberal celebrities – are using their celebrity privilege (kind of like “white privilege,” except it’s a real thing) to speak out against the purported dangers of human-induced climate change, even as they trot around the globe in the most luxurious style to indulge their own whims and pleasure. An article in Fox News last month cited the following:
“[The Duke and Duchess] reportedly flew from Farnborough, U.K., to Ibiza, Spain, on Aug. 6, then back on Aug. 12. On Aug. 14, they flew from Farnborough to Nice, France, to visit Elton John, then back to Farnborough on Aug. 17. The couple is believed to have taken a Gulfstream 200, which seats 19 people, to Ibiza from Farnborough, and a Cessna 500 XL, which seats nine, on their return trip.”
Apparently some in the British press don’t understand that Harry and Meghan are special people who have important things to do, unlike the rest of us commoners. Ellen DeGeneres took to Twitter to scold the critics for pointing out the pair’s hypocrisy. Harry and Meghan “…just want to make the world better,” DeGeneres admonished. She knows this because she and her wife recently flew to England to meet with the royals so that the two couples could congratulate themselves on their shared passion for the environment.
Elton John also chimed in to rebuke the British press:
“After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home. To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight. To support Prince Harry’s commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint. I highly respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan’s commitment to charity and I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations on their character…”
You see? Harry and Meghan deserve to waste fossil fuels – as all leftist celebrities do, apparently – because Harry and Meghan behave in a manner that is approved by the leftist elite. They espouse all of the correct opinions. They associate with all the right people (or should I say, the Left people?) They are in the club. The media is supposed to keep quiet about their hypocrisy, just as they kept quiet when Barack ‘the science is settled’ Obama and his Mrs. purchased yet another mansion, this time in Martha’s vineyard. It will be a relaxing place for him to ponder the question, “At what point will I have made enough money?” while he is busy wheeling and dealing to amass his post-presidency riches and conspiring with his minions to further undermine our republic.
Don’t let my attempt at lighthearted satire fool you. I am filled with deep-seated rage at the elitist Left who think they are too special to live by the same conditions they want to impose upon the rest of us, while they bask in a faux sense of sainthood because they care so much more about the environment than we do. It is imperative that we – the commoners – make it abundantly clear that we won’t stand for it. We will not live by one set of rules while the Left reserves a different set of rules for themselves, therefore I hereby declare the following:
If satisfying an important personal desire is a good enough reason for the elites to ignore their impact on the environment, then my personal goals and desires are good enough reason for me to do so as well. If the desire to maximize their comfort, safety or security is sufficient reason for the elites to set aside their worries over the environment, then my own desire to maximize my comfort, safety or security is sufficient reason as well. If the elites believe they are entitled to enjoy the wonders of this Earth to whatever extent their pocketbooks will allow, then I am entitled to do the same. And let me be very clear on this: the elitist’s notion of creating a market of “carbon offsets” so that they can get around the rules that they want to impose upon the rest of us is pure bullshit.
The elitists are trying their best to fulfill the dark prophecy depicted by George Orwell in his widely-read but sadly forgotten classic novel, Animal Farm:
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
This is why your hypocrisy matters, and it’s why we won’t let you get away with it.