On Sunday morning Jan. 28, 2024, two members of the French eco-extremist group Riposte Alimentaire (Food Response), invaded the Musée du Louvre in Paris with ill intent. They made their way to the Salle des Estates room that displays the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.
Arriving in the room they hurled globs of pumpkin soup on the masterpiece from bottles they smuggled into the museum. Then they crawled under the wood barricade preventing crowds from coming close to the Mona Lisa, to give speeches about the end of the world.
Fortunately Leonardo da Vinci’s painting was not damaged due to it being encased in safety glass for protection.
The two twisted individuals from Riposte Alimentaire were Sasha (24-years-old, and Marie-Juliette (63-years-old), they were later arrested for their vandalism. After lobbing soup onto one of the world’s most beloved artworks, one of the vandals screamed: “What’s more important, art, or the right to healthy and sustainable food?”
Pretending to care about farmers and the working class, the group released a statement on their X account. “Our agricultural and food system” it read in part “has extremely worrying environmental consequences.” They went on to say: “Agriculture is responsible for 21% of national greenhouse gas emissions and contributes greatly to the deterioration of our biodiversity and the impoverishment of soils.”
You know where this is going. In their declaration Riposte Alimentaire let the world know that modern agriculture—you know the system that feeds the world, “exposes us to serious food insecurity.” The solution of course is to fling soup onto the Mona Lisa.
Video: Food Response
In their pronouncement the cadre of Riposte Alimentaire sounded much like the Khmer Rouge: “To avoid the mass famines that threaten us, we urgently need to transform our food production model.” What’s needed, according to the eco-alarmists, is to provide “each resident” with a “food card topped up with an amount of €150 each month, to purchase approved and democratically selected products.”
Riposte Alimentaire demands that “food must be universal, democratic, and sustainable.” And what will these eco-cretin fundamentalists say to the masses of French farmers who oppose their utopianism?
Hmm… “approved and democratically selected products.” Yes, the state will provide food, provided you follow its instructions and dictates. Riposte Alimentaire’s proposed monthly welfare payment of $162 dollars a month in food does not change the West’s agricultural system in the least, but it does sound a lot like the dystopian regime described in George Orwell’s 1984:
“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”
For their part, the UKs notorious eco-vandals Just Stop Oil, who have been waging their own War on Art, posted on X words of solidarity regarding the vandalizing of Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece… “Good soup, nice work.” The encouraging words were accompanied by the following poisonous visual response.
Video: Just Stop Oil.
This is what the end of Western Civilization looks like.
UPDATE: Feb 4, 2024: Corporate media had a field day reporting that the Los Angeles Times laid off at least 115 people from its newsroom on Jan. 23, 2024. That’s more than 20% of the paper’s news staff. No paragon of journalism, CNN put it this way; The Los Angeles Times plunges into ‘chaos’ as brutal layoffs loom and senior editors call it quits.
Indicating the severity of the cuts Meg James, senior entertainment writer of the Los Angeles Times, was given the unenviable task of reporting on the paper capsizing. James admitted that the cuts were “one of the largest workforce reductions in the history of the 142-year-old institution.”
Meg James paraphrased Times owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, saying “the paper could no longer lose $30 million to $40 million a year without making progress toward building a higher readership that would bring in advertising and subscriptions to sustain the organization.” Which is another way of saying the Times is bleeding out from a self-inflicted wound and no one knows how to use a tourniquet.
According to the senior entertainment writer, the Times owner also said; “it is imperative that we act urgently and take steps to build a sustainable and thriving paper for the next generation.”
And how exactly is the LA Times “strengthening the outlet’s journalism”? Well, they published a Feb. 1, 2024 opinion piece titled; How throwing soup at the Mona Lisa can help fight climate change.
I ended my Don’t Play With Your Food essay with the words “This is what the end of Western Civilization looks like.” I would like to make a formal alteration to that statement so that it applies to the sinking Los Angeles Times; This is what the end of journalism looks like.”