Big Oil heiress funding ‘Just Stop Oil’ group that threw soup on Van Gogh painting

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A Big Oil heiress is a key funder of a sprawling global network of grassroots climate groups, including the U.K.-based Just Stop Oil, which staged a protest Friday vandalizing a famous painting.

Aileen Getty, the granddaughter of the Getty Oil founder, is the founding donor of the Climate Emergency Fund (CEF), a Los Angeles-based organization that finances several high-profile climate protest groups around the world. Getty, who is a prolific environmental philanthropist, wired $500,000 to CEF shortly after it was founded in 2019, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Boosted by Getty’s initial and continued contributions, CEF has awarded millions of dollars to radical groups that have engaged in disruptive protests worldwide. Among CEF’s grantees is the A22 Network, which is made up of Just Stop Oil, the U.S.-based Declare Emergency and groups in nine countries including Germany, France and Canada.

In recent months, the group has repeatedly organized protests in which its members have glued themselves to famous paintings. Just Stop Oil activists have also blocked major roads and highways in the U.K., in some cases forcing emergency vehicles to take different routes to their destination.

There’s nothing new here, whiny narcissistic children prattling on in their deluded sense of moral superiority and committing vandalism, financed by the spoiled heirs of industrial magnates, who can only give meaning to their luxurious but empty lives with virtue signaling.

If you watch the video, either because it loads above or you go to link, note the inflection of the girl speaking. It’s an exact Greta Thuneberg imitation. The indoctrination is ubiquitous.

I’ve embedded the video, but Fox News embeds are notoriously slow to load.

Also, by choosing Tomato Soup (cans), an extremely important historical symbol in American modern art, ala Warhol, they have actually created a performance art piece which could be said to have an interesting media-is-the-message self-referential art loop. Campbell’s would have been a better choice.

I doubt many art critics will take note.

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Tom Halla
October 15, 2022 2:06 pm

Heinz is partly supporting John Kerry, through his marrying one of the heir’s widows.
A RICO prosecution against Getty and other nuisance cause funders would be in line.

Reply to  Tom Halla
October 15, 2022 2:57 pm

The Rockefellers?

Pete Bonk
October 15, 2022 2:08 pm

The old expression “Soup to Nuts” comes to mind with these spoiled ignorant “children”.

alastair gray
Reply to  Pete Bonk
October 15, 2022 4:07 pm

Since they glued themselves t the floor and were not actually impeding passage of people with better things to do, could they not have been left until hunger or call of nature forced them to beg for relief. That would have yielded some light entertainment, or better still the pain of just being ignored would have forced them maybe to reflect on their values. sort of like a naughty step.

Reply to  alastair gray
October 15, 2022 5:44 pm

I’m wondering if they prepared by wearing depends but those do have a limited holding capacity.if I was the art gallery I would live stream them stuck to the floor.

Reply to  Pete
October 15, 2022 6:04 pm

It’s in the eye of the beholder after all…

Reply to  Pete
October 16, 2022 7:59 am

They should bill it as “living art”.
The mistake is firemen wasting time ungluing them. They should be left to their own devices, at least until they are in need of hospitalisation.

Reply to  Pete
October 16, 2022 1:50 pm

Just take them both to jail, and if skin from their hands remain on the wall, well too bad for them!

October 16, 2022 3:42 pm

Call it installation art.

Reply to  alastair gray
October 15, 2022 10:21 pm

Pour Tomato soup over them.

Reply to  JohnM
October 19, 2022 11:50 am

Invite visitors to the gallery to participate by pouring soup over them.

BYO, I’ll start with a nice chicken soup.

Reply to  alastair gray
October 16, 2022 3:16 am

The act of gluing themselves to things is just part of the theatrical performance – cyanoacrylate doesn’t adhere well to flesh

Juan Slayton
Reply to  Martin
October 16, 2022 5:43 am

It adheres to mine….

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Martin
October 16, 2022 11:17 am

It bounds instantly! The only reason it isn’t an effective glue is because the surface of the epidermis pulls away from the rest of the skin when fresh. Eventually, the oils in the skin cause it to release.

Reply to  Martin
October 16, 2022 12:30 pm

Not sure where you get that info from. Cyanoacrylate is even sometimes used as an emergency first-aid measure to close wounds.

Reply to  TonyG
October 17, 2022 12:16 am

Medical cyanoacrylate is different to the version used as super glue. It’s less toxic and designed to cope with the oils in the skin. The oils which hinder cyanoacrylate from working well. Advice to stop superglue sticking to your hands when using it is to rub mineral oil, petroleum jelly or just plain vegetable oil

David Walker
Reply to  sadbutmadlad
October 17, 2022 5:22 am

Many years ago before cyanoacrylate adhesives became available to the general public many mechanics, engineers and sheet metal workers of my acquaintance, having noticed its ability to stick to skin took to using Loctite Bearing Fit to treat small cuts and as a general purpose adhesive for all sorts of tasks.

sean slutton
Reply to  Martin
October 16, 2022 6:26 pm

It sticks really well to skin? There are lots of plastics it doesn’t stick very well to, but it works great for flesh.

Anders Valland
Reply to  Martin
October 17, 2022 4:37 am

I don’t know where you buy your glue, but if it is cyanoacrylate it definitely bonds well to skin. Ask any rc model builder.

Rud Istvan
October 15, 2022 2:16 pm

TY, CR. Interesting background. And of course the tomato soup did no damage since the painting is behind glass for security reasons. Says how effective the whole mess was/is. NOT.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Rud Istvan
October 15, 2022 4:15 pm

The tomato soup PROBABLY did no damage.

The glass (or plastic) is there primarily as a barrier to stop people touching the surface of the painting. Open to correction but I put that there was very little technology or science beyond ‘put a glass panel in front’.

There is real possibilities that the soup could have leached up at the edges via capillary action.

These people may have realised that if they had gone to school more than 4 days a week.

Reply to  Craig from Oz
October 15, 2022 10:23 pm

It was the frame that was damaged when they glued their hands to it. That is one of the charges in the court.

Reply to  JohnM
October 16, 2022 3:42 am

that was the other fools in aus? they stuck to the wall here

David A
Reply to  JohnM
October 17, 2022 1:40 pm

Fortunately then it was a Van Gogh

Ian Johnson
Reply to  Craig from Oz
October 16, 2022 3:18 am

or 4 days a year.

Campsie Fellow
Reply to  Rud Istvan
October 16, 2022 1:44 am

Well, judged by the amount of publicity these people have received, it was highly effective. Now if everybody (except the police and the judiciary) just ignored them………….

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Campsie Fellow
October 16, 2022 11:22 am

It got them a lot of publicity of questionable value. I doubt that they changed anyone’s mind. In my case, it did demonstrate to me that they are not deep thinkers, and don’t have any appreciation of the role that petroleum products play in their clothes or pink hair dye.

It doesnot add up
October 15, 2022 2:19 pm

Will she have them go chopping off ears as an act of revenge, or are bull fights out of order?

alastair gray
Reply to  It doesnot add up
October 15, 2022 4:09 pm

Van Gogh and John Paul Getty III both lost ears so a weird sort of connection there

Reply to  It doesnot add up
October 16, 2022 12:40 am

The “protestors” (spoilt, self-regarding children) should be made to run with the bulls in Pamplona.

October 15, 2022 2:33 pm

Why do ignorant, stupid people have so much money?

Pillage Idiot
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
October 15, 2022 2:37 pm

Usually it is because they had intelligent and productive parents or grandparents.

Sometimes the acorn falls a loooooong way away from the tree!

Nick Graves
Reply to  Pillage Idiot
October 16, 2022 2:02 am

The expression “from clogs to clogs in three generations” has its equivalent in many languages.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Nick Graves
October 16, 2022 8:04 am

Thanks Nick for teaching an old dog something new.

This makes good sense and again shows that older generations came up with quaint aphorisms from careful observation and logical thought – something that is in short supply among the many of the rich and educated today. Perhaps, if education were not so dumbed down and politicized today, climate alarmism would be scorned in academic circles.

Richard Page
Reply to  Pillage Idiot
October 16, 2022 10:03 am

No they’re just acting out – they’ll be ‘daddies little rebels’ for a few years, then go to work for one of their parents friends and become the same as everyone else in the monied classes; arrogant, privileged and self-absorbed.

John Endicott
Reply to  Richard Page
October 17, 2022 5:50 am

Seems to me they’ve already got the “arrogant, privileged and self-absorbed” part down pat whether or not they every get/stay in the monied class.

Rick C
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
October 15, 2022 3:00 pm

Their parents are capitalists.

Reply to  Rick C
October 15, 2022 3:14 pm

Innovative, productive, conservative (e.g. “retained earnings” a.k.a. capitalism) for the People and “our Posterity”… for better and worse.

Reply to  Rick C
October 15, 2022 7:02 pm

Many rich capitalists make poor parents because of the tendency to spoil their children. Can’t say the same thing about socialists because there are no rich socialists, only people living in shared poverty.

Reply to  Jtom
October 15, 2022 8:19 pm

Oh I don’t know about that, Jtom.

Some socialists are a little more equal than other socialists and do quite well. Just ask Bernie Sanders.

Richard Page
Reply to  H.R.
October 16, 2022 10:07 am

Jon Lansman, Jeremy Corbyn; inherited wealth, never grew up – still playing at being a rebel.

Richard Sandvig
Reply to  Jtom
October 15, 2022 9:39 pm

Hugo Chavezs granddaughter is on the Forbes 400 list. I dont think she worked for it.

Reply to  Richard Sandvig
October 16, 2022 12:41 am

She’s worth a cool $4B and lives in Miami.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Graemethecat
October 16, 2022 8:22 am

Perhaps Florida Governor Ron DeSantis needs to drain the swamp of corruption in his state to prove he will also be able to do it in Washington one day. 😉

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Richard Sandvig
October 16, 2022 8:17 am

In 2021 Forbes wrote about Isabel Dos Santos, the daughter of the Marxist-Leninist president of Angola:
Eight years ago, Forbes declared Isabel dos Santos the richest woman in Africa, worth an estimated $3.5 billion. 

She is being investigated for massive fraud and investigators appear to be having difficulty entangling the web of corruption.

October 15, 2022 2:36 pm

Hmmm, Interesting! The numbskulls picked one of Van Gogh’s oil-based paintings for their Just-Stop-Oil protest, but it was likely a plant-based oil like linseed oil, not a petrochemical one.

Bob Tisdale

Reply to  That ENSO Guy
October 15, 2022 3:40 pm

Just Sop All Oil Paintings

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Scissor
October 16, 2022 2:55 am

Good chance that some of the oil in the paints used by van Gogh was whale oil. Do these ignorants really want to go back to that?

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Scissor
October 16, 2022 7:41 am

Do you mean sop up the soup with bread?

Walter Sobchak
October 15, 2022 3:00 pm

With their hands glued to the wall, you could have kicked them hard.

Reply to  Walter Sobchak
October 15, 2022 5:47 pm

Or possibly pour their remaining soup on them.

For those people that pour milk out at supermarkets, I think I would take their hats and throw them into their puddles.

Reply to  Scissor
October 15, 2022 8:30 pm

Nobody forced them to be vegans, but they won’t be happy until they force everybody else to become vegans.

I suspect there is something more than just a little out of kilter with that mindset.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  H.R.
October 16, 2022 11:25 am

They want to be able to exercise power.

Reply to  Walter Sobchak
October 15, 2022 7:05 pm

That would be assault. Think I would rather pour itching powder, ants, or roaches on them, or maybe all those things. No real damages to sue for.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Jtom
October 16, 2022 11:26 am

Mental Anguish

Reply to  Jtom
October 17, 2022 12:20 am

Under UK common law force can be used to stop a criminal act which leads to a jail sentence. Criminal damage if the damage caused is more than £5k can mean a jail sentence. So a valid defence to assault is that since the painting is irreplaceable then the cost of the damage would be assumed to be very high. Therefore force can be used.

Chris Hanley
October 15, 2022 3:03 pm

“Two people deny criminal damage after soup thrown on Van Gogh’s Sunflowers painting” is the non-gender specific headline in the British non-binary online newspaper The Independent.
Don’t those two non-binary identities realize that sunflowers are a possible source of climate-friendly biofuel substitutes for diesel engines and heating oil burners? Shame on them.

No one
Reply to  Chris Hanley
October 15, 2022 3:24 pm

Maybe it’s a subtle pro-Russian / anti-Ukraine statement. Or just anti-what-ever’s-required-to-grow-sunflowers.

Sunflower seeds are a favourite of most over-wintering birds here. Clearly it was an anti-avian act by birdbrains. (No insult intended to actual birds, some who are highly intelligent)

I’d suggest a term of agricultural work for these two. Plowing and haying using horses and stooking by hand comes to mind. Maybe if they spent enough time productively outdoors they’d become less paranoid about weather.

Reply to  No one
October 15, 2022 6:43 pm

But I would prefer to see them glued to the pedals and saddle of a bicycle-generator.
For a looooong time.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  No one
October 16, 2022 11:28 am

(No insult intended to actual birds, some who are highly intelligent)

I question the intelligence of anything that drinks their own bathwater.

Reply to  Chris Hanley
October 16, 2022 3:17 pm

The headline still assumes they are ‘people’ when these days they could identify as fur-kin masquerading as human to gain entry to the museum. Rampant speciesism.

CD in Wisconsin
October 15, 2022 3:05 pm

I wonder if J. Paul Getty is rolling over in his grave.

October 15, 2022 3:11 pm

Fetal Green Syndrome

Rod Evans
Reply to  n.n
October 16, 2022 12:37 am

More like, Fatal Green Syndrome.

October 15, 2022 3:32 pm

The two kids should be prosecuted, however it’s time to start going after those who fund and organize these stunts as well.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
October 16, 2022 5:20 am

It is definitely time to go after the funders of this insanity.

Richard Page
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 16, 2022 10:13 am

Fine the organisation the full insurance value of the painting – if they can’t or won’t pay then suspend the organisation’s bank accounts and seize their assets. If the individuals have committed a crime then give them a custodial sentence that’ll stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Reply to  Richard Page
October 16, 2022 12:34 pm

Someone should suggest that to the gallery’s lawyers. But that would mean actually standing up to the green mob.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  MarkW
October 16, 2022 8:29 am

They evidently never had the rule of education applied to the seat of learning.

There are no foolish teen pranks that a good cane cannot knock out of a spoilt brat.

Reply to  MarkW
October 18, 2022 2:16 pm

You mean government and those who print.

October 15, 2022 3:40 pm

Just say Gogh!

October 15, 2022 4:04 pm

Well, I guess the museum knows who to charge for the cost of cleaning & conservation of the painting.

Reply to  tgasloli
October 18, 2022 2:17 pm


Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
October 15, 2022 4:07 pm

Of course, fabulously wealthy heiresses fund this nonsense! But I have to wonder, how much of that funding reaches the young lackeys who do the actual work/vandalism? I mean, a couple of cheap T-shirts, some hair dye, and canned (non-organic!) soup are their tools, and that can be had for peanuts. My guess is the middlemen have extra money for their assorted yachts, private jets, and exotic vacations.

Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
October 15, 2022 5:50 pm

Convict and sentence the vandals to prison until damages are paid to find out. Either the sponsors bail them out or have problems recruiting the next cadre of dupes.

slow to follow
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
October 16, 2022 1:11 am

I always wonder how organisations like WWF, Client Earth, Greenpeace etc fund their multiple offices, salaries and conference attendees et al. I don’t think it is possible to have operations of their scale based on the change dropped in the tins at check outs. I once tried to work back through Client Earth’s accounts and my recollection is that a large portion came from the European Commission via other “charity” NGOs. Funding someone to take legal action against you strikes me as an odd thing to do and I can only conclude it is a way of avoiding responsibility for actions that you want to take but don’t want to won.

slow to follow
Reply to  slow to follow
October 16, 2022 1:16 am


Reply to  slow to follow
October 16, 2022 3:25 pm

Sue and Settle. Mostly federal agencies.

old mike
October 15, 2022 4:11 pm

Anyone else notice that the video was not in the ubiquitous I phone vertical format? That hints at pre-positioned media and possible insider involvement. If I were on the governance board for the gallery, then the senior staff would be on notice of possible dismissal with cause following the results of a third- party full investigation of the incident and how it occurred.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  old mike
October 15, 2022 4:21 pm

I have a camera that fits in the palm of my hand and records at 1080p with a 16:9 format. It’s common and not expensive.

Reply to  old mike
October 15, 2022 6:13 pm

They rotated their phone that’s all.

Craig from Oz
October 15, 2022 4:22 pm

Remind me, how do you make pink hair dye? 100% organic and sustainable is it?

Also of notes is these people are part of some sort of splinter group. This is worthy of discussion.

‘We’ are expected to comply to a new set of rules for the Greater Good (The Greater Good) but these people demanding our compliance cannot even agree on their own structure and organisation.

If there is anything good about the Left mindset it is that the inbuilt selfishness and belief that ‘they’ and ‘they’ only know what is best for everyone else prevents their groups from ever getting along with each other for long enough to do any real damage.

Richard Page
Reply to  Craig from Oz
October 16, 2022 10:16 am


Reply to  Craig from Oz
October 18, 2022 2:22 pm

Yep , you are never progressive enough therefore another progressive is your biggest enemy.

October 15, 2022 4:31 pm

Show me the green[backs]!

Geoff Sherrington
October 15, 2022 5:15 pm

So, what is new?

The Australian newspaper, January 1979, Great Barrier Reef.
“The Queensland Government wants any possibility of oil drilling to proceed,
regardless of consequences, according to the director of the Australian Littoral Society, Mr. Edward Hegerl.
“In the same way some Queensland Cabinet ministers would be capable of using the Mona Lisa for kindling a fire on a cold night”, Mr. Hegerl said in Sydney yesterday.”
Reader (me) responds
“The Mona Lisa, Mr. Hegerl, is an oil painting, not a water colour.”
Geoff S

Gary Pearse
October 15, 2022 5:16 pm

“There’s nothing new here, whiny narcissistic children prattling on in their deluded sense of moral superiority”

Children of very famous accomplished rich folk commonly have serious self-image issues, a self-destructive tendency, and are searchers for meaning (a how-do-you-follow-an-act-like-daddy’s syndrome). In the case of Getty, what better way to do this than to ‘cancel ‘ Daddy himself. Cast Daddy as an evil destroyer of the planet and use his money to fix it. Who’s the mover and shaker in the Getty family now, huh?

It gets better.

Under ‘About’

“Getty advances and shares the world’s visual art and cultural heritage for the benefit of all.”

Ms. Getty is even canceling Daddy’s good deeds! Cultural heritage for the benefit of all? Pass another can of soup! Ms Getty is a garden variety, shallow, hateful, empty-handed little twirp. She’s not trying to save the planet. She’s having a public hatefest with her grandfather. She’ll be remembered for her tantrums.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Gary Pearse
October 15, 2022 5:19 pm

empty-headed! @#$^

Reply to  Gary Pearse
October 15, 2022 6:48 pm

Does anyone else on here remember the great Douglas Sirk movie “Tarnished Angels”?

Reply to  Gary Pearse
October 15, 2022 10:22 pm

It’s impact investment. Fund the nutty green groups, fund the university courses on climate change, create the problem so you can sell the solution. The impressionable youth are being used yet again.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Sheepfart
October 16, 2022 9:51 am

You did not notice the connections? It’s oil money (Getty Oil) and the old man was a huge art collector (5000pcs?) even including some Van Gogh! This wastrel granddaughter hasn’t the brains to be a bit unpredictable. She’s blowing the fortune canceling her Grampa.

October 15, 2022 5:37 pm

All you need to do is look at their stupid faces to know these morons are clueless and inconsequential.

Rod Evans
Reply to  Mike
October 16, 2022 12:42 am

Clueless certainly, if only they were glueless that would be an advantage for society.

Reply to  Mike
October 16, 2022 9:16 am

They were picked for their age and judicial treatment at that age.

Reply to  Mike
October 17, 2022 5:48 am

I am in favour of crowdfunding a proper Anti-activist/E-R vigilante group.

Local members are activated within mins by SMS-text, and mysteriously appear from all over the UK to kick the living daylights out of any nutter that wants to commit vandalism/glue themselves to something to impeded other citizen’s work.
Lightning action, very little regrets

I predict it would have instant success and make the even more clueless b…astards in the UK police look so woefully incompetent they would be begging for mercy within 3 days.

October 15, 2022 5:46 pm

Very big negative reaction to these braindead children in French twitter, with a few notable exceptions:

Pierre Chambert-Protat


Philologist and reference librarian at the @vaticanlibrary @bibliovaticana. French, Lyonnais, husband, father. Views my own.

retweeting conureCC

For people asking “why a Van Gogh painting if it’s about climate change?”:

A climate activist literally SELF-IMMOLATED in front of the UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT BUILDING & y’all didn’t talk about that an EIGTH as much.

Richard Page
Reply to  niceguy
October 16, 2022 10:20 am

That was an unbalanced buddhist activist who’d been searching for a cause to die for; well he found one. Not a huge amount more to be said really.

Reply to  niceguy
October 16, 2022 6:44 pm

Very big negative reaction to these braindead children in French twitter,

I retract. That was more lukewarm than frank. Plenty of support from the intelligentsia: yes it’s X but Y.
Or: do you think we will have any nature to portrait in the climatic future anyway?

Reply to  niceguy
October 16, 2022 7:42 pm

Not sure it was reported much because what can anyone say … seek help

October 15, 2022 6:00 pm

One of the very few French twittos who supports the stunt:

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Reply to  niceguy
October 15, 2022 6:06 pm

And thanks to Bouli (French twitter account) for tracking these morons.

Frank S.
October 15, 2022 6:35 pm

Tomato soup is slightly acidic. Hopefully an art restorer can clean up what these brats did.

Reply to  Frank S.
October 15, 2022 11:04 pm

glass-covered, all for show

Dave Fair
October 15, 2022 6:56 pm

Why not go to China and India to pull stunts like this? They’re the two big CO2 emitters now, especially China. Maybe its because India is jailing climate protesters now. One of the prominent ones is being charged with sedition.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Dave Fair
October 16, 2022 11:09 am

Greenpeace tried to disrupt oil production in the Russian Arctic once and for all time!! Their ship was boarded from the sky, seized and 39 on board arrested. They were held in the Murmansk jail from early October 2013 to a bail hearing Nov 24th. The cells had barred windows but no glass to keep Arctic weather out! They finally released all but 3 Russian nationals who were released later.

The West, having been held hostage for 3+ decades by ecolo-marxists, will hopefully be less acquiescent to the tyranny of this lot following the crumbling of the whole enterprise currently in progress. Surely there will be class actions, charges and boilerplate laws and Constitutional amendments to protect the core requirements of civilization: the institution the family, cheap reliable energy and fuels, true democracy, true freedom of speech, make it illegal to cancel someone and outlaw extraterritorial, non elected interventions in political, economic and cultural matters. Probably there’s a dozen more things.

October 15, 2022 6:58 pm

I think we can conclude that the “time out” generation didn’t produce as good of citizens as the “ass beating” generation.

October 15, 2022 8:11 pm

This is what happens when everybody gets a prize. It goes to their head, and they think they are just too good to be a Candy Striper at the local hospital.

Someone fills their head with nonsense and BOOM! Next thing you know they are throwing tomato soup on Van Goghs and gluing themselves to walls.

Where were their parents when they were 4 and 5 years old?

Reply to  H.R.
October 15, 2022 11:22 pm

I still have pity for those brainwashed with “greenhouse theory” crap.

david s
October 15, 2022 8:22 pm

I wonder if they have a plan for freeing themselves if the police don’t come and rescue them. I guess they’ll just have to hang around for a while.

Alistair Campbell
Reply to  david s
October 16, 2022 2:28 am

I hadn’t really thought about that. Maybe it would be a good tactic with these protests to glue them even more firmly down and let them get on with it.

David s
Reply to  david s
October 18, 2022 12:39 pm

Sooner or later they will need to make a trip to the ladies room. How will that work out?

October 15, 2022 8:34 pm

The proper punishment for her and her kind is an individual tax on her. 100% sounds about right but instead of giving the money to the government to squander, it should be given tax free to fossil fuel and nuclear power companies to generate more power for the rest of us.

October 15, 2022 9:50 pm

“Wired $500,000 to CEF”? If I wired $5 to WUWT would PayPal block it and take $5000 from my account?

October 15, 2022 10:00 pm

No, Heinz was the perfect choice.

Phillip Bratby
October 15, 2022 10:41 pm

There is no cure for stupid, and these kids have a monopoly of it. Being stupid means they are very open to believing the propaganda and lies.

Jeroen B.
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
October 16, 2022 3:29 am

There is a cure for stupid, unfortunately the patient won’t survive it.

October 15, 2022 10:47 pm

Surely the entire affair was carefully orchestrated with the participation of the management of the museum?

Reply to  Mark Shulgasser
October 15, 2022 11:06 pm

‘Getty’ is a huge name in the art world, major contributor to the National Gallery where this took place. I think there’s a Getty Wing or something.
“. . . a new ground floor entrance, which was named in honour of Sir Paul Getty and opened to the public in 2004.”

October 16, 2022 12:48 am

Warhol was a Campbell’s soup man

Kids probably don’t know that

Rod Evans
October 16, 2022 12:52 am

The more outlandish these XR and Stop oil demos get, the more alienated from mainstream society the activists become.
One day, these modern day Luddites will reflect and realise, it is only the wealth generated from past generations of their family’s activities that gives them the free time and resource to perform these stupid stunts.
When they mature in maybe thirty years time they will realise what a bunch of spoiled brats they were.
Stupid stunts by cupid stunts, I think that is how it is worded….

Peta of Newark
October 16, 2022 1:32 am

Quite oblivious to the fact that tomatoes, being of Nightshade family of weeds, are The Hungriest and Ugliest Triffids on this Earth.
Joint 3rd hungriest (with potatoes) after #1 Tobacco and #2 Cotton then #4 Wheat

You’ve heard the rest from me a million times, the cultivation of those things is what’s causing the so far observed Climate Change.
Nice positive feedback comes from the consumption of such nutrient free mush, when the empty heads thus created become echo chambers that resonate and become paranoid.
Nobody actually thinks any more

So we witness panic reactions to everything from Acid rain, Ozone Holes, Diesel, Beef eating, Nitrogen Oxides, Methane, Fracking etc etc.

This thing has been building for quite some time.
We are now so demented and panic-stricken as to do something sooooo dumb as to wipe ourselves out

October 16, 2022 1:53 am

Soup with sunflower oil.
Should be new deli!

Jeroen B.
October 16, 2022 2:22 am

The biggest irony of course is them protesting against cheap, abundant energy whilst claiming to represent/fight for people left in the cold because of heating/cooking bills 😀

Reply to  Jeroen B.
October 16, 2022 4:03 am

Yes, i was wondering; are they against cheap energy? They sound like pro.

October 16, 2022 3:39 am

cognitive dissonance dialled to 11
they really dont “get” its their beliefs and actions forcing the cost of living fuel etc to rise(and some added assist BY the WEF Davos mobsters)

It doesnot add up
October 16, 2022 3:59 am

It seems the new Home Secretary has the right instincts and desire to deal with the likes of this lot.

Whether our dysfunctional Parliament, police, prosecution service and courts will let her do so is a more open question, despite clear majority opinion in favour.

John Garrett
October 16, 2022 4:56 am

The worst of the morons are the limousine liberals who, in their guilt-ridden angst, are preyed upon by Rasputin-like manipulators (see the Rockefellers and the charlatan Bill McKibben) who preach the “world saving” gospel.

Others who fall into this category are the Hewletts (heirs to the Hewlett Packard fortune), John Kerry (even before he got his hands on Teresa Heinz’ inherited fortune), “Fat Al” Gore, Jeremy Grantham, Michael Bloomberg, and, now, Aileen Getty.

Tom Abbott
October 16, 2022 5:15 am

I think the New Congress should investigate all billionaires, left and right, and determine their political influence. These are the people behind our curtain pulling the strings, and it’s about time the light was shone on these activities, many of which are very detrimental to society and the status quo.

One billionaire, Mark Zuckerburg, may have swung the 2020 presidential election all by himself with his millions of dollars. That’s too much political influence for one person.

It’s time to rein in the globalist billionaires. George Soros, anyone? Is crime out of control in your neighborhood? There’s a good chance that was caused by money George Soros put out in his efforts to coddle criminals. He is sponsoring all these leftwing District Attorneys who refuse to lock up violent offenders. George wants these violent offenders on your streets.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 16, 2022 1:29 pm

They funded sedition. Their ‘charity status must be revoked an send them multi-100s of billions tax bills. Is there any political guts for this. The FBI raided Trump without cause, so they have a blueprint for tackling these actual illegal ‘charities’. Perhaps an order to build a hundred coal fired electricity plants for the poorest countries could be included.

Bruce Cobb
October 16, 2022 6:09 am

Climate delusion is ugly. Irrationality leads to extremism. The ends justify the means.

Robert W Turner
October 16, 2022 7:42 am

Maybe some non cuck judge will decide that these people need removed from their inherited money since they only use it for malicious purposes. What did Tolkien say about evil?

Michael in Dublin
October 16, 2022 7:52 am

How much money did Getty Oil and other similar companies earn from government contracts and how much from other state help (like tax payer subsidies and tax benefits)?

John the Econ
October 16, 2022 7:54 am

The real “privilege” in today’s society society: Narcissistic performance art that could only exist in a society made possible by affordable energy.

October 16, 2022 7:55 am

Judging by her hoity-toity accent the little POS must be from an british aristorcatic family herself. Has anyone checked out her background?
She sounds like she’ll be off the next fox hunt this weekend.

October 16, 2022 9:14 am

Second generation professional money wasters again

October 16, 2022 9:19 am

I drove my big v8 on a long weekend day trip and filled up on the return trip home all in protest of CEF. I could have driven our v6, but I went for a bigger statement.

joe x
October 16, 2022 10:33 am
Andrew Wilkins
October 16, 2022 10:36 am

The “Just Stop Oil” numpties held a demo in the centre of London today. They blocked a main road and sprayed an Aston Martin store with orange paint.
Here’s a pic of one of the protesters. Need I say more?

Andy H
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
October 17, 2022 12:31 am

Looks like one of the queer collective. Their aim is to “queer” the World and make it as unhinged as themselves.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Andy H
October 17, 2022 1:58 am

I’m a teacher here in London and it’s become trendy amongst the kids to announce that they are trans, non-binary, identify as a toadstool, etc.
It’s been driven by the militant trans movement and it’s sucking kids into their poisonous little world.
I am friends with a couple of genuine trans people and they abhor the militant trans movement – they just want to get on with their life quietly.

Andrew Wilkins
October 16, 2022 10:38 am

Whoops! Double posted. My brain must have been hurt by looking at that picture of the wally in a dress.

Richard Page
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
October 17, 2022 9:12 am

Skirt. If it was a dress those 2 bits of clothing would likely be joined in the middle.

Louis Hunt
October 16, 2022 1:39 pm

“A Big Oil heiress is a key funder of a sprawling global network of grassroots climate groups”

So these green groups are being funded by Big Oil. Who knew? But I guess it makes sense. The more these climate groups attempt to stop oil, the more the price of oil goes up, and the more money Big Oil makes.

Alfred T Mahan
October 16, 2022 1:54 pm

I think the word “philanthropist” is misused in the article. “Misanthrope” would be more accurate.

October 16, 2022 3:22 pm

After the instant criticism, leftists are trying to portray this as “Big Oil” trying to make climate activists look bad.

Reply to  Ted
October 16, 2022 8:05 pm

They don’t have to try very hard 🙂

John Endicott
Reply to  Ted
October 17, 2022 6:04 am

climate activists don’t need anyone’s help in looking bad, they are very effective at doing so all on their own

Reply to  Ted
October 17, 2022 4:38 pm

Socialists are experts at blaming their failures on others.

October 16, 2022 8:40 pm

I sincerely hope I’m in an art museum when one of these events is about to happen and their camera person gets to film me tackling them as hard as I physically can.

Andy H
October 17, 2022 12:33 am

I think they said something like “What is more important, art or life”. Normally I’d say life but I can make exceptions.

John Endicott
Reply to  Andy H
October 17, 2022 8:27 am

The funny thing is that you can bet most/all of them are also strong supporters of abortion on demand at any time up until birth (or even after birth as per some proposed failed bills that would have allowed post-birth abortions, IE Infanticide, up to 28 days after birth). What was that about the importance of life?

October 17, 2022 9:34 am

I wonder what would’ve happened if the museum simply closed the room to public access, removed all the artwork from the room, turned off the lights and closed locked the doors to the room leaving the protesters glued to the wall?

October 18, 2022 3:58 pm

alas, the Getty klan is also responsible for fostering a young unattached boy named Gavin Newsom and has made him into their puppet governor of California, pushing all of their climate nonsense goals to destroy the energy economy of CA, a state which has enough mineral energy resources to power the entire USA for centuries – even if Texas didn’t exist.

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