Democrats and their celebrity spokesmen promote all sorts of terrible ideas.
And the so-called mainstream media package them with a bow for the masses.
Now Brad Pitt is facing a lawsuit after one “green” disaster.
Radical environmentalism has become a core belief of the Democrat Party.
It doesn’t matter if the policies don’t make sense and the interventions are disastrous.
The virtue-signaling makes them feel good.
But the victims of these bad ideas don’t feel so good.
Such was the case for New Orleans residents who were victimized by Hurricane Katrina.
City mismanagement contributed greatly to the destruction wrought by Katrina, but it was still blamed on the Republicans.
In the aftermath of Katrina, Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt teamed up with the nonprofit Make It Right Foundation to build eco-friendly homes for the people displaced by the hurricane.
But the homes built turned out to be a nightmare, and Make It Right eventually cut and run with the money.
In 2018, NBC reported that Pitt and Make It Right were being sued by New Orleans residents.
The report stated “many of the Make It Right homes are rotting and dangerous. [Residents] complain of mold and collapsing structures, electrical fires and gas leaks. They say the houses were built too quickly, with low-quality materials, and that the designs didn’t take into account New Orleans’ humid, rainy climate.”
Resident Kamaria Allen said, “This has been years of ongoing lies and broken promises.”
NBC added that “Make It Right hasn’t built a home, filed tax forms, or updated its website since 2015…The downtown New Orleans office has been closed, the staff has been cut to a handful, and residents say their calls go unreturned.”
And conditions have not improved.
In a recent Hollywood Reporter exposé, it turns out residents were recently screwed over again.
In summer of 2022, another eco-charity named Global Green USA agreed to pay $20.5 million as part of a settlement and help the community.
Pitt said at the time, “Hopefully this agreement will allow everyone to look ahead to other opportunities to continue to strengthen this proud community in the future.”
But it was just another virtue-signaling scam.
The Hollywood Reporter claimed that “[a]ccording to previously unreported case files, soon after the pact was announced, Global Green attempted to renege, revealing that despite signing on to the court-approved agreement that stipulated all funding would be provided within 10 days, it never had the money to cover its commitment.”
So the group bought some favorable press, but didn’t have the cash.
The Hollywood Reporter added that “the nonprofit, which wasn’t required to show the court it was financially sound, asserted it could not effectively fundraise because Pitt’s ex-wife Angelina Jolie had, in unrelated court proceedings, then recently accused the actor of abusing her and their children.”
This is how so much of Hollywood and the left operate.
It’s the virtue-signaling that counts, not the actual outcomes.