We've reported on quite a few of these climate-change art haters, throwing various food items at paintings to sound the alarm about climate change.
There was black liquid at a Klimt.
Mashed potatoes at a Monet.
Tomato Soup at a Van Gogh.
And cake at the Mona Lisa.
So, how effective were these protests? Did they succeed in making people care more about the environment and aggressively fighting climate change?
A study at the University of Pennsylvania suggests these shenanigans do exactly the opposite. When people see activists destroying art and culture, they hate it. It makes them support the climate change agenda less.
"A plurality of respondents (46%) report that these tactics decrease their support for efforts to address climate change," the researchers wrote. "Only 13% report increasing support. Forty percent said such protests had no effect on their views."
That's right. A whopping 46% of those interviewed said seeing people destroy art and culture made them want to change the climate even more.
The next highest response was a big fat, "I don't care."
The results held across every demographic: Republicans and Democrats, men and women, blacks and whites, rich and poor.
The trouble with the targeting of art, according to Michael Mann professor of earth and environmental sciences and coauthor of the study, is that people don't understand the connection between art and climate, mostly because there isn't one.
Gen Z is increasingly favoring a revival of Dadaism, the absurdist art movement born in the early 1900s in a generation that felt out of control.
Globalists had begun to fight among themselves during World War I because of international treaties, and amidst all the fear and inability to shape one's own future, people were prone to throw their hands up and say "nothing matters; the whole world is an absurdity."
Now, we find ourselves again at the mercy of globalists setting up to fight a war against the weather, which makes about as much sense as Caligula going to war with Poseidon. "
However, just like Caligula's war, Dadaism was an entirely ineffective protest in the 1910s; it just made everyone mad at the artists, and reviving absurdity now isn't going to bring different results.
In fact, another study out of Yale showed that when activists directly targeted things that make sense, like big oil or billionaires and politicians that fly private jets, the public's support for climate change measures increased overall.