FACT CHECK: Climate Activists Who Smeared Paint on Priceless Sculpture Insist 'We Are Adults'

Verdict: Then act like it

April 28, 2023

Claim: "We are adults. We should be at home working."

Who said it: A climate freak sitting on the floor with his lady accomplice after smearing what we can only hope was paint on the pedestal and display case surrounding a priceless sculpture—Little Dancer Aged Fourteen by Edgar Degas—at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Context: It's not the first time this sort of thing has happened. Climate activists have been smearing liquids on priceless works of art for a while now. Occasionally they glue themselves. In October, for example, two anti-oil freaks glued themselves to the wall after smearing tomato soup on a Van Gogh painting at the National Gallery in London.

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Analysis: We're going to break this claim down into two parts and issue verdicts for each. Let's start with the first: "We are adults." defines the word adult as "a person who has attained the age of maturity as specified by law" or "a person who is fully grown or developed."

From a legal standpoint, these obnoxious individuals are technically adults. From a physical standpoint, they are "fully grown." From a mental, emotional, and behavioral perspective, they are not adults. They are child savages unfit for the modern world. Sadly, this is what happens when disgruntled anti-social atheists try to fill their lives with meaning.

The second part of their claim is a little more complicated. As legal adults, they absolutely should be at home or working instead of faffing about in a museum and causing trouble for the security guards who really don't have time for this shit. Nevertheless, their sub-adult temperaments suggest they are ill-suited for employment outside of academia. In an ideal world, they would be incarcerated or otherwise institutionalized for the rest of their miserable lives.

Verdict #1: "We are adults." We rate this claim 3.5 Clintons.

Verdict #2: "We should be at home working." We rate this claim 1.5 Clintons.