I love Julia Louise-Dreyfus. She was marvelous as self-absorbed Elaine in Seinfeld. But as a person speaking out about the oil sands and the Keystone pipeline, she’s all washed up.
In a recent video (see the link) she calls the oil sands “an especially dirty form of oil.” There’s some controversy over that because it requires a great deal of water to get the oil, plus it requires a special form of refinery.
But it is morally pristine. There is so much of it that Canada can live quite happily off it for hundreds of years. It could share half of it with its southern neighbors and still live for hundreds of years off it. In short, it is a godsend, not a curse.
What’s more, Louis-Dreyfus says that “rich, greedy guys” are going after this oil.
You may not know this but her family – independent of her entertainment earnings – is worth nearly $20 billion. See, she is a progeny of the founder of the Louis Dreyfus Group – who traffics in petroleum products.
Would she call her family greedy? Why don’t they give all their money away? Better yet, since Julia is the one with the problem with wealth, why doesn’t she give all her money away?
Unlike Julia, who inherited her wealth, her father and grandfather worked for their money. Hard work. They invested, invented, and toiled. She just does a really silly, kicky dance with her thumbs sticking out. Seinfeld was an awesome show. Maybe she should stick to acting.