There is something spooky about these bourgeois rioters.
Over the past week, large groups of protesters have brought traffic to a standstill in central London. They have glued themselves to bus stops, pavements and Jeremy Corbyn’s fence. They have stood on top of trains, barricaded bridges, painted slogans on corporate headquarters and planted trees in the streets. Meanwhile, politicians have remained on holiday or cowered in Westminster. The police appear to have no idea what to do when confronted by a mass of people who don’t care if they are arrested. This is Extinction Rebellion (XR) – a new environmental protest movement that is spreading across the country.
The CBC’s latest eco-rant says you should replace meat with Rabbit Food – Meat and the environment: Do Canadians know what’s at stake? – I say we install meat vending machines at all CBC facilities.
Michigan restaurant installs barbecue meat vending machine
(CNN) — Do you ever have late night cravings for some really good barbecue or smokehouse meat — and can’t find a restaurant that’s still open?
Well, a Michigan company has come up with a solution for that very problem — a meat vending machine.
An army of up to 100 police officers has closed in on Oxford Circus and started arresting Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists who have brought central London to a standstill all week.
But hopes of a swift resolution to the four-day standoff quickly waned as the size of the protesting crowd swelled to almost twice its previous size, led by a samba band and drummers arriving from Marble Arch to reinforce the Oxford Circus protest.
Police arrived just hours after six officers were filmed delicately stepping over seated protesters rather than arresting them while eco-warriors around them cheered.
The Dems’ Green New Deal is simply an adaptation of the recent sustainability movement, but another movement with European origins is even more radical. Both use climate activism to disguise its core intentions of socialist indoctrination.
A review of a Finnish-to-English translation from “The Ilmastotiede blog” in “Watts Up With That?,” titled “The New Green Threat: Extinction Rebellion,” exposed the spinoff of the sustainability movement.
Extinction Rebellion: Shell HQ windows smashed as climate protest blocks London roads
Three men have been arrested after the London headquarters of major oil firm Shell was targeted by climate change protesters as Extinction Rebellion (XR) demonstrations were staged across the capital.
Police were called to the Shell Centre, near Waterloo station, to reports of a disturbance after the building’s revolving doors were shattered and graffiti was daubed on to the building.
Scotland Yard confirmed three men were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.
Messages such as “Shell kills” were sprayed on to the property, while a female climate change activist glued herself to the door of the building.
Shell supports the hated Trudeau carbon tax: Shell urges Canada’s oil lobby group to support carbon tax
Thousands of environmental protesters blocked Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus and Marble Arch today as they tried to bring London to a standstill in a co-ordinated day of action at five landmarks.
Transport for London told of widespread disruption amid 20 bus routes being diverted, with organisers of the Extinction Rebellion group claiming up to 30,000 eco-protesters are expected to block major routes today.
But it appeared that only thousands, rather than tens of thousands, of people had gathered by the time the protests began at 11am today – with Parliament Square and Piccadilly Circus their other two targets.
The new religion.
In the 2010 film Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie and a related National Film Board interactive website, famed Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki indicts “suicidal” human population and economic growth by drawing an analogy between its impact on our finite planet and exponential bacterial growth in a test tube full of food. In the latter system, one bacterium divides every minute. At the beginning there is only one, but a minute later there are two bacteria. At two minutes there are four, at three minutes eight, at four minutes 16, and so on. At 59 minutes, we are told, the tube is only half full, but due to exponential growth at 60 minutes it will be full – and all the food will be gone. The camera swoops in for a close-up of Suzuki as he delivers the kicker: “Every scientist I’ve talked to agrees we’re past the fifty-ninth minute!”
If indeed all politics is local, then surely all carbon footprints are correspondingly individual.
After all, the vast majority of us have two feet, which we use to plod about this earth using energy in various forms and differing degrees.
So can you imagine anything more individually wasteful in burning such energy — with those resulting carbon emissions — than buying and using a holiday home on the other side of the planet?
Equally, can you imagine anything more hypocritical as turning around to lecture other folk about the dreadful environmental damage caused by burning various oils, including, of course, jet fuel?
McDonald’s should ban plastic toys in children’s Happy Meals, the Environment Minister has said, as she called for companies to make “symbolic changes” to show they are cutting down on single-use plastics.
Tzeporah Berman – Eco-Luddite, hates oil, hates you having a job
Who knew, but Tzeporah Berman and I actually have a lot in common.
We both love Canada and Alberta.
We both have two sons.
And, we both have recently received a lot of electronic hate mail.