Binghamton University Students Hold ‘Die-in’ to Protest Fossil Fuels
“stuff that literally kills people”
If we did away with fossil fuels tomorrow, most people would be living in awful Stone Age conditions, including these students.
Campus Reform reports:
Students hold ‘die-in’ to protest fossil fuels — ‘stuff that literally kills people’
Students at Binghamton University in New York held a die-in to protest the alleged lack of transparency in the school’s fundraising foundation, the Binghamton University Foundation, which one group suspects is investing in fossil fuels, which it says “literally kills people.”
Die-ins are a type of protest where participants lie on the ground as if dead, typically to bring attention to a cause that is leading to death.
The protest was hosted by a group called DIVEST BING. One of its members, Elizabeth Nutig, told the Pipe Dream, the campus paper, that in addition to calling for more transparency in the school’s endowment investments, DIVEST BING is also protesting investments into “stuff that literally kills people.”
Pipe Dream “We’re protesting against the lack of transparency with the endowment of this school,” Nutig said. “The Binghamton University Foundation refuses to tell us where our money is going, and historically money that universities and other big organizations or corporations invest in is fossil fuels, war machines and prison labor, which is stuff that literally kills people.”
Other students said they hoped the protest would raise awareness of the issue.
The protest also included gravestone props to represent the deaths of environmental activists.
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“”If we did away with fossil fuels tomorrow, most people would be living in awful Stone Age conditions, including these students.””
If we did away with fossil fuels tomorrow, most people would be dead within a week.
You are an optimist. I operate under the proposal that no country is more than 3 meals away from a revolution. In fact, I am usually cranky around 11:45 on a good day.
Intentionally porous borders bringing us typhus and dysentery seem a wee bit more important than fossil fuel pollution (which is pretty much a solved problem, or hasn’t anybody noticed acid rain isn’t a thing anymore). Only zealots like EPA, who keep cranking down auto emissions targets even though further reductions are essentially meaningless, think this is a problem.
I understand that they are doing this with good intentions, but apparently they do not understand: if we give up fossil fuels, then what we call civilization will disappear in some part.
Cute. Students conducting a die-in…after which they all took selfies of themselves with their cell phones (made using fossil fuels), drove away in their personal vehicles (assembled in factories operated with fossil fuels), got a burger (produced by a meat packing plant operated by fossil fuels) in a restaurant (lighted and operated using fossil fuels.
Then they went back to their cozy dorm rooms (lighted and heated using fossil fuels).
Sweet Arrows of St. Sebastian, these kids are GALACTIC SCALE STUPID.
Prove it, snowflakes, go without the products of fossil fuel for one day.