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Extinction Rebellion is Swiftly Turning Public Opinion Against Themselves

Extinction Rebellion is Swiftly Turning Public Opinion Against Themselves

“This is an upper-middle-class death cult.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOW9gLHLyKI&t=33s

Extinction Rebellion is the left wing climate change activism group that was recently confronted by an angry crowd of London commuters. The public is quickly losing patience with them and it has as much to do with their annoying tactics as it does with their cult-like behavior.

Brendan O’Neill writes at Spiked:

The madness of Extinction Rebellion

Yesterday, in London, I witnessed an eerie, chilling sight: I saw a death cult holding a ceremony in public.

The men and women gathered outside King’s Cross station and formed a circle. They swayed and chanted. They preached about End Times. ‘What will you do when the world gets hot, what, what?’, they intoned, conjuring up images of the hellfire they believe will shortly consume mankind. They sang hymns to their god – science. ‘We’ve got all the science / All that we need / To change the world / Hallelujah’, they sang, rocking side to side as they did so.

They demanded repentance. ‘Buy less, fly less, fry less’, said one placard. Catholics only demand the non-consumption of meat on Fridays, as an act of penance to mark the day of Christ’s death. This new religion demands an end to meat-consumption entirely, as penance for mankind’s sins of growth and progress.

And like all death cultists, they handed out leaflets that contained within them ‘THE TRUTH’. The leaflets foretell floods and fire: ‘We are in trouble. Sea levels are rising… Africa and the Amazon are on fire.’ The only word that was missing was locusts. They can’t be far behind these other ghastly visitations to sinful mankind…

This was, of course, Extinction Rebellion. Let us no longer beat around the bush about these people. This is an upper-middle-class death cult.

In the video below, they are blocking a road until a man comes along and puts an end to their little protest. I have watched this about a hundred times. It never gets old:

If you want to know just how out of touch these folks really are, take a look at this clip of two of their members being interviewed on Sky News:

In England, people are starting to ask questions about alleged payments to these folks.

The Daily Mail reports:

How Extinction Rebellion climate change zealots – including a baronet’s Cambridge-educated granddaughter – are paid £400 a week to bring mayhem to our streets

Extinction Rebellion is paying activists up to £400 a week to lead the protests that have brought chaos to the streets of Britain, documents seen by The Mail on Sunday reveal.

Protesters have received payments totalling more than £70,000 in four months alone.

But the eco-protest group privately fears it could face a six-figure tax bill if the money, which is given as expenses, is deemed to be payment for work done on XR’s behalf.

Last night, one Tory MP called on HMRC to launch an immediate investigation into the movement’s tax affairs.

Most of the thousands of activists who brought chaos to London last week were unpaid volunteers, but a select number are claiming the funds which enable them to dedicate their efforts to the protest group, also known as XR.

This newspaper has seen claims for expenses from 168 activists, including Tamsin Omond, a baronet’s granddaughter who has appeared in Tatler and rubbed shoulders with Boris Johnson – and who asked for money after ditching some public relations clients to concentrate on protests.

Public rejection of this group in the UK is very encouraging. It’s probably safe to expect Extinction Rebellion to get the same reception here in America when they start ramping up their efforts.

Hat tip to Ace of Spades.

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When I’m driving from point A to point B, don’t block the road because you think you can “educate” me. If I’m getting a burger, don’t spout your nonsense over your stupid bullhorns to “make me aware.” If the only audience you can get is a captive audience, no one is buying or cares about your message.

UnCivilServant | October 22, 2019 at 7:27 am

It’s almost as if actively antagonizing people doesn’t make friends.

These cultish loons are a “death cult” but Leftism is entirely a ‘death cult’. These people are a dressed up variety similar to antifa.

Give them all a map to ‘Jonestown’ Guyana. An excellent gathering for Leftist loons. I remember the ‘tea’ served there is Out of This World.

Thank goodness the public is finally waking up.
Let this be the start of a return to sanity (on all fronts) across the West!

I’ve been following the development of technology base on quantum entanglement for the past 2 years or so and the more I study it, the more it looks like a mental trick. Quantum computers based on digital information that has random values, establishing that matching information is truly entangled, filters that supposedly establish that the entangled information arrived via randomness…

What convinces me that it is self-delusion is that quantum physics studies subatomic forces that are purely random. There are no laws. In fact, it is assumed that entangled particles don’t exist until you look at them. Paraphrasing Einstein, “So if I don’t look at the moon, it doesn’t exist?”

So we are committing billions of dollars rolling out new technologies (with China/Google reportedly winning that race) based on a science that has no laws yet requires that we believe in the results because of yet to be explained filters “prove” randomness in a lawless world. Confused? Does anyone understand this stuff other than eggheads entangled in their calculations based on…. what?

Welcome to the new world where science has truly become a major leap of faith. I prefer Einstein’s theories in a universe that functions quite well in a law-based structure.

      It’s not about knowing but believing. My point is that this isn’t science but religion. I live right by CalTech. Just try to get any of these eggheads to explain quantum entanglement to you in layman terms. We don’t even know if even works yet billions are being spent rolling it out.

      Science has gone full circle and finds itself trying to explain those “spooky actions from afar” that the ancients used to explain it terms of gods. We are being asked to abandon belief in God for their new purely faith-based explanations that that can find no solid ground in science. I prefer the solid ground of general relativity where, imperfect as it may be, we are presented with very reliable laws guiding us very effectively in the real world. I

        BTW, it IS relevant to the discussion because the entire foundation of today’s progressivism is based on believing the absurd backed by absurd science. We are surrounded by kooks who insist that we unwoke non-scientists are incapable of understanding.

        I may not be a scientist but I do know what science is and there sure is a lot of non-science being paraded as science in god-like terms these days. Science has gone from explaining to preaching. We need to confront this in the strongest terms.

        I’m a layman, and I’ll admit, when the world gets down to the quantum level, regular words just don’t explain it. Even relatively simple (ha!) things like the Double-Slit Experiment get squirrelly as heck when they are examined even by such towers of Make-Things-Understandable like Feynman.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWNnIWTVcMQ

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Pasadena Phil. | October 22, 2019 at 9:52 am

    LOL

    Stop quoting Greta!

    tom_swift in reply to Pasadena Phil. | October 22, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Einstein never came to terms with his era’s quantum theory, even though his Nobel Prize was for work in it.

    drednicolson in reply to Pasadena Phil. | October 22, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Reminds me of String Theory. All math, no material.

Small cattle prods are readily available. They are very effective in managing herd mentality as well as the occasional rogue bovine.

Alternatley, a chain saw may be efficacious in the maintenance of dead wood obstructing private lives.

Don’t like Planet Earth. We really ought to send these people to colonize Mars.

Civilization itself is on trial in NY

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Oil-Industry-Braces-For-Blowback-From-Exxon-Scandal.html

This is a case that assumes that Extinction Rebellion is correct. Is the western world really going to strangle itself in comprehensive corruption? Our own court system will be handing over the means of production/civilization to communist totalitarians? They are not bound by our court rulings.

We need to talk.

Stinky Rebellion.
Did you also see the In and Out ejection and arrest?

After spending my only two days off last week with no power, I am in no mood for these people. Me? I’m a selfish capitalist. Give me my abundant and affordable energy. Yay for fossils fuels! Yay for power! I’m not a fan of being cold in the dark. Let the climate change, with abundant and affordable energy – I will adapt. Stuff your socialist solutions to a non existent problem and mankind and mother earth will be just fine. You may need to adjust your meds.

What I am curious about is – Who is paying for those expensive costumes? Dressing 50 women like that isn’t cheap…. and for that matter, how much to rent that fire truck they used?

Rich kids playing dress-up, and enjoying the crowds gawking at the geeks….

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Hodge. | October 22, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Probably George Sorass?

    TrickyRicky in reply to Hodge. | October 22, 2019 at 9:50 am

    I’m just taking a wild guess here, but could it possibly be the puppet master of Open Society Foundations? A certain Hungarian multi-billionaire who reputedly turned his friends and neighbors over to the Gestapo and crashed the Bank of England? Yeah, that guy.

    stevewhitemd in reply to Hodge. | October 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    An excellent question. One that should be asked about every leftist, progressive protest: who paid the organizers? Who paid the busses? Who paid for the meals, the gas, and the tolls? Who paid for the costumes, the signs, and the puppets?

    “Who paid?” should be as important as “who benefits?”

Zero “carbon” emissions? What they aren’t saying or explaining to the sheep is that humans emit carbon dioxide. You can’t get to zero emissions as long as you’ve got people. Its a human extinction cult, driving around in coal powered cars eating tofu and shrieking on tv.

‘Buy less, fly less, fry less’

Spend the savings on all the silly costumes, makeup, and paper for the demonstrations!

That will show the polluters we mean business!

‘We are in trouble. Sea levels are rising.”

This statement is dead false. It’s not even a debatable point; anyone who lives on the seacoast can see it for himself.

CaptScientist | October 22, 2019 at 6:08 pm

I have watched this about a hundred times. It never gets old:……

Haven’t watch that many times but you’re right it never gets old

90% say gloBULL warming isn’t a threat. We have the real scientists on the proper side.
https://revolution-green.com/500-scientists-professionals-tell-un-no-climate-emergency/

Sr. António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations,
United Nations Headquarters,
New York, NY 10017, United States of America.

Ms. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Executive Secretary,
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,
UNFCCC Secretariat, UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1,
53113 Bonn, Germany

Your Excellencies,

There is no climate emergency.

A global network of more than 500 knowledgeable and experienced scientists and professionals in climate and related fields have the honor to address to Your Excellencies the attached European Climate Declaration, for which the signatories to this letter are the national ambassadors.

The general-circulation models of climate on which international policy is at present founded are unfit for their purpose. Therefore, it is cruel as well as imprudent to advocate the squandering of trillions on the basis of results from such immature models. Current climate policies pointlessly, grievously undermine the economic system, putting lives at risk in countries denied access to affordable, continuous electrical power.

We urge you to follow a climate policy based on sound science, realistic economics and genuine concern for those harmed by costly but unnecessary attempts at mitigation. We ask you to place the Declaration on the agenda of your imminent New York session.

We also invite you to organize with us a constructive high-level meeting between world-class scientists on both sides of the climate debate early in 2020. The meeting will give effect to the sound and ancient principle no less of sound science than of natural justice that both sides should be fully and fairly heard. Audiatur et altera pars!

Please let us know your thoughts about such a joint meeting.

Yours sincerely, ambassadors of the European Climate Declaration,

Professor Guus Berkhout – The Netherlands
Professor Richard Lindzen – USA <— was a lead author of IPCC’s 3rd assessment report [link] [link]
Professor Reynald Du Berger – French Canada
Professor Ingemar Nordin – Sweden
Terry Dunleavy – New Zealand
Jim O’Brien – Rep. of Ireland
Viv Forbes – Australia
Professor Alberto Prestininzi – Italy
Professor Jeffrey Foss – English Canada
Professor Benoît Rittaud – France
Morten Jødal – Norway
Professor Fritz Vahrenholt – Germany
Rob Lemeire – Belgium
The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley – UK

Date: 23 September 2019

Contact: Professor Guus Berkhout
The Hague
[email protected]

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