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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