Extinction Rebellion activists blocked Tower Bridge in London on Monday with a van and caravan and clashed with police outside the Science Museum in a protest over an exhibition’s Shell sponsorship.
Telegraph 30th Aug 2021 read more »
Extinction Rebellion protesters need to get real about human nature and engage with the rest of us on a sensible level. Apocalypticism leads to fatalism, which breeds nihilism. Be careful telling people that they are running out of time. What are they supposed to do once they have? Extinction Rebellion may be only three years old but already this is all starting to look as archaic as anything. For one thing, it scares people off, but for another, you really should have realised by now that it just isn’t going to bloody happen. It’s time to find allies wherever you can, whether it’s the banks, the media, even the energy industry and the Conservative Party. Do you honestly still think there’s another way? Come off it. That’s not just optimism. That’s plain wrong.
Times 31st Aug 2021 read more »