The feel-good story of the day.
Extinction Rebellion protesters attempting to bring the London Underground subway system to a halt by climbing on top of trains got a sense of how much support they enjoy among ordinary members of the public when angry commuters pelted them with rubbish and physically dragged them back to the platform.
Video footage which has gone viral on social media shows two men in their twenties or thirties, one bald and bearded and the other balding and sporting a ponytail, being barracked by an angry crowd as they pace the roof of a London Underground train at Canning Town.
Matters come to a head when the bearded protester aims a nasty kick at the head of a would-be passenger who attempts to climb up himself to remonstrate with them, only for his intended victim to seize his leg and drag him on to the platform, where he is handled roughly by the crowd. Extinction Rebellion makes much of being a non-violent movement, but the violent response the train-climbing protestor gives to a member of the public trying to interfere with his moment of fame may go some way to damaging that claim.
Shortly thereafter another commuter mounts the train and engages the remaining protester in a slow-motion chase, which ends when the latter sits down to try and anchor himself in place, resulting in the crowd on the platform catching his leg, too, and dragging him down.
How fucking dumb do these peurile little turds have to be to think that further inconveniencing a huge, put-upon mob of weary people already aggravated by the crowds, the delays, the noise, the smells, and the overall cattle-drive ambience of the subway—interested only in getting home or to the office without any more hassle than they’ve already endured—was a good idea? As far as I’m concerned, having spent many hours myself on the NYC subway and a few on the far-nicer Underground as well, if a few of these “Rebellion” asswads had wound up truly Extinct it would’ve been no more than the twerps had coming.
You knew the ironic part was coming though, right? Here t’is:
(The British Transport Police) added that “The Tube and rail networks are one of the greenest transport methods in London, any action goes against what they campaign for and will only cause misery for London’s commuters” — but to no avail.
They’re not bright enough to realize they’re protesting something that’s usually held up as one of the palliatives for Climate Change (formerly Global Warming, formerly Global Cooling, formerly “the weather”), and they’re too knuckle-draggingly insensate and self-absorbed to give a damn who they inconvenience and/or endanger.
Be sure to watch the vids; they’re sure to brighten up your whole weekend and put a spring in your step, I promise. Breitbart aptly dubs the fed-up Normals who finally pushed back against the Climate creeps the “have-a-go-hero members of the public,” and that shoe fits nicely. Good to see that there’s still a spark, however badly guttering, of the doughty Olde English fighting spirit burning in the breast of your average London workaday slob. Maybe some of the more stout among us Yanks are taking notes. Because this kind of direct, physically-punitive pushback is the only way this obnoxious shit ever ends.
Update! There’s no reasoning with a fanatical fascist, but Peter Hitchens gives it the ol’ college try anyway, by laying out some simple facts.
They prefer fury to logic. This is always the sign of someone who is not sure of his own case, and hates to hear his inner doubts spoken.
I have yet to get one of them to respond to this simple point. We recently closed and demolished Didcot ‘A’ coal-fired power station, an efficient, reasonably modern plant with a generating capacity of about 1.44 gigawatts.
Why? Why not at least mothball it? But no such caution is allowed in the great cause of cutting CO2 emissions.
Look at the facts: an enormous 259 gigawatts (180 Didcots) of new coal-fired capacity are under development in China. That’s on top of the 993 gigawatts of coal-burning capacity China already possesses (690 Didcots).
The UK’s whole electrical generation capacity, in all forms of power, is 85 gigawatts (59 Didcots). If we gave up using electricity entirely, it would make no difference at all to the impact of Chinese coal burning on the atmosphere.
None. Not any. Zero. If we completely abolish all our fossil-fuel generation, including gas, it would likewise not matter in the slightest – except to us, our economy and our standard of living.
China’s planned increase, yes, increase, in coal power is three times the size of our whole electricity-generation industry – wind, nuclear gas, and all. India is also increasing coal generation and last March reached a coal capacity of 200 gigawatts (139 Didcots).
Wind generation only functions thanks to huge hidden subsidies, paid for by the poor, and is vulnerable to power cuts unless it is backed up by fossil fuel or nuclear generation.
We are like a thirsty man refusing to drink from a tap because of a water shortage, while his local water company leaves hundreds of leaks unrepaired, allowing thousands of gallons to drain away each hour.
Excellent points all, which will neither mitigate this standoff one iota nor change a single Climatard mind. That’s why they must continue to be dragged off trains and roadsteads and beaten mercilessly, again and again, until they either wise up or can no longer GET up.