I, like anyone else whose heart is not made of stone,
laughed gleefully at that footage.
That's not the point.
As far as I can see, not too many of us here other than OME are doing very much about this in the real world in response to that ticking clock. Why is that?
That's the question that I'm more interested in.
They know the middle class in this country is still powerful, not as powerful as it once was, but still hugely influential. To quote Corpsey again "the communists have been waiting all over a 100 years for the proles to kickstart a revolution and it hasn't happened. The middle class need to take matters into their own hands they are the revolutionary class. The middle class is the fulcrum of power."
Yes most people have 'more pressing concerns' how do you mobilise those who don't and what action do you take? It's just a fun thought experiment. Strategise.
Well yeah, it was quite funny to watch, but frustrating at the same time.
I dunno if this conversation is really going anywhere because you've fallen back to your "You're missing the point" position like you do when you're on the wind-up rather than interesting in discussing something.
Also, finally - all movements make mistakes and it was inevitable that someone would do something stupid under the XR banner eventually.
What's so frustrating is XR's insistence on dismissing previous protest movements - so they can't even learn from their mistakes.
I think this is a great question.
XR does seem inaccessible to people - even people like me. This ties in with the resentment from "ordinary" people. How do you manage to pay your rent/mortgage/bills whilst living in a tent or glued to a tube train or standing by the Bank of England in the rain, for days on end. Or from prison.
A lot of us probably DO do individualised things to try and put the brakes on climate change. But that isn't enough.
Is there a space for collective action that isn't the preserve of the hyper activist young or safely retired middle class people?
I was wondering whether he's still in prison, I've not seen him around recentlyRoger Hallam calling the holocaust "just another fuckary in human history" is all the rage right now in Germany. A renowed publisher is pulling the german version of a book of his ready for publishing this autumn at the moment.
Roger Hallam calling the holocaust "just another fuckary in human history" is all the rage right now in Germany. A renowed publisher is pulling the german version of a book of his ready for publishing this autumn at the moment.