Author Topic: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?  (Read 10211 times)

Cuellar

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #60 on: July 09, 2019, 10:05:20 AM »
Seems pretty arrogant to expect the human race to last forever.

Dooming our great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandchildren to death by explosion of sun.

Cuellar

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #61 on: July 09, 2019, 10:06:21 AM »
Nah, climate change is serious and must be stopped though.

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #62 on: July 09, 2019, 10:07:36 AM »


Then huge punitive taxes on everything in the developed world.

Favouring the wealthy yet again.

BlodwynPig

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #63 on: July 09, 2019, 10:07:58 AM »
Nah, climate change is serious and must be stopped though.

Dooming our great^10000 children to Cyborg Hologram Ricky Gervais For Eternity

Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #64 on: July 09, 2019, 10:08:26 AM »
It would need to start with the haves going first to pursuade the have nots.

Obviously starting with the symbolic 1% or whatever level would be a good start.

Then huge punitive taxes on everything in the developed world. No more cars, foreign holidays, technology, Internet etc. One child policy. A new monoculture not based on the accumulation of wealth (where the fuck to even begin on that one). No more exporting of foods so back to an extremely basic locally sourced diet (enjoy your parsnip stew).

That's just for starters I guess.

Reducing the population by making people die of boredom. I like it.

Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #65 on: July 09, 2019, 10:09:01 AM »
I think it is right that scientific analysis and development is leading the charge against Climate change.

Although I struggle them being portrayed as the good guys 'cos if we were just a lot shitter at science; then a lot of the problems leading to climate change would have materialised.

Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #66 on: July 09, 2019, 10:20:33 AM »
I think it is right that scientific analysis and development is leading the charge against Climate change.

Although I struggle them being portrayed as the good guys 'cos if we were just a lot shitter at science; then a lot of the problems leading to climate change would have materialised.

Digging harder will allow us to store some water underground thus lowering the sea levels.

Chollis

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #67 on: July 09, 2019, 10:22:11 AM »
need Dr Manhattan really don't we

imitationleather

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #68 on: July 09, 2019, 10:25:25 AM »
Digging harder will allow us to store some water underground thus lowering the sea levels.

If you dig down far enough you get to the earth's cor, which is said by many scientists to be a huge effigy of Barbara Windsor's bikini top flying off in Carry On Camping.

Buelligan

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #69 on: July 09, 2019, 10:27:23 AM »

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #70 on: July 09, 2019, 10:40:07 AM »
I was considering joining but their recent proposal to fly drones near Heathrow put me off. It seems reckless and not exactly 'non-violent' (such action could be legally deemed terrorism), not to mention divisive and unlikely to win over non-protestors. I also think some of their attitudes toward the police are naive and the science behind the effectiveness of protest they cite isn't as robust as they claim.

I will say though that it is impressive how the movement mobilised so quickly, and their grievances are entirely justified.

Danger Man

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #71 on: July 09, 2019, 10:47:43 AM »
I genuinely hope that humans die out but animals are left to enjoy the Earth with each other.

A planet full of elephants and my wife's cat would be the best planet of all.

BlodwynPig

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #72 on: July 09, 2019, 10:49:26 AM »
A planet full of elephants and my wife's cat would be the best planet of all.

Not a Persian, I take it.

Danger Man

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #73 on: July 09, 2019, 10:52:38 AM »
Abyssinian.

Abyssinian

BlodwynPig

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2019, 10:55:13 AM »
Abyssinian.

Abyssinian

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Abyssinians are a popular breed thanks in large part to their unusual intelligence and generally extroverted, playful, willful personalities. They are said to become depressed without constant activity and the attention of their owners

Just like your wife, amirite?

Danger Man

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #75 on: July 09, 2019, 10:57:47 AM »
To be honest, she seems to be doing really well in our cybermarriage. Probably because of the constant sunshine.

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #76 on: July 09, 2019, 11:32:50 AM »
need Dr Manhattan really don't we

Not sure how a large blue schlong is going to help cool the planet.

Buelligan

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #77 on: July 09, 2019, 11:37:35 AM »
The Japanese are busy hunting them all to extinction, so the question's moot.

Thomas

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #78 on: July 09, 2019, 12:23:15 PM »
Got four spider plants on the go, and I've stopped eating land flesh. Still eat fish, though, for the time being. Very poor eater, very bad at it. A diet of Quorn, fish fingers, and potatoes. Don't give me any of that bullshit food with textures in it. Fed pasta in a social dining scenario I will swallow it whole, whilst pretending to chew out of politeness.

My cat is a housecat on account of A Medical Condition, so he's not killing any birds; I don't drive because I don't like it; and I'll often go through the rubbish to fix the recycling mistakes of my housemates. I rescue bees from exhaustion and snails from pavements. On long journeys I like to imagine where I would plant trees and insect-friendly flowers if I had unlimited funds. 

And that's all my rebelling.

imitationleather

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #79 on: July 09, 2019, 12:28:08 PM »
I rinse my johnnies under the tap and reuse them rather than wastefully opening new ones.

Actions speak louder than words when you're fighting environmental catastrophe.

Danger Man

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #80 on: July 09, 2019, 12:31:39 PM »
I'll often go through the rubbish to fix the recycling mistakes of my housemates.

Mate, all the rubbish just goes to a big hole in India. Don't waste your time.

BlodwynPig

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #81 on: July 09, 2019, 12:35:41 PM »
One thing we can take from all of this, it's still all about "ME"

Thomas

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #82 on: July 09, 2019, 12:45:04 PM »
I didn't know that Myalgic Encephalomyelitis was connected to climate issues, but I suppose there could be a link.

icehaven

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #83 on: July 09, 2019, 01:12:55 PM »
Going back to the OP again, I wonder if part of the reason more people don't join ER and other environmental movements, or just generally be more vocal about climate change concerns, is the perception of just how much it'd be necessary to give up and change or risk being called and hypocrite and made to feel that whatever sacrifices you'd made, for as long as there was still something you hadn't given up or changed, you have no right to ''tell'' others to do anything.

The extreme examples of this like the Emma Thompson thing trickle down to make it all a bit off-putting to the average person, who even if they managed to stop eating meat, driving, flying, using single use plastic and buying clothes and cosmetics at will, would probably still have someone coming along and saying ''Yes, but last week you bought a melon from South Africa, hypocrite!!'' The every-little-helps idea is so often shit on as pointless guilt assuaging that if the options are do virtually nothing or go full Swampy it's hardly surprising most people choose the former. 

Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #84 on: July 09, 2019, 01:14:51 PM »
I rinse my johnnies under the tap and reuse them rather than wastefully opening new ones.

Actions speak louder than words when you're fighting environmental catastrophe.

Pfft, cookie cutter stuff that.

I kill and eat other people’s children, thus doing my bit in the fights against both overpopulation and the meat industry.

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #85 on: July 09, 2019, 01:21:37 PM »
Not sure how a large blue schlong is going to help cool the planet.

Cold things are blue.

Captain Z

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #86 on: July 09, 2019, 01:29:00 PM »
Black Mirror Series 6:

Extinction Rebellion fly a drone at an airport, which prevents a scientist attending a conference where he would have realised a cure for climate change :(

BlodwynPig

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #87 on: July 09, 2019, 01:37:29 PM »
I didn't know that Myalgic Encephalomyelitis was connected to climate issues, but I suppose there could be a link.

or Mass Extinction

Thomas

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Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #88 on: July 09, 2019, 01:40:48 PM »
Black Mirror Series 6:

Extinction Rebellion fly a drone at an airport, which prevents a scientist attending a conference where he would have realised a cure for climate change :(

Except it's one of the happy episodes - a zoom-out at the end reveals the scientist in a utopian paradise; they were simply running a computer simulation of what might have been. Whew!

Then it zooms out again and it was all the delusion of a battery-farmed pig undergoing evil mind experiments (if you look closely you'll see it's the same pig from the first episode).

Re: What don't you join Extinction Rebellion?
« Reply #89 on: July 09, 2019, 02:07:43 PM »
Vegetable stew all week for dinner

Weekly trip to the pictures once a week if you're lucky (aye you don't own a telly any more)

You get a code that allows you to use the local library computer one hour a week (you sold last week's for two chicken legs)

Maybe some other dystopian carry on working for amazon because they control everything now or summat...

Oh aye Merry Christmas mate.

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