Happened to see a tweet about the most recent Extinction Rebellion demonstrations (or should that be “tantrums”?):
I would not in general be much on the same page as Frank Furedi, or indeed radio loudmouth Julia Hartley-Brewer, whom I had to set straight once or twice when I had a Twitter account (a few malicious Jews managed to have me expelled in 2018), but “there is no religion higher than truth”, as they say…
I have blogged a few times about Extinction Rebellion in the past: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/10/09/extinction-rebellion-greta-thunberg-cressida-dick-and-the-madness-of-protesting-crowds/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2020/09/08/diary-blog-8-september-2020-including-further-assessment-of-extinction-rebellion-as-well-as-of-tim-crosland-and-plan-b-etc/.
I have in the past also blogged about the connected lunacy of the “Greta Nut” hullabaloo: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/29/greta-thunberg-system-approved-wunderkind/.
Socio-political hypocrisy: there’s a lot of it about. Not that the phenomenon is new. For decades, there have been the pro-immigration and “refugees welcome” idiots and virtue-signallers; more often than not they live in leafy suburban areas where the effects of the UK migration-invasion have been muted, at least on the surface.
I myself recall a girlfriend of the 1980s who once said to me (we were certainly not ideologically completely compatible!) that the British people who did not want mass immigration were mostly those who did not like to see council houses going to immigrants instead of to them! A neat British way of bringing social snobbery into the discussion (something that we saw also in recent years in relation to Brexit: the Remainer mythus that pro-Brexit people were little more than British hillbillies).
Easy for a woman whose father, upon her return from living in a foreign capital, simply bought her a London house outright as a present, who got paid far more for occasional or part-time work than most people did for working full-time, and who also had considerable inheritance expectations, to express scarcely-veiled contempt for the poorer section of the British population.
She simply did not see that many poorer British people were and are angered by the way alien imports take British social housing. Not everyone can be housed just by asking their father to buy them a house!
Just yesterday it came to light that central government is helping local councils buy “large houses” so that Afghan families with 10 or 12 members can live in them. Most of those large houses will be in the more expensive neighbourhoods as well, so British people are going to be doubly cheated.
The British people will also end up working, and being taxed, so that the Afghans (and the rest) can live parasitically upon the Brits. The Afghans will mostly not even speak English, will mostly have no skills or qualifications, but will have (according to studies) a far lower average I.Q. than the British, and so will be just a drag or a millstone round the necks of the people of this country.
…having abandoned their wives, children, and other dependants?
“Against stupidity, even the Gods struggle in vain” [Schiller, Die Jungfrau von Orleans].
Late afternoon music
Reminiscent of Repin’s painting, The Reply of the Zaporozhie Cossacks to the Sultan of Constantinople
I hope that he, and all the animals, make it. They should be given priority.
How to characterize the Extinction Rebellion nonsense and demonstrations? “Woodstock with worry”?
The resistance movemet against the “panicdemic” is mutating into a resistance against other moves made by the international conspiracy.
In the recent Alison Chabloz appeal, the Crown Prosecution Service applied for an absurdly badly-drafted (well, is it a surprise? “Pay peanuts, get monkeys”) Criminal Behaviour Order against Alison. The judge apparently treated that with the contempt it deserved, and refused to make such an order. No doubt the application was suggested in some way by the malicious Jew-Zionists who are behind the whole persecution (and prosecutions) of Alison Chabloz.