FomerCamberwellCarrot wrote:The Pagan Pixies even left banners at Piers brother house... JC.. one of life's eternal protesters normally.. completely lost now some form of maturity is required of him.. not a peep! Mind you he may have mumbled something along the way and I missed it... as he is not one of life's great orators... I feel if he were elected to power.. there would be an unseemly hasty leadership contest scramble from John McDonnell or Uncle Tom... or Keir Starmer...Piers Corbyn is, at best, not the sharpest tool in the shed (and that's generous) - case in point: https://twitter.com/Piers_Corbyn/status/1118019958779338753
It's been interesting watching people who want an excuse to be angry and have their world view reinforced scream HYPOCRISY at the protesters for causing pollution (the jury is very much still out - see the London Air Quality Network's news post), or drinking out of plastic bottles (reminds me of Louise Mensch on HIGNFY), or leaving Hyde Park as a tip (to photos of the debris left by the 4/20 pro-cannabis picnic thing - and actually the ER protesters voluntarily helped to clean up...).
If you had gone down to take a look, you'd have seen it was actually a pretty chilled out, well-mannered protest that succeeded in raising the profile of the issue. Most of the people screaming about those inconvenienced seem not to have been directly affected - and plenty of people have been saying "actually really nice walking across Waterloo Bridge without the cars, much nicer for my commute". I'm sure there might be a couple of people with mobility issues who can't walk/cycle/use the tube who were impacted, and that sucks, but happens every day with road traffic accidents (or, you know, decaying public infrastructure).
Good on the kids, I say.
tone wrote:Environmental Epilogue for this Easter Monday evening
I quote from a report that is concerned that there are people who are not too bothered about replenishing the resources they are depleting so long as they are making money
".....Present needs and present gains was the rule of action- which seems to be a sort of transmitted quality which we in our enlightened time have not wholly outgrown , for even now a few men can be found who seem willing to destroy the last tree , the last fish and the last game bird and animal , and leave nothing for posterity , if thereby some money can be made."
The above is an extract from a report by the State Fish and Game Commissioner of North Dakota in 1894
...No, that is not a typo...that's 1894
Is it any wonder Extinction Rebellion want the World's Big Cheeses to get their skates on.
Paramount wrote:JC.. one of life's eternal protesters normally.. completely lost now some form of maturity is required of him.. not a peep! Mind you he may have mumbled something along the way and I missed it... as he is not one of life's great orators....
Paramount wrote:May 23rd is looming.. and I trust a big BREXIT win will stop all this nonsense!
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