Tuesday, 30 October 2018


Shouldn't someone call the police when people start advocating breaking the law to support their preferred political outcome? This article alerts us to a campaign to do just that. Here is a short exert from the Rebellion Extinction website: 

"From the 31 October citizens of this country will commit repeated acts of disruptive, non-violent civil disobedience. There will be mass arrests.

We demand the UK declares a state of emergency, takes action to create a zero carbon economy by 2025, and creates a national assembly of ordinary people to decide what our zero carbon future will look like.

We are willing to make personal sacrifices. We are prepared to be arrested and to go to prison." 

Even if activists stuck to disruptive civil disobedience, this is illegal and  occupies our already over-stretched police, but there are likely to be quite a few who simply enjoy the thrill of law-breaking joining them.

The fact that Dr Rowan Williams, a former archbishop of Canterbury, endorses this by signing a letter in the Guardian is extremely concerning. How extraordinary that he should join with Marxists and anarchists. I hope the police will be watching this group very closely and getting someone to sign up as a "mole". Make no mistake they are calling for the overthrow of the lawful government. 

What these fools don't seem to realise is that even if they succeeded in getting the UK to a "zero carbon" state, which would results in economic meltdown and continual power cuts, this would have no effect on the rest of the world which emits the other 99% of the carbon. Perhaps they should try their action in China.

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