Green protester, 20, who caused chaos by gluing himself to a Brisbane street still lives with his parents in emission-spewing five-bedroom mansion with an infinity pool

From The Daily Mail

  • Extinction Rebellion protester Eric Serge Herbert glued himself to Brisbane road
  • The 20-year-old former school captain moved to Sydney for uni but dropped out
  • He is now living with his parents in a five-bedroom waterfront mansion in QLD
The 20-year-old climate change activist (left) who glued himself to the road lives with his parents in an emission-spewing five-bedroom mansion with an infinity pool
The 20-year-old climate change activist (left) who glued himself to the road lives with his parents in an emission-spewing five-bedroom mansion with an infinity pool

The waterfront five-bedroom, four-bathroom mansion in Pelican Waters on the Sunshine Coast also comes with a freestanding aquarium, vacuumaid, a triple lock garage and a private jetty, The Courier-Mail reported.

An average household in Australia emits 14 tonnes of carbon each year.

While it can be hard to determine the exact carbon footprint of a household it is widely accepted a larger house emits more.

Herbert has claimed on social media that he does not live with his parents, but during his first court appearance in June, the climate activist told the magistrate he lived with his parents who supported him.

There are lots of pictures and video in The Daily Mail Article.  Check it out.

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July 21, 2019 10:09 pm

He should be thankful he can even do something like that, and get away with it. Try do something like that in China, and then you are literally stuck there while they beat and torture you. There is stupid and then there is real stupid. This is really, really stupid.

E J Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Earthling2
July 22, 2019 1:08 am

If someone glues him or herself to the road a few buckets of icecold water will do wonders.

Non Nomen
Reply to  E J Zuiderwijk
July 22, 2019 2:33 am

If that doesn’t work, use boiling water instead. Some like it hot.

Reply to  Non Nomen
July 22, 2019 4:16 am

Play a right wing podcast and see how long they last.

Reply to  Ian Random
July 22, 2019 5:06 am

Just Fox News would do it for them. 30 seconds and they’d scream where the keys and detergent is. Yeah, this is sarc as well.

However, I’d suggest fencing them, keeping audience away, and calling his mother to help him out.

Reply to  Ian Random
July 22, 2019 9:34 am

I thought the tradition was to toss rotten vegetables at miscreants in the stocks.

Bryan A
Reply to  Ian Random
July 22, 2019 10:07 am

Perhaps disarming a few would stop the tactic…
They should be glad they don’t live in a Sharia Law State where the above really could happen

Reply to  Ian Random
July 22, 2019 11:05 am

There is a gas that is dispersed for crowd control that makes those who breath it in immediately incontinent. I think it would work well in this case.

Walter Sobchak
Reply to  E J Zuiderwijk
July 22, 2019 7:50 am

why cool them off? leave them alone until some drunk drives over them.

Adam Gallon
Reply to  E J Zuiderwijk
July 22, 2019 9:32 am

I thought it needed stale urine, to release the glue in an environmentally friendly way?

Reply to  Adam Gallon
July 22, 2019 1:37 pm

stale, fresh, it doesn’t really matter, just provide them with the urine.

Reply to  E J Zuiderwijk
July 22, 2019 11:37 am

I have the ultimate idea for how to deal with such protestors who glue themselves in one spot:

* set up a video screen that is horizontal to them, so it’s like watching TV in bed
* now all day long, play skeptic videos about the scam of human-caused climate change
* meanwhile, coat his/her whole body with cheese spread
* release a litter of Belgian Malinois puppies to lick it off, which, I’m afraid would turn into a puppy teething fest, once the cheese wore thin.

Too cruel?

Reply to  E J Zuiderwijk
July 22, 2019 7:51 pm

simple solution.

couple drops of dog urine on the ground right next to fuzzy bunny boy’s cute outfit. then an endless parade of large breed dogs to come by and scent mark.

20 dogs won’t go by before fuzzy bunny boy is scrambling out of the velvet costume and abandoning his post.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Earthling2
July 22, 2019 6:38 am

Yep, that’s really, really stupi, spelled “arrogance”!

Michael H Anderson
Reply to  Earthling2
July 22, 2019 6:54 am

As they say in Newfoundland: stun, some stun, and too stun to talk about. This kid needs the Singapore treatment

Patrick MJD
July 21, 2019 10:20 pm

I wonder what those lovely foam mats are made from that are insulating their bodies from the cold road surface?

Typical hypocrite, with parental support.

Reply to  Patrick MJD
July 22, 2019 2:02 am

The mats are EVA,( ethyl vinyl acetate) made from a fossil fuel.
Isn’t that ironic?

Patrick MJD
Reply to  John
July 22, 2019 3:38 am

Yes I know. You find them all over the floor and walls of infant creche centres.

Komrade Kuma
Reply to  Patrick MJD
July 22, 2019 5:05 am

WHat about his ‘onesy’ pyjama suit, eh?

Child. Brat.

Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Komrade Kuma
July 22, 2019 1:26 pm

If you’re going to act like a 3 year old throwing a temper tantrum, you might as well dress like one.

Reply to  Patrick MJD
July 22, 2019 5:11 am

Elistist use extra soft, ecological, all-natural hydrocarbon, and trash^Hrecycle it by letting the city collect their belongings.

Horace the Grump
July 21, 2019 10:25 pm

What a bell end!!!

Patrick MJD
July 21, 2019 10:37 pm

At 20, his reasoning brain hasn’t finished developing, so kids will do dumb things!

Les Francis
Reply to  Patrick MJD
July 22, 2019 2:16 am

He gets to vote at 18.
Doesn’t it make you shudder at the thought?
There is some movement to lower the voting age to 16 – God save us from that

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Les Francis
July 22, 2019 3:36 am

16 weeks or 16 years post birth?

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Les Francis
July 22, 2019 6:51 am

Ditto in the UK driven by the left, simply because they know just how easy it is to manipulate & control young people, as Patrick says, it’s all abou brain development, & coupled of course with the yoofs desire to stick it to the man & the system! I’m battling locally with some prat who belongs some subversive lefty-group called Extinction Rebellion, just how on Earth will they & others combat Mother Nature when the real extinction event arrives? Indeed, God save us from taht!

John the Econ
Reply to  Les Francis
July 22, 2019 7:08 am

Obama argued that kids should be able to stay on their parents insurance until 26. The voting age should be at least that high.

Reply to  Les Francis
July 22, 2019 12:44 pm

All to many (mostly on the left) claim people are not fully mature until 25 (part of the reason Obama said kids can stay on their parents insurance until then) I guess we had best get to raising the voting age to 25 instead of lowering it to 16.

Reply to  Patrick MJD
July 22, 2019 2:48 am

Developing? This young man is ‘stuck’ on stupid

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Kenji
July 22, 2019 5:06 am

Man? Surely you jest…

Reply to  Patrick MJD
July 22, 2019 9:36 am

He’s old enough to smoke legalized dope (evidently). Has da ganja been legalized in Oz yet ?

Reply to  Patrick MJD
July 22, 2019 6:07 am

Funny, a century ago he would have been an adult, probably with a family already. I assume we have bred down to stupid in the last century and will continue to do so until all that remains are drooling cave creatures.

July 21, 2019 10:39 pm

Really, we should just leave them out to commune with nature. It’s Australia. They’ll either die from exposure within about 30 minutes in summer or we can hurry it along a bit with a bucket of angry meat ants tipped over themselves when the glue has been set.

July 21, 2019 10:40 pm

Extinction rebellion……the dumbest bunch of overly-heated, drivel vomiting, moron zombie nuff nuffs to ever walk the face of the Earth.

E J Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Mike
July 22, 2019 1:13 am

They will soon be extinct.

Gerry, England
Reply to  E J Zuiderwijk
July 22, 2019 5:41 am

The cracks are starting to appear already. There is a hardcore of communists who want to destroy the economies and help the Chinese take over and a bunch of happy clappy doped up middle class morons who believe they are doing something good and provide the useful idiots. There is talk in the UK of them being declared terrorists.

July 21, 2019 10:57 pm

Of course he was entitled to protest!

It wasn’t him that was spewing the emissions, it was his parents! 😉



ps Of course if he had decent teachers at school, he would have understood this.

Read it before? well make sure you understand it well and then show it to someone else.

Joel O'Bryan
July 21, 2019 11:25 pm

Looking for meaning in his Life meaningless Life
The Left feeds on these types like the devil after souls.
Offering them “meaning” by gluing themselves to a road.
Stupid to you and me. But to him?
He probably was raised to have everything he needed, except responsibility.
The Greentards adults with an agenda thrive on these “spoiled” kids.
Like an Epstein kid, they use them. Then throw them away.
10 years ago it was the Occupy Wall Street hippies. Where are they now?

The best lesson a parent can teach their children is to find meaning through responsibility and independence.
Canadian clinical psychologist Dr Jordan Peterson has a message for this lost young man.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
July 22, 2019 8:58 am

Joel, I suspect you hit the nail on the head. The great crisis in the West seems to be the lack of meaning.

In the past most people had religion and God and that gave their life meaning. They also had community and extended families. In many cases work was hard but it produced food or other physical things that you could see and touch and that were important.

Now days religion is dead for many people. Fancy philosophies are interesting in midnight dorm rap sessions but fail to satisfy the need for meaning. People live in broken families with one out four marriages ending in divorce. Few people find anything satisfying in most modern jobs. People lack meaning in the lives.

For too many people the void is filled with garbage like climate change, socialism, social justice, or fill in the blank by choosing one item from column one and two entrees from column two. I believe that is the reason we are experiencing all this social craziness.

For all its problems, religion, work, family, community filled an important emotional need.

Dennis Sandberg
July 21, 2019 11:26 pm

This worldwide protest insanity has to be dealt with. People that break the law need to be punished.

July 22, 2019 12:03 am

Roger Surf July 21. Yeas we should not always blame the child, he is the product of both the school, almost certainly a private one, and his parents, who going on the size of the house, have taken full advantage of our Fossil Fuel driven civilisation.


High Treason
July 22, 2019 12:05 am

The idiot has willfully inconvenienced others and will deserve no sympathy if he is just left there to freeze or boil. Perhaps a trail of sugar can be lead from him to the local bull ant nest where the slightest tweak could see a rather painful outcome. Any of his little SJW friends will cop the wrath of the bull ants too. Remind the little luvvies that killing any creature is a no-no, even an ant or cockroach.
The teaching in my day made us aware of such pseudoscience and witch hunts in days of old. The teachers obviously failed primary school and have been unleashed on the young to spread propaganda.

Craig from Oz
July 22, 2019 12:06 am

The Daily Mail article mentions that he had a conviction recorded for one of his little pranks.

Well done, Sunshine.

Mummy and Daddy might be willing to pay your little collection of fines, but that conviction is now on your record. This will hang over your head for the rest of your life. Sure, in 20 years time it might be dismissed as something that was a folly of youth and happened a long time in your past, but… well it hasn’t been 20 years yet, has it?

Better hope Mummy and Daddy are understanding. You might be living with them for a long time because good luck getting yourself a job or even actually leaving the country.

Hope it was worth it.

Hot under the collar
Reply to  Craig from Oz
July 22, 2019 2:04 am

Get a job, you are having a laugh, why would he do that when he can sponge off his parents or taxpayers, while blaming anyone actually earning an honest living, for causing any type if catastrophe some cult leader tells him working or manufacturing things causes this week. What’s unusual about the photo is that it shows he’s actually up from his bed and it’s still daylight!

Rod Evans
July 22, 2019 12:07 am

Well to be fair to the lad, as the ugly member of the triplets, when you have two sisters as attractive as he does, you have to do something daft to get attention, if that is your ambition.
One other thing, apart from sticking skin together, has anyone ever managed to get supper glue to stick to anything else?

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Rod Evans
July 22, 2019 4:34 am

You may end up eating those words.

July 22, 2019 12:35 am

Queensland, perfect one day, watermelons the next. Where’s that “Queenslander spirit?” You cant even win the State of Origen, your courts completely disregard your rights and wishes re this Brisbane swill, and when a bunch of hippies invade your properties you go crying to the press saying “Oh we were so terrified”…weak. You guys voted for it, now you get to enjoy it.
Think harder next time you get to vote. “Voting has consequences.”

July 22, 2019 12:42 am

If I was his mother I would banish him to a yurt at the end of the garden and try living without fossil fuels for a while: which would include winter. He would have to decide for himself about the ethics of burning wood.

Reply to  Susan
July 22, 2019 1:05 am

winter on the Sunshine Coast in QLD is somewhat benign, however the yurt may be exposed to catastrophic/accelerated/tipping point sea level rise I guess.

Reply to  yarpos
July 24, 2019 1:11 am

The real struggle would be recharging his phone – without which he will not exist socially!

Mike Haseler (Scottish Sceptic)
July 22, 2019 1:04 am

Like almost every “Green” he suffers from EHS (Extreme Hypocrisy Syndrome)

E J Zuiderwijk
July 22, 2019 1:06 am

He dropped out, no, he ‘sacrificed his studies for a better cause’.
You couldn’t make it up.

Jacques Lemiere
July 22, 2019 1:08 am

he want carry on having free money , first from his parents next from society..

a kid…

Wiliam Haas
July 22, 2019 1:44 am

If one really believes that the burning of fossil fuels is bad then one stop making use of all goods and services that make use in any way of fossil fuels and he apparently is not doing that.

July 22, 2019 2:03 am

How they must curse their fate as they tuck him in each night.

But having said that, him moving out won’t reduce their carbon footprint – it will only increase his own. (Not that it matters to the real world.)

When he grows up he will look back with embarrassment, but regret only the publicity.

July 22, 2019 2:20 am

A number of the letters to the Editor of the Brisbane Courier Mail picked up on the point that the Magistrates dealing with his court appearances declined to impose a conviction and fined the offender.
The fines commonly went unpaid but a conviction had the consequences of limiting international travel.
On July 11, after ‘Serge’ obstructed the entrance to the Magistrates Court ( as well as inconveniencing other citizens) a conviction was entered.
Perhaps Serge presently doesn’t intend to visit the US and other countries but later in life he may regret his extremism particularly if the world does not end in 2030.

July 22, 2019 2:29 am

if his parent happen to be sane long suffering sorts..Id guess the lad might be looking for a coauch very shortly to begin his new”surfing lifestyle”
if theyre lopfruits also them I hope the social ridicule gets through to them.

whats the difference between a kid being called a “bogan or an”activist”?
hairstyles and parents income/suburb

Geoff Sherrington
July 22, 2019 4:26 am

It is not Aussie spirit to sit around and gang bang the parents, the home, the boat, the school, the lad’s idealism. Some of you are putting in the boot without much knowledge of the circumstances. Suggest you concentrate your criticism more on the underlying causes that upset most of us.
After all, our home was of this class before we downsized. Not unusual for hard workers. No boat, preferred the corporate jet.
Keep it civil and be well informed before you lash out, eh?
Geoff S

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
July 22, 2019 5:09 am

You are talking out of a hole in the back of you head. Aussie spirit not to sit around and bitch…sheesh! You claim to be an Aussie?

R Shearer
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
July 22, 2019 6:27 am

Please translate “gang bang,” as here the meaning is, I assume, quite different.

Michael H Anderson
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
July 22, 2019 7:14 am

Nobody is bashing his parents’ nice home, Geoff. They’re bashing his towering hypocrisy. How did you not get something so obvious? Maybe have your coffee before you post here.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
July 22, 2019 7:14 am

You’re right. The circumstances. He’s just a poor boy from a poor family. Spare him his life from this monstrosity…

Two other point here, Geoff:

First. Please don’t use gang bang in a sentence. Please. Don’t.

Second. Tall Poppy Syndrome. COMPLETELY Australian. Get over yourself.

Face it, the kid is a selfish entitled brat who’s family came from that ‘top end of town’ Electricity Bill Shorten kept carping on about. (Which says more about how much the ALP like to play the politics of envy more than to comment on if being successful enough to provide for yourself and your family is a ‘bad thing’).

The point being made here is that his beloved Extinction Rebellion are the sort of zealots who demand that everyone make hard sacrifices in the name of Saving the Planet. They demand that everyone else make changes. We MUST stop what we are doing and if we don’t, him and his ‘idealism’ are going to continue to perform civil disobedience (something he brags about in his own social media by the by, so his words, not mine) until WE agree to let him and his friends dictate the terms of our lives.

And where does this young hero live while attempting to control our lives? While demanding we all make changes? He lives in Mummy and Daddy’s really nice house with it’s really nice pool with his own really nice bathroom he doesn’t have to share and more than likely driving around in the really nice car Mummy and Daddy gave him for his birthday.

This is a game to him. It is extremely easy to be filled with social idealism when it is not you personally who needs to pay the power bill every quarter. Maybe it is his parent’s fault. Maybe they should have forced him to take a spoonful of cement with his fair trade every morning. Maybe they should have used their success in life to give their children the very best. This is not the point. The point is that Little Mister Idealism can’t even be accused of being a pot calling out the kettle because I am confident in saying that such an entitled self centred git isn’t even man enough to know how to cook.

Sorry, Geoff, but get over yourself.

Geoff Sherrington
Reply to  Craig from Oz
July 22, 2019 3:42 pm

So you have done original research that provides data to support your various assertions? Do you know them to be correct, or are you making stuff up? In truth, have you established if the guy can cook or not, or are you just hurling random insults?
This WUWT blog works on a principle of criticism of assertions that are made up or patently wrong. Like many of the synthetic temperatures, from areas with no thermometers, that go into the global “average” temperature. It has never been my impression that Anthony or the mods favour bloggers who act like the reported harpies of old who sat around guillotines chanting in French “Off with his head” while having no idea why said “he” was “there”.
For others, of course I know the usual meaning of “gang bang” as well as picturesque departures from the usual to convey imaginary scenes.
Geoff S

Michael H Anderson
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
July 25, 2019 5:46 pm

Eat shit, Geoff. From a harpy to a pissant.

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
July 22, 2019 3:53 pm

“Put in the boot says I, put in the boot”. “Hush” says Doreen, “Shame” says some silly coot.”

An Australian’s reaction while watching a performance of “Romeo and Juliette”. It’s been over 60 years, I can’t for the very life of me remember that poem’s name…..

I haven’t checked the Courier Mail articles as yet, but I’d like to know which high school this youngster attended. (Why? Disclosure: Brisbane State High ’55 – ’58.)

David S
July 22, 2019 5:21 am

Discover what it means to be glued to the road when a large truck comes.

July 22, 2019 6:12 am

Keep the traffic moving. Soon they wouldn’t even be a bump in the road.

L G Brackeen
July 22, 2019 6:31 am

I believe a bucket of non-venomous spiders would help them make their point.

July 22, 2019 7:13 am

Two hypocrisies at work here.
Complex chemicals in play with the use of modern super-glue.
Equally complex solvents to remove the glue.
Only half as offensive if the protesters would be surgically removed from the road.

Robert W Turner
July 22, 2019 7:26 am

Sentence him to a year in a mental hospital to help him reverse his brainwashing.

Joel Snider
July 22, 2019 9:33 am

If you’re going to have greenie policies, it helps to have at least a six-figure income to go with it.

It helps even more if you don’t have to earn said income.

July 22, 2019 10:42 am

His two sisters have modeling contracts with several large companies, here in the US and in Australia. They at least have jobs and can support themselves.

Him? No so much as a part-time job selling newspapers. I guess real work is beneath him. Oh, wait, that’s a mat on the sidewalk and hes glued to the mat, and the mat’s glued to the pavement. Yes, I can confirm that he is a complete idiot.

John Robertson
July 22, 2019 11:11 am

From the picture,”Glued to the road”, is hardly an accurate statement.
Those useless individuals could be removed very quickly,without the loss of any skin.
Anyone who has attempted various methods of bonding materials,will recognize how weak the bond is between activist and pavement in the photo shown.

So the “boy” is not just a hypocrite,he/it is also a poseur.
Real conviction would be skin to pavement .
The fossil fuel based comfort pads are a real nice touch as well.
Actually are we sure these two lads were not flaming the protesters?

Satire is no longer respected as a public comment,thus it might go unnoticed.
Of course stupidity is such a norm in the emotionally charged world of planet savers and the Cult of Calamitous Climate, that accidental parody and self mockery are at play.

Time for the police to pull back,let the courts declare these people “special” free to glue themselves anywhere without police interference, while spreading the rumour that only urine will free them.
We used to display the untrainable village idiots in the stocks and have the public dedicate some personal time to their reeducation.
Thanks to super glue,who needs stocks?

July 22, 2019 12:07 pm

The police should haul out one of those portable lighted construction signs, the kind with a big noisy gasoline generator, and park it right in front of them to direct traffic around them.

July 22, 2019 1:26 pm

Hmm. I’m in favour of erecting construction site barriers around these self important protesters, add more glue and simply leave them there. Divert local traffic like just with ordinary road works. Noisy generators would be a nice touch.

To protect the protesters ‘rights’, allow no interference with or access to their protest. If they elect to stay in situ, forty eight to seventy two hours in the Australian climate and they should be dead of dehydration anyway. Wait. If necessary remove deceased and excess street furniture. Resume normal traffic.

Problem solved.

July 22, 2019 4:35 pm

His job to look after the pool and get the grades up if he wants his pocket money and be allowed out to play sport or a sleepover on weekends. Don’t even think about getting a mobile for your birthday.

July 22, 2019 6:19 pm

Lets hope that Constabularies around the western world are practising their solvent skills, if not forming squads of specialist ungluers ?

As for this Aussie crowd, the sisters look to be set for a lifetime of hoping their looks will get them by, and no doubt sonny Jim hopes that his antics will set him up as sort type of celebrity. Probably a safe bet that the ‘Family’ money has been made by poncing off something or other. No class.

July 22, 2019 8:06 pm

Lives in his Mom’s basement and posts on the internets in his underwear….. Typical ecofascist.

July 23, 2019 4:43 am

Austerity for thee, but not for me!

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