Greta Thunberg Urges Extinction Rebellion to Break the Law

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Greta Thunberg has stated that rules must be broken if they stand in the way of climate action.

Greta Thunberg condemns ‘unlawful’ police ban on Extinction Rebellion climate change protest
‘If standing up for humanity is against the rules then the rules must be broken,’ says teenager

Chris Baynes, Jane Dalton (2 days ago)

Greta Thunberg has called on Extinction Rebellion demonstrators to defy a police order banning them from protesting across London.
The climate change activist spoke out before the group won the go-ahead to take legal action over the order, which has been condemned by human rights groups as unlawful.  

If standing up against the climate and ecological breakdown and for humanity is against the rules then the rules must be broken,” Ms Thunberg wrote on her Instagram account.

A judicial review of the ban, which the group’s lawyers say is “disproportionate and unlawful” will be held on Thursday afternoon.

Human rights groups including Amnesty International and Liberty have also criticised the Metropolitan Police over the “heavy-handed” and “chilling” tactic.

Deputy assistant commissioner Laurence Taylor said the ban had been imposed following “continued breaches” of a previous order, which restricted protesters to Trafalgar Square.

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, distanced himself from the police order and said he had asked senior officers to “find a way for those who want to protest the climate emergency we face to be able to do so legally”.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/greta-thunberg-extinction-rebellion-protests-police-ban-climate-change-london-a9158191.html

The Thursday judicial review was deferred until next week, so Extinction Rebellion are still under a ban forbidding them to protest in London.

Extinction Rebellion London: Met Police ‘ban’ on protests will continue over weekend as judge delays judicial review

TRISTAN KIRK Courts correspondent (2 days ago) 

Scotland Yard’s controversial “ban” on the Extinction Rebellion protests will stand this weekend after a judge refused to hear a judicial review bid until next week.



Phillippa Kaufmann QC, representing a collection of activists including Green Party peer Baroness Jenny Jones and Guardian journalist George Monbiot, asked for a fast-tracked hearing  tomorrow to determine the case.

But Mr Justice Dingemans rejected the idea this afternoon, saying he was worried a judge could make a mistake if rushed into a decision.

I’m wholly unconvinced this is a case where it is right to speed up the process as quickly as that”, he told the High Court this afternoon.

“These are important points, both for the complainants and the defendant, on the construction of a criminal statute.”

The effect of today’s ruling is that the section 14 order brought in by the Met this week to tackle the Extinction Rebellion ‘autumn uprising’ will continue to stand until 6pm on Saturday.

Read more: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/police-ban-on-extinction-rebellion-protests-will-continue-over-weekend-as-judge-delays-judicial-a4264301.html

Extinction Rebellion naturally had no respect for the law, and defied the ban, resulting in at least 1760 arrests including the arrest George Monbiot (the video shows Monbiot laughing as he is dragged away by police – all a big joke to him).

This is not about banning freedom of assembly. The British police appear to have done everything in their power to accommodate Extinction Rebellion’s ongoing right to protest. The rule does not prevent Extinction Rebellion from holding protests elsewhere. All the police asked is that Extinction Rebellion structure their London protests in such a way as to allow ordinary people to continue going about their normal business, a request Extinction Rebellion repeatedly ignored.

Trafalgar Square, where police asked Extinction Rebellion to protest, is one of the most prominent landmarks in London, an important nexus in London’s road system. If you want to cross London Bridge there is a good chance you will drive past Trafalgar Square. Thousands of people see Trafalgar Square every day. But Extinction Rebellion have so far refused to compromise, even a little.

As for Greta Thunberg, she is now on record publicly inciting people to break the law.

Perhaps it is time for President Trump to review whether he really wants a rabble rousing foreigner who has no qualms about inciting mass law breaking and civil disorder running around the USA.

Update (EW): Amended “Hundreds of thousands” of people see Trafalgar Square every day to “Thousands”. “Hundreds of thousands” is probably an over-estimate.

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154 thoughts on “Greta Thunberg Urges Extinction Rebellion to Break the Law

  1. There are places where a protest may be reasonable. On streets in central London, or elsewhere, such as Brisbane, or Melbourne, are not included . If a protest is permitted in one place, such as Trafalgar Square, there is no problem, provided it does not spill onto the street.

    They can always go to Hyde Park, and protest there, even arranging speeches at Speaker’s Corner.

    I agree that the POTUS should seek her deportation as an alien supporting mass law breaking and civil disorder.

    • Sitting on top of an airliner, a tube or shutting an international airport doesn’t really seem reasonable or peaceful to me.

      • Greta should be in school learning about another person with many followers, Charles Manson. It was the followers of Manson who had committed crimes but at his behest. If she orders her climate following to commit crimes, she is just as responsible for their actions as if she committed the offence herself whatever offence they commit.

        • This girl is going to validate my thoughts by getting these people imprisoned before they turn into another terrorist organization.

          I want her right where she’s at.

          • They already are a terrorist organization. What’s worse is that many of them probably don’t know it. Iow: “useful, expendable pawns”.

          • They already qualify as a terrorist organisation. They incite an exaggerated or completely fictitious in this case fear and then exploit that fear to disrupt and destroy society.

          • They aren’t a terrorist organization. Weather Underground was a terrorist organization. They actually committed acts of violence. Now they are the Democratic Party.

            I like watching them lose.

          • Instead of the Nobel Peace Prize, let’s award Greta the Bombshell War Prize – after all didn’t Alfred Nobel make his money on patenting his discovery of dynamite.

        • Why him? Greta should be at school learning her science so the she’s able to do as much for the environment as hundreds and thousands of unnamed and unknown young ladies who work in science laboratories all over the world trying to curb the environment crisis. It’s them who are environmental heroes, unsunģ as it is while an ignorant truant is hailed as the world’s saviour!

      • Alan

        xr use the excuse that it’s formed of numerous organisations over which they have little control.

        Funny how they all know where to go, what time to get there and how to conduct themselves e.g. any of them arrested are urged not to apply for bail, so they choke up the prisons.

    • If Extinction Rebellion wanted to hold a march down a major street in the middle of peak hour traffic, I don’t think that would be an issue. Britain is OK with the occasional mass protest. If I was caught in the traffic jam I might grumble a bit, but I would defend their right to have their views heard, even though I think they are idiots.

      But Extinction Rebellion aren’t just interested in being heard, they want to force everyone else to obey their demands. They crossed the line with their relentless ongoing disruption, illegal roadblocks, and refusal to stop messing up everyone elses life.

      • Eric
        Even worse is that they are not really behaving in a manner where their primary concern is to have their grievances heard, and to show how many people support them. Rather, they are engaging in a form of extortion where they are trying to inconvenience people in the hopes that the bloke heading for work will get so frustrated that he will support their demands in order just to clear the streets. A minority are trying to force the majority to submit to their demands through methods that infringe on the rights of others.

      • London roads and London transport have absolutely no spare capacity. Anything from weather to road works reduces it to a parking lot., all that CO2 generated by delivery trucks keeping the economy moving, by buses transporting workers, tax
        payers, consumers, then gets ramped up by a bunch of meatheads who despise everyone who does not share the worldview of this cult. They are trampling on the rights of everyone else. Btw I hope Greta is swimming back from Canada with her entourage because, “you know, it’s the right thing to do!”
        Here’s a good take by a Londoner on when they invaded the Tube and a riff on some of the other denizens of the cult:
        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T2wz1IvZUtQ
        (Language rather strong)

    • Dudley,
      You will be aware that the Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions is on record as defending the rights of a rogue trade union to disregard the Rule of Law where it, and she, believe that the “ rights of workers” should prevail.
      The Rule of Law then becomes dispensable.
      This recipe for anarchy is exactly what is being repeated here by Extinction Rebellion.

    • Thomas Paine urged the colonists in the Americas to break the laws of the then legitimate British government. Of course you will object that circumstances are different. But if someone, foolishly or with defensible reason, really is convinced, rightly or wrongly, that a law is unjust, they have the moral duty to break it, if they fully understand the consequences and are willing to accept them. And those who reasonably disagree have the moral duty to stop the lawbreakers.

      • Thomas Paine didn’t have the option of standing as a candidate in a democratic election on a platform of having the law changed.

      • The British (or the Tories) would have hung him had the colonists turned over their guns and powder.

        Now?

      • The legitimate elected governments of the American states, “In Congress Assembled” declared their independence from Britain. They proceeded to defend their independence against British invasion. It was to that task that Paine urged them on.

        They weren’t a bunch of lunatics and teenagers harassing ordinary people. They were citizens under their own democratically chosen governments protecting their homeland against marauding invaders.

        • Walter Sobchak:

          You say,
          “The legitimate elected governments of the American states, “In Congress Assembled” declared their independence from Britain. They proceeded to defend their independence against British invasion. It was to that task that Paine urged them on.”

          They were revolutionaries who were opposing their then government.

          The reality of behaviour is not affected by whether or not you agree with the reason for that behaviour.

          There is a long history of civil disobedience leading to legal and/or societal change. The American revolutionaries are one example of such civil disobedience as are the Catalonians who are now imprisoned for similar civil disobedience in Spain. Such civil disobedience is ONLY justified by those conducting it being willing to accept the full burden of the law for their actions (as the Catalonian politicians seem to be).

          Importantly, the civil disobedience is not justifiable by post hoc assertions concerning the rightness of the cause espoused by those conducting the civil disobedience.

          Greta Thunberg is arguing that the law should ignore the Extinction Rebellion rebels.

          Richard

          • The Manga Carta.
            It basically said that the pee’ed ons should have a voice in Government.
            Now we do.
            Grrrrrreta and company (like the UN) want us to return to all but the “The Elite” are just the peed’ons.
            Grrrreta is just a pawn in the ‘Game of Thrones”.
            In that game, any “cause” that removes power from the peed’ons and returns it all to the “Pee’ers” is OK with them.

            Yes, the continued disruption by the XR (or is it ER) nuts should be dealt with as it was in the (Brits call it) “Tube”. (The US would call it the subway.)
            They’d already had their say. The Peed’ons responded.

      • Had Paine, or any of the others been caught by the British at any time prior to Cornwallis’s surrender, they would have been promptly hanged.

    • Normally, yes. But Greta is untouchable. Imagine the outrage if she was arrested. She’s like Ghandi or Mother Theresa.
      It doesn’t mean that she shouldn’t be publicly reprimanded for doing so and pointing out that there is much support for her cause being lost. It should be made clear to her (and her handlers) that there are more people simply tolerating her than actually actively support her.
      The end is closing in for young Greta. Neither Ghandi nor Mother Theresa had youth on their side. The reality is, it’s all that Greta has. Gore could not do what she has done. Even if he wore pig tails.

      Eamon.

      • Almost no one ever gets charged with it here in the US, even when they are doing it in the midst of actual riots.
        But it is notable that her handlers have seen fit to transition her talking points to publicly calling for others to commit acts of violence and lawbreaking.
        After her UN tirade, complete with angry condemnation and hate-face for anyone who is not of a mind with her message, it was obvious her message is evolving fast.
        Her parents are 100% amoral psychopaths, and I suspect things will not end well for them.

      • An education including a PhD does not guarantee someone has the skill set to analyze a complex set of equations, data etc However, and it will appear unseemly, but Greta has recently completed Grade 9. She is a dedicated intelligent performer parroting a few phrases. At a minimum she has not had the time to review the subject in any meaningful way AND yet the UN, Government Leaders etc are meeting with her for photo ops and to promote their own climate agenda. Here in Canada, our former drama teacher Prime Minister and Greta were a great fit. A sad state of affairs.

    • Aren’t there laws against urging other people to break the law?

      But, but, but Democrats can‘t “break any laws”, ……. only Republicans can “break laws” and be convicted for doing said.

      • They don’t need to have actually broken any laws in order for them to be convicted in heavily Democrat counties.

      • But, but, but Democrats can‘t “break any laws”

        And, if by chance they did, “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case” to court.

  2. The judge ought to restrict them to protesting without the use of fossil fuels. Greta too. No more internet for her.

  3. The autistic one is actually now in Canada essentially interfering in the national elections on behalf of the current child PM which is illegal in itself for non citizens. Lets see if anything is done about it.

  4. How is that peaceful when people glue themselves to airplanes, or metro trains, disrupt economies to the tune of millions of $? I guess, if don’t work and u have no idea that ur benefits come from the very same people that u disrupt and put them in danger, then it is peaceful.

    • Physically preventing someone from going about their lawful activities is almost a form of kidnapping.

    • Ignore them even glued to the train. Keep doing what you’re doing.

      Let the night crews clean up any messes …

  5. The Clinton administration got rid of Elian Gonzalez because they wanted to kiss Castro’s ass. By the same token the Trump administration should get rid of Greta because she’s a pain in the ass.

  6. If Amnesty UK really said that then I am extra glad that I stopped contributing to them years ago. Another organization which appears to have forgotten what their reason to exist was supposed to be about.

  7. As the climate crisis escalates…
    … the Guardian will not stay quiet. This is our pledge: we will continue to give global heating, wildlife extinction and pollution the urgent attention and prominence they demand. The Guardian recognises the climate emergency as the defining issue of our times.

    Let’s rephrase this: As the Guardian escalates its activism and propaganda, Monbiot who got in Green College thanks to the powerful intervention from Sir Cripsin Tickell, former Chairman of the Thomson Reuters Foundation (see climategate emails) will play civil desobedience because he knows he risks little to nothing, being protected by green oligarchs.

    Greta is the front for the green coup d’etat and if they advocate breaking the law, then people might follow their advice and deal with this treason in an expedited justice… What goes around comes around… Don’t get mad, get even!

    • Tom Rude
      Re George Monbiot: it seems he continues to live up to Christopher Booker’s version of his name, i.e. moonbat

  8. In the bigger scheme of things, XR’s antics of blocking traffic, trains, and planes is probably the best thing to ever happen for climate skeptics.

    And now a Swedish autistic teenager encouraging it (XR’s traffic blockages) and her lecturing from US Congress enabled by Democrats only helps Republicans convince independent voters that the Democrats have gone full bat shit crazy. And there is no turning that around for them. The antics may rally their base, but their base is far from enough. We saw that clearly with Renewable Energy mandates on several state’s ballots last November 2018 get defeated by 2-1 margins from even blue places like Washington State.
    So these antics only confirms what those voters knew then… the US democrats are the Party of Crazy.

    • To surmise and paraphrase Sun Tzu, “Never stand in the way of your enemies destroying themselves.”

    • Napoleon is reported to have said: Never interrupt your enemy when he’s making mistakes.

      “…a request Extinction Rebellion repeatedly ignored” meaning get out of the way of commuters and hold your protest on the sidewalks. Those commuters pay the taxes that go into the welfare funding that supports these morons. And the idiots are pretentious versions of anarchists, who would let nothing stop them from destroying everything. There is no reason for them to not be arrested, stuffed into holding cells where they all start smelling like the sweaty little bums they are, and get them off the welfare rolls, so they no longer have any freeloading money, which comes from the very people they are annoying.

      Maybe bear spray would send them packing.

  9. Chilling tactics??? Look at uber-elite mouthpiece Monbiot, smiling, politely dragged from the protest spot, he did not face a LBD 40 grenade disfiguring him like the Gilets Jaunes in France who protested the carbon tax…
    Where were Amnesty International and Liberty then? Nowhere, because they sided with the system, just like Bernard-Henri Levy who supported the Maidan but despised a non NATO orchestrated, real revolt from ordinary people.

  10. BTW, the Gilets Jaunes in France have understood the deleterious role of the media and targeted the Macron serving media such as BFM TV for their coverage… It is time ordinary people put the screw on their respective media…
    CBC and their journos/activists in Canada will get a taste of it sooner than later, especially after the bias campaign they ran.

  11. On the face of it, I would agree that XR has the right to free expression and the right to protest in a non-violent manner. That said, those protests should not impact or violate the right of any individuals free movement, especially if that movement is the lawful conduct of business (taxi or delivery drivers, ambulance, etc) or individual travel to their place of business or employment. People have the right to work and the free movement to get there.

    It would be interesting to see a company or an individual take the leaders of the protests to civil court for lost business or wages.

  12. It is their right to protest. But it is my right to commute to work without being stopped. They are selfish and infringe on everybody else’s rights.

  13. Someone needs to prosecute this little Brat’s Parents for Child Abuse! After all, her handlers are just more Liberal Whores to George Soros Money. That’s who is paying for all her “green” transportation. Greta is just a programmed Parrot who cannot think on her own. Remember she is Mentally Handicapped and has Ausbergers Syndrome.

    • No one is perfect. Most of us have the one or other physical and/or psychological issue. To me it seems that the parents are behaving irresponsible with the free upbringing, which has revealed her not so well matured side. It is sad, because had the parents been more strict, she may had learned to listen better, be happier and more understanding for other’s viewpoints.
      The act she has performed “… the rules must be broken” is no different from the norm of her upbringing – The type of school she joined, the parents. – You will find this with many kids and some grownups. Some will eventually learn from parents and friends, others will first learn from a court case against them.

      The current situation reminds me how far political fanaticism may go – The National Socialists setting fire to the government building in Germany over 85 years ago. What is it Extinction Rebellion they want? Is it much different from what the National Socialists wanted?

      • Most politicians are incapable of listening to other viewpoints, especially if they are Americans or NATO lackeys. There was no popular mandate for war in Iraq, Libya, Syria, The Balkans and many more. But they went ahead killing millions anyway.

        Little Greta is not some evil ogre, she is just a silly immature girl who prematurely adopted climate religion without investigating the evidence first. Organised religions thrive on recruiting such people: they know that the adolescent awakening and breaking from parental diktat is the perfect time to instil a new mantra without too much resistance.

        What is evil is adults using her, publicising her views as if she were a sage and never questioning what she says.

  14. When CAGW is elevated to an existential threat … it becomes an act of “morality” to do everything possible to STOP what (you believe) threatens the life of every human on the planet. It becomes akin to the conundrum of what to do if you knew what Hitler was to become. You would be morally obligated to MURDER Adolph … to save 6M lives. Even murder him in his crib.

    The escalation of CAGW into an “existential threat” gives license to this nonsense. It escalates the “struggle” of CAGW into a “religious” act. A religion that teaches civil disobedience as a sacrament. There is NO science in any of this nonsense. There is no REAL justification of these acts. It’s all make-believe.

    Lock em up.

    • So I believe their stupidity will lead to Billions.. with a B.. of people dead from starvation.. does that mean it’s my moral responsibility to kill these crazies? Just looking for permission..

  15. So if they can ignore the law it’s ok for everyday commuters to ignore the law and throw their asses in the Thames?

    Yeah, I thought that’s where the law breaking line would be drawn…

    • What? No!
      I’m allowed to break the law because of the cause I believe in. You must not break the law for the cause you believe in…. You must capitulate to ME!!! For I am righteous.

      They have a simple world view, no clutter at all. I do wonder if they’ll ever grow up and wake up.

  16. Obvious consequences of Noble Cause Corruption to prevent Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW).
    The Copenhagen Consensus has more than 560 experts evaluating all the major global humanitarian projects with 7 Nobel Laureates reviewing the studies. It finds almost ALL other projects have higher benefit/cost than climate mitigation.
    Furthermore, what if warming is overestimated, costs over estimated, benefits under estimated, and the costs of adaptation are far cheaper than mitigation?
    It appears Greta is sadly misled by those with a global control agenda.
    The Climate Piper strikes again.

  17. Let’s refresh our memories regarding the US First Amendment:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Nowhere in there does it say the People have to respect anyone else’s religion, speech, or right to assemble. I don’t have to “grumble a bit,” I can walk or drive past them, and if they try to interfere with my passage that is some kind of assault, surely, and I can use reasonable force to continue on my peaceful way to wherever it is I’m going.

    The United States Constitution tells the Government how to behave, not the citizens.

    • Likewise the European Convention on Human Rights encapsulated in the Human Rights Act here in the U.K. It is illegal in the U.K. to trespass on the railway, the DLR, the London tube (subway) or flight side of an international airport, these are specific laws. Obstructing the Highway is also illegal. If a person feels threatened by the actions of another then that’s breach of the peace

    • Taking it another step:

      …the right of the people peaceably to assemble…

      – How does driving up to a no parking zone in a converted fire pumper and spraying red liquid over everything and everyone fit into the definition of “peaceably”?
      – In the US, the 1st Amendment gives us the right to peaceably “assemble”, not to block bridges, highways and mass transportation.

      In the “Death of Common Sense”, Phillip Howard argues that the proliferation in our laws of detailed regulations (versus a simple document like the US Constitution) has removed simple judgement from those adjudicating our laws. In other words wouldn’t it be great if we left it up to a random group of 12 people to decide if a “reasonable person” would consider whether those acts of assembly were conducted “peaceably”.

  18. I would be happy to contribute to a crowd funding operation for a Class Action against the organisers of Extinction Rebellion. Needs careful thought and preparation though.

  19. As a foreign national minor who has not completed high school, she does not know what she is talking about. The reality is that the climate change we have been experiencing is caused by the sun and the oceans over which mankind has no control. So any actions that mankind might will have no effect on global climate. If she knows so much she needs to tell is exactly what the climate sensitivity of CO2 is and what evidence supports her answer. That has been the most important parameter for the IPCC to determine yet they still do not know what it is and they publish only a range of guesses. But maybe Greta knows better.

    • I’m not sure Greta COULD graduate high school! Even more reason to call out her handlers for child abuse, perhaps even kidnapping!

  20. >>>Greta Thunberg Urges Extinction Rebellion to Break the Law<<<<
    Always easy to urge others to do something.

    The facists are coming out of the closet!

      • And Joe Stalin and Bill Clinton (twice) so clearly their standards aren’t very high even if, on rare occasions, they do actually pick deserving recipients.

  21. She should be remanded to “Child Protective Services”. It is more and more apparent that she has been subjected to childhood trauma and abuse through climate indoctrination. I think the poor young lady is genuinely terrified.

  22. Thanks to Pierre Goslin’s “No Trick Zone” and an article from “German Merkur de Here”it appears Greta is advised by Professor Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
    According to the article, Greta and Professor Rahmstorf “have met on several occasions” and that she “calls the Professor for advice”.

    The article mentions that additional advisers are the Swedish Professor, Johan Rockstrom and British Professor, Kevin Anderson.

    I was born in 1940 and have wonderful memories of watching Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy on a neighbours t.v. and initially was amazed how a dummy could talk like Charlie did.

    Yesterday, We in Alberta we’re visited by Greta and watched her performance outside the Provincial Legislature in Edmonton. Dare I compare her and Rahmstorf with Charlie and Edgar? All this just 3 days before our Federal election! Coincidence?

    I have followed Anthony since shortly after he started this blog and I’m hoping some knowledgeable people could persue this story further.

    Thanks to all who contribute so much.
    D.B.

  23. “Perhaps it is time for President Trump to review whether he really wants a rabble rousing foreigner who has no qualms about inciting mass law breaking and civil disorder running around the USA.”
    ====================
    What ?, we’ve got a gang of maybe 25 million people (mostly armed), that really don’t want to kill anybody, unless they deserve it.
    Civil disorder gets sorted out pretty quick.

  24. What the reGretable child is advocating is lawless anarchy, by cadres of virtue signalling terrorists. They seek illegal confrontation. Give it to them! Toss their sorry butts off of the train roofs and out of the local In N Out burger joints. Make them emphatically certain you are not going to put up with their crap anymore! Join the #EnoughOfYourCrapRevolt!

  25. yes go for it says Greta, break the law and if you end up with a criminal conviction that screws up the rest of your working life thats a small price to pay, especially for me. Ive lived my life as a protected species with no consequences, thats how it works for everyone isnt it?

  26. Peaceful protest??? Good question, better than you thought.
    I remember, back in the day. We had it all, peaceful protests, violent demonstrations, excuses to party.

    So what was a “Peaceful Protest”? The protesters all had to attended actual Protest Seminars (no joke) to learn the tricks of the trade. They were taught not to yell, not to shout, and not to resist. When the police wanted to drag them off, the idea was to be completely passive. The protesters would go as limp as a sack of potatoes and make the task as difficult as possible. With some effort all the protesters would be dragged clear and would simply continue their protest wherever the police dropped them. Everybody else would go about their business around them. Quickly, the police came to understand that the protesters did not, and would not pose a threat. There was just going to be a lot of heavy lifting that day. This was quite the stark contrast to the violent demonstrations which were also going on at the time, and took some getting used to.
    In This Context:
    Many people concede the right of the people to a peaceful protest. OK, fine. By the same token, the citizenry have the same right of counter protest.According to the rules carefully set out, the citizenry have the right to drag the protesters to the side and clear the way. Only in this way are the rights of all preserved. As far as ER goes, these people have given the way too much scope. Whenever they *push*, *shove*, *block*, or *obstruct* anybody from engaging in a lawful and customary activity, the action is no longer peaceful. At this point, the gloves can come off, and let ER whine about “Peaceful”.

  27. There should be a law for Greta to tell the truth and only the truth .
    Any unsubstantiated claims are against the law .

  28. I think we have already reached peak Greta. Her head may pop up here and there but soon she will be thrown on the scrapheap of history. She cannot really do much more than what she has already and people get bored pretty fast. I know I am.

  29. XR isn’t targeting the government because most feckless politicians in the west already support the erroneous AGW theory, even the foolish British Tories ( who should all be ejected from office for that alone, ignoring their inability to deliver Brexit!! I think Farage is also a climate realist–he should start running on that as well!!).

    I was really heartened to see ordinary British citizens taking matters into their own hands when XR knaves climbed on tube trains this week. Beat a few of these spoiled little rick kids silly, and they won’t come back. Wish I could be there for the fun.

  30. so as extinction rebellion is CAUSING climate change too.. you know , using cars, plastic and so on, you have the right to break the rules to stop extinction rebellion..

  31. It’s a ban, not a law, she incited people to break. You can complain as much as you want, but at least get the facts right. Or is this another instance of intentionally misleading readers?

    • Climbing on to the roof of a train *IS* breaking the law. Blocking roads *IS* breaking the law. Preventing people from going about their daily business *IS* breaking the law. But Thunberg says it’s OK!

      • John,

        OK, fair enough. I stand corrected. Thank you for providing the link.

        On the other hand, I think it’s important to consider her exact words and their context. She did not use the word “laws,” she used the word “rules” (and did so in the context of supporting Amnesty International). Maybe it was simply a thoughtless comment. Maybe she knew full well that she was calling on people to break the law, also knowing that people have done so all over the world in the process of standing up for causes they believe in – causes like democracy and freedom and human rights – because they feel their cause is worth paying the price of an arrest and potential conviction. Humanity would worse off if people didn’t have the courage to commit civil disobedience in the form of peaceful protest. “If standing up against the climate and ecological breakdown and for humanity is against the rules then the rules must be broken” seems like a pretty mild form of inciting people to “mass law-breaking.”

        Let me be clear: I’m not defending her actions, I’m just trying to consider other perspectives. However, I do think it’s a bit of an overreaction to suggest that Trump should ban her from visiting the country because of an Instagram message.

  32. I have crossed London Bridge many times without coming within a couple of miles of Trafalgar Square. The two nearest bridges, roughly equidistant, are Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge.

  33. 😐 How did such a boring, uneducated child become so loud and popular? She had travelled the usa, now canada, who is paying for it all?? Why isnt she in school? Is her parents with her at all times? If not, why not!

    Greta is utterly vile to me, her personality, views, opinions, her hypocrisy, her ideology, all vile! She lives in a nice warm house, has a lot of money now, she can enjoy her life, drink clean water, eat the best foods, Yet everybody else must go live in a cave because we will be taxed to hell to pay for worthless solar and wind farms 😐 Its 2019, how the F did xr and Greta get loose from the mental ward.

    • You are right. I am dreaming of the day we see the “anti Greta”. She would be an ethnic child from an African village and she would speak passionately to the UN about her life. No electricity because “climate change”. Her brothers and sister dying of poverty; her mother from smoke inhalation. The real cost of wealthy liberal guilt. You stole my childhood!

    • You must understand it is not Greta driving this. It’s her “handlers”, and they should be arrested for child abuse IMO.

    • Well Halloween is upon us. Is someone making Greta masks to scare the children?

  34. Greta Thunberg should be inconvenienced herself a few times. After being caught up in some of these climate protests and prevented from doing what she planned to do for most of her day, she might start changing her tune, especially if she can’t get to her job (assuming that anyone would be stupid enough to employ her in the first place).

    Meanwhile, in London, Extinction Rebellion have noticed a change in the mood music. They are becoming scared of the public and have acknowledged that the atmosphere of tolerance they used to have for protestors in breaking down. If Extinction Rebellion continue what they have been doing up till now, things are going to get ugly real fast and they will only have themselves to blame.

    Add to all this that ugly little freak Greta Thunberg and her statement about breaking the rules and you can see where all this is leading. I will spell it out for the benefit of every ignorant climate activist who doesn’t get it: if the rules are going to be broken by protestors with impunity, then they will also be broken by the angry frustrated public who are being targeted by those same protestors. Let’s see who wins that fight.

  35. Some people may take me to task for saying this, but might it not be a good thing if they win their case? Think of the fallout. The police powerless to prevent the shutdown of the capital. XR, pumped full of hubris will naturally exploit this to the maximum and shut down everything they can lay their yoga mats on. Londoners will rise up in anger and even the media will start to turn against them.

    Why interrupt the enemy when they are destroying themselves?

      • “Nothing in politics is coincidental or spontaneous. It’s all scripted.”

        Founder said, approximately, “If something happens in politics, it wasn’t an accident; it was planned that way.”

  36. Breaking the law is the most important for them. Therefor it doesn’t matter what the police offer as places where they will be allowed to lawfully use their rights of free speech. They will find a spot that guarantee most media coverage.

  37. I’m getting old. I have been seeing these elitists call us peons to rise up and have a revolution to put them in charge for six decades. Each time, it’s been the same stuff with a different costume theme. They never succeed. In the end the same thing that makes them discontented rejects on the margins keeps them discontented rejects on the margins.

  38. Then Greta won’t mind when the rational people who don’t go along with the insane communist cult of Global Warming start putting people like herself on a desert island, repurposing her home and country back into a 21st century country, and taking back the world. After all, she’s all for ignoring “rules” when it’s called for and if the insanity doesn’t end soon, it’s either look forward to a nightmare future that Greta craves and begs for, or “break the rules”. Someone may have to remind Greta right before dropping her and her followers on that desert island. It was what SHE wanted.

    • US citizens need to educate themselves on executing a Citizens Arrest. The laws change somewhat from state to state but, in essence, a US citizen can execute a citizens arrest when they have witnessed a felony or a breach of the peace. Illegally stopping planes and trains fits the criteria. Using a bullhorn to shout directly into a persons face fits the ‘breach of the peace’ criteria. Obstructing traffic would seem to fit the ‘breach of the peace’ criteria as well. Look up the specific requirements for your state.

        • If it keeps someone out of imminent danger or harm’s way, yes! A witness is highly ecommended, however, so it isn’t just a he said/she said confrontation!

  39. Greta is the modern incarnation of Elizabeth Hubbard (Salem Witch Trials). The real motivation had nothing to do with witchcraft, and everything to do with taking other peoples stuff, which then spun out of control. Another example of history repeating itself (or at least rhyming).

  40. Chaps,
    The problem here is the coddling of society and softly-softly protection of the protestors.
    If XR are going to resort to stupidity by gluing themselves to the top of airplanes and standing on top of trains, I say let them.
    The pilots/train drivers etc (after giving the protestor fair warning), should be able to commence push back and engine start, or allow boarding of the train to commence and station departure.
    Give them a good old fashion scare. The sounds of turbines spooling up to max power at the start of the runway would surely give the protestor pause.

  41. Progressives are Greta.
    They are all impressionable, misbehaving children.
    Screamingly stupid and demanding while threatening worsening tantrums if they don’t get their way.

  42. Stopping a commuter train is NOT peaceful ! — it aggressively attacks commuters by restraining them forcibly from carrying out the necessities of their lives. Just because the aggression is passive does not negate its force of effect.

    Did the XRs stop somebody from getting to a drug store to fill critical prescriptions? Did they stop a sick person from getting to the doctor? Did they stop somebody from getting to work and force them to get fired because of a no-show-no-call absence? Did they stop somebody from getting to the grocery store to buy baby formula for their infant? Such questions never enter these assholes’ minds, because they are so arrogantly fixated on their own narcissistic infatuation with themselves that they cannot begin to muster up any TRUE regard for other human beings.

    A counter-revolution needs to begin, whereby anti-XRs deploy balloons of red paint onto the XR’s. Bomb them with paint. Mark them for what they really are. Make THEIR lives more inconvenient. Any collateral clean-up labor might be worth it. If paint doesn’t work, then maybe move to something more noxious — I could think of a few things [excrement, rotting-fermenting vegetable refuse].

  43. The call is out: “The science is settled; let the revolution begin.”

    Greta is an ASP-Burgher (Anxious, Social-Justice, Partisan).

    Read Cliff Mass’s analysis:
    https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-real-climate-debate.html
    “The Real Climate Debate
    The real climate debate is not between “believers” and “deniers”.
    And not between Republicans and Democrats.”

    “A group, mainly on the political left, that is highly partisan, anxious and often despairing, self-righteous, big on blame and social justice, and willing to attack those that disagree with them. They often distort the truth when it serves their interests. They also see social change as necessary for dealing with global warming, requiring the very reorganization of society. I call these folks the ASP group (Anxious, Social-Justice, Partisan).”

    “In many ways, the ASP group appears to be a religious movement, not unlike the many millennialist movements of the past. As other groups in the past, they predict an apocalyptic future (including fire and brimstone!) and that one must “believe” in their viewpoint or be rejected as a “denier.” The ASP folks have a holy viewpoint that comes from authority (they claim based on the views of 97% of scientists). There is no debate allowed, the science is “settled.” Sounds like religious dogma.”

  44. “As for Greta Thunberg, she is now on record publicly inciting people to break the law.
    Perhaps it is time for President Trump to review whether he really wants a rabble rousing foreigner who has no qualms about inciting mass law breaking and civil disorder running around the USA”

    https://youtu.be/_j9ogc1XMRo?t=54

  45. Since when has ‘standing up for humanity’ been against the rules in democracies? Don’t these useful idiots see that only the democracies they so despise allow their protests against ‘the system’? Silly girl.

  46. I have seen a video where a representative of ER has told the crowd that some people may die as a result of those protests but this is a price that must be paid. They willingly accept the death of innocents. This makes them murderers by association to me. And anyone who incites such action must be prosecuted under hate and criminal statutes.

  47. Well, now that dear Greta has laid down the ground rules of engagement, I hope she understands we can take her at her word and ignore the rule of law to our own advantage! Or at least convict her of all the crimes she encourages others to commit!

    This should be fun; she might find that she’s up againt a foe that won’t roll over or back down!

  48. Greta says what she is told to say by the activists who use her as a front .
    The UN created the UN IPCC to front their fraud . At some point a hand off has to be made
    because the UN IPCC has outlived its usefulness and will likely be shut down to bury the audit trail .
    As we all know ” the science is settled ” . Fold up the circus and leave town before
    the “magic tricks ” are revealed . Count on it .
    I hope Mann ‘s dog hasn’t eaten his “intellectual property ” .

  49. Can we dispatch with the Greta name and call it what it really is Greta’s Handlers . Even Greta’s Climate
    Circus . Pre order your Christmas book now . Think of all the brush with greatness photo ops .
    Her’s Greta with Mr . Dress Up , here’s Greta on the sail boat , here’s Greta as Trump walks by ,
    her’s Greta at Congress , here’s Greta with a staving polar bear , here’s Greta at that dirty dirty Fort Mc Murray
    oil sands project . Whew …. It’s just a darn good thing Greta wasn’t alone with Clinton .
    By all means listen to the scientists …. 500 hundred of them advised the UN there is no climate emergency .
    Well we know that won’t be in the book .

  50. Greta should be in the Amazon Rain Forest strapping herself to a tree; or if she is so concerned about CO2 she could volunteer to stop breathing for couple of hours a day (say 10 mins in every hour) along with the rest of her XR fellow travelling comrades it’s the only decent thing to do.

  51. In this week’s Spectator, Joan Collins notes that London cabbies are down 30-40% on their takings due to the protests and suggests that XR should consider the damage to people’s lives as well as the planet. I’m sure that the livelihood of a few working class cabbies is a sacrifice they are willing to make for their cause, but maybe Greta would be less inclined to encourage people to break the law if her parents were cabbies…..

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