Extinction Rebellion Considering Public Suicide Events to Raise Climate Awareness

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As the Chinese Coronavirus crisis sucks oxygen from XR’s climate campaign, a leaked internal document suggests Extinction Rebellion is considering increasingly desperate measures, including having protestors kill themselves in public, to try to regain public attention.

Delingpole: Kamikaze Greenies – Extinction Rebellion Plots Suicide Stunt

JAMES DELINGPOLE 15 Mar 2020

Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists, increasingly overshadowed by the coronavirus, have been discussing new and ever more desperate ways to grab attention for their next big publicity stunt.

Mooted tactics include: committing suicide in public (perhaps at the UN’s next climate summit in Glasgow later this year); hunger strike to the death; painting parliament green; spraying traffic lights black; blocking every station, airport, and motorway in Britain; and “scare the fuck out of people”.

These are among the actions proposed on a leaked XR discussion document titled ‘Vital Additions to Action Strategy.’ They appear in a list under the heading ‘Top Ideas from the Sessions.’

The radical ideas seem to be a response to concerns within XR that the public have grown slightly bored with or even irritated by their antics.

There is no evidence of any XR member having actually volunteered to commit suicide or go on hunger strike in order to save the planet. And the document concedes that “highly sacrificial actions” have been vetoed up until now because of “strong pushback from the movement”.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/15/kamikaze-greenies-extinction-rebellion-plots-suicide-stunt/

A copy of the leaked XR document which mentions suicide is available here. The document discusses concerns about a fall in new members, and ideas for getting more media attention through acts of extreme sacrifice.

Let us hope Extinction Rebellion dump this idea in the circular filing cabinet where it belongs, and don’t attempt to identify and groom someone mentally unwell enough in their ranks to actually go through with something so horrible.

163 thoughts on “Extinction Rebellion Considering Public Suicide Events to Raise Climate Awareness

  1. “Let us hope Extinction Rebellion dump this idea in the circular filing cabinet where it belongs, and don’t attempt to identify and groom someone mentally unwell enough in their ranks to actually go through with something so horrible.”

    I wouldn’t put it past them.

    • Hopefully they will fulfill their plans to go over the edge like 10:10 did with their exploding school children video. We don’t hear too much from them any more. They blew it.

      concerns within XR that the public have grown slightly bored with or even irritated by their antics.

      These zealots really don’t get it, do they? Their solution to losing an irritated public is to irritate “the fcuk out of people”.

      • Grooming someone mentally unwell to kill themselves for the greater good (of Allah Climate) is the tactic of Hamas, Al Qaida, Hezbollah, etc. Terrorist groups bent on destroying those they view as infidels who aren’t true believers in the faith by violent extremes.
        XR fits right in with these groups

    • Do ya pose that Extinction Rebellion could hire a few Suicide Bombers to deliver their message?

    • XR have studied 20th Century history – they are violent thugs who have modeled their conduct after Hitler’s Brownshirts – let’s call them Greenshirts.

      I suspect the “Greenshirt suicide bomber” story is just a means to get press attention for their fading movement – it is unlikely to happen.

      What is likely to happen as they get more desperate is more extreme acts of violence and sabotage – as they try to enhance their declining profile.

      I was in London within days of five violent incidents by the IRA – I felt somewhat at risk, but mitigated that risk by avoiding large crowds and being vigilant. That seems to work most of the time.

      • Suicide? Hmmmm…. Sounds like they are embracing extinction, rather than rebelling against it. Is this just cognitive dissonance on their part or true psychosis?

      • Actually the Brownshirts were fighting violent communists, while the Greenshirts are in fact violent communists.

      • You know, this looks to me to be more just an invitation to commit public suicide, it looks more like encouragement to commit a suicide attack. i.e a suicide bombing or suicide shooting for example.

        What does it look like to you?

        • With someone that’s mentally unstable the mere mention on suiciding in public to raise awareness can be all it takes. Are they hoping for that? Possibly. Will someone that unstable find some excuse to go off themselves anyway? Likely. Can they find someone to groom for a public suicide? Without a doubt.

    • Extinction Rebellion Considering Public Suicide Events to Raise Climate Awareness

      What a great idea. I trust they will take suggestions of candidates from the public. I could think of a few. Maybe Al Gore could lead the way!

      Cheers

      Roger

    • That would be a fairly large percentage from what I see in coverage, I imagine there will be plenty of volunteers

  2. I think it is a criminal offence to Counsel anyone to Suicide, most anywhere on the civilized parts of the planet. God forbid that they actually talk anyone into doing this, or they should face maximum criminal charges. I sure hope they are being heavily surveilled by domestic intelligence in the UK and around the world. These are the whack jobs that are crazy enough to do anything. They should be dealt a very heavy hand by the Authorities, so they know there are boundaries. And before anyone commits suicide, since they have shown intent.

  3. I have read (somewhere) that many of the people in Extinction Rebellion have been troubled with severe depression. Suicide is one of those things that depressed people think about often, so it’s no wonder that some ER guy has hit upon an excuse to kill himself.

    Watch any interview with Roger Hallam (a founder of ER), and he seems (despite his claims to the contrary) rather pleased that the world is coming to an end. Nothing angers these people more than other people saying that life as we know it is good and getting better. People who think that happiness is evidence of moral failure are always dangerous.

  4. The doomsayers in media and academia need to be put on notice – they will held directly accountable if people kill themselves because they were convinced the world will end.

  5. The whole climate change landscape has been changed thanks to covid19, in Australia we have already confirmed the impact will be bigger and longer than the GFC.

    The biggest groups economically hit are
    1.) Casual employees which has a big representation of the young
    2.) Older retires which has number that are left/green
    3.) Inner city professionals whose companies they own or work for are under massive pressure.

    If you ran a survey today or going forward for the next decade I doubt climate change will be high on priorities. Every developed country is going to have taken and economic hit and the world will be in recession.

    It’s pretty much a nail in the coffin of the whole climate change action expect the number prepared to spend money on the issue to drop drastically.

    • SARS had a significant but temporary impact on the economy. link If we have a recession, it will be because we were going to have one anyway, not because of the long lasting effects of a pandemic.

    • yup hoping to hear scomo announce a halt on funding to greenshite as the nations funds are going to be severely straitened
      billions wasted on that already that would have had surplus cleared or nearly so.

      its not going to be “pretty” but it may well be the thing to restore some sanity , as to whats REAL threat and whats not.

    • Yes well put,
      but calling in it Chinese, is a bit to far gone, even as just as a simplification,
      because it implies that it is Chinese by “origin”, like ground zero or the epicenter where it started from
      happens to be China.
      Very very unlikely.

      The latest data point out that most probably than any where else it could be Italy…
      even when and where the first detection and identification was by the Chinese in one of their cities.
      Italy scores high in the “hot” at this time, because most probably the place of the origin,
      the epicenter where all started… further deep and ahead then any other place, by the time it started to screen…

      cheers

      • You are giving credence to Chinese propaganda intimating that this virus did not originate in China.
        All available medical and social data tell us this mess started in Wuhan, China. Nowhere else.
        Be careful what you repeat: As Goebles famously taught: Tell a lie. Tell a very big lie and repeat it, and the people will believe you.

        • tetris
          March 16, 2020 at 8:08 am

          All available medical and social data tell us this mess started in Wuhan, China. Nowhere else.
          ———————

          Very wrong mister Goebles.

          The plain basic truth mister Goebels;

          “All available medical and social data tell us this mess first detected in Wuhan, China. Nowhere else.”

          If you cared not to deform and interpolate such a basic fact, mister Goebels,
          you could see that all data available up to now, clearly point that in consideration of this viral
          infection’s very very low detection profile, China happens to be the only nation with any chance to first detect, or even detect it at all, such a low profile infection, regardless where the epicenter might have been in the world, or how a long period after it the detection happened to conclude.

          The low or very low detection profile of this viral infection means that even China managed to detect it after something like the third trip around the world of this virus… dude.

          That is what the main clear point this data make.

          In top of it the data also show Italy as a very spiky hot place at this time, elevating it to the higher possible position of ground zero or the epicenter.

          That is the data, mister Goebels, as it stands, quite clear at it.
          You like it or not it does not matter.

          cheers

          • B d Clark
            March 16, 2020 at 10:03 am

            Weres your evidence writen?
            ——————

            Are you trolling?

            I just stated facts there.
            If you can’t see and understand that much, or realize that this facts are clearly based and
            reflected by the data there, in the open, aka the evidence, then;
            No much I can do,
            oh unless you mean that I explain it further, like spoon feed it to you.
            But that will not be in consideration of evidence though.

            So what are you asking for, evidence, which there already, or further explaining it to you?

            cheers

          • Well evidence whiten is were you got your information ,a accusation without evidence means nothing whiten, your talking nonsense yet again. Remember whiten I’ve told you before your posting on a open forum anyone can answer you, that’s not trolling, its asking you for evidence have you got any or not?

          • BdC

            China is the first that detected this viral infection.

            This viral infection has a very very low detection profile.

            China has a very large population in very many large condensed crowded places.
            Life standard ok, but not as good as in the western developed nations, for the main population.

            China has a good enough technology to apply for such detecting.

            Italy has a very hot spiky jump in consideration of such very low profile viral infection,
            suddenly and sadly, more than any else place there, just as it started screening.

            That is the facts.
            The rest, above this and beyond this will be further explaining it, if you still do not see the meaning, connection or the rationale there implied.

            For which of the above you need evidence, mate?

            Did not mean to offend you, but your question quite messy, not in its content but more in the consideration of how writen.

            cheers

          • I asked you for evidence not your opinion , I’m well aware of your opinion ,its worthless without evidence do you understand, do you also understand your opinion contradicts the WHO and all medical research trials who use information from China, unless you can provide evidence by a established medical body research body ,your talking utter bollocks.

          • Really, it travelled around the world without managing to get anyone sick?

            Just how much are you being paid to push nonsense like that?

            The fact that the virus is nearly identical to viruses found in Chinese bats is just a weird coincidence?

          • whiten seems to have a very weird definition of fact.
            In fact, I couldn’t find a single fact in either of his posts, just wild speculation.

          • MarkW
            March 16, 2020 at 12:15 pm

            MarkW

            You do contest my understanding of the fact(s),
            but you wholly fail to contest any of the fact I stated clearly.

            If China had failed or missed to detect this virus, and taking out of the equation Italy,
            the world may not have being aware at all of such a viral infection as
            yet, with all numbers of the sick it already has.
            How many trips around the world does that count for, in consideration of time in
            question?

            And I contest the one single fact you bring there, in the consideration that it stands as based in circumstantial evidence… not even validated as much of any more than “it must be”, a supposition, or assumption. (and this is a fact too)

            cheers

          • There is really something wrong with you ,your only presenting a opinion backed up by no evidence, you havent given any facts, fact.

          • Why is Italy so hard hit?
            Italy is the Chinese tourist’s 3rd most popular destination after Asia, and the US.

          • whiten, what’s your native language, it clearly isn’t English, and your use of syntax shows strong traces of non-western language patterns.

            Doing my best to parse the nonsense you write, you seem to now be claiming that had China not noticed this disease, nobody would have.

            Really? Care to support such a belief.
            BTW, I’m still waiting for you to post an actual fact. To date everything has been speculation and wild hypothesizing.

          • Hmmm …. “whiten” …. interesting twist on wumao naming conventions. But both your argumentation style and your use of the language gives you away. I’ve seen hundreds of you and have gotten pretty good at recognizing the patterns.

            Anyone not aware of the phenomenon should google “wumao” or “50 cent army” and familiarize themselves with the issue. It’s likely to get worse in the next few years.

      • Yes good point.

        It is not Chinese Coronavirus, it is Wuhan Virus.

        That is the convention in naming viruses. Place it was first discovered. Deal with it.

  6. “the leaked XR document which mentions suicide is available here.”

    I couldn’t see any mention of suicide. Are you sure you’re linking to the correct document?

    • Yes it is, click on the link…It is mentioned in their list ‘of things to do’ about half way down. This is a brief snapshot of the entire summary of their intent I copied from the much longer version manifesto they are promoting.

      SUMMARY NOTES FROM EXPLORATION SESSIONS

      TOP IDEAS FROM THE SESSIONS:

      Big Focussed Actions

      Digital / hacking
      Occupying parliament
      No time limit on actions – go there and stay there Mobilising (every person recruits 3 more) Targeting press
      Force confrontation with the reality that their lifestyle is the problem Scare the fuck out of people
      Professionalism
      Actions in unusual places
      Confidence
      Process anger
      Talks on train carriages
      Leapfrog strategy
      Petrol stations
      Twinning branches
      Blackout -advertising
      Sabotage digital screens, infiltrating events, awards (corporate)
      Fear of death → famine, air pollution, placards with facts, roll call of people who have died, FEAR OF HELL, hell on earth, fire, floods, children & vulnerable people on the frontline
      Are we decentralised to death
      Intermediate demands → deep coal mine, banning single use plastic, HS2, illegal air quality, new deep coal mine, carbon tax, monarchy
      Movement building → all out school strike, teachers on strike, bank of england, red handed, support civil servants, target elites (harrods), rebels go to the front line in other countries, if media can’t be trusted then we use ourselves
      6 months → Spray traffic lights black, split the movement, close down motorway, dartford tunnel, m25, industrial sabotage,
      Discipline and unity
      Theme for the day
      Inclusive actions
      Hunger strikers
      Self sacrifice
      Disrupt consciousness
      tv/media disruption
      Stop supply chains – food, water, amazon
      Differing scales (barclays vs airports)
      Inward looking

      1 person → Suicide, stock exchange, conversations with unusal people Tracking data of actions
      Brexit as an opportunity
      Target every ring road in country simultaneously
      Thought experiment to close London with 100 ppl
      Black out all ad billboards at once VR experience of hell on earth Share your own story
      Violent tactic
      Target 100 most carbon emitting companies Children’s march for air pollution
      Mental health
      Hunger strike to the death
      Hostile takeover of media
      Paint parliament green
      Mass die in
      1000x james browns famous ppl on planes Train announcements
      Block every airport train station motorway in country Free public transport – alternatives
      Carbon accountability, make fossil fuel investment illegal Free food
      Hit targets that would hit back harder than the police Seduce boris and blackmail lol
      Become official political party
      Desktop rebels – disrupt insta
      Death march
      OUR NEW IDEAS DRAWING ON THIS
      Dancing
      Inclusive participation march with a twist Exploring what self sacrifice means
      Hunger strike in supermarket or other locations Air pollution as intermediate
      Split focus
      Xr sacrifice be the bad guy
      Rebrand xr
      Hire political consultancy
      Kill crusties
      Hacking
      Rebranding imprisonable actions
      Radical way of educating people on basics Media
      ____

      THEMES:
      Sacrifice – in all different forms
      Split Focus Spectrum – broadly re the movement & also within actions (tip of the sword; red handed) – temporary moratorium on our traditional ‘mid-ground’ arrestable actions, instead encourage higher risk + no risk, mass participation actions.
      One big focussed actions – all our efforts on one action
      An Intermediate Goal – which? Airports? Motorways?
      Media
      Hacking
      Infiltration – targeting professionals, seducing boris, ‘turning’ civil servants
      Fear of hell – fear visioning
      Awakening consciousness – acknowledging the truth that we are them and they are us, our own greed etc.
      VLE to WGs around the country
      Refocus, stop apologising and getting drawn into ‘roger’ debates
      In

    • Loydo writes

      I couldn’t see any mention of suicide. Are you sure you’re linking to the correct document?

      Its not hard to find. There are three references that fit the bill I’d say.

      SUMMARY NOTES FROM EXPLORATION SESSIONS
      TOP IDEAS FROM THE SESSIONS:
      […]
      1 person → Suicide, stock exchange, conversations with unusal people
      […]
      Hunger strike to the death
      […]
      Mass die in
      […]

      • The word suicide appears but there is zero context to it, it could be referring to anything. That becomes: “including having protestors kill themselves in public” LOL. He might consider checking his source instead of just making up rubbish like this. Same goes for Dellingpole.
        It does not say “Hunger strike to the death”, you made that up.
        A mass die in is a simulation you tool.

        So, in other words another Dellingpole click-bait crock, blundered upon by credulous Eric and fed the anti-sceptics here in the echo-chamber. But do go on lapping it up without question.

        • Your talking rubbish loydo I’ve read the document ,it states ” hunger strike till death” suicide ” extreme sacrifice ” and a whole list of criminal activities, that will be a threat to life, once they start this type of activity 2 things can happen, 1 the authority’s, take action, which will see any public sympathy gone, 2 or the authorities dont take action and the people will, will you be there on the front line loydo or are you just a keyboard warrior?

        • LOL is these people of ‘Judean People’s Front’.

          ”including having protestors kill themselves in public”

          Now it must be public. Suiciding secretly would not work at all, would it?

      • A “die in” is a pantomime of lying on the floor. Not suicide.

        Hunger strike to the death, plenty of time to change you mind or be force fed by govt.

        The only person I am aware of going all the way in recent times was Bobby Sands MP. Elected to parliamant while in life term in Her Majesty’s Maze prison N. I.

        I seriously doubt any of these bedwetters have the balls or conviction to actually do anything but talk about that.

    • Scroll down 75% of the “XR discussion document” link – it takes you to a google page
      75% down
      [1 person → Suicide, stock exchange, conversations with unusal people
      Tracking data of actions
      Brexit as an opportunity
      Target every ring road in country simultaneously
      Thought experiment to close London with 100 ppl
      Black out all ad billboards at once
      VR experience of hell on earth
      Share your own story
      Violent tactic
      Target 100 most carbon emitting companies
      Children’s march for air pollution
      Mental health
      Hunger strike to the death]

    • You need to read a bit more thorough, I found a few things on their list that relate, ”Hunger strike to the death, Self sacrifice, 1 person → Suicide”
      But one thing on their list doesn’t add up, ”Professionalism”.

    • Loydo, I found this in the linked document, I think it is like a collection of ideas from the members in the meeting, or something like that. Apparently, one of them suggested suicide, see below:
      SUMMARY NOTES FROM EXPLORATION SESSIONS

      TOP IDEAS FROM THE SESSIONS:

      Big Focussed Actions
      Digital / hacking
      Occupying parliament
      No time limit on actions – go there and stay there
      Mobilising (every person recruits 3 more)
      Targeting press
      Force confrontation with the reality that their lifestyle is the problem
      Scare the fuck out of people
      Professionalism
      Actions in unusual places
      Confidence
      Process anger
      Talks on train carriages
      Leapfrog strategy
      Petrol stations
      Twinning branches
      Blackout -advertising
      Sabotage digital screens, infiltrating events, awards (corporate)
      Fear of death → famine, air pollution, placards with facts, roll call of people who have died, FEAR OF HELL, hell on earth, fire, floods, children & vulnerable people on the frontline
      Are we decentralised to death
      Intermediate demands → deep coal mine, banning single use plastic, HS2, illegal air quality, new deep coal mine, carbon tax, monarchy
      Movement building → all out school strike, teachers on strike, bank of england, red handed, support civil servants, target elites (harrods), rebels go to the front line in other countries, if media can’t be trusted then we use ourselves
      6 months → Spray traffic lights black, split the movement, close down motorway, dartford tunnel, m25, industrial sabotage,
      Discipline and unity
      Theme for the day
      Inclusive actions
      Hunger strikers
      Self sacrifice
      Disrupt consciousness
      tv/media disruption
      Stop supply chains – food, water, amazon
      Differing scales (barclays vs airports)
      Inward looking
      1 person → Suicide, stock exchange, conversations with unusal people
      Tracking data of actions
      Brexit as an opportunity
      Target every ring road in country simultaneously
      Thought experiment to close London with 100 ppl
      Black out all ad billboards at once
      VR experience of hell on earth
      Share your own story
      Violent tactic
      Target 100 most carbon emitting companies
      Children’s march for air pollution
      Mental health
      Hunger strike to the death
      Hostile takeover of media
      Paint parliament green
      Mass die in
      1000x james browns famous ppl on planes
      Train announcements
      Block every airport train station motorway in country
      Free public transport – alternatives
      Carbon accountability, make fossil fuel investment illegal
      Free food
      Hit targets that would hit back harder than the police
      Seduce boris and blackmail lol
      Become official political party
      Desktop rebels – disrupt insta
      Death march

    • Loydo,

      Explain “Kill crusties” on page 7.

      “Crusty” is a slang name for old people.

      So now we have XR wanting to commit murder and Sky News “reporters” wanting old people to die because we are more likely to be sceptical of climate change.

      I’m surprised Dellingpole didn’t pick up on the “Kill crusties” bit.

      Time to report XR to the police for inciting murder.

    • What do you think this refers to?

      “Death march”

      The National Socialists did a few of these in March/April 45.

    • Hey mods

      My comment has been in quarantine, I mean moderation for hours now. Probably because of what’s on Page 7 about “crusties” of the XR nonsense.

      Can you release the comment, please?

    • Perhaps you are blinded by your left wing ideology, Loydo. Open your eyes, your mind, seek the truth instead of what you are doing now. You’re not so stupid to retain your current belief system, though you might be.

      Also, you can use the find text feature.

  7. If the “Climate Emergency” was even remotely a real thing, it wouldn’t be necessary for a bunch of eco-loons/terrorists to ‘scare the fu#k’ out of people, would it?

  8. Go ahead, make my day. Everyone I have mentioned this too…..laughed, as did I. I’ll believe it when I see it, so far I don’t see them making any personal sacrifices, maybe they don’t have a new car usually, but that’s because they don’t work.
    What they will do is interfere with other peoples working day, this actually might get some of them killed sooner or later and wouldn’t that be a shame….

    • God damned typos, I do know the correct usage for to, too two etc. An edit feature would be nice…I guess I should proof read it 1st.

  9. The leaders of XR should lead by example… but we all know they don’t and never will.

  10. Each time anyone scratches the Rebellions surface they find privileged kiddies with a cushy life ahead of them and too much to lose. They may push a few stupid ones forward for this bold new initiative, a bit like ISIS leaders never being the ones wearing the bomb vests.

    • The left, the progressives, the liberals, are infamous for normalizing wicked solutions. Some call it social progress, others call it forward-looking, tolerant, a necessary sacrifice, a profitable part, and others yet call it social justice.

      • Weird! What’s with the “raised beds”, already? They’ve been watching too much Monty Don.*

        * Presents a weekly gardening programme on BBC. He seems to be into raised beds for some reason.

        • Raised beds provide a barrier to weeds, bugs, etc.; they provide good drainage and ease of working the soil and harvesting. They generally look good too.

    • The woman’s daughter looks deeply depressed in the photo. Perhaps it’s because she realizes her mother is bonkers.

    • The sad thing here (referring the the BBS article) is that even if the sky falls all these deluded preppers, who think planting some veggies in the garden and a dose of love and reconciliation is the answer to gullible warming, are really doing is growing and stockpiling food for the first ‘ard bloke with a weapon to come along and, ahem, ‘repossess’ at their leisure.
      Still, unlike Extinction Retardation, at least the rewilding preppers are not foisting their bone headed utopia on the rest of us, nor demanding that we pay for their life style choices, so in that respect I have no quarrel with them wasting their own time and hard earned.
      Pity the poor pink dreadlocked children though who are being raised by such nutters and dragged to Welsh ‘organic farms’ to spend weekends learning to forage for weeds and seeds instead of just being kids; I don’t see much hope for their mentally healthy, socially successful futures.

  11. The Glasgow summit will be off unless government restrictions have been lifted by then. The participants will be forced to reduce CO2 by staying at home.

    • The UN’s entire climate scam is based on many 1000’s of bottom feeders flying into 4-5 star hotel destinations to spend OPM… every year.

      Call of the Climate Scam. No 4-star hotel resort boondoggle available.

  12. Give ATPL’s to DiCaprio and AlGore and let them crew their ideological alikes in a bio-fueled bizjet with AOC as flight attendant to the next green junket. Sounds like a plan ?

  13. I thought the idea of extinction rebellion was to avoid extinctiont ?. Perhaps they should rename their cause to Extinction Rebellion Rebellion.

  14. Human sacrifice to appease Gaia. That’s a novel idea. I’ll bet no one has ever thought of that before. Maybe we should sacrifice babies to Moloch too.

    These ungodly people are going to spend a long time in hell. Perhaps someone should tell them. He who has ears, let him hear.

  15. So with all these airlines now stopping flights, and other means of prosperity production, can we expect GSMs to reflect this due to the reduction in rise in GH gases?

  16. “Climate change is, therefore, unlikely to be the 21st century’s most important environmental problem.”

    Dr Indur M Goklany (2009) – former IPCC rapporteur.

    Since the advent of Coronovirus, possibly the only prediction made of CC that’s ever come true. Take note extinction rebellion!

    I have three groups of ~10 final year engineering students working on a project of mine. They were due to present on Friday, along with ~60 other students working on two other projects.

    Sensibly, the University has cancelled all face to face events, so the lead tutor is working on online presentations.

    Perhaps the COP 26 organisers would like some lessons.

    • I read that our overpriced over rated NBN is crashing as people try n work/study online
      the rich who can pay more per plan are likely to get service with some speed
      not so much anyone else
      I was forced to have nbn phonelandline
      and?
      well i can call out IF the powers on only, useless in a fire etc when powers cut
      but unless i buy a new phone incoming calls dont ring
      needless to say it getting canned asap.
      Aus prices for net n phone are waaay overpriced and slow compared to other nations
      4G is useless in any rural places so we are all still reliant on 3G

      • The worst thing about the NBN is that non-NBN broadband will be taxed to help pay for the NBN. There is even a wish for mobile plans to be taxed too.

        That is massive government intervention and coercion in order to force us to use this pathetic service. Including me, and we can’t even get fixed wireless where we are and would be forced to use a satellite connection. We’d be back to 2010 speeds if lucky. It’s like the ‘teens never happened.

        Fortunately for me I’m getting to the point where the internet has little point anyway, being 95% social media and porn.

  17. These guys are playing with fire. It needs only one deluded fool with the green belt approach, a suicide vest with eco friendly explosives. Blowing a few of your fellow demonstrators up will surely get our attention.

    Time to categorise XR as a clear and present danger.

  18. Kill themselves?
    Oh please…not that!
    I will feel so damn guilty and awful if these good people take their own lives for no darn reason other than not getting enough attention for their fame disaster.
    /sarc off
    Like a little kid threatening to hold his breathe until he turns blue, I think I am gonna have to call their bluff.
    But since they are not little kids, I will not be all that upset if they somehow actually manage to bring themselves to do it.

  19. XR wont be sending out death squads they dont need to do, heres why, the world economy was already heading for recession, the USA fed just announced 700 billion QE package ,they also have taken away the rule banks need to hold reserves, this is serious stuff!

    Corona virus 19 is the pin that popped the bubble being used by world governments to cover the fact little has changed sinse 2008.

    World air lines are going into hibernation or bust, UK railways had emergency meetings yesterday to relax rules as a 18% drop in passengers so far, this number will be bigger because a lot of tickets will be bought with cash,the UK budget was unprecedented for a conservative government,

    Something big is going down right now in front of us ,its effecting every thing XR have been crying for EG the demise of the airlines, the USA has abandoned all wide body aircraft for narrow body types with pilots having to be retrained, the markets so far are not buying into the USA QE programme.

    how long is going to go on? Who knows you can bet airlines and a lot of businesses are not going to survive ,

    I would say XR and the global warmests are rubbing their hands together at the moment .

  20. Never interfere with your enemy when they are in the process of destroying themselves. – Sun Tzu Art of War

  21. We need to make a list of those in power who thought it was a good idea to let ER do these first little events and provocations, because “youths are going to be silly anyway” or something like that.

    Then don’t allow these people near power ever again.

  22. From comments above;
    “If the “Climate Emergency” was even remotely a real thing, it wouldn’t be necessary for a bunch of eco-loons/terrorists to ‘scare the fu#k’ out of people, would it?’
    Well said and think about it people: If AGW was at all tenable people would get behind it, but alas/thankfully it is a load of screaming sheep manure.

  23. Gleefully ripped of from Monty Python’s “Life Of Brian.

    There’s a girl we call our Leader.
    She’s fine and strong and brave,
    And we’ll follow her unquestioning
    Towards an early grave.
    She gives us hope of sacrifice
    And a chance to die in vain,
    And if we’re one of the lucky ones,
    We’ll live to die again.

    BRIAN (Greta of Silly Notions): Silly bugger.

  24. wonder whats the most eco friendly explosive?
    cant have em polluting as they explode can we

    I have this vision of a suicide vest full of leeks
    or someone sculling supergassy dandelion wine and jumping up n down in faint hope of degassing rapidly
    lol

  25. Is it possible that during this tumultuous time, the level of receptivity to re-education will be heightened-especially for those who have been brainwashed with misinformation and are now prone to alarmism?

  26. Faster please and more often. Do it with zeal.
    Making the world a better place, one insane lunatic at a time.

  27. XR have already split into two factions, the newer is Extinction Dementia who seem to have forgotten exactly what they’re protesting about but could split into further factions after several incidents of glueing themselves to Polar Bears and endangered Bengal Tigers.

  28. So, is there a betting line in Vegas on when this actually happens? Over/under 6 months?

  29. Self immolation or a serious hunger strike will happen at some point. Many examples of people becoming so distraught or so sublimely convinced of their cause that this appears to be a good option. What they are advocating is essentially a suicide pact for society. As prophets some will want to take the lead. From this shore it seems that UK government has taken many of their ideas on board. It working.

  30. They are criminally insane. It’s tragic that their lies have gone unchallenged and often reinforced by (what else can you call them?) evil politicians.

    The organization should be banned as a terrorist group.

  31. If they were to groom someone to commit suicide, I wonder how much their tactics would differ from Greta’s parents?

  32. Do they do group Darwin awards then? With zero out of five of the most important predictions being correct man made climate change has to be high on the list of insane and implausible causes to die for.

    • I’ve been saying for years, the green movement, and progressivism in general, is an extinction mechanism.

  33. There is a movie called the crazies about a military aircraft crash in the swamp that causes a virus that turns towns people into murderous zombies. The military moves in and quarantines the population and ends up shooting civilians in the street. The movie ends with a nuclear bomb sanitizing the area. Problem solved?

    Of course it’s just a sci-fi movie but the comparison is similar. How short of a step is it from promoting suicide to murder? In the movie it was one step from helping to murder.

    The movie however was about a real danger while the climate threat is not.

  34. Just don’t use gasoline in the planned immolation.

    Electrocution with the high voltage parts of an EV would be more politically correct.

  35. Only the people who dreamed up this idea should commit suicide. No recruitment of ‘martyrs’.

    They do it themselves.

  36. The coldest part of me says that they would run out of willing members, eventually, and that we’re seeing Darwinism in live action.

    The other part of me realizes we’re dealing with human lives and that we should feel sorry for people with such strong and misguided passions. You have to wonder how to reach people who refuse to debate or have any open dialogue running contrary to their perceived worldview. It’s not easy.

    I recently ran across this article called, “10 Woke Ways to Shut Down Debate.” They are all tactics we see with alarmists to shut down the climate debate. It’s definitely worth reading.

    https://unherd.com/2020/03/ten-devious-ways-to-shut-down-debate/

  37. Climate change activists have already been killing themselves including:
    David Buckel, Brooklyn, NY – Self immolation, 04/16/2018
    Martin Weitzman, Massachusetts, Hanged himself, 8/27/2019
    Francisco Lotero, 56, and Miriam Coletti, 23, shot their daughter and her toddler brother before killing themselves (daughter survived), Argentina, 2/2010

    If you search ‘climate change + suicide’ you’ll get lots of hits on articles and papers predicting future climate related suicides. These activists are dangerous – especially to the weak minded.

  38. I really hate to say this but Greta, being so brainwashed might be the first one to do this – I hate to say – put her in a padded room in case she threatens or shows any signs etc.

    JPP

  39. Darwin would be impressed by “Public Suicide Events” if he was still alive. It is always nice to be proven correct.

  40. No further proof than this Public Suicide idea is required that the members of Extinction Rebellion are completely loony. The fact that Public Suicide Events to Raise Climate Awareness would attract as large an audience as public stonings in Saudi Arabia does not excuse the lunacy of this idea.

  41. How deranged, how absolutely mentally sick must someone who considers suicide for a cause be? We know those things from some people that would board airlines in order to steer them into skyscrapers ending not only their lives but also those of thousands of bystanders. The September 11 terrorists were not uneducated. They came from good family backgrounds – and yet they did what no healthy person can contemplate or understand. So, I am not surprised. But I sure am disgusted.

  42. Well, as long as they don’t set themselves alight – because that would be a carbon footprint crime against nature.

  43. From the text:
    “By championing arrestable actions as the default option for civil disobedience, we have made it impossible for people who cannot risk arrest to see themselves as rebels. Anecdotally we know that many people – particularly people of colour – came to the October action and ‘stood around’, not knowing how to get involved. They were unable to harness and express their rage, despair, and love for the planet and as a result felt shut out from the movement.

    We must work towards building a culture of thrilling and innovative action design for this group which does not involve arrest or fear of legal consequences. This group must be invited to disobey in a truly useful way that also allows them to be safe, with the hope that it in turn swells the ranks of the more disruptive participants.”

    No white or class privilege here! Just “people of colour” too stupid to do the great things we do. But we patricians know best, so how can we appeal to and abuse their good nature as cover for our own bad deeds?

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