British Climate Activists: “Corona is the cure. Humans are the disease”

Corona is the cure – tweet from an account claiming to represent XR East Midlands

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Breitbart / James Delingpole; A long standing Twitter account which claims to represent Extinction Rebellion East Midlands has been promoting flyers celebrating the deaths caused by coronavirus.

XR leadership are trying to distance themselves from this obscenity, by claiming the tweet is a false flag attack by far right extremists.

GWPF thinks the tweet is genuine.

Obviously its possible that someone hacked the twitter account or whatever, or maybe XR East Midlands has gone rogue, but as GWPF points out, this foul flier echoes other things greens have said, about wanting to drastically reduce the number of humans on the planet by any means necessary.

Perhaps some of them regret their words. Prince Phillip, husband of the Queen of England, once said “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation (1988)“.

His son Prince Charles recently tested positive for Covid-19.

Something to think about next time greens come calling for your support.

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M__S__
March 26, 2020 10:01 am

What’s the cure for all these meddling climate “activists”?

whiten
Reply to  M__S__
March 26, 2020 11:17 am

M__S__
March 26, 2020 at 10:01 am

Something like a very shiny and razer sharp blade boomerang, a self replicating one as per demand and request… one where the blades will activate in “razer sharp” at the middle of return way.

Not a cure though, but maybe a working treatment for this monkey stupidity at large,
a pandemic in it’s own merit.
(as it is said, monkey see, monkey do)

cheers

Vuk
Reply to  M__S__
March 26, 2020 3:27 pm

Have we been hoodwinked ?
“EXCLUSIVE: ‘Gift from God’ coronavirus ‘cure’ touted by Donald Trump is promoted by a FAKE Stanford University ‘researcher’ who is actually a cryptocurrency-hustling Long Island lawyer whose bogus science paper was removed by Google”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8143845/Malaria-cure-coronavirus-promoter-cryptocurrency-hustler-fake-Stanford-University-claim.html

Scissor
Reply to  Vuk
March 26, 2020 6:41 pm

I never saw or heard of Mr. Rigano. A trial notice was published in February by CDC at ClinicalTrials.gov concerning hydroxychloroquine based on positive results from Asia and France I believe as well as prior studies on SARS.

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT04261517

Greg
March 26, 2020 10:04 am

I thought they rebelling *against* the supposed mass extinction, not campaigning for one !

Maybe next time they have a “die-in” they will stop play acting and set a good example.

M__ S__
Reply to  Greg
March 26, 2020 1:09 pm

The kooks I’ve spoken to have almost all expressed the opinion that there are too many humans, and we need to reduce the population. I usually respond with a “Okay, you first.”

Cube
Reply to  M__ S__
March 28, 2020 7:44 am

Exactly. Lead by eaxample.

March 26, 2020 10:06 am

account closed

Reply to  Krishna Gans
April 1, 2020 3:14 pm

It’s a commonplace sentiment among the more extreme eco-leftists.

Example 1:
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Example 2:
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Example 3:
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Climate crackpottery is mental illness.

March 26, 2020 10:07 am

They’re showing their real agenda, which is not to stop an extinction, but to cause one.

Redge
Reply to  co2isnotevil
March 26, 2020 11:58 am
Scissor
Reply to  Sunny
March 26, 2020 11:41 am

A backtrack is something of an admission of error I suppose. Personally on this go round, I think that a projection of 20,000 deaths in the U.K. is still too high by a factor of 5 or maybe even 10 or more.

In the U.S., the media is making a big deal about morgues being filled and running out of space, e.g. in the NYC area. I wonder how 5 to 10% additional deaths (10-20/day in NYC) so far would overwhelm those facilities. I can understand making preparations for coming increases, but a single efficient cremation oven ought to have been able to have kept up with additional demand so far.

Is there some irrational behavior at play? Are private mortuaries refusing or being ordered not to take COVID deceased? Are next of kin abandoning their deceased relatives? Are vaults full of toilet paper? Something doesn’t seem right.

Scissor
Reply to  Scissor
March 26, 2020 12:11 pm

I see that they are saying under 20,000. I definitely agree with that.

I learned that greater NYC only has morgue space for about 900 bodies. About 200 people die everyday there. There’s a story about officials renting 5 refrigerated trucks which can hold about 44 bodies.

Just in time supply chain management should be reexamined for several critical goods and services.

whiten
Reply to  Scissor
March 26, 2020 1:26 pm

Maybe graveyards, running out of graveyard spaces, a thing of big congested metropolitans…

The far less expensive, needing far less energy and resources and management, no much need of bright governors or bright mayors…
any one can flawlessly manage it, even a monkey… in any kind of situation, even in the case of panic.

Scissor

“those facilities”, as the most other facilities there, are managed and have being managed by incompetents.
No payment, no service.
Bad management, high cost, bad service… especially in time of emergency

You see, as some one has said;
“elections have consequences”…
especially when incompetents are elected in administrative positions and power…

cheers

Pameladragon
Reply to  whiten
March 27, 2020 7:19 am

According to the Johns Hopkins page, https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 A total of 365 dead of Wuhan Virus as of today at 1306 hours.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Scissor
March 26, 2020 10:12 pm

“In the U.S., the media is making a big deal about morgues being filled and running out of space, e.g. in the NYC area. I wonder how 5 to 10% additional deaths (10-20/day in NYC) so far would overwhelm those facilities.”

Hell, that wouldn’t even get them to the level of Chicago pre-virus.

Reply to  Scissor
April 1, 2020 3:37 pm

Scissor wrote, on the morning of March 16, “I think that a projection of 20,000 deaths in the U.K. is still too high by a factor of 5 or maybe even 10 or more.”

Only 6⅓ days later, the UK death toll has already risen to 2,352, including 563 new deaths reported today, and 381 reported yesterday.

Compare that to March 25 (41 deaths), and March 26 (115 deaths).

Would you care to revise your prediction, Scissor?

“When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?”
-John Maynard Keynes

I am appalled at how many people refuse to accept that this crisis is as serious as it obviously is. Unfortunately, many people who’re rightly skeptical of the “climate emergency” are also wrongly skeptical of this crisis. That misplaced skepticism is one of the hidden costs of the “climate emergency” scam. So-called “experts” have been screaming “wolf” so long and loud about the fictitious “climate emergency” that many astute people, who’ve learned that manmade climate change is actually modest and benign, have become dangerously accustomed to disregarding cries of “wolf!” So now, when there’s a REAL catastrophe, they wrongly assume it’s just another false alarm.

That’s a deadly mistake. Friends, THIS is NOT a false alarm. This is not another batch of scammers ginning up a fake “emergency” to pad their pockets. This one is real.

Walter Sobchak
Reply to  Sunny
March 26, 2020 12:09 pm

We all die. The only issue is timing.

Gerry, England
Reply to  Walter Sobchak
March 28, 2020 7:15 am

It is, when, where and how that we don’t know.

Charles Wardrop
March 26, 2020 10:21 am

Where does their money come from? Is any of it from the taxpayer?

Gary
Reply to  Charles Wardrop
March 26, 2020 11:04 am

Soros

Paul Beaumont
March 26, 2020 10:21 am

David Attenbrough said some thing very similar, but he seems to get a free pass on anti-human sentiment.

n.n
Reply to  Paul Beaumont
March 26, 2020 12:03 pm

A mortal god, to some, in the “secular” Church, which has diverse sects with variable support for wicked solutions, not limited to PP: planned populatpon.

Steve Case
March 26, 2020 10:21 am

XR leadership are trying to distance themselves from this obscenity,
by claiming the tweet is a false flag attack by far right extremists.

I always wondered if that was behind the 1010 no pressure you tube from a few years back.
As near as I can tell, it wasn’t.

n.n
Reply to  Steve Case
March 26, 2020 3:25 pm

far right extremists

Anarchists, complementary to the far-left in a left-right nexus. Unfortunately, the left has inched ever closer with progress, and wicked solutions and diverse compromises have been normalized.

MarkW
Reply to  n.n
March 26, 2020 4:57 pm

Anarchists come in both flavors, conservative and communist.

saveenergy
March 26, 2020 10:24 am

XR supporters in my area have been saying this for 3mths.

If thye get the virus, will they refuse treatment from someone in plastic PPE ? maybe spit out the plastic ventilator ?

It’s such a good fit to their ethos that maybe an eco-loon set the ball rolling 5 mths ago…
…another conspiracy theory to add to the list.

Robert of Texas
March 26, 2020 10:25 am

Climate Activists are the disease. Data, Fact, and Sound Reasoning are the cure.

Feel free to quote me. I won’t deny saying this.

Greg
Reply to  Robert of Texas
March 26, 2020 11:30 am

You are terribly wrong. They have already developed an immunity to facts.

Climate Activists are the disease. SARS-Cov-2 is the cure.

hey, sauce … gander , etc.

March 26, 2020 10:32 am

Got to give these people credit, they are at least honest about who they are and how they feel.

RockyRoad
Reply to  astonerii
March 26, 2020 11:22 am

F = ma is completely honest when a Mack truck hits you, but the trouble isn’t the equation–it’s the application!

Petit_Barde
March 26, 2020 10:33 am

Those retarded clowns are just parroting what said fifty years ago the Club of Rome’s members, a bunch of dangerous Malthusian psychopaths :

– Humans are the problem.

What kind of problem ?

All those nuts ignore that the Earth has no problem at all, it will be fine for at least some 4.5 billions years more.

beng135
Reply to  Petit_Barde
March 27, 2020 9:10 am

All those nuts ignore that the Earth has no problem at all, it will be fine for at least some 4.5 billions years more.

I’ve read the earth has no more than a billion years — as the sun heats up (core contraction), it gets hotter and eventually will boil/evaporate the oceans. Still plenty of time to gradually move the earth outward to counteract the sun’s heating.

Richmond
March 26, 2020 10:35 am

Green misanthropy and schadenfreude at its most hypocritical. They confess to being a disease, but fail to help heal the planet and gloat at the misery of others. Just disgusting. Humans are a natural part of the environment, and it is ok to be human.

Greg
Reply to  Richmond
March 26, 2020 11:31 am

Indeed, if they truely believed this, they would jumping off the white cliffs of Dover, like the lemmings they are.

Russ Wood
Reply to  Greg
March 29, 2020 5:45 am

Actually, if the story about the Disney film and the lemmings is true – then maybe the XR bunch should be THROWN off the cliff (to maintain authenticity)!

March 26, 2020 10:43 am

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/01/26/quebec-green-praises-the-chinese-corona-virus-wuhan-will-meet-its-ghg-targets/#comment-2903361

I called it in 2012 (below) and maybe earlier. The phony climate scare was always a smokescreen for the extreme left’s true intention – total control.

Excerpt from my 2012 post below:
50 million people died in Hitler’s WW2. Josef Stalin killed another 50 million of his own people in internal purges. Leftist hero Mao gets the prize, killing as many as 80 million Chinese during his Great Leap Backward.

The radical environmental movement has done equally well, rivaling Mao for fatalities caused by the banning of DDT and the misallocation of scarce global resources on the fraud of catastrophic humanmade global warming.

Since many of these enviro radicals are latter-day Malthusians, Club of Rome types, etc., it is reasonable to assume that THIS WAS THEIR INTENTION.

Regards, Allan

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/06/24/weekly-climate-and-energy-news-roundup-53/#comment-855037

Instead of arguing about the science of global warming, we should just listen to what these enviro radicals are actually SAYING and DOING.

Maybe they know their global warming science is bogus, but it suits their purpose to use global warming hysteria as a smokescreen to mask their true intentions.

The radical warmists have done everything in their power to starve the world of fossil fuel energy that is required for continued global prosperity.

They have squandered a trillion dollars of scarce global resources on catastrophic humanmade global warming (CAGW) nonsense.

Investing these squandered resources in clean drinking water and sanitation alone would have saved the ~50 million kids who died from drinking contaminated water in the past 25+ years of CAGW hysteria.

Intelligent use of these scarce global resources could have easily saved as many people as were killed in the atrocities of Hitler, Stalin, or Mao.

50 million people died in Hitler’s WW2. Josef Stalin killed another 50 million of his own people in internal purges. Leftist hero Mao gets the prize, killing as many as 80 million Chinese during his Great Leap Backward.

The radical environmental movement has done equally well, rivaling Mao for fatalities caused by the banning of DDT and the misallocation of scarce global resources on the fraud of catastrophic humanmade global warming.

Since many of these enviro radicals are latter-day Malthusians, Club of Rome types, etc., it is reasonable to assume that THIS WAS THEIR INTENTION.

Is this too radical a proposal? Well, NO it is not: In addition to what the radical enviros DO, let’s EXAMINE what they SAY (h/t to Wayne):

http://green-agenda.com/

”My three goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with its full complement of species, returning throughout the world.”
David Foreman,
co-founder of Earth First!

”A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”
Ted Turner,
Founder of CNN and major UN donor

”The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the worst thing that could happen to the planet.”
Jeremy Rifkin,
Greenhouse Crisis Foundation

”Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.”
Paul Ehrlich,
Professor of Population Studies,
Author: “Population Bomb”, “Ecoscience”

”The big threat to the planet is people: there are too many, doing too well economically and burning too much oil.”
Sir James Lovelock,
BBC Interview

”We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination… So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts… Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.”
Stephen Schneider,
Stanford Professor of Climatology,
Lead author of many IPCC reports

”Unless we announce disasters no one will listen.”
Sir John Houghton,
First chairman of the IPCC

”It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.”
Paul Watson,
Co-founder of Greenpeace

”Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.”
David Brower,
First Executive Director of the Sierra Club

”We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.”
Timothy Wirth,
President of the UN Foundation

”No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”
Christine Stewart,
former Canadian Minister of the Environment

”The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.”
Emeritus Professor Daniel Botkin

”Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”
Maurice Strong,
Founder of the UN Environmental Program

”A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the United States. De-Development means bringing our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the world resource situation.”
Paul Ehrlich,
Professor of Population Studies,
Author: “Population Bomb”, “Ecoscience”

”If I were reincarnated I would wish to return to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.”
Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh,
husband of Queen Elizabeth II,
Patron of the Patron of the World Wildlife Foundation

”The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization we have in the US. We have to stop these third World countries right where they are.”
Michael Oppenheimer
Environmental Defense Fund

”Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control.”
Professor Maurice King

”Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable.”
Maurice Strong,
Rio Earth Summit

”Complex technology of any sort is an assault on the human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it.”
Amory Lovins,
Rocky Mountain Institute

”I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. it played an important part in balancing ecosystems.”
John Davis,
Editor of Earth First! Journal

**********************************

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
March 26, 2020 4:17 pm

If I were reincarnated I would wish to return to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.”
Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh,
husband of Queen Elizabeth II,
Patron of the Patron of the World Wildlife Foundation

I thought this was Prince Charles; it was Phillip?

And now the virus has infected Prince Charles. It seems viruses have a sense of humor; who knew?

Michael in Dublin
March 26, 2020 10:49 am

Only a complete eejit is so obsessed with his ideology that he does not give a damn about the harmful consequences, even for his family and friends.

Al Miller
March 26, 2020 10:50 am

I find it wonderful that they are showing their true colors- go XR! When the silent majority finally really sees what you are about the gig is up. That and the the ridiculously long 15 minutes of fame that Climate Change has had. Good riddance to bad rubbish (and bird choppers!

troe
March 26, 2020 10:52 am

A group that would organize 90 year old geezers gluing their wrinkled butz to roads is capable of anything.

Rod Evans
March 26, 2020 10:59 am

Maybe they failed to get the memo telling them Greta has Covid as does her father. She is feeling fine apart from a bit of a cold apparently. Sounds just like Covid.
The bad news for the XR brigade is Covid doesn’t seem to be the Armageddon virus they would like it to be.

RockyRoad
Reply to  Rod Evans
March 26, 2020 11:26 am

They could self-administer cyanide pills and that would solve all their problems! But I doubt they’re smart enough to do that!

Jon
Reply to  Rod Evans
March 28, 2020 5:58 am

Prince Phillip hasn’t passed away yet. Perhaps when he passes away, he will come back as the virus they have all been dreaming of.

Joel Snider
March 26, 2020 11:02 am

How many times to these people have to broadcast their real intentions before it dawns on the general public who they really are? It’s not this is a unique position on that side of the aisle.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Joel Snider
March 26, 2020 10:17 pm

The general public are only concerned about their next Starbucks, iPhone, and Instagram pic.

Gary
March 26, 2020 11:03 am

Covidiots

Rob_Dawg
March 26, 2020 11:16 am

My standard reply to “fewer humans” types is ; “You first.”

Steve Case
Reply to  Rob_Dawg
March 26, 2020 12:17 pm

“You first”

I’ve been saying exactly that for some time too.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Rob_Dawg
March 26, 2020 4:05 pm

Well, to give you an example – here in Oregon, we didn’t have a shelter in place order until thousands of people off work, apparently treating it all as a big vacation – which caused our control-freak governor to lock us all up.

This is a progressive state, and I guarantee you these were not the conservative set that pulled this stunt.

The point being, don’t expect the people pushing this line to take any responsibility for it.

whiten
Reply to  Joel Snider
March 26, 2020 9:04 pm

Joel Snider
March 26, 2020 at 4:05 pm
————-
Your “control-freak” is not a governor, she is the “Queen” of Oregon.
Already has broken the law and the Constitution of Oregon and infringed the Constitution of USA…
clearly and openly… by breaking and infringing the power of Quorum more than once… intentionally and knowingly… overruling the process and the power of the Senate.

A legislation or a bill failing to pass in Senate due to a clear breaking of the Quorum in Senate, as per quorum rules, by the senators, happens to be immediately as non valid and rejected-dismissed with extreme prejudice… aka truly “dead”… with no any second chance there… for a redo.

An open act on trying to force a reverse on an already clearly broken Quorum… it is illegal and an
infringement of Constitution of the State and the Union.
An open act forcing a redo, a retry for a second time, by whatever means, still consist as the same crime. (for a second time)

Utilizing administrative power to legitimize such a rejected-dismissed bill or legislation, still the same crime.
(for a third time)

cheers

March 26, 2020 11:16 am

It doesn’t matter who put up the stickers. The message is consistent with both the belief that the world is overpopulated and the consequences of eliminating hydrocarbon use by whatever deadline XR is currently demanding.

Vuk
March 26, 2020 11:33 am

Today’s (Thursday) UK Covid-19 update
http://www.vukcevic.co.uk/UK-COVID-19.htm

Jay Willis
March 26, 2020 11:40 am

You have got to love these people at Imperial College with their computer models…

17 March 2020: Imperial College Website: However, the resulting epidemic would still likely result in an estimated 250,000 deaths and therefore overwhelm the health system (most notably intensive care units).
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/196234/covid19-imperial-researchers-model-likely-impact/

25 March 2020: Neil Ferguson at Imperial College London gave evidence….UK deaths from the disease are now unlikely to exceed 20,000, he said, and could be much lower.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2238578-uk-has-enough-intensive-care-units-for-coronavirus-expert-predicts/#

and in the same New Scientist article: “To be fair, the Imperial people are the some of the best infectious disease modellers on the planet,” Paul Hunter at the University of East Anglia, UK, told New Scientist last week.

East Anglia University ought to be closed down, it is a disgrace to science.

… words honestly fail me at this point. How can Neil Ferguson at Imperial College London shamelessly stand there and say these things? I just can’t believe it.

Anyhow, good news really, so I hope everybody is enjoying these few days of calm.

Quilter52
Reply to  Jay Willis
March 26, 2020 7:00 pm

The real irony to me is that most extremists on the greens side live off the taxes of the very people they wish would go away. They are too stupid to realise that it will not be possible to maintain any standard of living other than caveman if they get their way and they are uniquely unqualified to survive themselves without someone else doing all the work.

I too respond with you first , when people tell me we need to do something about overpopulation. I also ask them what is the average temperature earth should be at and what are they personally doing to reduce their emissions.

And to prove the level of stupidity, we have a female Greens MP here in Australia, Mehreen Faruqi, stating this is a gendered virus against women because they are the nurses and childcare workers – despite world wide statistics showing that men are more likely to get and to die from this disease.

Quilter52
Reply to  Jay Willis
March 26, 2020 7:02 pm

The problem with computer models has always been and will remain GARBAGE IN equals GARBAGE OUT

Bloke no longer down the pub
March 26, 2020 11:41 am

There are spoof XR twitter accounts.
Extinction Rebellion Birmingham.

@XR_Brum

markl
March 26, 2020 11:44 am

You first.

nw sage
Reply to  markl
March 26, 2020 6:51 pm

or: After you, I come first!

Tom Abbott
March 26, 2020 11:57 am

From the article: “Perhaps some of them regret their words. Prince Phillip, husband of the Queen of England, once said “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation (1988)“.

His son Prince Charles recently tested positive for Covid-19.”

Wouldn’t it be ironic if Phillip gave the Wuhan virus to Charles. Has anyone checked Phillip?

M Courtney
Reply to  Tom Abbott
March 26, 2020 1:44 pm

At his age we would know if he had it, from the post-mortem

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  M Courtney
March 26, 2020 10:21 pm

“At his age we would know if he had it, from the post-mortem”

A 93 year old woman in Washington State, at the very Lifecare center where the majority of the deaths occurred, recovered and is doing fine.

n.n
March 26, 2020 11:58 am

PP: Planned Populaton. Perhaps Gaia’s… Her Choice.

Davis
March 26, 2020 12:06 pm

Considering the trainees I have had over the last 10 years in my profession, if other professions are the same, mankind is in for a real shakeup once us older folk with knowledge and work ethic are gone anyways.

ANDY MANSELL
Reply to  Davis
March 27, 2020 8:22 am

Absolutely- I’ve worked with people half my age and less and to be honest most of the time I’m amazed if they can drag themselves out of bed to get to work on time- a lot of them seem to think they are doing their employers a favour by just turning up and have no concept of things like additional value. I know of course that not all younger people are the same, but an awful lot of them seem to have an industrial sized sense of entitlement.

pochas94
March 26, 2020 12:08 pm

Strong parallels between Climate Alarmism and the Corona Virus scare. Media hype, number fudgery, computer quackery, political opportunism, political sanctions on all public activities. Get used to it, people, it’s the Brave New World.

Mickey Reno
March 26, 2020 12:26 pm

The environmental movement in general, and the CAGW alarmist movement in particular, carries a very strong misanthropic element. Humans and human thriving are less important than wilderness and an untouched (by human hands) Earth.

As a young person, I was propagandized into thinking Earth Day was a good thing, a necessary thing. But the anti-human misanthropists have spoiled it completely, for me. That’s why I’ll never again celebrate an “Earth Day” or and “Earth Hour” or any such malarkey, ever again. I’ll never vote for it. I’ll never respect it. I now mock it.

HotScot
March 26, 2020 12:35 pm

This is the organisation that revelled in their non-organised, assembly of like minded individuals, rather than admitting it’s an organised group of anarchists. On this basis they could avoid anyone in the ‘organisation’ being fingered for the blame, for the chaos they brought to cities around the world in 2019.

So it’s now come back to bite them. Despite denials from ‘organisation leaders’ that this is not the view of xr, there is no organisation, so it can now be accepted that this is very much the view of xr supporters.

There is no organisation according to them, so supporters are free to express themselves at will.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  HotScot
March 26, 2020 10:24 pm

“organised group of anarchists”

That, sirrah, is an oxymoron (or in the case of XR, just moron).

March 26, 2020 12:38 pm

I hope, that at the end of the story, all concerned here at WUWT, commenters, authors are still present and safe.

Editor
Reply to  Krishna Gans
March 26, 2020 12:58 pm

I’ll second that sentiment, Krishna Gans.

Stay safe and healthy, all!

Regards,
Bob

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
March 26, 2020 3:20 pm

Btw, I’m just curious what a look at the birth rate data in december will tell us, all the couples in home office and other isolations over weeks … 😀
Just the contrast of what these XR cranks may hope,,,,,

Dave
March 26, 2020 12:50 pm

False Flag? No. These death-wishes have been seeping into environmentalist literature for decades. Like this one from 1989:

“It is cosmically unlikely that the developed world will choose to end its orgy of fossil-energy consumption, and the Third World its suicidal consumption of landscape. Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.”

David M. Graber, “Mother Nature as a Hothouse Flower: ’The End of Nature’ by Bill McKibben,” Los Angeles Times, October 22, 1989; https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-10-22-bk-726-story.html

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Dave
March 26, 2020 10:26 pm

Wow. McKibben has been spewing this nonsense for that long?

am
March 26, 2020 1:06 pm

Alex Epstein in his Moral Case for Fossil Fuels quotes D M Graber joining McKibben as a biocentrist with a summary by the former of the latter’s message which concludes with the words: “Until such time as homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.”

I don’t know if he now regrets it. But should.

March 26, 2020 1:06 pm

To be fair, the Extinction Rebellion denial doesn’t say the account tweeting pictures of the fliers was a right-wing plant, only that the fliers were.

But why would they be tweeting photos of the fliers if they didn’t support the message?

Doesn’t pass the smell test.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  Sailorcurt
March 26, 2020 2:15 pm

A devious means to further the message. “See that? That’s not us. Really, it isn’t. Nope, for sure, not us.” Plausible deniability.

Rudolf Huber
March 26, 2020 2:16 pm

That’s what I love about those nutbags. They cannot help it and put their murderous ideas on display for everyone to clearly see. Explain that to the average person. Explain to them that we all must die in order to save the planet. I want to see that. Those folks are nuts and they do us the favor of being nuts in broad daylight. Sorry politicians – your carefully crafted virtue-signaling messages are getting a reality check. Pick your side – I vote for humans.

March 26, 2020 2:29 pm

This obscene thinking is characteristic of Extinction Rebellion. The thinking includes people who should know better suchas the Duke of Edinburgh. The thinking stems from the concept of Eugenics, and the Nazi’s concept of the Master Race. It is also direct descendants of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution which was used and was of itself rather a political and religious statement rather than a useable scientific theory.

Loren Wilson
March 26, 2020 2:58 pm

Lead by example. At least the Hindis that burned themselves to death showed that they believed in their cause. These people want everyone else to die, and leave all the good stuff for them.

Chris Hanley
March 26, 2020 3:04 pm

The UK coppers are usually quick to jump on what they judge to be ‘h@te speech’, the leaflet looks like h@te speech with a capital H.
Free speech is important precisely because it exposes people like ER for what they are.

David S
March 26, 2020 4:17 pm

More proof that the left has become dangerously psychotic.

PeterPetrum
March 26, 2020 5:15 pm

“Queen of England”???

No such thing since Elizabeth the First!

PeterPetrum (expat Scot!!

Photios
Reply to  PeterPetrum
March 27, 2020 3:47 pm

Queen of Englandshire, perhaps?

Abolition Man
March 26, 2020 5:21 pm

Just another example of the ignorant, the ill-educated and the insane being led by sociopaths to their destruction. XR is just like most of Gang Green; they believe in Earth First and humanity last! Why else would they force Africa and other parts of the Third World to forgo prosperity and possible freedom by not using inexpensive and abundant fossil fuels?
The apocalyptic doomsday religion that encompasses Gang Green is just one sect of the Progressive cult that has infected media and schooling throughout the West. Financed by China and, presumably, Russia these totalitarians hope to relegate the US and the West to the ash heap of history and give China a chance to rule the world with it’s odd brand of the communist religion. With help from Google and Facebook the Matrix will ensue; kill your TV and ignore the talking heads! They only want to control your fear and ignorance; if you stay open minded and willing to learn they LOSE!

mr bliss
March 26, 2020 5:49 pm

XR must be fuming that there are no busy London streets available to bring to a halt – meanwhile Greta is planning to lead all school kids in a ‘Go To School Friday’ demonstration sometime soon

PeterPetrum
March 26, 2020 5:58 pm

“Queen of England”??

There has been no such thing since Queen Elizabeth the First. Our Queen is the Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

That, dear comment editors, includes Scotland and Wales. She is also the Queen of the Commonwealth, including my current home, Australia.

Rob_Dawg
Reply to  PeterPetrum
March 26, 2020 6:47 pm

Scotland may not be for much longer.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  PeterPetrum
March 26, 2020 7:48 pm

She may be the Queen but she has very little, if any, power in Australia since at least 1985/6 IIRC.

John
Reply to  PeterPetrum
March 27, 2020 8:15 am

Minor point, the Queen is not Queen of the commonwealth, she is head of the commonwealth a position that doesn’t have to be the monarch; many of the commonwealth countries are republics.
She is queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Australia, Canada and possibly some other countries.
In the Channel Islands she is Duke of Normandy.
Hawaii is the only non British entity that has the union flag on its own flag.

n.n
March 26, 2020 7:06 pm
Ian Coleman
March 26, 2020 8:34 pm

Greta Thunberg, who really is quite honest, even if deluded, has admitted that she doesn’t like many people. In my experience, most people who are extremely moralistic also don’t like many people. If you don’t approve of sin, if you believe that sin should be punished, there are a lot of people you’re going to dislike, and there are a lot of people you’re going to want to punish.

What irks me plenty is that moralistic people claim to be interested in enhancing human wellbeing, but take such an obvious delight in immiserating people they don’t like. Anti-smokers (who get up my nose in a big way) are just plain vindictive. They really, really want to hurt smokers, and then they claim that this aggressive cruelty is motivated by a deep love of other people. Yeah? You can install smoking rooms in hospitals if you really want to, but it’s more fun to force sick smokers in wheel chairs to go outside to smoke in the winter.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Ian Coleman
March 26, 2020 10:50 pm

“You can install smoking rooms in hospitals if you really want to, but it’s more fun to force sick smokers in wheel chairs to go outside to smoke in the winter.”

Hopefully you forgot the sarc?

Mr Reynard
March 26, 2020 8:55 pm

Quote: Perhaps some of them regret their words. Prince Phillip, husband of the Queen of England, once said “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation (1988)“.

His son Prince Charles recently tested positive for Covid-19.

Is that what some of us call it a KARMA ??

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Mr Reynard
March 27, 2020 1:04 am

Didn’t HRH Ponce “Chucky” want to return as a tampon?

stinkerp
March 27, 2020 12:20 am

They say “humans are the disease” but they never volunteer to remove themselves from the planet. Strange. I guess they mean [i]other humans[/i] are the disease.

Vuk
March 27, 2020 3:44 am

“The Spanish government has withdrawn 9,000 Chinese-made coronavirus testing kits from use after it emerged that they had an accurate detection rate of just 30%, reports Sam Jones in Madrid.”
Could it be that the Chinese rapid infection decline is due to the poor quality testing kits ?

Vuk
March 27, 2020 4:21 am

Just announced that the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Vuk
March 27, 2020 9:35 am

There are probably a lot of people cheering about that.

Eamon Butler
March 27, 2020 5:15 am

XR are the enemy of society. They are a virus, hell bent on destroying the human race. That’s what they have always been about.
As so many here have said already, ”You first”

Flight Level
March 27, 2020 6:14 am

“Their” friend, PM Johnson, just announced as tested coronavirus positive.

Russ R.
March 28, 2020 10:14 am

The Wuhan Virus is a pretty poor “solution”. It kills only those too old to reproduce or too sickly. It can only lower the current population by a minuscule percentage, with no real impact on future populations. The only solution it provides is for countries that have curtailed there current population growth and don’t want to provide for the previous generations that provided for them when they were young.
In short it is the ultimate selfish disease for the selfie generation. If single child families have children that grow up to marry, the couple now has 4 grandparents to deal with, in addition to any children they may have. An inconvenience for a country with many mouths to feed, and if you want to thin the herd, the older, sicker members is where you start. After you have thinned out those that object to “thinning of the herd”.
Do these “emotionally driven” ranters have any ability to process information logically, or is it all about “how it makes me feel”???

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