The question to ask of every leftist protest, is not why nobody is stopping it, but whose interests it serves.
Rule of law vs Rule by law
Once you understand the difference, this all becomes easy to understand
The climate activists are modern day brown shirts. And Germany is incredible, I drove from dusseldorf to Belgium last week and it looks like a wasteland - windmills as far as the eye can see, but strip mining too. What the actual fuck
Those Canadians truck drivers were less protected by that Trudeau to whom anything is forgiven, including his young parodies of black people. Rules in our societies have become variable: it all depends on the why and who you support. If you lean towards Marxists it is a stroll in the park, you probably can kill someone and get out free.
There was a video going around a few days ago I think from the UK. Climate puppets sitting in the street blocking traffic. A frustrated driver grabs one and throws them out of the way to the sidewalk. Two police standing by turn to see the commotion and then forcefully attack and arrest the driver.
The oligarchs are increasing their embrace of anarcho-tyranny across the western world.
I was reading an article about how the activists became the government in 2009 and that’s when the whole dynamic changed. Obama came into power and he joined with Merkel to have the NGO unofficially become part of the government and then to legitimize and weaponize these groups through other groups. For example, the UN is helping to fund migration through buses, food, clothes to illegals to get to the southern US border. US taxpayers money at it’s best. Likewise, these protests are actually government funded- they are used to push political movements that the current party in power supports- we also saw this with fake activists protesting the oil pipeline from Canada to the US. Of course such a pipeline is much better for the environment, but that’s not what the dunderheads were chanting - they were told otherwise. Our governments are the weapons and they have stolen the activists from us. They also don’t give media coverage of the protests we hold- only the ones the government supports- and we see this across many countries, it was very evident during covid. I don’t know how you stop this other than to defund huge agencies of our governments and right now post covid they are receiving more unchecked monies than ever before- a lot fo it funneled into the next faux outrage. Last years rage of BLM is now about to file for bankruptcy. They only gave 30% to charity, the rest went into luxury properties, salaries and luxury cars. This year’s trend is anti-oil.
It's not just climate activists, either. Virtually all protestors from the left are tacitly corporate or state run, the street brown-shirts to enforce policy by obstruction, violence, intimidation, and terrorism. Look at how the establishment in the US used the Summer 20 Floyd riots (a real insurrection) to intimidate the electorate before the election. It will happen again in 2024.
There are virtually no true NGOs any more, just as there are virtually no true charitable foundations any more--most are all links in the chains of state and corporate power, often both at the same time. There are so many useful idiots to go out and protest because that's their religion it was only a matter of time before the corporate state or state corporations would tap into this national resource.
NGOs, foundations, and other intermediaries between official government or corporations and leftists street thugs acting under the mantle of "protest" play a crucial role in our politics now, like the way the NED poured millions of dollars into Ukraine to overthrow a democratically elected president in 2014. The NEDs have now come home to domestic politics in the US after so much success abroad for so many years in wrecking the elections and democracies of other countries. The US did this in Russia to get the massively unpopular but pro-DC Yeltsin re-elected against all odds in 1996, which is why the Russians banned foreign based NGOs etc.
Interestingly, something very similar is happening in Italy regarding climate activists, their punishment and COVID measures protests. Actually, it seems the same exact plan is unfolding in multiple countries.
The 2020 George Floyd riots in the US followed a similar pattern. They were extensively organized and amply funded, but purported to be a "grass roots" movement. Pallets of bricks, ready for throwing, mysteriously turned up at locations where violence was about to occur. Police were ordered to stand down in the face of arson, vandalism, and looting. Then Congressional Democrats performed a televised kabuki featuring African style scarves worn while they knelt the symbolic 9 minutes to demonstrate support for the perpetrators of violence, but not for its victims. Then the "defund the police" movement gutted law enforcement in major cities to ensure continued chaos, from which politically privileged elites have remained amply protected, and were prompty re-elected.
I had traveled to Germany this past week, ironically to attend two conferences all about green energy (one CWIEME - the power transformer industry event) and the other, E-World. These protestors blocked so many streets out and around the CWIEME event in Berlin, making it impossible to get around. I felt like shouting "You idiots, these events are only and about clean energy....the groups responsible for building the technology to help transform the world to your vision." I also saw them pour out of the Berlin main train station w/ their "no LNG, no Nuclear" signs and just laughed at them. They make me sick. I have no idea why nobody stops them....I guess nobody wants a public confrontation. If they were in America, I would have engaged but as a foreigner I decided I'd play the role of observer only :)
As an American I am mortified at the wealthy authoritarians we have exported. But then you guys gave us Marcuse and Marx before that. So maybe we’re even??? Unfortunately other countries suffer from our exports.
The system is sick. There is no such thing as a speedy trial and Jljustice is dead.
Contrast the FBI raid on and prosecution of Mark Houck with the prosecution of the pro-abort terrorists after roe v wade was overturned.
Contrast the J6 prison sentences with the BLM rioters who walked free after setting fire to cop cars.
Great summary, which makes sense of those people.
They are very successful. Any critic of their methods also states that they are morally justified. I can also report that I do not know anyone anymore in real life who doubts that we have a dire climate emergency.
Kudos to the climate people, to cement into the brains of the population an abstruse theory which is easily debunked.
And, as always, the "climate protesters" are dressed in top of the line clothing, more than likely have money for food, "smart phones" and the like. I'll start respecting these idiots when they start *living* what they supposedly believe. Show up to the protest in hand woven clothing that they made by spinning hemp fibers by hand. No jewelry, no smart phones, no *anything*. If someone is claiming to care about the planet so much that they feel the need to tell everyone of us how we are supposed to live our lives, they damn well better be living what they believe. This goes for *any* group that is telling other what they are "supposed" to do to save all of humanity. Eating bugs, drinking sewage, taking "gene editing"... the ones saying we all need to do it better be doing it themselves. And, as always, they are *not*.
The analysis is spot on. But it's disappointing how few of the general public see through this charade.
Extinction Rebellion here in my Netherlands are also granted a suspicious amount of leeway by the Dutch government and the media.
During one of their biggest protests late last year the police set up tents where the protesters could get a change of dry clothes after facing the water cannons - A rare privilege!
That having said - It seems like whatever control the powers-that-be here had over these well-intentioned but ill-informed climate activists is slipping. The question is how long the public at large is going to put up with their green shenanigans
Germany's energy policy is based upon an application of the Fallacy of Misplaced Concreteness by the argument made by a climate model under which an "abstract" event of the future for Earth's climate system is mistaken for a "concrete" event of the future for this system where an "abstract" event of the future is "abstracted" (removed) from a location in space and time but a "concrete" event of the future has such a location. When I emailed Olaf Schultz to in inform him of same, he did not respond to my message.
The left always overplays their hand. They spent 50 years slowly propagandizing environmental and climate issues. Most people say the "climate problem" what ever it may be is important and we should do something about it (even though they are not willing to spend even $1 on it personally). But now, the sudden, over the top, catastrophism has made climate change a punch line, as in, "Ha, Ha, it must be climate change" to any bad thing that might have happened. Destroying art objects and stopping traffic is just amplifying this trend. I predict in 10 years, climate change will be forgotten and the left will have moved on to their next thing.