Extinction Rebellion

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by Jeremiah18.17, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Someone there referred to him as that. Was he on the Anonymous demo with a Trump flag?
     
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  2. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Probably. He turns up at a lot of places. On marches he has a big Trump flag, but he usually has a red hat on regardless.
     
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  3. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Ta.
     
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  4. M Testa

    M Testa Well-Known Member

    .
     
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  5. Red Sky

    Red Sky It was like that when I got here.

    Fair enough. I expect other people just thought it was a random ding dong?
     
  6. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    I like this and hate this at the same time :mad::D:rolleyes::facepalm::hmm:
     
  7. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    What kind of organisation could seize power?
     
  8. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    So... I don't think ER are really doing direct action at all. They're just getting themselves arrested in the hope of generating sympathy among the ruling class. Instead of creating pressure around demands they seem to be sacrificing themselves in the hope that the powers above will listen.

    It's completely unsustainable and well as daft.
     
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  9. cheesepig

    cheesepig Cheesepig

    A legitimate political party which persuaded enough people to vote for it so that it could form a government.

    Other than that, no bunch of fantasists waving flags or popping off bombs, thank fuck.
     
  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Not sure you've grasped the core of the concept 'seize power'
     
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  11. cheesepig

    cheesepig Cheesepig

    Yeah, but there's not going to be any non-democratic (lol, spellcheck wanted 'non-denominational) transfer of power in UK.

    And if there is, or an attempt at one, I'll be on the other side of the barricades.

    Just because we despise the contemptible toxic bastards who legitimately govern us, we don't get any moral right to force an improvement by violence.

    Of course it all seems different when you're 17 or so.
     
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  12. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    You don't get power by being elected to govt. And I'm older than 17 although still young for an Urb. Pickers is ancient I believe.
     
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  13. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    Also, I didn't say anything about violence.
     
  14. cheesepig

    cheesepig Cheesepig

    Hmm, well, you certainly get authority by being elected to Government.

    Power is something taken; authority is something given.


    Power is illegitimate. The two terms are often used interchangeably like "risk" and "hazard", and much of the time it doesn't matter.


    Anyone "seizing power", strictly speaking, is being really rather naughty.

    How would anyone "seize power " without a form of violence?
     
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  15. SpackleFrog

    SpackleFrog Smash showy bell-bottom pants and sporty haircuts

    It is? Oh NO.

    What are we going to do about the fact that the ruling class has all the power then? Given that it's illegitimate.
     
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  16. cheesepig

    cheesepig Cheesepig

    String them up and declare a People's Republic.



    Oh, hang on a minute.....
     
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  17. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    Who is going to support all the arrestees is what I'm concerned about. Probably they'll all have their charges dropped (besides that one idiot who decided to graffiti a government building with an entire police evidence gathering team watching) but if they don't they'll need court support etc. I doubt that an organisation that was pulled out of some hippie's arse three weeks ago has the resources to do that.
     
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  18. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    If there is an attempt to seize power then, you say you'll be on its side being as a seizure of power from below unthinkable if unarmed while one 'from above', from disgruntled elements of the ruling class and armed forces much more likely, albeit still currently improbable
     
  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Hang on a minute :D

    But you're right, there is a swell of opinion in favour of the guillotine
     
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  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    A question that should have occurred to you some time back
     
  21. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    By government building do you mean the women of WW2 memorial?
     
  22. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    No the department of energy.

    Why, was it these clowns who defaced the memorial too?
     
  23. Edie

    Edie Well-Known Member

    That’s an interesting pov. And true.
     
  24. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Well speaking to a good mate (who was nicked on a bridge last week) they just collected their details and dropped them off in deepest North London.
     
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  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Someone sprayed 'mother' on it and I saw the defrocked priest looking sheepish nearby
     
  26. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime


    the monarchy you swore an oath to defend- who gave them their authority? Was there a big meeting with a show of hands.
     
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  27. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    This may or may not be in process
    I spent last night waiting in Bromley police station (with others) to meet 4 people who'd been arrested (not for the graff on the way memorial) . The arrestees were all well resourced (£ and friends) and it hasn't been traumatic arrests. Their details are passed on to *someone* . Remains to be seen if the *someones* follow up
     
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  28. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    They use violence against us but we can't use violence to stop them from doing so? Horseshit.
     
  29. cheesepig

    cheesepig Cheesepig


    Depends who is doing the violence.

    I've no problem with battering a copper who's overdoing it.

    Who, exactly, are you categorising as ripe for a kicking/stabbing/bombing/shooting? How do you decide who receives the violence? By whose right?
     
  30. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    How lucky we are in Britain ñever to have done such a thing.
     
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