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Extinction Rebellion Want Permanent Recession

July 17, 2019

By Paul Homewood


Well at least they’re honest!



In fact it is much worse than they pretend.

National economies cannot simply stand still. If you don’t keep up with international competitors, you end up in decline.

  1. Shoki Kaneda permalink
    July 18, 2019 5:21 am

    Since these goobers have never worked to raise a crop, they have no idea what subsistence agriculture is like.

    • Mike Jackson permalink
      July 18, 2019 9:13 am

      I can’t remember who said it but “only two sorts of people support subsistence farming; those who have never tried it and those who have never known anything else.”

      The only good thing coming out of this fiasco is that we are getting closer to the day when even the dimmest of us will realise that “climate” is only a front for Venezuelan-style socialism.

      This article at WUWT is worth looking at.

  2. John F. Hultquist permalink
    July 18, 2019 5:35 am

    “We can’t eat money.”

    I’ve no idea what a person is to think of a fancy banner with nicely dressed folks holding it and yelling into the void. What’s the message?

    We eat money all the time:

  3. July 18, 2019 7:21 am

    This is the end result of a dumbed-down education system run by socialists.

  4. Stonyground permalink
    July 18, 2019 7:29 am

    I don’t have to eat money. I go to the supermarket and buy food with it. Of course, if these imbeciles got their way the supermarket shelves would be empty, only then would not being able to eat money be a problem.

  5. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    July 18, 2019 7:30 am

    How do these utter morons cross the road unaided?

    • July 18, 2019 7:59 am

      They don’t, they get halfway across a junction, get confused, sit down, & have temper tantrums; need a good smack & be sent to bed without any supper.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      July 18, 2019 1:43 pm

      Luck and drivers not wanting to damage their cars however noble the cause.

  6. Coeur de Lion permalink
    July 18, 2019 8:54 am

    Humphries on the BBC R4 prog yesterday asked the Extinction spokesmen about economic effects. I regard this as an important BBC breakthrough. Possibly Humph has read the GWPF press release of 2 May which devastates Gummer. But much still to be done re Beeb Bias

  7. July 18, 2019 9:11 am

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  8. July 18, 2019 9:43 am

    It’s actually worth reading the whole Policy Exchange report which is well written, well researched and very scary. There are some clever people behind this campaign who have gone to a lot of trouble to formulate a strategy for preying on the vulnerable, the confused, and the week minded without alienating well intentioned ordinary folk. Very similar to the way in which cults and militant jihadist organisations function.

    Extinction Rebellion isn’t likely to fade quickly in the way that Plane Stupid did.

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      July 18, 2019 10:31 am

      It will fade the same way as ‘occupy’ in due course, probably morph into something else.

      ATEOTD they are just selfish pointless pathetic terrorists/extremists/anarchists hellbent on creating trouble to egg their own egos.

      • July 18, 2019 11:38 am

        As I said, its worth reading the report. Extinction Rebellion is very closely related to Occupy

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      July 18, 2019 1:24 pm

      “…formulate a strategy for preying on the vulnerable, the confused, and the week minded”
      So that’s our MPs taken care of!

  9. JimW permalink
    July 18, 2019 9:48 am

    The problem ‘sane people’ have is although they are the shouty vanguard, the real shapers and movers at BIS and the CBs are getting ready for negative interest rates and MMT. This will be used to fund ‘green deals’ in wewtern countries, with the elite picking up the rewards and tax payers the risks and eventual losses. These people are so far removed from every day life they don’t give a fig to the consequences of forcing these changes on the great unwashed as long as they get more power and riches. The extinction rabble are just being used as expendable fodder.

  10. john cooknell permalink
    July 18, 2019 10:21 am

    They are protesting about the wrong thing. meanwhile the country is about to commit economic suicide due to Brexit.

    Seen it all before, in the good old days the young used to protest about stopping war!

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      July 18, 2019 10:33 am

      Brexit isn’t economic suicide, a short sharp adjustment perhaps – at worst, climate policy is certain economic suicide.

    • tom0mason permalink
      July 18, 2019 12:52 pm

      👍🏼 👍🏼

    • Gerry, England permalink
      July 18, 2019 1:50 pm

      You should quantify that with ‘no deal Brexit’ because if the withdrawal agreement is agreed then it won’t happen…well for a while.

      Since no country has left the widest ranging trade area in history, it is hard to estimate just how deep the damage will be and how long it will go on for. And it will probably be gradual and under the radar of the moron media as small companies close every month because their EU exports kept them going even if they were only 10-20%. And it might be odd industries such as egg producers going under because they rely on exporting the spring surplus of eggs to the Netherlands where they have a sudden surge in demand before we have our Easter surge. Many are probably not even aware their eggs end up there as the surplus is sold by wholesalers.

  11. M E permalink
    July 18, 2019 10:49 am

    These are just Rentacrowd 21st Century style. Same type of people on holiday from school and college as the “Ban the Bomb ” crowds. It’s what you do if you want to belong to the ‘right’ people, to gain credibility .

  12. mjr permalink
    July 18, 2019 11:09 am

    And just a reminder – BBC1 actually showed an ex BBC3 ( i.e. for the Youth) programme all about Extinction Rebellion. last night at 22.35 Fascinating….. and scary if these kids are the future.

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      July 18, 2019 8:56 pm

      Wasn’t it really a “how to” programme?

  13. sassycoupleok permalink
    July 18, 2019 11:18 am

    God help us if these clueless people ever get their way because we will no longer be able to help ourselves.

    • keith permalink
      July 18, 2019 7:18 pm

      Yes, but forget we have idiots like Gove who thinks they and the girl with pig tails are the best thing since sliced bread.

      • sassycoupleok permalink
        July 18, 2019 8:12 pm

        It’s pathetic they use a child to push their agenda and prey on the emotions of others.

  14. tom0mason permalink
    July 18, 2019 2:37 pm

    The sudden rise of Extinction Rebellion has owed much to the strategy of the campaign’s founders. Most notably, Dr Gail Bradbrook and Roger Hallam of Rising Up! spent several years meticulously researching and developing a theory of mass protest movements and civil disobedience.

    See a review of ideology and tactics from Policy Review, and about some of the policies of Extinction Rebellion and Rising Up! want…
    Such as —

    “Capitalism needs what it cannot have: limitless growth on a finite planet. This is the ecological contradiction that will bring an end to capitalism, probably sooner rather than later.”

    … the piece argues, “has become the defining contradiction of capitalism in the twenty-first century.” Claiming that “hopes of ‘green growth’ have failed”, the article insists that to avoid “mounting social and ecological crises”, the wealthiest nations in the world now “need to initiate a ‘de-growth’ process of planned economic contraction”. If the capitalist system is inevitably to fail, then the authors argue that there will need to be “grassroots action that builds a post-capitalist society within the shell of the old”.
    However, only the vaguest impression is provided for what this post-capitalist society would consist of. The authors simply explain:
    “In broad terms it would involve radically downshifting levels of consumption in order to maximise freedom and resilience; redirecting energies toward increasing home-based and local production; engaging ‘beyond the market’ in the informal and non-monetary economies, including increased sharing of resources and goods; and organising collectively for distributive equity and collective sufficiency, especially as economic contraction takes hold.”

    Not just permanent recession but government mandated Universal Income Support, with government mandated and maintained pay and food levels, government debt relief for all. All the while the decay of de-industrialization (or as they put it “a post-capitalist system oriented around de-growth.”), of government controlled industries reverting to de-growth, with the planned consequence of falling into a ‘managed’ economic abyss.

    Yep, that is what these idiots want. For they know with a bit of tweaking these numbnuts can make their version of centralized socialism work when everywhere it was tried it failed; failed badly, expensively, and cost the poor the most.

    May they all yet become extinct!

  15. fretslider permalink
    July 18, 2019 6:47 pm

    National economies cannot simply stand still.

    To lower emissions you have to de-industrialise – no activity.

    • sassycoupleok permalink
      July 18, 2019 7:20 pm

      The reality is that US has since the 70s been lowering emissions in all industries to the tune of millions of dollars invested which in turn has been passed to the consumer. Great tech has been developed because of it and efficiencies have been greatly improved. Destroy what’s been accomplished and it’s over..

      • fretslider permalink
        July 18, 2019 7:30 pm

        Great tech still has to be [mined] and ,made

        .“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.”

        “Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.”

        – Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich, and Dr. John Holdren, Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment, 1970

        Green New Deal, anyone?

      • sassycoupleok permalink
        July 18, 2019 8:17 pm

        Tech is still being mined but a lot of what they are coming up with isn’t practical for the masses. A Green New Deal will result in a reduction of population becuase many will not be able to afford energy for cooling or heating.

  16. Stonyground permalink
    July 18, 2019 7:34 pm

    The thing about economic growth is that it doesn’t necessarily lead to increased use of resources. Early computers were feeble by modern standards but were the size of a building. When you buy a modern car you get much more car for your money than you did in the 1970s for example. You also get a car that is at least twice as fuel efficient and is far more durable so that it doesn’t need to be replaced as often. Life just keeps getting better but these halfwits are never happy unless they can invent some imaginary problem to moan about.

    • sassycoupleok permalink
      July 18, 2019 8:19 pm

      Pretty spot on !!! To justify my position in life I will invent some new crisis that we need new technology to solve plus I’ll get rich in the process (Al Gore)

  17. AZ1971 permalink
    July 19, 2019 6:05 am

    They want a permanent recession but still will demand someone else care and provide for all their “needs”.

    • sassycoupleok permalink
      July 19, 2019 5:10 pm

      Exactly right, they feel entitled.

  18. Stephen Lord permalink
    July 19, 2019 5:04 pm

    It is likely they are funded by our enemies as a way to destroy our economy. It’s called hybrid warfare and Russia is very good at it.

  19. Christopher Lynch Lynch permalink
    July 20, 2019 12:13 am

    To a man (or woman) wealthy privileged trustifarians who will never have to worry about the day to day grind that preoccupies the rest of us

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