I know. Most of the time we are made to feel guilty about having white skin, something none of us chose, but finally there’s a way to put that boomer/Gen X white privilege to some actual use for the cause!
Join Extinction Rebellion mass arrests NOW!
Young, poor and brown folk get the living bejesus smashed out of them by the Police and the book is always thrown at them legally, but Police won’t dare treat white boomers/Gen Xers with that level of force and in Wellington released everyone who had been arrested without charge.
Time to put that white privilege to good use folks, in the words of Boomer warrior poet Mario Savio…
There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part. You can’t even passively take part! And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it — that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!
…forcing the political establishment to directly challenge the economic interests of the corporate polluters is the operation of the odious machine and our arrests that can clog up the judiciary and city systems themselves is our bodies upon the gears and wheels.
As the environment deteriorates, radical civil disobedience is the only solution.
If the system refuses to change, then we must shut it down until it agrees.
So say all of us.