It’s time for Boomers & Gen Xers to put their white privilege to good use! Join Extinction Rebellion mass arrests NOW!

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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!

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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.

8 COMMENTS

  1. I am in the UK at the moment and saw how genuine workers dealt with XR members that tried to hold up a tube train. They pulled them off the roof and gave them a message that they were not wanted. At Gatwick the public did not allow the protest to go ahead and they had to be protected by police . In both instances the people involved have been outed as professional protesters and there are pictures of the leaders on ski holidays. I am sure many protestors are sincere but they are being lead by people who want to bring down the west and are not bothered how many are hurt on the way.

    • Nice observation, seems to me that the protesters mean well but don’t have to live hand to mouth like the rest of the planet. Nothing wrong with the message, delivery leaves a lot to be desired.

  2. Just to be clear, “Any assembly of more than two people linked to the Extinction Rebellion action is now illegal in London.” BBC Link Here.

    “Extinction Rebellion argues the ban is disproportionate and an unprecedented curtailment of the right to free speech and free assembly.”

  3. I could be wrong, and a victim of spin/prejudice, but when I see extinction rebellion what I see are largely privileged white kids

  4. I for one don’t feel even slightly guilty about having “white skin”. I do find the term “white privilege” illogical though. Its worth pointing out that not all Europeans (I’m assuming that’s the group in question?) have white skin. Both my grandmother and mother had olive coloured skin as does my daughter who inherited those genes plus some Chinese ones from my wife. As to the privileged part the middle classes, a good portion of which are comprised of European’s, are taxed into the ground by government’s who consistently fail to listen on a raft of issues including climate change.

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