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Greta at Bristol.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tony1851, 29 Feb 2020.

  1. tony1851

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    Recently had a thread blocked simply for expressing an opinion, ie that children should not be used for pushing political programmes.

    Here's a not unrelated thought on the school strike, where hundreds of kids took a day off school and rocked up at Bristol to hear GT speak.

    Instead, what if their teachers had said: "right children, we're skipping school today to travel down to Ironbridge, Bewdley and Bridgenorth to help people clear up after being flooded out"
    This way, they would actually see the effects of what they perceive as Climate Change and they and their teachers might actually have done something useful. But, no - that wouldn't have been as exciting as being part of a big demonstration.
     
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    Only a fool could deny 'climate change', it's happening, it's real. Conversely, in my opinion only a fool would readily accept that we are:
    a. responsible for this because of co2 emissions.
    b. able to do anything about it.

    That's not to say it isn't good practice to reduce emissions, reduce pollution, of course it is. But I for one don't want to live back in the stone age which is what a lot of these 'green nutters' seem to want or us (not for themselves, just us).
    There's another group of people called 'anti capitalists' who have remarkably similar aims, you'll spot them at any Greta rally.
     
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    How would that work logistically?
     
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    Really? Where? Did you just make that up?
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    The ones without umbrellas.
     
  7. Not the ones with the plastic umbrellas.
     
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    Were they making a nuisance of themselves - waving banners - chanting slogans?
     
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    Perhaps they were on their best behaviour having dug up the lawns at Trinity College.
    Seriously though, Extinction Rebellion are a very convenient front for various anti capitalist groups, and their ultimate aims are remarkably similar.
     
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    You mean like Tories, Brexiteers and fascists?
     
  12. I think it's great actually. Kids getting off their backsides, believing in something and having passion.
     
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    The passion being provided by the day off school.
     
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    very well said

    these are kids who are interested in climate change they arent anti capitalists
     
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    in which case they would've taken the day off school and not bothered going to the event -which to be honest is what I mightve done at that age
     
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    Much better to take a day off with what they perceive to be a good excuse..
     
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    The leaders who talk a good game (but do nothing about it) were once idealistic kids too.
    Just saying....
     
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