Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hypocrisy, much?

The so-called "Extinction Rebellion" protests that have swept Europe in recent months came to Germany's capital, Berlin, on Monday.  A camp was set up in a park to accommodate hundreds of protesters.

Unfortunately for the holier-than-thou, "pure" Extinction Rebellion activists, who (among other things) are protesting the use of fossil fuels such as gasoline or diesel, the camp needed electricity.  Did they use batteries?  Like hell they did!  A Twitter user caught their hypocrisy on video, for all the world to see.

Yes, that's a generator!  They came to protest fossil fuels, among other things, and then proceeded to burn such fuels themselves so they could keep their phones charged.  They clearly knew they were betraying their own principles, because they tried to hide the generator underneath several pallets, so it wouldn't be noticed.  Rather than live up to their principles, they took the easy way out.

Hypocrisy, much?



Old NFO said...

Really not surprised. Rules are for thee and not for me... sigh

JWM said...

How can you fight climate extinction if you're not on instagram, twitter, and facebook signalling your virtue, and lecturing the unwashed masses? Maybe lethal, deadly, and horrible carbon pollution is like cholesterol. There's the good cholesterol, and the bad cholesterol. The activists make good carbon pollution for a noble cause. The rest of us make the other kind.


thinkingman said...

When those brainless dinks are all living in mud huts, weaving their clothes from plant fibers by hand, walking EVERYWHERE regardless of distance, and, yes, trashcan their smart phones, do not shop for any commercially produced good made by modern production techniques, etc. etc. etc., then they can pontificate all they like. I'm still going to go with what we were created smart enough to safely come up with to better our lot here on planet Earth.

Beans said...

Thinkingman, traditional African and European 'mud' huts were actually cow and horse poop and mud huts. Wattle and Daub. So, literally, shite-houses...

tweell said...

Strange. I have a PowerGreen 21w solar charger for backpacking and such, it charges phones and phone batteries quite nicely. It wasn't that expensive, either.

deimos said...

To add insult to irritation, the main speaker at the last London event came over from LA on a FIRST CLASS FLIGHT.
She also returned the same way.

I won’t even mention the hypocrisy queen, I don’t want anything to get stuck on my fingers.

If you really want to save the planet switch to a vegan diet. Just make sure that all the vegans you eat are organic.

Pete said...

Germans are experts at setting up camps.

John Ray said...

Pete, I almost destroyed another keyboard. Warn me next time, please.

deimos said...

I didn’t ruin a keyboard but my spaniels are very grateful for the spilled food.

Zinger of the week.


Unknown said...

Ending reliance on fossil fuels is not the goal.
Doing something about climate change is not the goal.
The Green New Deal is not the goal.
Impeachment is not the goal.
Ending gun violence is not the goal.
They are means to an end.
The end is control over you.

(They are only hypocrites when held in comparison to their espoused goal. They care not for what they say is their goal is not. To them, lying and cheating and unrest and violence is morally right for it advances towards their goal. Therefore, to them, it is impossible to be hypocritical to use whatever means as long as it advances toward their goal.

It is imperative to understand this. We must stop pointing fingers at the enemy to say, 'You're wrong and you are in big trouble.' To the morally fluid, it is unpossible to be wrong.)