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[News] Just Stop Oil



dazzer6666

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Mar 27, 2013
52,817
Burgess Hill
….protesters have damaged every pump at Cobham and Clackett Lane services. No fuel available at either. The ****s.

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Dick Swiveller

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Sep 9, 2011
9,174
Quite the lengthy sentence for them coming and rightly so. Positive action can be justified in extreme circumstances but this isn't one of them. It is criminal damage, pure and simple, and damaging the cause they support.
 










Swansman

Pro-peace
May 13, 2019
22,320
Sweden
People taking actions and initiatives for a better world... like miners going on a strike, suffragettes bombing to make their point because words werent enough, people violently protesting tyrannical governments, or fans invading pitches to protest poor owners... always a nuisance to someone, but what would the world look like without it?
 


jcdenton08

Enemy of the People
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Oct 17, 2008
10,863
Criminal damage for extremist domestic terrorists. Expect a lengthy prison stay.
 


Billy the Fish

Technocrat
Oct 18, 2005
17,514
Haywards Heath
"Just Stop Oil", what does it even mean? They're just empty words without meaning, they're using literally any excuse to go out and cause a bit of a nuisance. I'm convinced it's just a hobby for these people because they're bored and disaffected.

And they're allowed to get away with it because of their middle class demographic or old biddies and academics. If it was a group of footy lads with an equally ridiculous slogan, fro instance "Just stop scarves", they'd be chucked in the cells within minutes and nobody would bat an eyelid.
 




Machiavelli

Well-known member
Oct 11, 2013
16,755
Fiveways
Criminal damage for extremist domestic terrorists. Expect a lengthy prison stay.

Hilarious. Look at all those terms that you've managed to cram in there to describe a bit of damage to property. Still, it's an apt illustration of why we're in the mire we're plunging ourselves ever deeper into.
 


KZNSeagull

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Nov 26, 2007
19,947
Wolsingham, County Durham
"Just Stop Oil", what does it even mean? They're just empty words without meaning, they're using literally any excuse to go out and cause a bit of a nuisance. I'm convinced it's just a hobby for these people because they're bored and disaffected.

And they're allowed to get away with it because of their middle class demographic or old biddies and academics. If it was a group of footy lads with an equally ridiculous slogan, fro instance "Just stop scarves", they'd be chucked in the cells within minutes and nobody would bat an eyelid.

Their crowdfunding campaign has reached 62k (was 1.2k when the clown cable tied himself to the goalpost), so some people somewhere seem to think it is worthwhile.
 


jcdenton08

Enemy of the People
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Oct 17, 2008
10,863
Hilarious. Look at all those terms that you've managed to cram in there to describe a bit of damage to property. Still, it's an apt illustration of why we're in the mire we're plunging ourselves ever deeper into.

If it weren't oil, it'd be violence against women. If it weren't violence against women it'd be a race issue. If not that, then cost of living.

These people are professional campaigners/complainers who will be at every single rally for every single "issue", as long as they get to shout loudly, chain themselves to something or smash something up.

"Protestors" like this are to liberal thinking what PPF is to football fans. Any chance to cause a nuisance and be the centre of attention.
 




beorhthelm

A. Virgo, Football Genius
Jul 21, 2003
35,374
People taking actions and initiatives for a better world... like miners going on a strike, suffragettes bombing to make their point because words werent enough, people violently protesting tyrannical governments, or fans invading pitches to protest poor owners... always a nuisance to someone, but what would the world look like without it?

except they dont have an alternative, and want a regressive outcome. suffragettes want to enfranchise women, miners wanted more pay, better conditions. Stop Oil means we become poorer without personal transport.

we are already moving towards a lower oil world, so the protest is pointless.
 


Swansman

Pro-peace
May 13, 2019
22,320
Sweden
Their crowdfunding campaign has reached 62k (was 1.2k when the clown cable tied himself to the goalpost), so some people somewhere seem to think it is worthwhile.

Seems like it is primarily young people, interested in having a habitable planet when they get old.
 






Guinness Boy

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Jul 23, 2003
34,416
Up and Coming Sunny Portslade
"Just Stop Oil", what does it even mean? They're just empty words without meaning, they're using literally any excuse to go out and cause a bit of a nuisance. I'm convinced it's just a hobby for these people because they're bored and disaffected.

And they're allowed to get away with it because of their middle class demographic or old biddies and academics. If it was a group of footy lads with an equally ridiculous slogan, fro instance "Just stop scarves", they'd be chucked in the cells within minutes and nobody would bat an eyelid.

This post reminded me of this for some reason :lolol:

 


Machiavelli

Well-known member
Oct 11, 2013
16,755
Fiveways
If it weren't oil, it'd be violence against women. If it weren't violence against women it'd be a race issue. If not that, then cost of living.

These people are professional campaigners/complainers who will be at every single rally for every single "issue", as long as they get to shout loudly, chain themselves to something or smash something up.

"Protestors" like this are to liberal thinking what PPF is to football fans. Any chance to cause a nuisance and be the centre of attention.

Yes, dreadful lot, attempting to deflect ourselves away from business-as-usual. What we need is more people defending business-as-usual, which you've helpfully characterised for us as replete with environmental destruction, misogyny, racism and poverty.
 


jcdenton08

Enemy of the People
NSC Patron
Oct 17, 2008
10,863
Yes, dreadful lot, attempting to deflect ourselves away from business-as-usual. What we need is more people defending business-as-usual, which you've helpfully characterised for us as replete with environmental destruction, misogyny, racism and poverty.

You are being disingenuous. These people don't believe in any one cause, they want to change the world and are committing actual crimes in their attempts. This isn't about oil, it's all about them.
 


Jul 7, 2003
8,701
People taking actions and initiatives for a better world... like miners going on a strike, suffragettes bombing to make their point because words werent enough, people violently protesting tyrannical governments, or fans invading pitches to protest poor owners... always a nuisance to someone, but what would the world look like without it?

Were you planning to cycle from Sweden to Portslade?
 




mikeyjh

Well-known member
Dec 17, 2008
4,519
Llanymawddwy
Quite the lengthy sentence for them coming and rightly so. Positive action can be justified in extreme circumstances but this isn't one of them. It is criminal damage, pure and simple, and damaging the cause they support.

I'm not convinced they're going about this the right way but to suggest that these are not 'extreme circumstances' is somewhat burying your head in the sand at going lalalalala in an attempt to ignore the science. That said I'm generally a fan of direct action but I think they're misguided on this and, as someone else articulated, championing the alternatives is probably a more successful approach.
 


Leekbrookgull

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Jul 14, 2005
16,266
Leek
I always wonder why The Police bother to remove someone who has stuck themselves to the middle lane of the M4 etc. Just drive round them they will get cold,hungry and wet.
 


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