Hi pals, #ExtinctionRebellion are NOT protesting about individual consumer behaviour, so however satisfying it feels to point out they prob drive cars/their superglue is prob not vegan/weed lamps are prob CO2 intense etc etc, it’s not actually relevant to their objective. THREAD
#ExtinctionRebellion are protesting GOVERNMENT inaction on climate change. Carping at personal habits has been the RW tactic against environmentalists for OVER 30 YEARS
Enviro/ist: global warming will kill us
RW: ahh! but your Citroën 2CV runs on PETROL so your point is INVALID!
And jeez, it's been successful! we've SO bought into the narrative that it's CONSUMERS that COULD fix the problem, as described in @Martin_Lukacs brilliantly on point 2017 article “Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals” gu.com/p/6p7j6/stw