Grist: Climate Change Protests Are Like Rosa Parks Or Something

Funny, I thought the science was settled: We need big, brash, nonviolent climate protests. Are you in?

Dear friends,

Last week, a jury in Utah found Tim DeChristopher guilty for standing up to the oil and gas companies in an effort to protect our health and our climate.

If the federal government thinks that it’s intimidating people into silence with this kind of prosecution, think again. This is precisely the sort of event that reminds us why we need creative, nonviolent protests and mass mobilizations.

Conversely, if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime. Of course, climate morons think the use of oil by Someone Else is a crime. Then, after writing a blog post powered on the back end by coal powered plants, they jump in their fossil fueled automobiles for a trip to the airport for an unnecessary fossil fueled flight.

We’ve also seen a historic outpouring of people power to combat environmental crises, reclaim our democracy, and disrupt corporate influence. From the exhilarating outbreak of the freedom movement across North Africa and the Mideast to the amazing stand for democracy and workers’ rights in Wisconsin, we are seeing the strength and effectiveness that average people can have when we stand together.

Hey, someone remind me who has controlled the White House since 2009, and had both sides of Congress from 2007-2009, and controls the Senate now? Not to mention which party had controlled so many State legislatures and governors mansions?

Taken together, all of this confirms our belief that we need to keep escalating the struggle for climate justice.

It is not one event but a wave of actions that trigger social change. Paul Revere was not the only rider to warn of the British advance, and many people refused to move to the back of the bus before Rosa Parks. Actions like DeChristopher’s create ripples that spread far and wide.

Read the whole thing for what is considered really stupid, even by Grist’s standards, and you’ll have to check out the end to see which climate morons wrote this clap-trap. But, yeah, they morons are in. They’ll drive their cars to the rallies.

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4 Responses to “Grist: Climate Change Protests Are Like Rosa Parks Or Something”

  1. captainfish says:

    But Teach, at least they mean well.

  2. Maggie Mama says:

    “Hey, someone remind me who has controlled the White House since 2009 and both Houses of Congress from 2007-2009…”

    Oh, sure, Teach, USE FACTS AGAINST THEM!

    When dealing with liberals, that somehow seems unfair.

  3. Trish says:

    “Climate justice”???? “Paul Revere”?? Whoo boy, they are getting crazier by the minute…next they’ll compare it to the Civil Rights movement. Oh wait a minute- Henry Waxratman already did that! So it’s okay for Democrats to compare just about anything to Civil Rights debates, . Constipation, it’s like the Civil Rights debate.
    I think that’s pretty interesting. Because if any Republican were to use that analogy, they’d be pummeled by the thought and speech police in Washington and all other liberal outlets!!!!!!!
    Climate change happens, and by the way so does shi#. Junk science that changes LITERALLY with the temperature, is wrong.

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