Boomers And GenXers Need To Use Their White Privilege And Join Extinction Rebellion Or Something

Remember, this is all about science, not left wing politics

It’s time for Boomers & Gen Xers to put their white privilege to good use! Join Extinction Rebellion mass arrests NOW!

I know. Most of the time we are made to feel guilty about having white skin, something none of us chose, but finally there’s a way to put that boomer/Gen X white privilege to some actual use for the cause!

Join Extinction Rebellion mass arrests NOW!

Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston arrested for protesting climate change

George Monbiot arrested for defying climate protest ban

Young, poor and brown folk get the living bejesus smashed out of them by the Police and the book is always thrown at them legally, but Police won’t dare treat white boomers/Gen Xers with that level of force and in Wellington released everyone who had been arrested without charge.  

You know, writer Martyn Bradbury has a point. All these overly white middle and upper class XR nutters are often getting slaps on the wrist. But, we do not know what would happen to young, poor, brown folks if they were getting arrested, because so few are involved with XR. That said

Time to put that white privilege to good use folks, in the words of Boomer warrior poet Mario Savio…

There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part. You can’t even passively take part! And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it — that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!

…forcing the political establishment to directly challenge the economic interests of the corporate polluters is the operation of the odious machine and our arrests that can clog up the judiciary and city systems themselves is our bodies upon the gears and wheels.

Not a left-wing gripe-fest at all. Funny thing, though

(UK Daily Mail) A British billionaire who donated £200,000 to climate activist group Extinction Rebellion also has a £630 million stake in the owners of Heathrow Airport.

The UK’s seventh biggest tax payer Sir Christopher Hohn, has so far given the biggest individual sum to the group, but also has a major holding in Ferrovial – one of the biggest European infrastructure companies in the world.

Will XR be giving the money back? Doubtful. Most are just hypocrites. Very white, middle and upper class hypocrites. And, as a Gen Xer, I have better things to do than get involved with this scam, nor attempting to deny the same lifestyle I’ve been able to live during my years.

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3 Responses to “Boomers And GenXers Need To Use Their White Privilege And Join Extinction Rebellion Or Something”

  1. Jl says:

    Good-now tell us what extinctions they’re rebelling against and how and why this is allegedly happening.

  2. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host quoted:

    Most of the time we are made to feel guilty about having white skin

    Well I certainly don’t feel guilty about my white — kind of tan, actually — skin, and if the writer feels guilty about being white, he’s just worthless and weak. He should be proud to be the son of conquerors.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Is potentially being a distant relative to someone who conquered/killed indigenous peoples a reason for pride? Why not be just as proud of potentially being a distant relative to someone who owned other humans? Or who was a southern traitor?

      The fact is, you have no reason to be proud or ashamed.

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