“SUV Tires Fall Prey To Gen Z Eco-Activists” Or Something

Yeah, it’s like no big deal to the UK Guardian. Hey, it’s like public shaming!

‘Like a public shaming’: a night with the eco-activists deflating SUV tires

On a searingly hot night in New York City, a group of mask-wearing activists grasping bags of lentils set out to stage the biggest blitzkrieg yet upon a new target for climate campaigners in the US – the tires of SUVs.

The group – a mixture of ages and genders – split up as midnight approached, heading down the streets of the Upper East Side, lined by some of the most expensive apartments in the world and a gleaming parade of high-end, parked SUVs. This type of vehicle is the second largest cause of the global rise in carbon dioxide emissions over the past decade.

The Tyre Extinguishers, as they call themselves, furtively hand around bags of lentils ahead of their raid (the legumes are jammed into a tire valve to release its air slowly overnight) and size up their quarry.

A hulking Land Rover, sporting a parking permit for a Hamptons beach, is an obvious initial target, but a loitering doorman from a nearby apartment complex unnerves the group. They scurry down the street, then double back and settle upon an Audi.

One of the group kneels down, unscrews the tire valve cap, stuffs a lentil inside and puts the cap back on. The tire immediately lets out a startled “pfft” noise, a leaflet is slapped on to the windshield and the group melts back into the night.

Huh. So, the UK Guardian reporter Oliver Milman was hanging with young folks engaged in vandalism? Yes, this is actually a violation of the law, even if the tires are not damaged, and could be on the hook for the costs to tow or fix the tires, especially since many won’t know what the problem is and have a shop check the tires, which costs money and takes time.

America has embraced large SUVs like no other country, even in liberal, walkable areas like the Upper East Side, so the activists face a steep task in attaching stigma to the supersized cars that now dominate US streets. But Tyre Extinguishers’ nascent US operation has been flooded with insults and even death threats. One message vowed to “deflate your lungs” while another critic, in a nod to the British roots of the campaign, wrote: “Damn you, Redcoats!”

It’s utterly not surprising that a left wing news outlet will support leftists acting in a criminal manner.

“The amount of damage from a flat tire is nothing compared to climate change,” said one member of the group as we moved away from the first deflation, Central Park looming into sight through the dark. “Why do you need an SUV, especially in New York? It’s a vanity thing. You have freedom of choice, sure, but you don’t have freedom from consequences.”

It’s going to get very ugly when these people get caught in the act by the vehicle owners.

“It is like a public shaming,” said Dana Fisher, a sociologist at the University of Maryland who has researched environmental protests since the 1990s. “The target of public shaming is very unlikely to change their opinion from the shaming, so the question is, what’s the point? It’s an innovative, simple tactic to take the air out of someone’s tires, it’s not harmful, it’s just annoying. It’s like the training wheels to something confrontational.”

See? It’s just shaming. And it’ll be fun and games until they are caught and charges are pressed that cannot be dismissed. Or, a homeowner beats the ever loving shit out of one of them. Or plugs them with a 9mm.

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14 Responses to ““SUV Tires Fall Prey To Gen Z Eco-Activists” Or Something”

  1. H says:

    Really? You think that they are at risk of being arrested? Prosecuted? Convicted?
    Of letting the air out of some tires in NYC ??
    They would probably relish the additional publicity and inspire copy cats.
    Teach goes hard law and order on this one while proclaiming Jan 6 rioters to be mostly peaceful tourists and ANTIFA provocateurs

    • CarolAnn says:

      Can we assume then that Hairy is in favor of vandalism as long as it’s left wing? Sure we can. He’s another puffed up leftist looking down on us who thinks he’s better than everyone else.

      And as usual the left sees nothing wrong with damaging other peoples property. Leftist endorse vandalism. Nice to know. Fits nicely with their love of pre natal genocide. As long as it’s somebody else.

  2. alanstorm says:

    Really? You think that they are at risk of being arrested? Prosecuted? Convicted?
    Of letting the air out of some tires in NYC ??

    No, they are not.

    Unfortunately, being dumb as a box of rocks is generally not an arrestable offence.

    If they get caught by the owners, a severe beating might teach them something. Maybe not – you have to be fairly stupid to think this is a sane thing to do.

  3. Elwood P Dowd says:

    Teach advocates 9mm punishment for letting the air out of tires!

    That’ll teach them young whippersnappers!

    • James Lewis says:

      Dear Elwood:

      The crime is destruction of private property by a gang of masked terrorists.

      Killing a few would likely discourage these idiots and certainly be gene pool improvement.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:


        They’re letting air out of tires. Murdering them seems a bit extreme. Do you advocate the death penalty for letting air out of tires?

        Do you agree that the military should have discouraged the Jan 6 masked terrorists by shooting the front row of the gang with M4s? Killing a few hundred of them would have discouraged those idiots and certainly be a massive gene pool improvement.

        • david7134 says:

          How is killing terrorist murder? I would view it as putting them out of their misery. Anyone who feels that a trace gas can cause major changes in weather is not capable of sustain themselves in our world.

          As to the hero’s that protested the coup by Biden and the communist, just look at what has happened, they are actively destroying our country.

  4. Our esteemed host concluded:

    See? It’s just shaming. And it’ll be fun and games until they are caught and charges are pressed that cannot be dismissed. Or, a homeowner beats the ever loving shit out of one of them. Or plugs them with a 9mm.

    At a certain point, yes, you do have to beat the [insert slang term for feces here] out of these people!

    During le Tour de France, a group of global warming climate change protesters glued themselves to the road. All harmless, right? Or at least it was until some riders in the back of the peloton didn’t react quickly enough to the front of the peloton slowing up due to those imbeciles, and some crashes occurred at 30 kilometers per hour. At least one rider was taken to the hospital, and was out of the Tour.

    A second such protest was made a couple of days later, and I smiled as I saw a protester with long white hair fringed around his bald head, and long white beard, was dragged out by a policeman by his arm; I hope it hurt.

    I can’t find it now, but some idiot protester — amazing how all of the idiots are on the left, isn’t it? — having seen that supergluing himself to the roadway meant quick removal, changed it up, and used quick dry cement! The image showed a far-too-gentle policeman using a hammer and chisel to remove the guy’s hand from the road; he should have just taken an axe and hacked the guy’s hand off!

    Of course, the idiot protester is in for a world of hurt. Cement particles are very fine, and they can get into the pores of your skin. Wet cement then sets up inside those pores, and creates a burn-like injury. While the palm of your hand is usually pretty tough, the skin on the back of his hand and part of his wrist, and perhaps underneath part of his fingernails may well be seriously injured. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving fellow!

  5. Dana says:

    I am constantly amazed by these people. Just how stupid do you have to be to think that getting in people’s way, blocking traffic and letting the air out of people’s tires is going to make you more sympathetic to your cause?

    But, they’re all leftists, so there’s really no reason to think that they’re intelligent.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Howsabout the right-wing Trucker CONvoys? Also stupid?

      And the anti-semitic and anti-immigrant winger killing all those old Jews in Pittsburgh? Other than being lauded by other wingers, did he really garner sympathy for his cause?

      Or those “Jews Won’t Replace Us” tRumpists at the Unite the White rally? Did they help the “cause”?

      And don’t forget the thousands of wingers who descended on the US Capitol to help tRump overturn the 2020 election! That has not aged well either.

      Right-wing protesters blocked entrances to Disney properties in Florida!

      But they’re wingers, so there’s no reason to think that they’re intelligent.

  6. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    Son now it’s official, we’re in Putin’s recession.


  7. Jl says:

    The little degenerates must be auditioning for Antifa or BLM. If they destroy enough property, they’re in…..

  8. JimS says:

    Seems to me that if someone thinks it’s fine to go and violate someone else’s property because of their beliefs, they can’t be surprised when that someone violates them because of their beliefs.

  9. ruralcounsel says:

    The best solution is for these vandals to end up bullet-riddled in a dumpster.

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