Climate-Emergency campaign group Extinction Rebellion has been placed on a counter-terrorist list of ‘extremist ideologies’ alongside the likes of Islamic Jihadists & Neo-Nazis, err? Huh? What the fuck?!?!? I don’t recall any Extinction Rebellion activist having threatened to blow themselves up on the streets of London if we don’t all go immediately carbon neutral nor do I recall any Extinction Rebellion protest ending in a violent fracas. Yes Extinction Rebellion can be fucking annoying & disruptive as fuck with their protests, but hardly a bunch of terrorists me thinks merely a bunch of idealistic hippy teenagers who want a better world & it’s not as if I personally think Extinction Rebellion always hit their mark with their protests. I remember seeing the ruckus when during the last round of Extinction Rebellion protests, when Extinction Rebellion activists climbed on top of a Tube train at Canning Town station which is a predominantly working-class area of London & thus the kind of jobs the vast majority of people will be commuting to in & out of Canning Town will be those lousy low waged jobs people can easily get sack from for not showing up on time, why didn’t Extinction Rebellion hold a demo a few stops westbound on the Jubilee Line at Canary Wharf where those who are in high finance tend to live & work, you know the banksters who are truly fucking up the environment & climate by fucking each over for percentage in exploiting the world’s resources.
But how annoying & disruptive Extinction Rebellion’s protests happen to be, I think having the government deem Extinction Rebellion as an ‘extremist ideology’ is in fact extremely dangerous particularly when we now have a hard-right government who’ll do all they can to crush the political left in this country, oh & yes I’m not being hyperbolic & emotive when I say the Martin Niemöller poem First They Came… does apply to this because next it could very well be the Labour Party being deemed as an ‘extremist ideology’, in fact we’ve already seen some evidence of a move towards this with the mainstream news media who are in bed with the Tory government smearing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as a Marxist & an extremist etc.
Despite there being a serious upsurge in far-right terrorism over the past decade in the United States & around the globe, in the United States there have been attempts by GOP politicians to have Antifa categorised as a terrorist group. Antifa isn’t actually any one homogenised group or necessarily a network of groups, it is in fact an ideology & that ideology is antifascist, so essentially GOP politicians want to outlaw the ideology of antifascism which I kind of think is more than a tad alarming, it’s fucking Orwellian! I don’t agree with everything done in the name of antifa, but overall Antifa activists generally get my support as there needs to be visible resistance against fascist bullshit & fascist bully boys, I also know it would be Antifa activists who’d defend me a physically disabled Jewish trans woman from the threat of fascist violence
The bottom line with fascist grievances against Antifa is that because they’re fascists they seem to think they should solely own the streets & can’t grasp that in a liberal democracy people have the right to counter-protest fascist bullshit & defend themselves against fascist violence. Ironically those who more then often are the ones calling for the Extinction Rebellion to be banned because they’re disruptive are also the ones who support the far-right likes of the English Defence League to march through the streets of whatever town or city no matter if that protest is disruptive with it being free speech etc & of course they’d likely accuse me of wanting to have the EDL banned because I’m on the political left when in fact I wouldn’t have any far-right march banned. I’m indeed politically leftwing but I’m also a strong civil-libertarian, so the English Defence League or Britain First or the Democratic Football Lads Alliance or whatever other bunch of drunken racist gammon want to march wherever that’s fine with me so long as they respect people have a right to counter-protest & their protest/demo/march doesn’t descend into violence which has been the major issue with far-right demos & marches, we’ve seen it when anytime Tommy Robinson gets thrown in prison for being a naughty boy there are more often than not near on riots involving his legion of racist gammon fanboys.
I think many will be asking why it is that far-right likes of the English Defence League & Britain First aren’t proscribed groups whereas Extinction Rebellion now appears to be, when so often far-right protests descend into violence & yet Extinction Rebellion have always been about peaceful protest? In answer look to the United States where the likes of GOP senator Ted Cruz has been calling for Antifa to be classed as a terrorist group, is this because the likes of Cruz are aware of the constituency of voters who’ll more then likely vote for a conservative GOP douchebag that fascist fucks are more then likely to vote GOP, now look at the kind of Tory government we have led by Boris Johnson & the support they’re now getting from the far-right likes of Tommy Robinson & Katie Hopkins who’d gladly fascistically crush the entire political left.