The British Extinction Rebelling eco-vandals are making their way to this country. After their more aggressive cousins showed up, ‘Tyre Extinction’, a band of courageous planeteers who fought global warming by punching holes in people’s tires so that they have to use even more energy getting new ones, is courageously operating in Beacon Hill.
A group of climate change activists who deflated the tires of 43 gas guzzling SUVs in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood last Wednesday night told Yahoo News that they think their aggressive action is necessary to draw attention to carbon emissions.
Way to take the fight to MAGA territory. I’d like to see them hit up a biker rally next.
“We’ve generated media coverage in the 17 countries we’ve been active in, as well as other countries we haven’t been active in yet,” a spokesperson for the Tyre Extinguishers, a grassroots organization operating in several countries, told Yahoo News in an email. “We’ve been featured in newspapers, radio, TV — we have generated quite a lot more media attention than quite a lot of formal climate groups.”
This paragraph perfectly encapsulates the fact that environmentalists are obnoxious toddlers who throw tantrums to get attention while screaming that the planet will die unless everyone listens to them and gives them money.
Following on a spate of incidents in which activists in Europe defaced the plastic cases of famous paintings in museums and blocked roads to stop traffic, the survey asked more than 1,000 Americans what they think of those tactics. The result? Forty-six percent said the activism reduced their support for measures to address climate change, while only 13% reported increasing support and 40% said it had no effect on their views.
Michael Mann, one of the world’s leading climate change experts and the Penn professor who oversaw the research project, told Yahoo News in an email that this likely means the public reaction to deflating tires would be similar.
No kidding. Vandalizing people’s cars might not bring them around to your side.
One segment of the public is certainly unlikely to look on climate activism more favorably due to tires being deflated: the owners of the SUVs. “You know, I’m all for taking action to save the environment, but I just don’t know that destroying people’s personal property or damaging people’s personal property is the way to go about doing it,” the daughter of one couple whose tires were deflated told a local Boston TV news channel.
The Tyre Extinguishers, however, puts the blame squarely on the consumers who have bought those vehicles.
“Ultimately, politely asking and protesting for these things has failed. It’s time for action, so there is little point in calming down SUV owners,” the spokesperson added. “They cannot be reasoned with. They know the climate science, yet they continue to own SUVs. The only thing that we can do is make it impossible or extremely inconvenient to own one.”
They say a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged. And perhaps had the tires on his luxury EV SUV subsidized with taxpayer-funded credits slashed.
Tire Extinction can reach liberals with their message that the movement they’re part of is deranged and wants to take their stuff in ways no conservatives could.