The UK has certainly led the way for decades which is why one should question the motives of Extinction Rebellion (XR) activist’s motives as they engage in increasingly disruptive mass protests.
Reports tell us that during the past nine months, this group has become the UK’s most active campaign group, capturing the public’s imagination, and persuading the Government to change its already radical policies on carbon emissions.
It is time to question the true motives of this disruptive group of rebels, and the influence they are having on the ‘innocent’ public who are being seduced into blindly following their lead like a bunch of lemmings.
Last week Richard Walton published a paper entitled Extremism Rebellion – A review of ideology and tactics. He lifts the lid on XR leader’s true motives, exposing the alarming agenda which is rooted in an ‘open rebellion against government’, and in the political extremism of anarchism and anti-capitalism.
These people are using the environmental lobby as a smoke screen to achieve through protest, accompanied by law breaking, “leading eventually to the breakdown of democracy and the state”.
XR’s aim is to break down the established civil order and liberal democracy in the UK. It is interesting that currently they are fully supported by Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell, and more worryingly, inadvertently the Police who have allowed them to bring city centres and major roadways to a standstill.
The images of armed police officers standing guard and apparently protecting the XR’s boat parked outside the Central London Law Courts, bringing chaos and inconvenience to Londoners going about their business, is deeply shocking.
Understandably the public are increasingly troubled by this use of police resources, protecting people who are blatantly breaking the law.
Perhaps it is about time farmers take to the streets once again to highlight the problems we face. Red tape, regulations and low prices make it likely that British farmers will be increasingly unable to produce adequate food supplies.
However, I doubt that these eco-warriors care that British shoppers will rely more upon imported food with escalated carbon footprints, produced under lower welfare standards, quality and safety. All they are interested in is causing chaos, anarchy and the breakdown of law and order.
Ministers must get a grip and challenge this relentless march to the bottom. As former Scotland Yard head of counter-terrorism has warned, the police must stop their ‘soft touch’ approach.
The public should also wake up to the reality of the damage this movement is having on the natural order of our country. This is not democracy. As Roger Hallam, a founder of XR has chillingly indicated: “We are going to force the government to act. And if they don’t we will bring them down and create a democracy fit for purpose… and yes some may die in the process.”
Boris has clearly indicated that if he becomes Prime Minister he will not tolerate a soft approach to criminals. At last we shall hopefully have a PM on the side of the police. And a Home Secretary equally robust, unlike both Theresa May and Amber Rudd whose poor judgement handcuffed the police, with their PC approach to police numbers, stop and search, and sentencing.
Politicians should listen to those who are trying to keep us safe. A life sentence should mean just that, we all have a choice. We either stick to the law of the land or we face the consequences. Anyone choosing to break the law should be appropriately and permanently punished accordingly.
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