Horse asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 4 weeks ago

Climate protestors claim African leaders for energy development are "climate criminals."  Isn't that racist?

So the little spoiled white brats got all the comforts of oil, but anyone who does the same thing is a "criminal?!"

Article title:  Extinction Rebellion calls Africa Oil Week delegates 'climate criminals'

 

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Extinction Rebellion protesters have surprised conference-goers at Africa Oil Week for a second time this week.

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"There are climate criminals making deals behind closed doors that put our futures at risk and we feel that is our duty to rebel for all life on Earth," said another protester, 21-year-old Shannon Goodman.

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  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    It ought be but the racialists race baiters on the left think they know what is good for you and me and they also pretend to know what is good for other groups in other countries. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    From your link;

    In a media statement the group said: “Following the protest on Tuesday 5 November, Extinction Rebellion continues to oppose Africa Oil Week being held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. This conference brings together international corporations, governments, investors and lobbyists, who — despite the global ecological crisis — continue to value profit over both people and the planet. The delegates who attend this conference are climate criminals”.

    How is that racist, they are against selling the environment for profit.  Are deniers really incapable of reading for comprehension?

    Remember the Unite the Right rally? A white supremacist rally that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, from August 11 to 12, 2017. Protesters were members of the far-right and included self-identified members of the alt-right, neo-Confederates, neo-fascists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Klansmen, Blue Lives Matter, and various right-wing militias. The marchers chanted racist and antisemitic slogans, carried semi-automatic rifles, Nazi and neo-Nazi symbols (such as the swastika, Odal rune, Black Sun, and Iron Cross), the Valknut, Confederate battle flags, Deus Vult crosses, flags and other symbols of various past and present anti-Muslim and antisemitic groups.

    Among the far-right groups engaged in organizing the march was the National Policy Institute, climate change deniers. Members of the alt-right group the National Policy Institute can be seen on video doing a Nazi-like salute as speaker Richard Spencer calls out "Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!"

    Steve Bannon, who has been Trump’s chief election strategist, is best known as the executive chairman of the far right, crusading, conspiratorial website Breitbart News, "home of the alt-right, often used as a reference by deniers here.

    Even if those people were racists, and there is no evidence in your link for that claim, using your "logic" ALL Trump voters are Nazi scum because Trump denies climate change and the Nazi's love and support him.

    EDIT:

    "You said,  "...they are against selling the environment for profit."  But they were not against it for white people or their white selves."

    Nonsense.  You have no idea what those people are for or against, your interpretation of that article makes that perfectly clear.  I think it is highly unlikely you know how their points of view have developed over time.

    What is clear is that racist in the US overwhelmingly vote republican these days and if I used your "logic" it means all republicans are racist, that all the policies are racist, liberals and libertarians know that this is a dumb way to frame it.

    It is the job of industry to make goods for profit and it is the job of government to protect all it's people and that includes the environment we live in.

    • Horse4 weeks agoReport

      You said,  "...they are against selling the environment for profit."  But they were not against it for white people or their white selves.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The person asking this question is a paid troll of the fossil fuel industry

    • Horse4 weeks agoReport

      LMaO at you Super Hans.  I busted you with your bot, your socks, your paid gig.  You have nothing left but to hide anonymously

  • 4 weeks ago

    Like I always say, republicans think pointing out things that they know are not racist as being racist makes them look better that everyone else and they have no idea that as soon as they do it everyone stop listening to them...forever.

    • ....
      Lv 5
      4 weeks agoReport

      Not sure of your country, but Republicans hold the presidential office and senate in the US.  I don't particularly care for their neo-con style, but they have a pretty good audience.  People will be listening for a long time.

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