This has been going on in the United Kingdom for a while now. When will it end?
The extreme climate activists from “Just Stop Oil” are insisting that all oil production cease immediately in order to save the world from the “climate catastrophe” that climate models show may happen if we don’t end fossil fuel use.
They’ve held loud, aggressive protests, blocked traffic on roads and bridges, and have a penchant for supergluing themselves to famous artwork, buildings, and even the roads.
Friday morning, video of two “Just Stop Oil” protesters throwing cans of tomato soup on one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings went viral.
Two Just Stop Oil protesters who threw Heinz tomato soup at Van Gogh’s Sunflowers in the National Gallery in central London have been arrested for criminal damage and aggravated trespass, the Metropolitan Police said.
The duo – named by the pressure group as Anna Holland, 20, and 21-year-old Phoebe Plummer – threw two tins of Heinz tomato soup over the iconic £76 million painting this morning before gluing themselves to a wall inside the Gallery.
Police say the work of art was ‘unharmed’ but some minor damage was caused to the frame.
Scotland Yard said two women were arrested for criminal damage and aggravated trespass. They have been taken into police custody.
Source: Daily Mail
The painting itself wasn’t damaged because there is glass over it as protection from people just like this.
The “activists” — some might argue eco-terrorists — Phoebe Plummer, 21, and Anna Holland, 20, were taken into custody.
But not before their nonsensical rant on why they were protesting. See if you can find the flaw in their logic.
The first video posted by the Guardian’s environmental correspondent shows the shocking moment where the cans of soup are tossed onto the painting and the eco-fascists spread superglue on their hands while gallery patrons shout for security.
— Damien Gayle (@damiengayle) October 14, 2022
Heinz Tomato soup on “Sunflowers” when it could have been Campbell’s on a Warhol? That was kind of a missed opportunity, really. Maybe they just didn’t want to make the trip to New York’s Museum of Modern Art and are doing the best with what they’ve got on hand.
The pink-haired Plummer then began her self-righteous screed.
“What is worth more, art or life? Is it worth more than food? More than justice? Are you more concerned about the protection of a painting, or the protection of our planet and people?” she asked.
“The cost-of-living crisis is part of the cost-of-oil crisis,” said Plummer, “Fuel is unaffordable to millions of cold, hungry families. They can’t even afford to heat a tin of soup.”
“What is worth more, art or life? … are you more concerned about the protection of a painting or the protection of our planet and people?”@JustStop_Oil’s activists explain their action pic.twitter.com/mGNZIO6RbK
— Damien Gayle (@damiengayle) October 14, 2022
Why is it that these activists always have to attempt to destroy things in their protests? What did Van Gogh do to them? How does appreciating beautiful things hurt them?
They just hate it that nice things exist in a world that they see as unfair.
These zealots don’t seem to understand that inequities cannot be completely removed from life. Life really is unfair sometimes.
But the demand that we do it there way or no way or they destroy what we have is nothing short of eco-terrorism.
Especially when their solutions are part of the problem.
Activist Anna Holland, 20, from Newcastle said: ‘UK families will be forced to choose between heating or eating this winter, as fossil fuel companies reap record profits.
‘But the cost of oil and gas isn’t limited to our bills. Somalia is now facing an apocalyptic famine, caused by drought and fuelled by the climate crisis.
‘Millions are being forced to move and tens of thousands face starvation. This is the future we choose for ourselves if we push for new oil and gas.’
Source: Daily Mail
These birdbrains are seemingly oblivious that the current high cost of heating fuels like oil and natural gas is high because of the push from their comrades to force governments to *checks notes* “just stop oil.”
It’s also because for decades and decades eco-activists were hellbent on preventing the cleanest form of energy — nuclear power — from being used.
These nuts don’t seem to care that we don’t have any reliable alternatives to replace all fossil fuels and “just stopping oil” immediately will mean reverting to “dirtier” options like burning wood or coal to keep people warm in the winter, or, just letting people die from cold and hunger since we wouldn’t be able to transport food.
This climate zealotry is a luxury belief often held by people that live in cities that are only possible with gasoline to transport the necessities of life to them.
But there’s something very interesting about this that not many people are mentioning and it has to do with science.
They superglued themselves to the wall after vandalizing the painting.
Here’s a quick science class for the “eco” activists out there thinking of supergluing themselves to things…
Superglue is a polymer resin that, when exposed to air, heats up and hardens. Do you know how you remove super glue?
You have to break down the bonds of the polymer.
One way to do that is to use baby oil… which is scented mineral oil which is derived from crude oil.
Great work, everyone! Your “protest” against oil requires oil to save you from your own stupidity.
Every time one of these nutters superglues themselves to something there are three options:
1. Use a crapton of baby oil and pour it all over these asshats so that they look like a Monty Python sketch when they’re frogmarched to the paddy wagon.
2. “Forceful” removal. It might hurt, but when you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes.
3. Leave them there until the bonds eventually break down on their own — whether that means hours or days — without food, water, or access to a Port-a-Potty.
That should end this insanity pretty damned quick.
Another option is to treat these eco-terrorists as terrorists because this isn’t just a simple protest anymore, and what they’re demanding isn’t even possible.
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