You can say that it’s cringe. You can say you would kick them in the face. You can say they should rot away in prison for the rest of their lives. You could even say that it’s a brave powerful statement, that they are heroes, that this is finally going to change something.
But all I see are two groups of morons arguing with each other. I will be honest to you. I’m only annoyed with these climate activists because they don’t damage the paintings. Besides the very simple fact that I don’t care for these paintings, I just want to see the people who caused this to happen to feel pain. You accomplish that when you damage the paintings, not when you smear some tomato soup on the glass that covers them.
Here’s what it looks like, when my favorite painting is destroyed:
You can see here how Homo Sapiens invades the Amazon rain forest like a kind of invasive slime mold.
It’s not hard to understand how this happens. You can either eat plants, or you can feed plants to cattle and end up with four grams of protein for every 100 grams of protein you feed to the cattle. There are seven billion of us, you all collectively decided that you don’t care about the simple principle that it’s going to require chopping down the forests if you want to eat beef instead of plants. Don’t show up here with your grassfed beef stories, where now grows grass once grew forests too. The entirety of Europe used to be covered in forest, if you cared enough you could once again cover it in forest, but you don’t care, you care about getting to eat beef, from animals fed soybeans from Brazil.
This is the simple principle we’re dealing with: You just don’t care enough about the problem, for the problem to be solved. You’re not too stupid to understand the problem. Any moron can figure out that growing chickpeas and feeding them to someone is more efficient than growing plants somewhere, feeding those plants to some animal that burns and shits out the nutrients and then feeding some small edible portions of the animal to a person (you’re not going to eat the brains, drink its blood or eat its hair).
Any moron can figure this out. The problem is not that you can’t figure it out, the problem is that you don’t want to figure it out. You want social media algorithms to deliver you some American who performs extreme mental gymnastics to argue that because there are grasslands in parts of Africa where cattle can graze you could eat a diet of pork lard and beef without deforesting the globe.
It’s very simple. When you humans weigh ten times as much as all the wild terrestrial vertebrates put together, then for those wild terrestrial vertebrates to have any sort of future, you need to be eating the bottom of the food pyramid, instead of creating an entire underclass of domesticated animals who serve as intermediary food producers for you.
Again, this isn’t happening because we don’t have the technologies available that we need. No, it’s happening because we have to make some big lifestyle changes that you’re unwilling to make. You don’t want to eat shellfish instead of meat, you don’t want to sell your car and travel by bicycle and public transport and you don’t want to stop flying around the world. As a consequence, I get to watch as the last wild animals go extinct and the planet becomes uninhabitable and eventually billions of people die in wars, pandemics and famines.
And so in this sense I’m annoyed by all the climate protests I see: They’re not violent enough. Imagine there’s a train full of people going to Auschwitz and some guy dressed up like a woman tries to block the train by standing in front of it and singing: “hey ho hey hop, the Holocaust has got to stop!” That’s what climate change activism amounts to.
I try to be a honest man. I don’t endorse vague notions of human brotherhood. And neither do the Africans. In much of West Africa, you introduce yourself first with your tribe, before mentioning your own name. But there is no way to justify the future they face. The reality is that if you’re a five year old living in South Sudan right now, you’re being shipped to a gas chamber, because middle aged American men happen to like the taste of beef. That’s why the climate change protests are cringe.
For what it’s worth, the climate protests we see today are also a little late, about thirty years late. Have a look at methane concentrations in our atmosphere:
That’s a hockeystick, but over a twenty year period. Human emissions are roughly stable, but the increase in the atmosphere is accelerating. The reason for that is because the positive feedback loops have already kicked in: The atmosphere is struggling to break down all the methane and the Earth is beginning to release more methane on its own.
And do me a favor, save me the effort of giving you an IP ban. Don’t pretend to be so innocent that you don’t understand that shoving billions of animals into concentration camps and feeding them soybeans imported from Brazil changes our atmosphere and that changing our atmosphere is dangerous. I was that innocent until I was 19 or so. I spent years looking for some hole in the theory. It doesn’t exist. There is no hole, this is really happening and you’re leaving today’s young people to watch it unfold with no way to reverse it after you’re dead. No wonder they’re suicidal. You people should have had the bare minimum empathy for others by not having children, as you have no intention to keep this planet habitable.
And so I’ll make it simple. Instead of pouring some tomato soup over a glass plate, do me a favor: Bring a can of deodorant and a lighter. If you’re going to protest, do it by burning those paintings to ashes. Let all the fags dressed up like women come out and make a statement that they “don’t endorse your actions”. Go to jail for the rest of your life. Be a man. History will absolve you.