It’s a general principle of life that God does not ask for our cooperation, but for our humility. And that’s the hardest thing for human beings to accept. Life on Earth is not an exercise in domination. Life on Earth is not a technological puzzle. It is a lesson in compassion, gratitude and humility.
And so my simple request is to all of you, to join me 9th September of this year in the Hague. The battle lines are being drawn and shit is about to go down. We are unironically just going to crash the whole system. Thousands of people from all over the world are coming to the Hague, to demand an end to fossil fuel subsidies.
And because most of us won’t carry IDs with us, it will be practically impossible to identify us. It would take the police days. And so they will have to do what they did with me before, which is to just throw us into a bus, drive us to the other side of the country and kick us out of the bus so we have to walk back to a train station.
But here’s the fun thing. We don’t stop after one day. We will just keep coming back, every single day. I have saved a lot of money through my investments. Sometimes I give some money to people who deserve it, but I also just need my money myself, to not be dependent on the system.
If they fine me 300 euro for blocking a road and not carrying an ID, I don’t give a shit, I’ll just be back the next day. And the next day. And the next day. They don’t even have enough jail space to throw us all into.
I have written about Jouissance before. It is the spontaneous joy you feel when you resist the machine. And trust me. I have tried just about every drug to end my severe depression. There’s nothing that fills the hole in my heart, the way resistance to the industrial machine does.
Low status white males who hear this will say something like “you are a hypocrite because you do X, Y and/or Z”. But that doesn’t really apply to me. I stopped flying years ago, stopped eating meat when I was 10, don’t have a car and don’t have any children. I got my leather shoes as a gift, because I was walking bare feet on the road after police destroyed my shoes when I blocked a police vehicle that was carrying arrested climate activists. Beggars can’t be choosers.
Although in all fairness, these low IQ morons are such simps for the billionaires that they’ll think of something. They photographed the founder of Extinction Rebellion buying oranges in the supermarket and criticized her for eating “tropical fruit”. Once you reach that point, you really just don’t want to understand the problem.
I don’t know why low status white males are so eager to simp for the fossil fuel billionaires who lied to us about what they were doing, perhaps Jordan Peterson told them that a real alpha male licks the anus of Rex Tillerson, but at some point I really don’t care to hear it anyway. I want to preserve a habitable planet and I don’t want animals to spend their whole lives being tortured in cages.
I don’t ask for too much for myself in this life, I want to have a healthy body, that’s my main request. If I have to sleep in the cold in a tent in winter, if I have to eat mud-cookies to preserve a habitable planet, it’s genuinely all fine with me. I have already given up on the main luxuries of the industrial lifestyle. They genuinely mean nothing to me.
Do I think the government will listen to our demands and abolish the fossil fuel subsidies? No. Do I think the problem would end when the fossil fuel subsidies are abolished? No.
But resistance to this machine, is the only thing that has any meaning left to me.
Unless I die young, then one day I will be an old man. And I will be surrounded by children who will have to live out their whole lives on a planet that is losing its ecosystems to severe heatwaves, causing those ecosystems to release more greenhouse gasses into the air. Those children will be well aware that they have no future. If you think suicidality among teenagers is high now, watch what it looks like twenty years from now.
I want to be able to say to them that I tried everything I could, to stop this when it was still possible. And I want to demonstrate my gratitude to this living world I inhabit, which offers us so many fruits from its soil.
And I hope you feel the same way. And I hope I will meet you there.