Criticize the media to disclaim that local weather revolutionaries have orchestrated an rebellion – with that?
Guest contribution by Eric Worrall
The other day WUWT published a satirical article suggesting that self-described climate revolutionaries who sat on their backs in front of the White House demanding money were a “riot”. We seem to have disheveled a few feathers.
Deniers who instigated January 6th praised January 6th. Violence is now calling peaceful sunrise protest a riot
June 30, 2021 11:10 PM AEST
by ClimateDenierRoundup, Community
On January 6, 2021, thousands of Trump supporters forcibly stormed the U.S. Capitol with the intent to disrupt a democratically determined succession of power and assassinate the Vice President and various other congressmen. They failed, but their impotent anger resulted in at least five deaths, including the Capitol police.
Fast forward to June 28th. Hundreds of young people held a sit-in around the White House blocking entrances to demand that the Infrastructure Act fully fund the Civilian Climate Corps to create jobs to deal with the climate crisis. Some protesters were arrested, but unlike January 6, no police officers were beaten by protesters, no windows were smashed and no one waved a Confederate or Nazi flag.
But for climate deniers – for whom the events in January were justifiable, even necessary – the peaceful protest of the young people was basically a dangerous uprising. “Sounds like a riot!” landed a headline in Marc Morano’s Climate Depot, where he didn’t even try to argue that the two events were in fact in any way similar. (Perhaps Marc meant this as praise? Finally, he strongly supported the unfolding violence in the Capitol and called for similar events across the country.)
Over at Watts Up With That, Willie Soon, a disgraced denier who writes climate denial reports for fossil fuel money, apparently wondered if “it’s just a ‘riot’ if the protesters support” [one-term, twice-impeached former] President Trump? ”
Read more: https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2021/6/30/2037735/-Deniers-Who-Instigated-Praised-Jan-6-Violence-Now-Calling-Peaceful-Sunrise-Protest-An – Revolt
Real riots are people armed with guns and bombs who take over the local radio station and declare martial law and force politicians to read political statements. Anyone who has tried something stupid in the US will quickly find that there are many people on both sides of the aisle who believe in the Constitution.
Unarmed people shouting a lot and demanding change are a political protest.
A group of people who call themselves climate revolutionaries but whose idea of a revolution is to sit on your backside in front of the White House and ask for money are pathetic and funny, not revolutionary.
But these “climate revolutionaries” have a constitutionally guaranteed right to peacefully assemble and fool themselves publicly. Just like everyone else has a constitutionally protected right to point and laugh.