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  • I think it's also that thing where people feel that they're being fucked with as they're just trying to go about their ordinary lives.

    How would you feel if your cycle to work had some decent dedicated cycle routes that saved you time and a group of people blockaded you in so you couldn't continue and even getting out to then go find a longer more inconvenient route was really difficult?

  • I think it's also that thing where people feel that they're being fucked with as they're just trying to go about their ordinary lives.

    This morning's Beeb article has a quote from a member of the public commenting on the protesters' actions:

    "How can they be so selfish."

    I don't see the public ever accepting that saving the future might necessitate some changes to their lifestyles.

  • I don't see the public ever accepting that saving the future might necessitate some changes to their lifestyles.

    Couple of points

    1. This is what's so galling when people miscommunicate xr's message. As I understand it, fundamental to what they are calling for is governmental action because it shouldn't be down to individuals.
    2. It depends. I think when you give clear policies with simple explanations you'd be surprised. See plastic bags for eg. Whatever faux tabloid outrage or random Edge Lords referencing the carbon footprints of totes you may get, overwhelmingly people are fine with it. Likewise I bet money that if you mandated all companies to use the same coloured bottle caps tomorrow, the vast majority of the public would support it.
    3. I'm supportive of raising awareness through protest. But fundamentally blocking traffic for one day doesn't in and of itself save the future. I think that disconnected has an effect.
  • This morning's Beeb article has a quote from a member of the public commenting on the protesters' actions:

    "How can they be so selfish."

    I think that was from a woman who'd been told her mum was in an ambulance on the way to hospital and she was trying to get to the hospital to see her.

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