Monday, August 31, 2009

Climate Camp - just up the road

I am pleased that this Camp has arrived, just up the road...well no more than 2 or 3 miles away. I'll be heading through there tomorrow..and may take look around if I have time.

From the New Shopper:
Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock said that, though he had sympathy for the protestors’ cause, he did not agree with the camp.
He said: “I don’t think that a camp like this, which was unannounced and uninvited in an area which is a beautiful part of London is the right way to do this.
“My concern is that it actually distracts from the practical job of getting up and doing something about climate change.”

I would now like to hear from Sir Steve Bollock - how exactly does this camp "distract from the practical job of getting up and doing something about climate change" - and what exactly does he think is the "practical job of doing something about climate change?" Encouraging less use of plastic bags, or turning the lights off in his office when he goes home? Pissing in the wind I call it, Mr Bollock! Sorry, I mean Sir Bollock! How about challenging government and private enterprise to do something meaningful to avoid imminent crisis and possibly the end of civilisation. No - we'll piss about making party political points, looking down our noses at the concerned men and women who do care, that actually do get off their arses to try to achieve change, and who do make a protest against the continuing inaction. Would Sir Steve prefer we sat at home and watched the imminent apocolypse on our tvs? Would Sir Steve prefer that we worry about the break-up of Oasis? Sir steve is inent on crawling up the arses of those influential people who caused the problems in the first place, and who most benfit from raping the earth and stealing from future generations, and the developing world.

Would Sir Bollock even be talking about climate change without protesters like this; without camps like this?

As for Blackheath being a beautiful place, what does he think causes most damage to this "beautiful part of London"? Would it be the climate camp, or would it be the thousands of lorries, buses and cars that come thundering across Blackheath in the name of capitalism, every day?

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