I think we all want to take care of the Earth, don’t we? While most on the left run around “chicken little” style waiting for the burning sky to fall, most levelheaded people on the right agree that there is work to be done, but it’s not the existential threat to our existence that the for-profit green energy industry makes it out to be. Protesters in the United States tend to be a little dramatic, but they don’t match their European counterparts when it comes to drama.
This year alone we have seen protesters chain themselves to a tennis net at the French Open and set themselves on fire before hilariously discovering that fire is hot at tennis legend Roger Federer’s last match. More recently protester threw soup on the legendary “Sunflowers” painting in London. You aren’t going to upstage those wacky Europeans on the climate front.
Recently some brave climate activists decided to take a stand, or a sit as is the case here at a Porsche Museum in Germany. The results were more hilarious that climate changing. Check this out.
Climate change activists protesting industries and governments had a busy summer in Europe. A relentless outfit called Just Stop Oil in the UK has created disruptions everywhere from major highways to the British Formula 1 Grand Prix. Across the Channel, the Tour de France cycling race was forced to pause during several stages by climate activists who’d glued themselves to the road. Over the western border, a group called Scientist Rebellion took the sticky route when nine members glued their hands to the floor of the Porsche pavilion at Volkswagen’s Autostadt museum in Wolfsburg on Thursday.
Climate protesters glue themselves to Porsche museum but needed to go potty https://t.co/IxogLR1NVA
— Rob Mattox (@RobMattox2) October 22, 2022
First of all, since almost all glue is made with petroleum-based ingredients, I hope these (genius) protesters were being responsible with their adhesive choices. We certainly wouldn’t want the industry that all life on earth is dependent on to profit from glue sales! Perhaps the fine folks at “Scientist Rebellion” should have researched Germany more thoroughly before deciding to disrupt their Porsche Museum. Apparently Germany, specifically Volkswagen who owns the museum, doesn’t have a whole lot of craps to give when it comes to protesters.
Generally, folks like this are looking for attention and media coverage to attempt to force a company to comply with their “demands”. It didn’t go as planned here.
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Instead of calling Wolfsburg police immediately, staff “recognized the right to protest,” then closed the pavilion for the evening and left — turning off the light and heat as they walked out.
BOOM! Savage move by a nation that knows a thing or two about handling protestors. If grown adults want to act like petulant children and have a glue-in protest, might as well save some energy and turn off those evil lights and that fossil fuel generated heat and go home. Nite kids!
The UK outlet Express, wrote that the protestors “pleaded for medical treatment because their hands were sore and moaned that they couldn’t go to the toilet.” The paper interviewed one protester who said of staff, “They refused our request to provide us with a bowl to urinate and defecate in a decent manner while we are glued,” and, “We can’t order our food, we must use the one provided by Volkswagen. Lights off. Random unannounced checks by security guards with bright torches.”
I have never been to any of these fancy glue protests, mine have been old fashioned sign-holding events. I was not aware it was proper protest etiquette for the business or event you are disrupting to provide you with snacks and potty breaks. Protesters such as this need to be provided with jail cells, arrest records, and a fine dose of negative media, like our friends in Germany gave them. My hope is their cells aren’t heated or lighted, as we don’t want their comfort and safety tied to those evil fossil fuels they hate so much.
Kudos to our friends in Germany for saying “enough”! I don’t speak German, so we will go with that. The climate whackos need to find more creative, less annoying ways to make their point. You know, maybe with science and reason. They don’t have that, so I guess it’s just an Elmers glue stick and an adult diaper for now.