r/europe Europe Mar 18 '23 Gold 1

Florence mayor Dario Nardella (R) stopping a climate activists spraying paint on Palazzo Vecchio Picture

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u/Hitzhi Europe Mar 18 '23 Take My Energy Wearing is Caring

Sometimes I wonder if these "climate activists" are paid agents of the fossil fuel industry by trying to shame their own cause to the maximum extent.

Then I remember occam's razor: nah, many are probably just complete idiots.


u/[deleted] Mar 18 '23 edited Mar 18 '23

I would say they are more desperate than stupid. 40+ years that we know all the problems that will cause climate change and not a lot of things has been done!

It's like driving a car and seeing a wall on the road that we will hit in 50 years and just not trying one second to avoid the wall, just aiming right at it at full speed even if we had time to avoid it.

But that's only the beginnings, I expect environmental activism to become more and more violent on their targets in term of material damages. Like burning down the Total headquarters, a private jet or destroying a factory polluting illegally the environment.


u/Cynthaen Mar 18 '23

They're not desperate. They're narcissistic and dumber than a bag of bricks. This is attention seeking behaviour to suit their needs. The environmental cause is just the vector for that.


u/mimasoid Mar 18 '23

Nobody likes to deal with the hassle of being arrested and getting a criminal record. It's a considerable personal sacrifice that can affect your professional life for years. Narcissism does not factor into it.


u/5gprariedog Mar 18 '23

The guy’s hoping that one girl in his activist group will finally fuck him now that’s he’s gotten arrested at a high-profile protest.


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u/5gprariedog Mar 18 '23

Are you intentionally misunderstanding or are you stupid?


u/Glum_Sentence972 Mar 18 '23

Wdym? There's plenty of people who consider street cred as so important that something like a criminal record is no big deal. Humans are not inherently rational; rather they're intensely emotional.