UK columnist Katie Hopkins confronted by 'Extinction Rebellion' protesters and turns the tables on them: 'Can you explain to me why it seems to be almost a luxury of the privileged that live in London to dictate to the rest of us what we should and shouldn’t be allowed to do?'
Hopkins called 'Extinction Rebellion' protester "posh” several times, arguing that, in her experience, protesters appear to be affluent, and they prompt policies that would have a much more profound impact on those who were not as wealthy. “Can I ask you a question just to interrupt the constant monologue of you talking?” she asked. “There’s this perception I have where I live, and it’s called ‘the rest of the U.K.,’ that climate protesters are massively over-privileged and kind of ‘posh’ kids — and you seem to be falling straight into that for me. So can you explain to me why it seems to be almost a luxury of the privileged that live in London to dictate to the rest of us what we should and shouldn’t be allowed to do?”
Hopkins added: "Your hero and pinup [kids school striking climate activist] Greta (Thunberg) is actually a very privileged individual with privileged parents."
Hopkins went on to ask the protester where he had gone to school, needling him about whether it might have been a prestigious boarding school. He pointedly refused to answer, arguing that it didn’t matter.
UK environmentalist George Monbiot: "We have to overthrow this system which is eating the planet: perpetual growth," Monbiot declared. And the writer pulled no punches. Annual economic growth targets of 3% represent "madness," he said. The columnist reached his crescendo. "We can't do it by just pitting around at the margins of the problem; we've got to go straight to the heart of capitalism and overthrow it."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez future vision as featured in the video includes the end of Miami! AOC envisions "when hurricane Sheldon hit southern Florida parts of Miami went underwater for the last time"
AOC: "As we battled the floods fires and droughts we knew how lucky we were to have started acting when we did and we didn't just change the infrastructure we changed how we did things we became a society that was not only modern and wealthy but dignified and humane too by committing to universal rights like health care and meaningful work for all."
"It turns out caring for others is valuable low-carbon work and we started paying real money to folks like teachers domestic workers and home health aides."
“The government is taking actions that are directly contributing to the destruction of our planet,” said Aji Piper, an 18-year-old high school dropout from Seattle who is suing the federal government for failing to curb carbon emissions.
“People are dying. They are dying,” AOC said. “This is about American lives, and it should not be partisan. Science should not be partisan." ...
"We talk about cost — we’re going to pay for this whether we pass a Green New Deal or not,” she continued. “Because as towns and cities go underwater, as wildfires ravage our communities, we are going to pay. And we're either going to decide if we’re going to pay to react, or if we're going to pay to be proactive." She added: “I’m very sad to say that the government knew that climate change was real starting as far back as 1989. I’m going to turn 30 this year, and for the entire 30 years of my lifetime, we did not make substantial investments to prepare our entire country for what we knew was coming.”