I passed by the #climatestrike yesterday here in Naples. I really can't feel like I belong to this movement.
* I don't like slogans, and the ones I heard were pretty violent, including death threats to right wing people, and far left typical songs.
Anger was the feeling I perceived the most, which may biased because angry people shout the most.
* People knew a lot about climate and environment. That is, until you ask questions. There is no place for doubts in this climate action.
* The traffic was stopped by a human wall. I had to exchange insults and raise my bicycle to get past the fu**ing barricade.
* I do not know how to feel when kids, like 12 yo, engage in such political actions. I still feel like they are too young to really get what's happening.
I'd like to repost a picture that @freemo posted a long while ago
@arteteco @freemo All their behavior is mild compared to what species collapse and mass-famine will be like. Please. Give people the benefit of the doubt. When their lives are threatened, no one is very polite. ❤️ #ClimateCrisis https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48964736
@arteteco Trolls say "I can't vote for Bernie Sanders. I hate his supporters". But that's a bad faith argument.
✅ Support the policies or not.
Similarly, looming climate catastrophe is based on science.
✅ Believe it or not.
If we think 🌎 will soon be too hot to support human life, angry climate protestors should have nothing to do with action we take to address the problem.❤️
@BernieOrVest I'm not much into US politics, sorry, I may not get all the references.
I'm not denying human caused climate change, the need for action or the importance of changing policies, if that is your point.
I am just sharing my feeling towards the people I met at the strike, and how counterproductive, aggressive and uninformed they seemed to me.
@arteteco Understood, I hear what you're saying. We should all be good examples of the change we want to make. 👍🏾
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