Extinction Rebellion has launched a new campaign: “Money Rebellion” in which supporters are encouraged to stop paying off mortgages and loans to force the government and banks to act on climate change.
A co-founder of the campaign group Dr Gail Bradbrook clashed with talkRADIO’s Ian Collins over the scheme. Collin's challenge Dr Bradbrook saying: “You’re using people as fodder to advance your own political ideology…What if somebody ends up homeless?” Dr Bradbrook replied: “Anybody who participates in this action will be given a full legal and financial briefing…People have peacefully, non-violently, with good integrity, broken the law to make political points.”
Pushing the idea of 'free money' by confiscating it from the banks is a basic Marxist idea, sure XR have linked it to their core virtue-signalling 'value' of climate activism but strip away all the bullshit and glossy videos and it is clear that the message is still the same. It's socialism people: jealousy-driven; poverty stricken; always failed everywhere it's tried: SOCIALISM.
This is not the first bizarre thing XR have done that isn't anything to do with climate change. In 2019 the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion said that the climate protest “isn’t about the climate” and is actually about toppling European civilisation and ending the idea that heterosexuality is “normal.”
In a lengthy article for Medium entitled ‘Extinction Rebellion isn’t about the Climate’,
Basden asserts that whatever climate problems exist can’t be fixed and that the movement should instead be focused on tearing down the entire system of western capitalism (China, the world’s biggest polluter, isn’t mentioned once of course). He went on to claim that “European civilisation” is to blame for spreading “cruelty” and “violence” throughout the globe for the last 600 years and bringing “torture, genocide, carnage and suffering to the ends of the earth.” He then cited numerous “delusions” which are to blame for this situation, including “white supremacy,” “patriarchy” and “class hierarchy” (a strange one given that most Extinction Rebellion protesters are upper middle class snobs who do little but inconvenience and harm the working class).
Now XR are encouraging people to renege on their mortgages in a new take on the old "all property is theft" routine. Some financial analysts have expressed 'concerns' that the glossy video could entice young and impressionable people into believing that they can take out a mortgage and effectively not pay it back without any repercussions. The idea of getting something for nothing whilst at the same time 'saving the planet' may sound appealing, but the reality is the cult will destroy many people's lives.