Dear Plane Stupid

With this action you have shown your true colours.  A bourgeois minority and enemy of the working class.

Your fake, mockney accents never fooled me.  I always knew you were not part of our class or our struggle.  I had foolishly hoped that you wouldn’t resort to attacks on my class in your efforts to establish political careers for yourselves.

Ryan Air customers are predominantly working class people going on a well deserved holiday or to see relatives. Most of them have probably flown less than most of you did before you were 18.  Yet it is them you choose to attack.

You may claim that you are trying to raise awareness of ‘climate alarm’.  I don’t believe you for a minute.  You are trying to raise awareness of yourselves, good little capitalist, celebrity junkies. You don’t fool me kids, you’re in this for you and your own, vain, broken and guilt ridden egos.

You might want to consider the carbon footprints of your private educations or the plush lifestyles most of you have lived.  You might want to consider that for some people saving up for a Ryan Air ticket to see family or give the kids a holiday almost breaks the bank.  To destroy that for them is unforgivable.

You might want to consider the real life consequences of your actions.

This is no defence of Ryan Air. Ryan Air are cunts.

But there are many ways to attack an organisation.  This shambolic effort was a little like the animal rights movements choosing to attack people who’ve used drugs developed with animal testing.  An ineffective, inane and just plain stupid strategy that only alienates people from your objectives and the wider struggle.  And something the animal rights movement is smart enough to avoid.

At least the granny they dug up was dead.

You might want to look to the tactics of animal rights if you are serious about taking on the flight companies.  I doubt you are brave enough to raise your campaign to that level.

Instead you work as unpaid agents of the state, blaming the working class for climate change as opposed to addressing the fundamental flaws of a mass production capitalist economy.

You are no suffragettes, you are no matyrs.  You are snivelling little rich kids with a flimsy grasp on politics firing wildly in all directions in the vague hope you may get your faces on TV.

You have dealt the environmental movement a serious blow.  You have further enshrined it in the minds of most as yet another bunch of over-privileged do gooders trying to tell the rest of us how to live.

You use fear and coercion to try and dictate our lives when it is not our class which needs to change but yours.

You don’t understand our lives.  You don’t understand our politics.

In fact you might like to just, fuck off.

johnny void
Why we shut Stansted Airport

7 responses to “Dear Plane Stupid

  1. I was down at Alex’s party on monday morning where things were very tense. Fortunately the mornings mood was lifted when some plane stoopid demonstrators who had turned up handed their banner to the Police so they could ‘look after it in their van’, a group of us went to remonstrate with the filth thinking they were ‘arresting a banner’ but then heard these twats saying to the copper, ‘yah like we totally understand, yeah can we pick it up when we leave? They fucked off after about 15 minutes anyway, good fucking riddence and i hope they choked on their mokachocalattefrappachino-useless fucking waste of air

  2. I’m not necessarily of an identical political persuasion as yourself, but you’ve summed up Plane Stupid really, really well and summed up very well what the fundamental problem is with them.
    Many, many thanks.

  3. Never trust a hippy…

  4. I was at Stanstead, I am with Plane Stupid. An enemy of the Working Class? At least half of that action were Working Class, including me. I was a Big Issue seller and had been for nine years until three years ago. Ryan Air is a capatilist enterprise you dick, and the avrage wage of a Stansted customer (primarily Ryan Air) is 45k a year. We are protecting our planet from these money grabbing capitalist scum.

    Sounds like you are being paid by the daily mail

    Brighton Anarchist Action

  5. “We are protecting our planet from these money grabbing capitalist scum.”

    no, you’re really not, in fact you’re doing the exact opposite

    you gave ryanair a pr victory worth far more (in hard cash) than they could have dreamed of with this action and you are helping to shift the blame from the people who are really fucking over the planet onto the working class

    and the 45k stat just goes to prove that given there are a significant proportion of stanstead users flying on business who probably earn 100k plus that a lot of stanstead users must actually be quite poor, and you trashed their holidays

    so dont be expecting a medal from stalin any day soon

  6. Just put up a post on my site, with a list of sites analysing Tamsin and Plane Stupid. Thanks, Johnny, for adding your own on my comment page – I have read your analysis and will be happy to add your URL to my main post. The Stansted stunt hurt a lot of people, and did not save energy, most will find some other way to commute, which will have to be less efficient. Some were schoolteachers with children, others were, like many of us, going to job interviews, some were visiting sick family members in distress, so thanks Tamsin, thank you very much indeed for taking it upon yourself to judge thousands of people who did nothing to you. As to your self annointed status as an environmentalist, let me state that I have worked on environmental issues for more years that Tamsin has been alive – I am twice her age. It is brats like her who discredit the true activists – those who do peer reviewed research – wear hemp – use hemp or other long fiber paper – limit their energy use – use public transport – stop smoking – etc. If Tamsin wants to make a real protest, maybe she can get her family to donate their vast wealth to create jobs in environmental research or grow hemp. Or, since she lives near Camden, she might want to visit Braintree Hemp Clothing in Camden Market and get herself some environmentally friendly threads. Now that would be real protest.


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