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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

Fossil Fools

An impressive range of actions marked Fossil Fuels Day yesterday with blockades, banners drops and direct action sweeping the country.  A round up can be read here.

This is our favourite:

34 4×4’s and sports cars ‘disarmed’

One of Edinburghs’ more affluent areas was targeted for April fools fun!
“We chose only rich peoples vehicles to symbolise how the wealthy and powerful are mainly responsible for the destruction of our planet.  We did the mung bean trick. It was very easy and fun!”

And it got us thinking that, worthy and noble as the cause is, if this kind of energy and creativity could be directed towards class struggle and community organisation then the environmental movement might actually get somewhere.

Fact is it’s capitalism not CO2 that’s killing the planet and until capitalism is overthrown then actions like this remain reformist window dressing which ignores the fundamental nature of the problem.

Fossil Fool Day!

“Roll up, roll up! The climate circus is in town. Climate change threatens our very survival, but the fools at the head of the fossil fuel empire continue to plunder the earth, with governments the willing court jesters at their side.

They would have us believe that we can escape climate change with techno-fixes, market mechanisms and offset schemes – all technocratic acrobatics that distract us from the truth: the only real solution to climate change is to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

For over a century the fossil fuel industry has been fooling with our lives. From extraction to combustion they have poisoned our air, polluted our water and ruined our climate. On April 1st, 2008, we’re going to turn the tables and show them who the real fools are.

Find a local fossil fool – the coal-mining clown, the offset contortionist, the aviator tripping on the high wire, the supermarket food mile freak show, the oily strong man, or any other fool that deserves your attention – and join with thousands around the world in taking one step closer to dismantling the fossil fuel industry.

On Fossil Fools Day, bring the spirit of carnival and mischief to the fight for climate justice. “


Plain Ambition?