Watch: ‘Take Down’ Civilisation, Says Extinction Rebellion Co-Founder

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Extinction Rebellion activists pour fake oil over each other
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The co-founder of climate alarmist group Extinction Rebellion (XR), called for activists to “take down” civilisation as a remedy for supposedly man-made climate change.

Speaking at a ‘By Any Means Necessary?’ meeting  Simon Bramwell, the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, advocated for humanity to return to a “wild” and “feral” state, saying that it is the duty of activist groups like XR is to “sabotage” civilisation, in order to bring about his Paleolithic utopian vision.

Bramwell said, in footage from December unearthed by an investigation into the group by LBC radio, which is campaigning for the police to be more direct in tackling the group:

We are facing the hardest of times at the moment. Our civilisation is displaying every sign of collapse and because we have become so separated from nature, as that collapse occurs that pent up animal in us is gonna be released in utter savagery.

And it is part of our duty in my opinion that we’ve also got to not only take down civilisation but shepherd ourselves and incoming generations back into a state of wilding as it were, into like a feral consciousness that is also one of the biggest tasks remaining to us.

Further cementing the position of Extinction Rebellion as misanthropes agitating for the end of civilisation, Bramwell described the problem of modern eco-activism, saying that it is impossible to convince people to go “without food” or “see their child die because we don’t simply have the machinery and technology to keep them alive any longer”.

“So we have to offer them something else along as these trajectories of civil disobedience and direct sabotage of civilisation,” he said.

The co-founder of the eco-extremist group also addressed the recent controversy of his fellow co-founder Roger Hallam who said that the Jewish Holocaust was “just another fuckery in human history”.

“Extinction Rebellion is the spirit of our age. It contains absolutely every dichotomy and absolutely every flaw and beauty that our present society encapsulates,” said Bromwell.

“It is white-supremacist, it is racist. It is also very very beautiful and there is incredible people doing incredible work within the organisation. It is also deeply, deeply patriarchal and people like Roger Hallam completely and utterly 100 per cent exemplify that patriarchy,” he added.

Extinction Rebellion has announced that its next major action will take place on May 23rd for a so-called ‘Animal Rebellion’. In October, the group “shut down” London with a string of actions which cost the UK taxpayers £37 million and led to 1,400 arrests.

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