Why I have no respect for Extinction Rebellion

James Bond
4 min readSep 6, 2020

There has been considerable mainstream media and social media coverage about extinction rebellion.

If you look at the above video you’ll see how they stopped an ambulance carrying a patient who needed urgent life-saving treatment was blocked from getting to the hospital.

However they have not learned.

Look at this video. One man in Bristol was told his father was going into his last. He was making his way to hospital but stopped from doing so because of the blockade. He could not get through. Look at their callous reaction. He phoned the local radio station to tell them of this. It was played to one of their leaders. Look at her reaction. If she had any decency she would have told people to go home.

Compare with Mahatma Gandi’s struggle for Indian independence from British rule.

I am the great, great, great-grandson of a gentleman who marched with Mahatma Gandi during the struggle for Indian Independence from British Rule. Gandi brought the British Empire to it’s knees through non-violence and non-co-operation. My ancestor introduced him on stage. My understanding that the rules of such protests were very clear. Take nothing but photographs. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time. Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Christians, Muslims and Jews all stood side by side. No obscenities were shouted. Garlands of flowers were put around the necks of the police and army.

At the end of the protest the British National Anthem of “God save the King” was sung. You had to shake hands with the person immediate left, right, front and back of you, irrespective of their background. Then you all went home peacefully.

Can you see the difference?

Learn from Back to the future Part 2

In that movie, Marty had been from 1985 to 1955 using Doc Brown’s time machine. He’d returned to 1985 by harnessing the power of the bolt of lightning that hit the clock tower on November 12th 1955. Now the Doc wanted to go to 2015 to stop Marty’s kids going to jail.

At the time Marty wanted to take a copy of Greys sports illustrated almanack and place sports bets. Doc found out and threw it away. Biff (the enemy) followed them, got the almanack, went back in time and gave it to himself.

On arrival back in 1985, all hell had broken loose. They found out that Biff had given the almanack to himself and he’d made bets making himself very rich and had used his money for vile use.

Marty suggested that they go back to 2015 and take the almanack off Biff. The Doc said they can’t because they’d be going the future where Biff was corrupt and powerful. They had to go to when Biff got the almanac and take it off him.

It turned out to be November 12 th1955!

This is what these campaigners are doing. They are going to 2015 instead of 1955.

The 1955 vs 2015 approach.

Have you ever noticed how the traffic plummets every year when the school kids are off school? Why not have this all year round? I can hear all school kids jumping for joy thinking no school. Sadly not! They should work with schools to set up walking buses. Over a generation, this gets them into good habits early and cuts traffic.

Other examples.

They should get people to refrain from leaving their TVs on standby overnight. If everybody did this we could shut down a few power stations.

They should get people to go vegetarian.

In the land and resources, it takes to feed one meat eater you can feed 15–20 vegetarians.

I get all my fat loss clients on mums in mind to do that. Those who do report a very safe very rapid loss of fat. It’s the fastest, most affordable, safest and time-efficient method of excess fat loss. Every time you eat meat you are consuming animal fat.

Those that do all- without exception- report a very rapid, very safe loss of excess body fat. They all report a massive rise in energy and improvement in health.


Every time you eat meat then you are taking in animal fat, there is no way around that. However, you expose yourself to DASH.

Disease. You are exposing yourself to any disease that the animal had. I have often wondered if that is part of the reason why statistically speaking a lower risk of cancer. Imagine if you ate some liver or kidney which had metastasised cancer in it?

Antibiotics. You are exposing yourself to any antibiotics that the animal was on.

Steroids. Again you are exposing yourself to any steroids that the animal was on.

Hormones. Farm animals are often force-fed hormones. I have often wondered if that is part of the reason why statistically speaking female vegetarians have a lower risk of fibroids and breast lumps and the like.

They should get people to buy fair traded items.

This gives those workers a fair wage using environmentally sound methods with good fair working practices.

The above methods are far more effective and don’t cause anywhere near the damage that ER is making.


Whilst the goals of Extinction rebellion are laudable I have no respect for them, never have and never will. I am sure there are millions like me. They need to learn from Gandi and Back to the future 2.

  1. Pro Veg challenge https://proveg.com/veggie-challenge/
  2. The vegetarian society https://www.vegsoc.org/
  3. The vegan society https://www.vegansociety.com/
  4. Going Meatless Cut back on meat while still getting the nutrients you need
  5. James Bond health and fitness online recipes http://jamesbondhealthandfitness.fitpromag.com/8/1/2019/Recipes/Vegetarian/
  6. Mums in mind http://www.operationmumsinmind.com