Previously the insurrection by climate anti-fossil fuel acitvists took the form of sabotaging oil and gas infrastructure, led notably by the “valve turners”, who were arrested and mostly let off the hook in a series of high profile trials. This phase broke down after numerous states enacted serious penalties for attacks on energy projects and infrastructure. Also, with the Biden administration climatists hoped for swift federal action to shut down oil and gas production and supply. See Securing Pipelines Against Disrupters
Disappointed with lack of progress on their “leave it in the ground” agenda, activists are now attempting to occupy federal buildings to intimidate public officials into action. This could be a precursor of more insurrection events far more serious than anything happening on Jan.6, 2021.
Michael Austin reports at The Western Journal ‘Insurrection’? Climate Change Protesters Attempt to Storm Interior Department Building. H/T John Ray. Excerpts in italics with my bolds.
The Jan. 6 Capitol incursion was not an insurrection, as many left-wing politicians and pundits have claimed. Sure, some of those present during the incursion were rioters who broke the law. They should be punished accordingly.
On Thursday, Oct. 14, a large group of climate change protesters tried to enter the Department of the Interior, according to Ellie Silverman, a reporter for The Washington Post.
“Climate protesters are now rallying outside the Department of the Interior. They’re trying to get inside but police are blocking the entrance. I can see a few Indigenous women through the doorway who are sitting on the floor inside the building and linking arms,” Silverman tweeted.
She further noted that “protesters are remaining on the steps and won’t move out of the doorway where several police are blocking passage into the building.”
If these activists happened to be conservatives protesting against vaccine mandates or Bidenflation, the media would be covering it ad nauseam.
Panicky headlines declaring the return of the Jan. 6 “insurrectionists” would spread like wildfire across social media.
But instead, since the protesters happen to be supporting a cause backed by the establishment elite, the media has remained largely silent.
P.S. I don’t think of these protesters or those at the capital 6/1/21 as “insurrectionists.” But if that is the term used to imprison 6/1/21 participants and remove their civil rights, then it should also be applied here. We do not know whether these disturbances will evolve into riots like those in Portland where the Federal Courthouse was vandalized by insurrectionists, never held accountable.