You know what really gets you taken seriously and makes a formidable intellectual point?
Protesting completely naked.
And best of all, it assures all in observance that you are by absolutely no means a total nut.
Yep — When it comes to idealogical contention, there’s something about normally covered, sometimes-hairy crevasses being shoved into people’s view that really socks it to ’em.
Given those facts, a group of climate protestors started the revolution Monday in the United Kingdom.
During a Brexit debate at the House of Commons, they installed themselves into a glass-encased public gallery.
While Labour Member of Parliament Peter Kyle began his speech, a dozen or so mostly-naked weirdos glued their hands to the glass of the gallery, with their butt cheeks facing Parliament.
The purpose? To gallantly alter the course of the entire planet. Because, as we all know, Earth can be saved by a single country just changin’ some stuff.
The Guardian described the world-changers — who call themselves Extinction Rebellion — thusly:
Protesters had slogans daubed on their chests, including “for all life” and “SOS” and two more wore grey body paint and elephant masks, which the group said referred to climate change as “the elephant in the room.”
The Brexit debate continued, nonetheless. And I gotta give it to the politicians — the more clever among ’em managed to incorporate witty references:
The Tory MP Justine Greening congratulated Kyle for “fleshing out his arguments very well indeed” and Kyle in turn thanked the Conservative MP Steve Brine for a “cheeky intervention”.
The nekkid dorks were arrested “for outraging public decency.”
Afterward, an activist from Extinction Rebellion provided a statement:
“[Climate change is being] flagrantly and recklessly ignored by our government and media” and the group wanted to draw attention to the crisis during the debate on Brexit. By undressing in parliament, we are putting ourselves in an incredibly vulnerable position, highlighting the vulnerability that all of us share in the face of environmental and societal breakdown.”
Another protestor wished for politicians to stop wasting time doing stupid things — you know, totally unlike gluing your naked body to glass:
“I’m tired of the time and resources our government wastes rearranging the deckchairs on the Brexitanic. It’s high time politicians stop beating around the bush and tackle the environmental crisis head on, like they should have done years ago. I won’t stop causing disruption until the government does its duty to protect the people from disaster.”
If you like that naked effort, you gotta see this one.
And in the meantime, remember: If you ever want to change the future of existence, just draw a bunch of crap on your skin with a Sharpie, and show everyone your butt.
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