February 17, 2005

Good On Ya, Mate

Petroleum traders, set upon by Greenpeace activists disappointed that the Kyoto Protocols aren't doing enough to destroy the world economy, responded by beating the oil shale out of the protesters. The most interesting thing about the story is the class struggle aspect of the incident. The news report quotes one of the protesters as saying "They were just Cockney barrow boy spivs." If members of the elite want barrow boys to listen to their point of view, perhaps they should try talking as equals instead of using whistles and foghorns.

Posted by triticale at February 17, 2005 02:58 PM

I'll remember to lift a pint to those "Cockney Barrow Boy Spivs" tonight.

Posted by: Brian B at February 17, 2005 05:56 PM

“I’ve never seen anyone less amenable to listening to our point of view.”

“Sod off, Swampy.”

Posted by: RichinJapan at February 17, 2005 10:11 PM

Except that what he was responding to wasn't a point of view, but foghorns and whistles.

Posted by: triticale at February 18, 2005 07:01 AM

Yeah, I love how those guys who STORMED THE BUILDING are claiming to be the victims when they were repulsive... I mean repulsed.

Posted by: MikeTheLibrarian at February 18, 2005 04:31 PM
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