Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. But one day nostalgia takes up arms and assumes the responsibility of total guilt; in other words, adopts murder and violence. The servile rebellions, the regicide revolutions, and those of the twentieth century have thus, consciously, accepted a burden of guilt which increased in proportion to the degree of liberation they proposed to introduce.

Albert Camus

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.

How about a non-fluffy quote for a change?

Will throwing food at art or gluing oneself on streets stop climate change?

Very likely not.

It is an outcry of a generation that is desperately trying to be heard. Negative attention may not add to their cause.

In the meantime, the police is protecting the demolition of an entire village, so some company can mine coal. Wait. Isn’t Germany that country that tells other nations to go green? Isn’t it the duty of the police to protect people?

More on the village of Lützerath here (in English. Admittedly, not the most neutral article).

By the way, Camus also said

Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee? But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.

Politics certainly involves compromises, but if you cannot even vote for the Green Party anymore, it makes me wonder what I would do, if I was 20.

Having said that, enjoy your weekend. Go out, have a blast, call grandma and take care of yourself.

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5 thoughts on “Rebellion

  1. There won’t be a world left if something isn’t done about climate change. I was horrified by the by the destruction of Lutzerath.

    1. Technically there’s nothing to be done about since RWE ones the land now. But since Greta is there, at least it gets international attention. People will have to hear this over and over again until maybe, hopefully it’ll sink in with people who can actually do something about it.

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