On the necessity of resisting technology
Years ago I pointed out the problem with folks showing up in plastic kayaks to block Exxon in Seattle’s Puget Sound. My critics pointed out there are plenty of kayaks made of wood, etc., non-fossil fuel sources. I said, yeah, so why didn’t the flotilla protesters use those instead? No sufficient answer to that. Instead, they accused me of subjecting them to a purity test and said that abolitionists could protest slavery while wearing cotton. But you can grow and harvest cotton without slaves. You can’t, however, make plastic without fossil fuels.
I used to work in the central Everglades and took an airboat to remote regions frequently. I worked for a tribe and the tribal members who were out there frequently never used a gps, relying on trees and the environment to navigate. I could recognize places after being there many times but for safety we still used a gps. I still mostly drive without a gps and try to look up where I’m going beforehand and only pull out my phone when I need to.
>>I think it's despicable to criticize anti-fossil fuel activists for owning cars. How else would they get around in the USA where public transportation outside of city centers is almost nonexistent?<<
True, however The Telegraph just did an article about Just Stop Oil's member driving petrol cars. And this in GB where public transport and bike lanes are ubiquitous.