I had an interesting conservation on Twitter the other day. It all had to do with the climate change strikes. However this was one was based a group of strikers dancing. An “artist” (if you follow me on Twitter who would have seen my confusion). said and I quotes “Are they saving the planet yet, or is this just for their ego?” Lots of people agreed with this “artist”. I was confused for a couple of reasons.
- How does an “artist” not understand how protesting, movements and inspiration even works?
- Funny how they talked about “ego, when they clearly assume that the protests are to “appease” someone like him. Rather than trying to get Government and big Business to listen.
- I got even more confused when they posted a picture of people at protest and asked “Do they even understand”. I can’t actually answer, because I don’t know those people? So I informed him, again, that they’re not trying to appeal to the individual necessarily, that it’s about bringing attention the Government and big business. Not the individual.
- So I told him it’s his responsibility to look into it, because they’re not doing it for him.