How to make everyone hate you, by Extinction Rebellion
DO you have an important point to make but want to get it across in a way that makes everyone think you’re an absolute wanker? Follow these tips.
Be completely tone deaf about important events
Making a statement is important, so do something you know will piss off a massive amount of people, like messing about with Remembrance events. You’ll make people who might have been sympathetic hate your cause, but it’s worth it to feel super-edgy.
Include something annoying like circus skills
To add an extra element of annoyance to the bridge you’ve closed in the middle of a busy day, get some jugglers and clowns involved. Nothing gives people trying to get to the office less joy than seeing some hippies attempting circus skills.
Make ordinary people’s lives incredibly inconvenient
We’ve figured out that the best way to make the public detest us is to increase the amount of hassle in their already-stressful lives. We want people to use public transport, so we glue ourselves to trains so they can’t get to work. Makes perfect sense, right?
Be pretentious and po-faced
Even if your cause is very serious, you can win sympathy by having a sense of humour about it. So don’t and instead send your ‘performance artivist troupe’ out in disturbing masks and costumes to terrify people trying to have a nice time at the beach.
Enjoy how f**king annoying you are
‘Yes, that’s the point’ we reply when people tell us we’re annoying. And then when this makes people angrier, we enjoy it even more. Looking like you’re having a whale of a time pissing people off really gets the environmental message across.