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35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2023 5:23 a.m. PST

Subject: Activists vandalize Scotland's 'Braveheart' monument in climate protest


ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa12 Mar 2023 7:19 a.m. PST

Old news. Barely seemed to get much of a mention and I live the country. And the groups involved in this kind of thing see to have sworn off them after it surprisingly turned out it made them look like criminal idiots and perhaps strangely was more annoying to the public than supergluing themselves to major roads… The arguments here are less about the necessity of a zero carbon economy but more about getting there.

IIRC its not actually likely to be real since it contains a number of later and post-medieval features.

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2023 7:51 a.m. PST

Hmm seems to be more recent. Seems to have taken place on March 2nd

"Alexander Cloudley, 29 and Katrielle Chan, 21, both from Glasgow, pleaded not guilty to vandalism in Stirling Sheriff Court last week. They allegedly damaged and spray-painted the case holding Wallace of "Braveheart" fame's sword.
They each face a single charge alleging that, on March 2, they entered the National Wallace Monument and "willfully or recklessly destroyed or damaged property belonging to another" by "repeatedly striking a glass display cabinet with mallets and chisels.""

Subject: Activists vandalize Scotland's 'Braveheart' monument in climate protest [your]NEWS


Deucey Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2023 7:57 a.m. PST


mjkerner12 Mar 2023 9:12 a.m. PST

Yes, because when I think "carbon footprint", Hollywood elites and the like don't come to mind, but rather William Wallace.
Oh and the worst, of course, Robert the Bruce.

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2023 9:52 a.m. PST


Well I'm sure those Scotsman passed a lot of gas. 😉

mjkerner12 Mar 2023 10:16 a.m. PST

Well, there's that, lol.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2023 10:21 a.m. PST

If William Wallace were around, he'd know how to use the sword to reduce the carbon footprint of the two activists down to zero. evil grin

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2023 10:28 a.m. PST


+1 😉

Stryderg12 Mar 2023 12:39 p.m. PST

It's a pity that their solutions to saving the planet include destroying the planet.

42flanker12 Mar 2023 12:48 p.m. PST

I'm pleased to see they were wearing goggles.
-The sword, however, is a fugazi.
-As far as I'm aware, there was no one in Scottish history (or in Mel Gibson's screenplay) by the name of "Braveheart."

That is all.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 6:45 a.m. PST

Be reasonable, Daemon. There might be a way to achieve carbon net zero, though the greens object to most of the methods. But there's no possible way to keep people from making wretchedly bad movies. If you spent a day protesting each one, you'd never get anything else done.

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 2:59 p.m. PST

It's the only way that they can get attention. Plus, when you are right and everyone else is wrong, the ends justify the means.

uglyfatbloke20 Mar 2023 10:00 a.m. PST

ROU and 42flanker are of course quite right….it might as well be Wallace's ipod.

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