'How does this get the 'conservatives' Hallam was talking about on board? And average people with average sets of prejudices?' - Good question. I see Hallam was one of the 'internal and external advisers'* but aside from the inclusion of 'working class' on the list of discriminated-against people it didn't appear there was much of an effort to speak to average, non-uni educated people. Indeed the very fact of using all this woke language could be seen as exclusionary of working class people who don't have the time to keep up with whatever the latest PC jargon or hot topic of 'sensitivity' might be. Hallam, Bradbrook and others involved in XR Working Class have made this point a number of times**, but apparently that concern is of lower priority than the virtue-signalling for BIPOC or LGBTQ+ people. Have they properly balanced their intersectionalities??
Yup, the 'persuading' approach is very weak. As L.Keith says power is not a mistake or something people can be educated out of. If you change their mind the system will no longer reward them and they will be replaced by someone else right away. No shortage of ambitious, unscrupulous sociopaths out there!
re: net zero, yes I was hoping they would have moved on from that too but apparently not. Getting awfully close to the 2025 date they set too, it'll have to be adjusted to something more 'realistic' soon, I expect.
'I don't see the lead being taken by the 'liberal' west.' - indeed, it's painfully clear to me how alienated most enviro-speak is from, y'know, the actual environment. The woke crusade comes almost entirely from cities and/or universities and people whose only experience of the nonhuman / nondomesticated world comes from holidays, gardens, parks or maybe allotments. They don't really know anything about the world they're supposedly trying to save, which is probably why it ends up being about trying to save humanity, or rather high-complexity civilisation first & foremost.
* - '3 non-binary, 6 Bipoc, the youngest is 15 years and the oldest 70 - with an average age of 45. There are 2 disabled people/rebels and 5 neurodiverse rebels, 4 working class and 7 Lgbtq+. We acknowledge that children were not present, but 8 of us are parents, 2 are grandparents.' - from the 'do or die' doc
** - eg: in this vid, if I remember rightly: