A radical environmental group is urging its followers to target “wealthy areas” and let the air out of gas-guzzling SUV tires in an effort to fight climate change.
Adbusters — which describes itself as an international collective of artists, designers, writers, musicians, poets, punks, philosophers and wild hearts — posted instructions on how to deflate the tires.
To make sure the tires are properly inflated, place some gravel in the valves. Then, let the SUV know and leave a note to let them know that the tires have been flattened. It’s that simple, The group said this in a Twitter.
It added that if we get together, we can hit enough vehicles in certain neighborhoods to spark reporting, and spread the metameme.
The group also told its followers to start by targeting wealthy areas our goal isn’t to disrupt workers and avoid targeting vehicles with disabled stickers or hangers.
It said that deflating the tires of SUVs — which are playing a large role in carbon emissions, it argued — also would hurt the automotive industry where it hurts.
Adbusters, whose goal is a “total reinvention of the cultural and political playbook, argued that climate change is the “biggest crisis weve faced as a species, and we are failing the test at every step.
The non-profit insisted that “its time for us to carefully escalate our methods in a non-violent manner to convey the seriousness of this crisis in tangible ways.”
The Post asked Adbusters to comment, but they did so not immediately.
Some Twitter users slammed the pro-environment group for its radical tactic — arguing it is dangerous.
Of course you are aware that if the wife doesn’t notice an intentionality partially deflated tire, gets on the highway, winds up blowing a tire from being overheated, the vehicle could easily roll, One critic wrote.
“I predict a lot of ‘a car thief was shot’ news stories if you actually do this,” Another person should be warned.
The tweet has not been taken down but Twitters terms of service warns members that they may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so.”
“We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone elses voice,” the platform says.