If you’ve been following the news on the debate surrounding “climate change,” you have probably noticed the coverage and discussion surrounding a rather angry looking 16-year old Swedish girl named Greta Thunberg.
The progressive left seems to have a fondness for teenage “activists.” Remember the March for our Lives? Or the time the left used David Hogg — the Stoneman Douglas High School student turned teen gun control activist? Hogg went around the country lecturing adult gun owners about gun violence.
Greta Thunberg is the newest poster child for leftist causes, this time the issue is “climate change.” A favorite tactic of the left when the adults won’t buy their nonsense, is feed it to the children.
“You have stolen my dreams, my childhood.” Thunberg told the United Nations yesterday. Greta seems to forget that she was standing in the prestigious United Nations when she said that. It’s hard to see how anyone stole her dreams and childhood all that much. She arrived in a custom designed “zero emissions” yacht.
The fact that she is 16-years old, and has been given a platform to speak out on what she considers to be her burning topic, indicates that she was probably raised in a stable, middle class Swedish family. Not to mention that Sweden is a developed country in Scandinavia, not a third world backwater in Latin America, Asia, or Africa.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) September 16, 2018
Why does the left like to put young, pretty, white girls in front of a camera before the whole world? Who thought that it was a good idea to make Greta Thunberg the spokesperson on this topic anyway? Should we be basing our public policy on the testimonies and words of 16-18 year olds, boy or girl?
In Sweden, you need to be at least 18 years of age, and a registered resident to be eligible to vote, why are they sending her to New York City? Just to tell the whole world that they are bad people if they do not adopt their leftist, socialist agenda? She is not even allowed to vote in her own country yet.
Let’s base our public policy making on facts, reason, and logic, not on the words of teenage poster kids, designed to emotionally manipulate middle class American voters, Yes, we should have debate, but not lectures and condescension.
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