Teenagers are Not Experts on Policy. Just Stop.

Teenagers are Not Experts on Policy. Just Stop.

Teenagers are Not Experts on Policy. Just Stop.

Since when did adults decide that the prattle of teenagers imparted some sort of wisdom? It doesn’t, of course, and mature adults realize this. However, some teenagers have caught the attention of progressives, and are now darlings of the left.

That’s asinine. Stop. Just stop.

For example, David Hogg, the nation’s Most Annoying Teenager, sees the shootings in El Paso and Dayton as target-rich environments for him to foment another shrill bout of screeching about the GOP and the NRA. So on Tuesday, he and his teenage minions from March for Our Lives will swarm in Louisville, KY. Their objective? To shame Sen. Mitch McConnell, whom Hogg says “has blood on his hands.”

And that’s not all. Another MFOL group plans to march outside NRA headquarters in Virginia.

Moreover, Hogg is out to influence Democrat presidential candidates as well. March for Our Lives and the anti-gun Giffords Group will hold a forum in October in Las Vegas in which they’ve invited the candidates to participate. Elizabeth Warren has already said she will attend:

So teenagers are now leading Democrat candidates by the nose. Who are the adults here?


Credit: March for Our Lives/Tracy Lee/flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. 

But David Hogg and his March for Our Lives groupies aren’t the only insufferable teenagers trying to lecture adults. Greta Thunberg, a teen from Sweden who has become the darling of European environmentalists, will be coming to the Big Apple to lecture adults on the climate.

Here’s a brief history of Ms. Thunberg.

Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old who has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, which falls on the autism spectrum. She also has obsessive-compulsive disorder, and has also been affected by selective mutism. That is, until she discovered climate science.

She now controls her family’s diet, having turned them vegan, and becomes annoyed if her mother sneaks a cheese snack. What’s more, she forced her opera singer mother to give up her career since it involves plane travel.

But if you’re wondering how Greta plans to get to New York City without plane travel — and Santiago, Chile, too! — she has that all figured out.

Must be her Scandinavian Viking DNA. Watch out for icebergs!

What sort of parents would allow such a trip for their 16-year-old daughter? Parents who’ve allowed her to become a tyrant in their home. As our Deanna, who has two sons on the autism spectrum, said about Greta Thunberg:

“She’s using her autism diagnosis to run roughshod over her parents. I do allow for the boys’ obsessions to be a part of our lives. But we would be so hosed if I let their obsessions control everything we did.”

And now Ms. Greta wants to run roughshod over America, too.

To give you a flavor of the smugness of Greta Thunberg, here’s a TED talk she gave in Stockholm in December:

She offers no solutions, just issues a screed blaming adults for All The Things, and then gets a standing ovation at the end of her lecture.

This is where progressivism has gone. They let teenagers tell them what to think and how to act, because feelings trump actual experience and knowledge in Woke World. Again I ask, Who are the adults? 


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  • SFC D says:

    When we were teenagers, we thought we knew everything. We knew shit. Just like every generation of teenagers that ever existed. Just like these teenagers.

    • GWB says:

      The problem being a bunch of idiots <emSTILL believe they knew everything when they were teens, so these teens must be listened to!

      They will NEVER get the joke about how much my father learned as I grew older.

  • GWB says:

    Since when did adults decide that the prattle of teenagers imparted some sort of wisdom?
    Ever since those who rebelled in the 60s managed to gain the reins of power. Since that point, the culture has been pushed toward worship of youth. (Oh, and all the Baby Boomers who want to live forever.)

    While he vacations during recess, people are dying.
    Hey, sh*tstain, where have you been while all those people in Chicago and Baltimore were dying from gunshots?

    Parents who’ve allowed her to become a tyrant in their home.
    And they want the entire world to share in their misery and shame.

    here’s a TED talk she gave
    The look on that girl’s face in the capture makes me want to spank her until she can’t sit.
    She desperately needs a good ass-whuppin’.

    Again I ask, Who are the adults?
    You and me, evidently. Unfortunately these kids (above and below 18 years of age) are so damn bratty the only thing likely to get through to them is actually sending them to bed without their suppers – for the next 10 weeks or however long it takes. And I mean that literally.

  • John P McMahon says:

    The racing yacht Malizia II that Ms. Thunberg is sailing to America on is made out of CARBON fiber. It also has a diesel engine. It is owned by a member of the Grimaldi family that rules Monaco.

  • John Reece says:

    She should go to Boston and Frisco and lecture them on the need to get cracking on carbon-free windmill farms on the very windy Cape Cod and Golden Gate oceanfronts.

  • David says:

    I love this. “No one is acting as though there is a crisis.” A sane person would collude they were being conned, but Miss Thunberg? Oh, right.

  • Bill McGill says:

    No. Not at all. David Hogg is the one with blood on his hands.

    The blood…and the sweat and the tears of every great student who toiled late into the evening to earn good grades, whose parents perhaps worked just as hard to support and encourage them every step of the way. Because they believed, honestly believed, the world was an honest and fair meritocracy. If they worked really hard, gave up those social opportunities and got those tip-top grades, they would excel and get into the Ivy Leagues.

    Nope. Instead, politically connected loudmouth low-IQ morons like David Hogg, previously denied entry at 4 or more very middling CA schools, just stole their spot at Harvard. Ruining their future networks and guaranteed success.

  • Cameron says:

    At the age of 16, Greta has resting I Want To Speak To Your Manager face.

  • rodander says:

    Reminds me of the Red Guards waving Mao’s Little Red Book during the Cultural Revolution….

  • Romero says:

    Not just icebergs: Thunberg will also make the crossing at the height of hurricane season.

  • Brandon says:

    She’s a parrot.

    • Jim says:

      She’ll be a very sea-sick parrot on a modern ocean racer built for speed, not comfort.

      As Deanna stated: “She’s using her autism diagnosis to run roughshod over her parents. I do allow for the boys’ obsessions to be a part of our lives. But we would be so hosed if I let their obsessions control everything we did.”

      Speaking as an autistic and as a [now retired] specialist in the disability-autism field I cannot agree more. I also note that the intensity of obsessional behaviour seen in autistics [including me] is generally a function of the level of anxiety they are experiencing. I suspect this lass is highly anxious and I worry about her long-term welfare at the hands of those using her for their own political ends.

  • Joseph Corlett says:

    In 1969, I was an eighth-grader at Fassett Jr. High school who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance every morning as protest against the Vietnam war. My brother would needlessly die there the following year. Sometimes history vindicates the teenagers.

  • Thomas Hazlewood says:

    “Teenagers are Not Experts on Policy. Just Stop.”

    Have you never watched any of today’s television for youth? It is replete with the wisdom of these masters of the complexities of society, the children. The only adults that appear are dolts who are held up as object lessons to their own piercing insights.

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