Truancy And Temper Tantrums Will Get You Awards

Truancy And Temper Tantrums Will Get You Awards

Truancy And Temper Tantrums Will Get You Awards

Time magazine has announced their 2019 Person of The Year. And, drum roll, please…the award goes to none other than Swedish queen of truancy and tantrums, climate activist, Greta Thunberg.

It seems the scowling teen whose life has been ruined by air travelers and everyone else’s carbon footprints edged out Nancy Pelosi, Megan Rapinoe (don’t worry, Sports Illustrated picked her up) and the anonymous whistleblower.

Thunberg began a global movement by skipping school: starting in August 2018, she spent her days camped out in front of the Swedish Parliament, holding a sign painted in black letters on a white background that read Skolstrejk för klimatet: ‘School Strike for Climate.’ In the 16 months since, she has addressed heads of state at the U.N., met with the Pope, sparred with the President of the United States and inspired 4 million people to join the global climate strike on September 20, 2019, in what was the largest climate demonstration in human history.”-Time

So, let’s get this straight. Indulge in truancy and televised temper tantrums, get nominated as Time’s Person of The Year. Incite other youth around the globe to skip school in the name of “saving the climate,” get props for starting a movement. Blame other adults for the wrongs of the world because you should be in school and be rewarded for your “heroism.” Noted.

And other adults encourage this behavior:

You could start by flying coach, Liz. What’s that I hear? Crickets.

If Time is awarding a title to a protestor, why not award the Hong Kong protestors who are risking their lives daily in the name of democracy? Nope. Greta Thunberg is leading voices in the fight…encouraging truancy and temper tantrums amongst the youth of all nations—taking to the streets with her megaphone and scolding lawmakers and adults on what bad people we have been. She won’t even meet with the “baddest of them all”, Mr. President. That would be a waste of her time (ahem).

Thunberg is the youngest to be featured on a Time “Person of The Year” cover. Time stands by their decision and stated that this is “what it might look like when a new generation leads.”

Oh, brother. Greta Thunberg is “what it might look like when a new generation leads”? I want to be very careful when I say this because I do sincerely feel for the girl who has openly embraced Asperger’s and being on the spectrum. I am in no way making fun of her Asperger’s. I have friends who have children on the spectrum and some of them are the most driven, talented and determined kids I know. I just cannot get behind adults encouraging a young woman such as Miss Thunberg to have an epic nuclear meltdown on TV in the name of any cause. She is still a child. There is nothing wrong with her drive to want to push for action in improving our environment. Where Greta’s parents have gotten things wrong is when they decided to indulge a child in truancy and protest by spoon-feeding her their sheltered views on political climate activism. Thunberg did not come up with all of this on her own. Instead of opening a book or researching pollution in third-world countries and what it may take to clean these areas up and traveling there to actually put in the effort, they freeload with their daughter and travel to first-world countries to protest. Where Greta’s parents got it wrong was when they told their little darling that it is okay to scold complete, adult strangers and close her ears to anything a person of opposing philosophies might say to her. Where Greta’s parents got it wrong and continue to screw up is their shameless willingness to exploit their child and her emotions.

From someone who wouldn’t know the truth if it hit her square in the jaw.

The sad reality is that young people will look to Greta Thunberg to be the picture of “what it might look like when a new generation leads.” They’ve got their megaphones in their hands and are willing to shout but not willing to sit the hell down and listen. Some of them already see activism as truancy in the name of protest and not actively participating in making their own communities better by attending school and actually learning something in the classroom or going out into their communities and caring for the people living in them. They want to be the next social media celebrities “changing the world.” They already throw epic tantrums and disrespect their parents, teachers and elders. Politicians of the left like Warren, Clinton and the likes of them, will continue to use Greta Thunberg as long as it is beneficial to them and will cast her aside with no apologies when they are done using her. And, perhaps, the most tragic of all of this is Greta Thunberg’s parents will let them. Small price for a child to pay for being Time‘s Person of the Year, don’t you think?

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  • Kevin says:

    This is funny … When I read the title about “temper tantrums” I thought you were talking about Mr. Trump. He sure had a temper tantrum on twitter this morning about Ms. Thunberg being named Time’s Person of the Year. Mr. Trump is so transparent when it comes to his jealousy and envy of others who receive world recognition for their achievements; something he is unable to achieve.

  • SFC D says:

    I don’t take directions from petulant children. This child’s parents have doomed her.

  • GWB says:

    she has addressed scolded and yelled at heads of state at the U.N.
    FIFY

    Climate change is an existential threat
    No, not really. And much less of one than your tyrannical socialism, Sen Lieawatha.

    in the name of democracy
    Well, more in the name of freedom. But Time has studiously ignored most populist pro-freedom movements over the last 20 years (at least).

    Thunberg can’t even get you to abdicate your air-conditioning.
    Well, she could get me to give up my furnace. IFF I was allowed to burn environmentalists for heat!

    She is still a child.
    Sweden’s answer to David Hogg. At least Hogg was involved with something that could
    ACTUALLY have killed him.

    There is nothing wrong with her drive to want to push for action in improving our environment.
    Well, actually, there is. Because it’s based on ignorance.

    Where Greta’s parents got it wrong was
    When they let her believe that adults should listen to her at all, given her lack of education and lack of wisdom.
    Children should be seen, not heard. I anticipate that making a comeback as Greta Scoldberg and other child idiots get more and more press.

    are willing to shout but not willing to … listen.
    Yep. The youth fetish in the western world is deadly, and will destroy those misled by it.
    If you want to change the world, start by actually knowing what the hell you’re talking about. Then add a huge dollop of humility. Only then can you even try to tell others what to do.
    Oh, and you can’t get either of those things if you’re not in school*!

    (* Anywhere there is actual learning of facts and critical thinking taking place. Doesn’t have to be a publik scruel. But it does require actual learning, and not just propaganda.)

  • “At least Hogg was involved with something that could ACTUALLY have killed him.” Not really; he wasn’t at school when that went down (although not truant, note – he was a senior, and in most public schools these days that means only a couple of hours a day that they have to attend – having already completed all of the weak graduation requirements).

    I have been closer, in both time and place, to being shot down than Hogg ever was. (So has my wife – we were living in apartments at the time, and were about to take a morning walk, when a total nutcase who had already shot her one night stand and stolen his guns made the fatal mistake of pointing a rifle at police. Right under our window.)

    • GWB says:

      Don’t buy the internet silliness about him not being at the school. The statements he made are much more sensible when interpreted as he went home, got his camera, and came back (based on statements he made before he had any notoriety coming his way). (Unless he has made subsequent statements to the contrary to which I have not been privy.)

      I still hold – even if he was a mile away, playing hookie – that the shooter at his school had more potential to kill him than “climate warming cooling change” ever will with Greta the Climate Skold.

    • GWB says:

      Oh, and…
      Yikes!! Close call!

  • BeeCeeEss says:

    Threata Gunburg seems more appropos.

  • MC says:

    I wonder if, by glorifying these child “activists”, the leftists (in their twisted minds) are somehow trying to assuage their guilt for glorifying abortion. “Let those blobs of cells get a few years on them, and then we’ll value them.”

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