Climate Change

Climate Policy 'For the Children'

Greta Thunberg's irrational fears are being exploited by adults who should know better.

Nate Jackson · Sep. 24, 2019

“Climate activist” Greta Thunberg is a victim … of the ecofascist adults who have proselytized and exploited her to push the socialist agenda of the Church of Climatology. The 16-year-old Swedish girl reprimanded world leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit Monday, where she threw a tantrum accusing them of having “stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words” about climate change. “People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is the money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth,” she inveighed through her tears. “How dare you!”

“If you choose to fail us,” she concluded, “we will never forgive you.”

Far be it from us to defend anyone at the UN — heck, even they applauded her lines — but Thunberg’s rant was childish nonsense that is no basis for rational policy. Yet ecofascists indoctrinate her and millions of other children with lies and then trot her out as an unassailable moral authority on the only possible solutions. How dare anyone question a child?

In this respect, Thunberg is just like David Hogg, the ever-present “authority” on guns simply because he attended school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Never mind that Hogg’s policies would strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights. Or that Thunberg’s proposals would impoverish billions of people while leaving them under crushing government control.

They’re children and we must listen to them!

It would be bad enough to exploit a healthy teen, but leftists are using one with multiple mental disorders — Asperger’s syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) — as a human shield for their draconian climate policies. The leftist Daily Beast even recounts stories from the book Thunberg and her parents published that point to her mental problems as the entire reason for her dogged activism.

In October 2018, Thunberg started having anxiety-ridden 3 a.m. nightmares … about the impact of global warming on the planet. … She decided that her anxiety about the climate needed to become everyone else’s, too. One of the aspects of her complicated diagnosis is obsession. Her family says she just wouldn’t let the idea go that the planet was burning up and there was ample science to prove it.

So, instead of helping their daughter, Thunberg’s parents made her famous by exploiting her irrational fear. Other climate activists insist that her paranoia-induced nightmares should inform international policy regarding emissions, energy, food, travel, and any number of other facets of our lives. In fact, they’ve essentially told her that the Green New Deal doesn’t go far enough, which she alluded to in her speech. And then they nominated her for the Nobel Peace Prize for parroting the lies and authoritarian dogma of the cult of Gaia worship.

That is not legitimate activism; it’s shameful child abuse.

Thunberg is indeed a victim here. She’s just not a victim of a change in the earth’s temperature over the past couple of decades.

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