Climate Change

The Approved Form of Child Abuse

Leftists pump children full of misinformation and then treat them as a protected class.

Roger Helle · Sep. 25, 2019

Leftists are always talking about “the children.” Everything they do, according to them, is for the children. But if we’re honest with ourselves and willing to look past the rhetoric, it seems like leftists engage in their own form of child abuse.

This week, a 16-year-old climate activist, Greta Thunburg, showed up in America to speak at the United Nations on the “proven science” of global warming. Apparently, her parents, who are alleged to be successful in Sweden (although we don’t really know what that means), have dropped everything to support their daughter’s activism.

Forget the $5 million boat she came here on. Skip the family and crew all flown here to take it back home (carbon footprint anyone?). Let’s just look at ONE speech — the one at the UN.

This young woman, a teenager, comes to America and stands before the UN rebuking global leaders because, according to her, we are destroying the planet and killing everyone. Leftists are now using this child who has obviously been well-indoctrinated because they know that to attack her words, let alone her facts, would be perceived as being abusive to her because of her age and autism.

If a child her age stood before the UN General Assembly and talked about a few other topics, they would have been booed off the platform. If they had spoken about religious persecution of Christians, or how capitalism has changed the world, their microphone would have gone silent. But not global warming because the UN studies have themselves been manipulated to make the situation seem much worse than it is. After rebuking the entire assembly, they all stood and applauded her!

Her condescending, mocking facial expression reminded me of another child activist.

In the aftermath of the Parkland massacre, the Left found another child prodigy to rally behind in the war on guns. David Hogg became a hero of the Left after the school shooting. He was celebrated in the media because he was on the “right side of the issue,” meaning “take away everyone’s guns.” Then we will all be safe! Like Greta, you can’t challenge David because he is a protected class. And he wears that same mocking, condescending sneer when he talks down to all of us informed adults.

These child pawns of the Left are fed a steady diet of false ideas or misinformation, then put on a national platform. What you get is the newest child activist. Because of the constant cycle of propaganda, today young people are living under a cloud of fear that robs them of a normal childhood.

They are afraid to go to school because there might be a shooter. Yes, there is a problem, but the answer is not to be paralyzed by fear. They can’t enjoy a beautiful day in the park or the playground because the world is ending and we’re all going to die! In my opinion, this is a not-so-subtle form of child abuse. We forget the words attributed to Vladimir Lenin at our peril:

“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” The results of our public-education system are unfolding right before our eyes.

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