Instead of bestowing the honor of “person of the year” on the Hong Kong protesters who’ve risked life and limb to protest China’s oppression, Time magazine has chosen to give it to a 16-year-old girl who believes the world faces an impending apocalypse.
In fact, the girl, Greta Thunberg, doesn’t just believe that a “mass extinction” event is imminent, despite evidence to the contrary. She’s made a name for herself by traveling the globe to lecture world leaders and everyday citizens about how they must completely change the way they live their lives to stop this mythical event from happening.
What a winner …
— TIME (@TIME) December 11, 2019
Time’s profile of her begins with the following quote: “We can’t just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow. That is all we are saying.”
It continues by proclaiming her conspiratorial musings to be “a simple truth,” praising her for skipping school to fight climate change and claiming that she’s just “an ordinary teenage girl” who just happens to possess the ability to “clarify an abstract danger with piercing outrage.”
But she’s not an ordinary girl. She’s the daughter of a famous opera singer and famous actor, as well as the granddaughter of a famous actor and director. In short, she’s part of the aristocratic, bourgeoisie upper-class, i.e., she ain’t the girl next door.
That said, she does certainly possess some sort of talent for speech, as evidenced by her ability to persuade masses of people — many of them from the same upper branches of society as her — of her “simple truth.”
Just listen to the loud applause she received from world leaders while speaking fanatically at the 2019 UN climate action summit in New York:
According to her, the whole system has to be demolished and replaced with something “sustainable,” no matter the cost to countries and their economies.
Of course, it’s easy for someone raised in wealth to make such demands. What, though, of the overwhelming majority who know nothing of wealth?
What, though, of the “40-year-old mum ferrying two kids to school in a decaying Volvo or a cattle farmer trying to make ends meet,” as noted by historian Tim Stanley in a recent column for The Daily Telegraph?
“What might frustrate those people is seeing actors, royalty and children enjoying more influence over [politicians and world events] MPs than their constituents do. The future is being quietly designed without a great deal of popular input,” he wrote.
A rather frighting future devoid of combustion-engine vehicles (cars), air travel, nuclear energy, fossil fuel energy, meat consumption, you name it.
While Thunberg hasn’t explicitly called for these features of society to be eliminated, she’s lent her support to radical Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal”:
Hope is contagious!
I met with the inspiring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, @AOC .
Here is our discussion!#FridaysForFuture #SchoolStrike4Climate #ClimateStrike #GreenNewDeal#ClimateBreakdownhttps://t.co/gosJqAuXHW
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) June 29, 2019
And as profiled by BizPac Review earlier this year, the “GND” most certainly calls for those features (and much, much more) to be eliminated.
It also calls for reshaping culture, society and government to fit AOC’s radical left-wing perspective — one that Thunberg openly admitted to supporting in an op-ed last month.
“After all, the climate crisis is not just about the environment,” she plainly wrote. “It is a crisis of human rights, of justice, and of political will. Colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression have created and fueled it. We need to dismantle them all. Our political leaders can no longer shirk their responsibilities.”
Those are some highly radical demands. And while it’s frustrating enough to hear them from grown adults, hearing them from a child has proven too much for some.
Responding to Time’s decision to name this fanatical child as its “person of the year,” droves of social media users blasted the magazine on social media for choosing her and her disturbing message over those arguably more deserving of the recognition.
— Craig Gardner (@ciesaro) December 11, 2019
She basically does nothing except for her exaggerated emotion towards climate change & she offers no practical solutions for the governments on how to save the Earth. Why is she the person of the year? ??? pic.twitter.com/CBIxCiMHwm
— Bruce Wayne ??? (@BruceWayne852) December 11, 2019
Greta Thunberg is a physically and mentally underdeveloped girl who has no clue what she’s talking about without a carefully prepared script. She’s being exploited by people who are trying to profit from climate change hysteria, financially and in terms of power.
— N.K. (@______NK____) December 11, 2019
Everybody knows that Greta is Just a PUPPET, manipulated by hers parents.
Man, the world is been Crazy. This girl needs help.
— Guigo – SDV – IFB (@GuilhermeGuirj) December 11, 2019
If Anyone deserves this, it would be Scott Presler!! Greta is a kid who is being used by her parents & governments to fill their crazy agenda
— tainky ? (@tainky131) December 11, 2019
Hong Kong protestors won the vote but we know left wing institutions have trouble accepting that they didn’t get what they wanted so @Time made Greta the “Person of the Year” anyways.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) December 11, 2019
The latter tweet wasn’t wrong, by the way. Time magazine did indeed run a “person of the year” poll, and in response the world chose the Hong Kong protesters, not Thunberg:
— TIME (@TIME) December 11, 2019
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