Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Angry Young Swedish Girl The New Savior?

                As the world knows all too well by now, Greta Thunberg is an angry young Swedish girl who lives to hector adults about climate change. The preternaturally annoying 16-year-old activist recently harangued the world at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, bellowing at the assembled world leaders. “How dare you!” she shouted. “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.” Little Miss Thunberg choked back tears as she exclaimed: “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 money and fairy tales of economic growth.” She added, vaguely and creepily, “We will be watching you.”
                Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong is apparently unaware that economic growth, driven by greater personal freedom and capitalist, free market systems, is the very reason for the dramatic decrease in poverty around the world, and the concurrent increase in life expectancy.
                To be fair to her, the real tragedy is that leftist adults are using her like a Shake ’n Bake bag to advance their own interests while appearing oh-so-woke. When progressives aren’t trying to abort kids, they love using them to further their agendas, whether they involve climate change, cigarette smoking, illegal immigration, pollution, transgenderism, or a host of other topics. This is, literally and figuratively, child abuse-- and should be dealt with as such. Harshly.
                Unfortunately, the opposite is occurring. The Loony Left is showering praise on Greta, and those like her, while successfully—and completely—intimidating those who may disagree with them. 
                Incredibly, as the Washington Examiner reported, “The Church of Sweden declared teen star climate activist Greta Thunberg to be an appointed successor to Jesus Christ in a December 1, 2018, tweet that resurfaced in the wake of her speech before the United Nations.” A few Catholic missionaries have compared her to the Virgin Mary. Still others see her as a child prophet and praise her “moral clarity.”
All of which is proof of the moral confusion, Biblical ignorance and debased nature of the modern West.
In truth, Greta is a child of entitlement, a spoiled brat who is ironically unaware that she is being exploited for profit by those around her.

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