It’s hard to know what to say about this spectacle, other than that it has to make any person of sense and judgment profoundly sad.
If you haven’t taken the time to view some of the video footage of the protracted protest meltdown that started Friday, and continues in Washington, D.C. today, please do so now. It’s disquieting to see people in the throes of cult madness, but it’s important to understand that they’re not acting rationally. Nothing they are doing has any hope of achieving a logical effect. It’s like a mass tantrum being thrown by an institutionalized mental patient.
Rather than saving it for the end, I’m going to start out with a reaction tweet to Greta Thunberg’s speech at the UN Climate Summit on Monday. It summarizes perfectly what this is about.
Can they just give her the Nobel now? No reason for them to wait.
This kid has done more for climate change than the entire GOP. What a hero.
I hope everyone there is ashamed of themselves.
— Just Nizzle (@Nalini4Clearent) September 23, 2019
No, it’s not about the Nobel prize. It’s about making “everyone there ashamed of themselves.”
It’s about trying to soften everyone up with imputed shame, so that we’ll all become hopelessly defensive and manipulable. It’s about ruling our fellow men that way.
It’s horrifying to see children used as a weapon for this enterprise. No one owes anybody anything on this basis, and no one ever will. What an awful lie to feed to children: that living by accusation and eternally sworn unforgiveness is the summit of virtue. That’s teaching children to destroy themselves.
No wonder it produces nothing but the tweeted video vignettes below. There’s a transcript of Greta Thunberg’s address here, if you need it.
Totally normal and sane kids are leading the "Climate Strike" nonsense pic.twitter.com/SATFI8gaCM
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 21, 2019
Millions of people around the world have taken part in what activist Greta Thunberg has described as "the biggest climate strike ever in history" ?
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 21, 2019
(Friday’s Climate Strike: for the young, and the young at heart.)
“You be quiet!” Jane Fonda just admonished a vegan protester who has been interrupting #ClimateStrike LA speakers, including indigenous youth. Eating less meat is important but more important is an overhaul of work economies, Fonda said pic.twitter.com/mtSUT2rfTp
— Sonali Kohli ?? (@Sonali_Kohli) September 20, 2019
Climate activists turning up the heat in front of the US Capitol. Roads remained closed, gridlock could last for hours. pic.twitter.com/iDl4Zq1Ncw
— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) September 23, 2019
#BREAKING: Activists w Extinction Rebellion shut down intersection of 16th & K in Washington, DC by parking a sailboat in the street.
— Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) September 23, 2019
At a certain point, you have to cut line and speak the truth: there is no common ground with cult insanity. There is no obligation to “compromise” with this – there’s no basis for compromise!
None of it is young Greta Thunberg’s fault. She’s an overmanipulated child (who reportedly has Asperger’s and an anxiety disorder). But one thing is crystal clear: this isn’t “science.”