We’ve seen the pattern before with David Hogg. After a mass shooting at the high school he attended, Hogg achieved national acclaim from the Left as a teen authority on gun violence. So how did Hogg repay his
exploiters benefactors on the Left? By becoming a spokesman for all things liberal. Several months after the massacre, he proclaimed in a tweet that “guns have more rights than women,” whatever that means. In 2019, he blamed shootings on America’s “white supremacy.”
Now it’s Swedish wunderkind Greta Thunberg turn to branch out into other areas of liberal politics. On Sunday, she tweeted, “Today is #InternationalWomensDay and we recognise that women are still far from equal to men in today’s societies. We can not have climate justice without gender equity.”
Today is #InternationalWomensDay and we recognise that women are still far from equal to men in today’s societies.
We can not have climate justice without gender equity.
And remember; what we women want today – and every day- is equality, not congratulations or celebrations. pic.twitter.com/g1CuEN6YLX
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) March 8, 2020
It’s unclear which nations specifically Thunberg was referring to regarding gender inequality, or how gender equality specifically relates to so-called “climate justice,” or what exactly “climate justice” would look like.
But there’s a far more serious problem for Thunberg, who three shorts month ago insisted she is apolitical:
I'm sometimes called ”political". But I've never supported any political party, politician or ideology. I communicate the science and the risks of failing to act on it.
And the fact that the politics needed don't exist today, neither to the right, left nor center. ->
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) December 12, 2019
But that particular half-truth has already been laid to rest, as LU’s Ben Bowles notes. Around the same time, Thunberg’s tweet was posted, so was this photograph of her wearing a very political garment:
Greta attempted to whitewash the damning photo with another post:
Yesterday I posted a photo wearing a borrowed T-shirt that says I’m against fascism. That T-shirt can apparently to some be linked to a violent movement. I don’t support any form of violence and to avoid misunderstandings I’ve deleted the post. And of course I am against fascism.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) July 26, 2019
But all she is really doing here is pleading ignorance. Which in the end is the biggest problem with the Left’s having invested so much authority in any of her pronouncements, whether they are related to climate, gender, or anything else.