This is a follow up to my first Greta blog.
Amazing how one teenage girl can scare so many middle aged men. She scares a lot of people, with her words and passion, and with her courage to stand up to the old world order.
Greta turned 17 this month, and for more than a year has been calling for change to combat global warming.
The last year has been a busy one for her: Time Person of the Year, Conservationist of the Year, nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, Rachel Carson Prize, and many other recognition and awards.
Grown men in the United States government feel it necessary to attack Greta for her comments. Male members of Trump’s cabinet seem to enjoy attacking females.
The wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Louise Linton, posted a tweet in support of Greta, after she received a wave of criticism. Unfortunately, Linton’s post was deleted, not doubt after experiencing her own wave of hot lava criticism. Shame on Linton for having her own thoughts, and going against her husband and the White House. I doubt she makes that mistake again.
Greta attended the climate conference in Davos, Switzerland. Here is an excerpt from her comments:
“I wonder, what will you tell your children was the reason to fail and leave them facing a climate chaos that you knowingly brought upon them? That it seemed so bad for the economy that we decided to resign the idea of securing future living conditions without even trying?
Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour. And we are telling you to act as if you loved your children above all else.”
Mr. Trump says climate change is a hoax, he digs for more coal and turns people against wind energy with bogus fears of cancer. The federal government’s response to climate change is drawn up by fossil fuel industry representatives.
The criticism against Greta is not only about her climate beliefs, it is about her Asperger syndrome, and her passion. Critics seem to focus on the person, to demean or reduce them, not to discuss the issues at hand.
Conservative commentator Michael Knowles called Greta a “mentally ill Swedish child” on Fox News in September. Classy.
Rush Limbaugh couldn’t help but weigh in on the issue. “The first thing to notice about Greta Thunberg is that she’s 16 years old. She claims she has Ansperger’s type — Ausperger’s — or autism — Asperger’s — some kind of problem in that area. And so she is made the Person of the Year by Time magazine, which is what? A political news magazine. Greta Thunberg has been introduced into the political arena by the worldwide left, including the Democrat Party. They have made her a political figure. They do this on purpose.”
Attack the messenger and the person, and disparage the disease, without confronting the issue, which is the point. These commentators should review the First Lady’s Be Best campaign.
After being named Time’s Person of the Year, an obviously disappointed Trump (He wanted the award), took to social media:
“So ridiculous”, Trump tweeted. “Greta must work on her anger management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!”
Greta has a great response.
“It’s quite hilarious when the only thing people can do is mock you, or talk about your appearance or personality, as it means they have no argument or nothing else to say,” Greta responded.