Greta the Mindless Climate Puppet

Here, if you can take it, is Greta Thunberg at the United Nations today, scolding the generations who created the comfortable world into which she was born.  It takes a stern equanimity to make it to the end.

Here are Dad, Mom, and Greta in their matching Antifascist T-shirts.

Dad, mon, and Greta Thunberg in “Antifascist” T-shirts

The person who played a major part in making Greta Thunberg a celebrity, and then used her name and picture without permission to raise money for his for-profit company, We Don’t Have Time AB, is named Ingmar Rentzhog.  You can’t make this stuff up.

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Author: John Walker

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73 thoughts on “Greta the Mindless Climate Puppet”

  1. Several observations from the 10 seconds I was able to withstand:

    1) Inbreeding?

    2) Ashley Judd school of overacting?

    3) Where are the comedy deepfakes?

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  2. You’re right, one can’t make these up. She’s beyond self-parody puppeting. I couldn’t watch past the 1:10 mark. Wanted to slap her. And don’t ask what I’d like to do to her manipulative puppeteering parents.

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  3. ctlaw:
    3) Where are the comedy deepfakes?

    Surely, in a basement somewhere, somebody is working on a voice-over, Downfall style, where she’s denouncing, for example, the Disney Star Wars reboots.

    “How dare you!”

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  4. The first I heard of her was when they were flying crew members around the world so she could take a multi-million dollar yacht to America as some form of “sacrifice.”

    Seeing her talk, it is clear she is not right mentally (ok, I see now she is on autism spectrum). I guess that is why she was selected because it looks bad to challenge a special-needs kid in a debate.

    That was an odd clip. You have a person asking a question as if it was an interview, but then she just reads a prepared statement (written by . . . ?).

    And, “people are dying“? Can we get examples?

    This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here” agreed, and yet . . . 

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  5. She’s an arrogant little puppet, I’ll give her that. Well, her speechwriter is .

    I hate what progressives have done to women, young & old. Told them they have to be as emotional as possible to get their point across.

    My conspiracy-theory brain tells me there is something worked out already to make her speech appear effective. Like, Macron has already told her handlers that he’s arranged to do some new climate-change policy, and they told him, ‘announce it after Greta’s speech and say that it was her sincere passion that made you do it.’ Having worked in public relations, I tend to see things in this jaded light.

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  6. A stunt like the Parkland kids but on a better funded global scale. I expect it was heavily funded by China and India who are both building coal plants at a furious pace.

    The convinced are more convinced, the skeptics are more skeptical and the great middle will remain unmoved.

    Without video of actual disasters, mere words do not cut it in this visual age.

    I lived through the threat of any second destruction by nuclear war as a kid, which makes climate change look like a day at the beach. I remember watching my parents faces during the Cuban missile crisis.

    Climate change? Bring it Greta, and your handlers.

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  7. Not only is Greta being abused; she is causing mental illness in children.

    Psychologists warned parents and guardians about being climate change alarmists, noting an increasing number of children who are being treated for “eco-anxiety.”

    Caroline Hickman, a University of Bath teaching fellow and CPA executive, told The Telegraph Sunday, “The symptoms are the same [as clinical anxiety], the feelings are the same, but the cause is different. The fear is of environmental doom—that we’re all going to die.”

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  8. drlorentz: (quoting Caroline Hickman, a University of Bath teaching fellow and CPA executive)  “The symptoms are the same [as clinical anxiety], the feelings are the same, but the cause is different. The fear is of environmental doom—that we’re all going to die.”

    These children are such snowflakes.  I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis—there were, what: hundreds, thousands—nobody really knew—nuclear weapons aimed at the U.S. on Soviet bombers and missiles, and as I recall the reaction in my junior high class it was like, “Bring it on, Nikita!  We’ll crawl out of our caves and whup your commie butt.”  Hey, we might get a couple of months off from Latin class!

    (Narrator)  They’re all going to die.

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  9. John Walker:

    drlorentz: (quoting Caroline Hickman, a University of Bath teaching fellow and CPA executive)  “The symptoms are the same [as clinical anxiety], the feelings are the same, but the cause is different. The fear is of environmental doom—that we’re all going to die.”

    These children are such snowflakes.  I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis—there were, what: hundreds, thousands—nobody really knew—nuclear weapons aimed at the U.S. on Soviet bombers and missiles, and as I recall the reaction in my junior high class it was like, “Bring it on, Nikita!  We’ll crawl out of our caves and whup your commie butt.”  Hey, we might get a couple of months off from Latin class!

    (Narrator)  They’re all going to die.

    I also remember the Cuban Missile Crisis but don’t recall being quite so cavalier. My parents seemed worried.

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  10. drlorentz:

    John Walker:

    drlorentz: (quoting Caroline Hickman, a University of Bath teaching fellow and CPA executive)  “The symptoms are the same [as clinical anxiety], the feelings are the same, but the cause is different. The fear is of environmental doom—that we’re all going to die.”

    These children are such snowflakes.  I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis—there were, what: hundreds, thousands—nobody really knew—nuclear weapons aimed at the U.S. on Soviet bombers and missiles, and as I recall the reaction in my junior high class it was like, “Bring it on, Nikita!  We’ll crawl out of our caves and whup your commie butt.”  Hey, we might get a couple of months off from Latin class!

    (Narrator)  They’re all going to die.

    I also remember the Cuban Missile Crisis but don’t recall being quite so cavalier. My parents seemed worried.

    Yuh—everybody was terrified.  But the “Ban the Bomb” people didn’t  do US kids the favor of getting us out of school to march around!

    See, back then, there were adults,  and there were children.  The children might have nightmares, and it was the adults’ job to act brave and competent.  Now, the rôles seem to have  been reversed.

    How many times have commentators solemnly misquoted Isaiah in connection with this girl and her ilk, “and a little child shall lead them”?

    The greatest protection, the only protection,  against the elements, call ‘em “climate” or “weather”, is wealth. And wealth is something that is created (by humans and them only); it’s not a finite quantity that has to be redistributed.  So yuh, let’s talk money!

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  11. What is wrong with being a mindless puppet?

    The problem with Greta is she has been assimilated by the Bjorn-g and has the arrogance of never done anything. Outrage is not a science.

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  12. I listened to the Hamilton Corner on Christian talk radio this afternoon on my way home from work.  He had me laughing out loud.   He got all outragey about the adults at the U.N. and the child abuse on display.   He pointed out that her parents are theater people, and surmised that young Greta has rehearsed this shtick for a few years now.   She is a champion drama queen.

    If you want to hear a Christian take on this nonsense, offered in good humor, pick up the podcast at the 18-minute mark.

    https://afr.net/podcasts/the-hamilton-corner/2019/september/joe-biden-s-ukraine-problem-is-really-bad-for-him-we-told-you-this-back-in-april/

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  13. John Walker:

    drlorentz: (quoting Caroline Hickman, a University of Bath teaching fellow and CPA executive)  “The symptoms are the same [as clinical anxiety], the feelings are the same, but the cause is different. The fear is of environmental doom—that we’re all going to die.”

    These children are such snowflakes.  I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis—there were, what: hundreds, thousands—nobody really knew—nuclear weapons aimed at the U.S. on Soviet bombers and missiles, and as I recall the reaction in my junior high class it was like, “Bring it on, Nikita!  We’ll crawl out of our caves and whup your commie butt.”  Hey, we might get a couple of months off from Latin class!

    (Narrator)  They’re all going to die.

    I recall the Cuban Missile Crisis, and I remember real fear, but I do not remember anyone getting emotional about it.   The Russians had two ship deliveries of missiles before we called them on it, so there were missiles in Cuba, and they were aimed at us.   New York City and Kansas City were at the edge of the range of those missiles, which could hit any targets closer than that to Cuba.   Uncle Harold worked at a known target in Oak Ridge, and we lived twelve miles downwind of that target, but when I played with my cousins we never spoke about it.   They converted my school from coal to natural gas so they could convert the coal cellar into a bomb shelter, and we drilled on how to quickly evacuate to the shelter, but aside from drills we didn’t talk about it.   My parents were candid about the risk, which I asked about when they were watching the news.   There was a real scary risk, and we just had to live with it.   It was an immediate and present danger, but it was a matter-of-fact risk, and all of life is fraught with risk, and that is just the way life is in this fallen world.   There were no histrionics, and nobody was frightening the children.

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  14. Hypatia:
    Shouldn’t Greta be home in Sweden getting sexually harassed by Muslim immigrants?

    I got suspended at a certain place for suggesting rape gangs found Sweden a more target rich environment than Poland.

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