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The Ayatollah of Climate Change   Polically UnPressed

Started Sep-24 by Apollonius (Theocritos); 278 views.


The ayatollah of climate change: Greta Thunberg - Theodore Dalrymple, New English Review, September 2019
https://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm?frm=189806&sec_id=189806

... Lucky little Greta doesn’t have to worry about making jokes that will upset someone, because the very idea of a joke seems alien to her. Of course, I am only speculating here, not having actually met her, but I suspect that she is one of those persons who is puzzled when people laugh, as no doubt the tone deaf are when they watch people enraptured by music.
 
Humour has become dangerous and the making of jokes is one of those activities that can now only be done safely between consenting adults. It is entirely possible that one day one will have to be licensed to make a joke, or to warn third parties that one is about to make a joke which some might find offensive, or at any rate feel that they ought to find offensive, which these days is more or less the same thing. There will have to be special shelters for people who do not get jokes, so that they are not exposed to the offensive mockery that often lies not very far beneath humour.


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Hamlet thought that all occasions, that is to say events and circumstances, conspired against him. Greta Thunberg could say the opposite (if ever she stopped to think about the reasons for her astonishing ascent to fame). How all occasions conspire in her favour! She encourages people to blame nebulous others, she appeals to grievance, she is radically humourless and therefore deemed to be serious. She is therefore a heroine—if one is still permitted to use the female form of the word hero—for our times.
 
Of course, the world will chew her up one day and spit her out. She is, after all, a bore, and bores, however correct their doxa, soon lose their attractiveness to a world eager for new phenomena. Few prodigies remain prodigious in any way to retain the short attention span of the world. I sincerely hope that little Greta takes her fall from fame in good part.

 

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The apotheosis of St Greta - Dominic Green, Spectator USA, 24 September 2019
https://spectator.us/apotheosis-st-greta/


‘You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words’ is perhaps the whitest thing anyone has ever said at the UN. What is the correct answer? Is it (a) Go to your room? Or is it (b) Forgive me, to make it up you, Daddy and I are going to set the entire course of human civilization on a new track?

The correct answer — if you want to see your name in the Times or get a slot on CNN, and if you want to avoid getting mobbed by climate cultists — is of course, to apologize, mortify the flesh, shove tofu plugs into your every orifice, hail Greta Thunberg as the most radical and relevant UN debutante since Yasser Arafat, and then praise the pigtailed prophet of planetary paranoia for ‘staring down’ the dark emperor of pollution, Donald Trump.

The emissions you can smell aren’t carbon, but methane. If you watch the footage, Greta leans forward excitedly at Trump’s approach. It’s almost as if she’s expecting he’ll do the same as every other leader, and seek her blessing, like the British parliamentarians who declared a ‘climate emergency’ for her, or Jean-Claude Juncker, the habitual drunk who is the unelected president of the EU, and who, in the manner of habitual drunks, made a show of kissing her hand when she came to pour brimstone on Brussels. But Trump keeps going, completely oblivious, and obviously with more important things to do than to kiss her ring.


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An earlier angry Euroteen, Fred Nietzsche, noticed that there is always something filthy and furtive about a prophet. ‘Whenever on earth the religious neurosis has appeared,’ Nietzsche wrote in Beyond Good and Evil (1886), ‘we find it tied to three dangerous dietary demands: solitude, fasting and sexual abstinence’. Greta came to New York in the ostentatious solitude of a racing yacht. In her auto-hagiography, she describes how she stunted her growth and deferred her physical development by starving herself. She is a child bride, betrothed to the earth as in some tedious Nordic saga.

‘What was eccentric and sick in his nature,’ Nietzsche wrote of his prophet, ‘with its fusion of spiritual poverty, faulty knowledge, spoilt health and overexcited nerves remained concealed from his own eyes and from the eyes of those who looked at him. He was not an especially good person, even less an especially wise person, but he signified something that exceeded all human measure of goodness and wisdom.’

A culture without purpose seizes on a false prophet because she signifies a faith that it has lost. This is why the cult of St Greta attracts converts in the affluent classes of western Europe and North America. American pollution and carbon emissions have been falling for decades, and the majority of the world’s pollution and carbon emissions come from India, China and Africa, but the stations of her martyrdom are in Stockholm, London and New York. Not just because the Chinese police would make short work of her and her PR handlers if they tried any nonsense near the Great Hall of the People, but because this daft circus only means something in the decaying West.

funiki

From: funiki

Sep-24

The greedy parents are responsible for Greta's foul campaign, and will be responsible if something drastic happens to her , he looks distressed and robotic , constantly repeating the same panic rhethoric! 

Tittah

From: Tittah

Sep-26

Greta Thunber has been invited by everyone even on TED - Who PAYS all her lavish trips all over the world from one end to the other?

In the speech below she tarted with a lie, she keeps saying the Media doesn't report it! laughing

The disarming case to act right now on climate change

-|- Greta Thunberg

13 Feb 2019 TED
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2QxFM9y0tY


In this passionate call to action, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world's attention. "The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions," Thunberg says. "All we have to do is to wake up and change."

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MelanGEE

From: MelanGEE

Sep-27

Greta Thunberg suffers from Anorexia,  I see it in her body shape 

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C J (CardJoker)

From: C J (CardJoker)

Sep-28

This kid was brainwashed since she was eight years old, these days she testifies in the U.S congress her cause with her studied manual given by her parents to everyone, this is my brief report on the total abuse!

WHO IS BEHIND HER PARENT'S COMPANY ???

Dot_hoe

From: Dot_hoe

Sep-28

An earlier angry Euroteen, Fred Nietzsche, noticed that there is always something filthy and furtive about a prophet. ‘Whenever on earth the religious neurosis has appeared,’ Nietzsche wrote in Beyond Good and Evil (1886), ‘we find it tied to three dangerous dietary demands: solitude, fasting and sexual abstinence’. Greta came to New York in the ostentatious solitude of a racing yacht. In her auto-hagiography, she describes how she stunted her growth and deferred her physical development by starving herself. She is a child bride, betrothed to the earth as in some tedious Nordic saga.

So pretty well said, almost poetic!

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TAB00GA

From: TAB00GA

Sep-29

I'n not impressed by her propaganda which is casually causing so much mecia attention,  will she dare do the same in China or Africa ?

Weasel (poptardo)

From: Weasel (poptardo)

Sep-30

The teen is still a kid, the parents are despicable child abuser, the entire world is warching and having fun with this....

DISPICABLE !!!? 

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