The Tragedy Of Greta Thunberg

The Federalist | 9/23/2019 | David Harsanyi
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Sixteen-year old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg lives in the healthiest, wealthiest, safest, and most peaceful era humans have ever known. She is one of the luckiest people to have ever lived.

In a just world, Thunberg would be at the United Nations thanking capitalist countries for bequeathing her this remarkable inheritance. Instead, she, like millions of other indoctrinated kids her age, believe they live in a uniquely broken world on the precipice of disaster. This is a tragedy.

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“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” Thunberg lectured the world this week. And maybe she’s right. We’ve certainly failed her by raising a generation of pagans who’ve filled the vacuum left by the absence of faith, not with rationality, but with a cultish worship of Mother Earth and the state.

Though, to be fair, the Bible-thumping Evangelical’s moral certitude is nothing but a rickety edifice compared to the moral conviction of our Greta Thunbergs.

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It’s not, of course, her fault. Adults have spent a year building up a 16-year-old because her soundbites comported with their belief system. It was “something about her raw honesty around a message of blunt-force fear [that] turned this girl from invisible to global,” says CNN in a news report about a child who has an appropriately narrow grasp of the world.

It should be noted that “blunt-force fear” is the correct way to describe the concerted misinformation that Thunberg has likely been subjected to since nursery school. There probably isn’t a public school in America that hasn’t plied the panic-stricken talk of environmental disaster in their auditoriums — over and over again.

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This is why New York City and other school systems offered millions of kids an excused absence so they could participate in political climate marches today, as if it were a religious or...
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