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2019-12-14 Home Front: Culture Wars
Greta Thunberg tells cheering crowd 'we will make sure we put world leaders against the wall' if they do not tackle global warming
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-12-14 03:10|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [582 views ]  Top

Posted by Goober Tingle7365 2019-12-14 03:40||   2019-12-14 03:40|| Front Page Top

#2 Anybody who thinks this is funny, haven't studied history.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-12-14 03:56||   2019-12-14 03:56|| Front Page Top

#3 Last time was tragedy. This time is farce...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-12-14 04:24||   2019-12-14 04:24|| Front Page Top

Posted by Besoeker 2019-12-14 05:09||   2019-12-14 05:09|| Front Page Top

#5 ...The mask slips. Will be interesting to see how bad her eventual breakdown will be.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2019-12-14 06:34||   2019-12-14 06:34|| Front Page Top

#6 Greta you're going to have to wait in line. We have our own set of 'leaders', an issue about a 22+ trillions dollar involuntary servitude debt, and our own wall.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-12-14 06:36||   2019-12-14 06:36|| Front Page Top

#7 We may have to "eat the young" as their flesh is more tender and they are no loss to planetary GDP.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-12-14 07:45||   2019-12-14 07:45|| Front Page Top

#8 How communist....
Posted by DarthVader 2019-12-14 09:18||   2019-12-14 09:18|| Front Page Top

#9 ‘Tomorrow belongs to me.’ - Cabaret
Posted by Glenmore  2019-12-14 10:11||   2019-12-14 10:11|| Front Page Top

#10 Going to do this again?
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-12-14 10:38||   2019-12-14 10:38|| Front Page Top

#11 #7 We may have to "eat the young" as their flesh is more tender and they are no loss to planetary GDP.

The tastier whelps, sure. But forcing Greta on any diner is cruel and unusual. HOW DARE YOU?!!
Posted by Lex 2019-12-14 11:32||   2019-12-14 11:32|| Front Page Top

#12 "How pair you?"
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-12-14 12:09||   2019-12-14 12:09|| Front Page Top

#13 Lost in translation. Shit happens.

In Swedish "ställa någon mot väggen" may literally translate as "put against the wall" but it actually means: "to nail down" in the sense of "holding accountable". It doesn't have the violent meaning the English expression suggests.
Posted by European Conservative 2019-12-14 17:57||   2019-12-14 17:57|| Front Page Top

#14 If she didn’t want to misunderstood, European Conservative, she shouldn’t have been a teen-aged, non-native English speaker with autism. Thank you for the perspective — there is so much to be annoyed at her and her handlers about, no need to add something that‘s an artifact of her situation.

One day it will occur to all of them that we will equally “ställa någon mot väggen" them for what their efforts have cost us all while accomplishing nothing.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-12-14 18:05||   2019-12-14 18:05|| Front Page Top

#15 @tw
Greta Thunberg is what we make of her. I don't like to attack 16yo girls. Let them grow up. Too much hysteria.

I'm far more interested in all those grown ups who use and abuse her.
Posted by European Conservative 2019-12-14 18:11||   2019-12-14 18:11|| Front Page Top

#16 Greta Thunberg is the Ahed Tamimi of the globalist rent-seeking green lobby.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-12-14 18:51||   2019-12-14 18:51|| Front Page Top

#17 Greta Thunberg is what we make of her. I don't like to attack 16yo girls. Let them grow up. Too much hysteria. I'm far more interested in all those grown ups who use and abuse her.

Indeed. As a father of two daughters - one with cognitive impairments - I'd say what's being done with and to that girl qualifies as child abuse. Where's Swedish CPS when you need them?
Posted by Secret Master 2019-12-14 19:03||   2019-12-14 19:03|| Front Page Top

#18 They use her because a small girl (she looks 12) is supposed to be untouchable (and she should be).

Yes, that's child abuse. Please don't post pictures showing her as a Nazi girl.
Posted by European Conservative 2019-12-14 19:36||   2019-12-14 19:36|| Front Page Top

#19 Last time I checked, those using human shields were the ones guilty of crime not those who have to fight their way through them.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-12-14 20:46||   2019-12-14 20:46|| Front Page Top

#20 #15 - Play on the big stage = get the big response. Mercy? F*ck that. She's a piece of damaged child used by her puppeteer parents and hangers-on.
Posted by Frank G 2019-12-14 20:54||   2019-12-14 20:54|| Front Page Top

#21 To EC's point, no one wants to beat up on a child. This is indeed a shabby spectacle with much blame to go around.

What bothers me most about this child's act is how easily it taps into and repeats our new culture of angry and nonstop denunciation of those who disagree with one as evil, corrupt, wicked. Mentally defective; inhuman.

Nothing has degraded our culture and our public discourse so much as this instinct to dehumanize one's fellow citizens. Use wit, irony, bel esprit, sprezzatura all you like. Ask God to make your opponents appear ridiculous, as Voltaire did.

But cease these angry denunciations of everyone and anyone who doesn't immediately do as the child demands.

This child is changing the (cultural-social-political) climate -- for the worse.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-14 21:31||   2019-12-14 21:31|| Front Page Top

#22 Of course you are all right, but I'd like to say, cognitive impairment and genetic dysfunction is subjective in the way it affects people. Modern western psychology and even psychobiology likes to lump similar looking statistical subsets together, for the convenience of providing a systematized, checklist driven care pattern for them. But no two cases of human being are alike. Same with children of this sort.

I don't have any experience in child psychology but can say without doubt that Greta Thunberg is one of many who do not suffer from the full spectrum of symptoms the usual sufferers of her diagnosed ailments do. It's possible for mildly affected individuals to be clubbed into a sufferer-group at an early age, enjoying liberties, the attention and tip-toeing that occurs around them. They may then grow up to be quite competent actors, arseholes to the core.

A luxurious lifestyle and enough money provides such a good life that a sufferer may develop an intellect wholly superior to that of many normal children in disadvantaged societies. Little Greta's parents are actors, they are members of a guild that would cut of their arm if there were fame and money in it. What they've done here is open a pandora's box for all children, trained and unleashed an out-of-control individual to be managed by lobbyists like a mascot.

The worst of their crime is not the climate shit. It is the politicization of very young children, introducing activism and organized disobedience to junior high. It may look harmless stupidity today, but it is catching a momentum, being normalized in schools as we speak.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-12-14 21:36||   2019-12-14 21:36|| Front Page Top

#23 ^ well put. This is a stage routine. The playwrights are two Swedish actors of middling talent who have hit upon the Magic Formula for attaining celebrity in our virtue-signaling media environment:
- grab on to a fashionable cause;
- add an intersectional angle (select from: gender race queer/tranny oppressed-third-worlder);
- go out of your way to denounce, insult, and otherwise behave rudely toward The Man;
- ensure the above confrontation is videotaped and fits within a social media-friendly format: <15 seconds, 4K resolution, a snappy line of not more than 4 syllables max. "She per-sis-ted." "That-girl-was-me." "HOW-DARE-YOU??!!"
- rinse & repeat.

It has not worked for Pocahontas and KamalHo, most likely because unlike this child they did not have the benefit of free advice and coaching provided by two full-time, dedicated, professional actors.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-14 21:48||   2019-12-14 21:48|| Front Page Top

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