Watching teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg’s speech to the United Nations on Sept. 23, 2019, was a terrifying glimpse of the pathological rage that has been inculcated in a generation steeped in self-hate and failure.
Thunberg’s scowling demeanor and cri de coeur was reminiscent of the worst demagogues who have motivated the masses through fear and intimidation. So as not to offend the politically correct, I won’t go back in history to find parallels to her despair-laced tactics, but will resort to fiction instead. Her speech reminded me of the spiteful, vengeful character of Alpha from “The Walking Dead,” who is so mentally wounded that she can no longer think of herself as part of humanity, but rather as an avenging angel that must punish the rest of us for our sins. She comes to believe that the zombie apocalypse is some kind of righteous judgment and hates the world for it just as Greta hates our world for the audacity of valuing prosperity and human well-being over the fear-mongering polemics of climate dread.
The fact that Thunberg was applauded by grown adults who should have known better is the signal that we have passed the tipping point and are now living in a post-apocalyptic world where reason and civility are impediments to survival.
Thunberg had nothing but scorn for the world that had elevated her juvenile tantrum to the level of serious discourse:
This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you?
You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction, and you can only talk about money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?
She was right about one thing — she should be back in school, but not one of our modern left-wing indoctrination centers that teaches children to feel guilt over affluence and to fear success.
For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away? And come here saying you are doing enough when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight?
Sorry, Greta. For 30 years the science has been manipulated, the facts have been fudged, and the only thing crystal clear is that the masses have been brainwashed to accept the one-sided enviro-terrorism that you represent without blinking an eye. You actually live in the most prosperous, most free, most safe period in the entire history of mankind. The fossil fuels you deplore are the life-changing, life-affirming elixir that has made it possible for you and your generation to have the spare time needed to plot your own self-destruction.
If the world surrenders to the psychopathic rage of Greta Thunberg, we might as well elect Alpha as our new world leader, drape the skin of the dead over our faces, and slouch forward into a future of zombies and despair.
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