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Free Greta from Paralyzing Fear and ‘ “Anti-Human, Western-Centric Crap’ Journalist Urges

Sept. 24, 2019 (EIRNS)—Brendan O’Neill, editor of spiked online magazine, rather insightfully argues today that Greta Thunberg should be freed from the process that has turned her into the “chief spokesperson for doom, the mouthpiece of eco-misanthropy, a soothsayer of the horrors humankind will allegedly bring upon itself.”

O’Neill fails to point to the forces behind the Greta-mania (a bankrupt British Empire), but he does assert correctly that it is enormously destructive—“destructive of public debate, destructive of critical discussion and destructive of the kids who are being dragged into this terrifying, miserabilist worldview to play the role of a stage army to adult society’s own loss of faith in mankind and in economic growth.”

Documenting the way that Thunberg and other children have been abused, exploited and manipulated, O’Neill makes this appropriate point.

“If you really must have a child speaking at the UN, how about a teenager from Africa or India who believes economic growth is not a fairytale, but absolutely essential to their liberation from poverty? We’ve all heard enough from middle-class Westerners who think economic growth is oh-so-horrible. Let’s hear from someone in the teeming billions around the world who profoundly disagree with this downbeat, anti-human, Western-centric crap.”

Thunberg’s speech at the UN Climate Summit was a “deeply disturbing spectacle,” O’Neill continues, revealing a young girl “who is in the grip of terror, of a morbid debilitating belief that life as we know it is coming to an end.” One “could not have asked for firmer proof that the green ideology is seriously screwing up the next generation by pumping them with fear and panic and a deranged belief that the end of the world is nigh.”

Who did this?

“The green-infused educational, political and cultural elites did ... their secular Armageddonism, their willful exaggeration of every problem that mankind faces, their marshalling of the politics of fear to try to force people to change their allegedly wicked, eco-harmful behavior—all of this has convinced many young people that the future is dark, mankind is doomed and there is no point even going to school, far less planning one’s life, because we will all be dead soon. They did this to Greta and to others, and it is unforgivable.”

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