Allow me to say that I have great admiration for young Greta Thunberg. A mere slip of a girl at sixteen and a year less than that when she first began her journey to become a household name around the world.
A journey that has meant that she has needed to overcome the natural reticence and tendency toward introspection of a child blessed (if that is the right word) with what we know as Aspergers Syndrome. A young woman with an unfeigned innocence who can also speak fluently in the international language of diplomacy and business, not being her own national language, with conviction and fervour on a subject of prime relevance to all of us.
A child, ripe for the utilisation of an insanely inhuman, self-indulgent, self-preserving, global capitaliism based conglomerate of heartless corporate blood-lust and their recently manufactured armies of climate related NGOs whose only aim is to foster and preserve the failing capitalist system that in fact currently controls the world. And haven’t they done a job of riding on the back of so young a flag bearer to further their diabolical rape of our planet?
Greta’s message on climate change, the world’s inaction and choice to continue a path of ‘eternal economic growth’ is valid, unqualifiably valid, but her call for action to fight climate change is misdirected, as I have said elsewhere. Such action is futile. Our best plan would be to stop doing what we have been doing. For more on that, see my ‘The Climate Action Follies’ and its follow up ‘Addendum To Climate Action Follies’.
I was only vaguely aware of the Thunberg phenomenon until she I’m sure came to everyone’s attention on the stage of the UN General Assembly. Her message is riveting in its impact – a message I cannot personally fault, though it has inspired a great deal of antagonism from many quarters. But who can doubt her sincerity and integrity – and her anger and frustration?
I will not repeat her UN video, I’m sure you have all seen it. But take a look at these, and see for yourself her quiet calmness and her innocence:
At about the same time I also became aware of the work of Cory Morningstar in her expose of the climate action movement and its true backers: ‘The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg – for Consent’ which can be read at: The Art of Annihiliation – Articles (2019) or you can buy the book of the same name (Kindle edition is a couple of dollars – I’m reading that).
I was about to throw Morningstar ‘under the bus’ for an unjustified character assassination on Thunberg, until I realised (when I came to read the extract quoted below) that the name was probably only being used as an attention grabber.
I still think this was in bad taste, but that is only an opinion. Overall, I do agree heartily with what Morningstar has revealed. As a rider to that, I haven’t finished reading yet. My opinion could change.
This is a nasty world we live in, ruled (for now) by capital.
See what you think:
“The power-elites repackaged our oppression as revolution and sold it back to us. By exploiting the innocent youth, which in turn exploited our emotions and fears as a collective populace, we devoured it. And soon, young Greta, and all the youth they have exploited, will be thrown under the bus. It’s all par for the course under capitalism.”
“Today’s climate emergency mobilization must be recognized for what it is: a strategically orchestrated campaign financed and managed by the world’s most powerful institutions – for the preservation of capitalism and global economic growth. This is the launch of a new growth industry in the Global South coupled with the creation of new and untapped markets. Leading up to this precipice, The B Team,306 the Open Society Foundation,307 Oxfam,308 and many others that serve as the human face of capitalism, have moved their offices to or set up new divisions in both Africa and Latin America.”
“The sycophantic NGOs – in servitude, indeed on the very same team as their corporate benefactors, created a literal, albeit virtual firestorm (encapsulated in the mantra “our house is on fire”) – in order to instigate a “climate revolution”. The collective energy of the West stemming from a growing societal discontent, is being captured and utilized – transcending into a new weapon of choice that will aid the further colonization of the Global South. A climate revolution in name only, this said emergency, has nothing to do with the protection of our Earth – or climate – and never will have. Rather, it has everything to do with saving, protecting and expanding the capitalist economy – at the expense of our already decimated planet. And nothing more than that. This oncoming new onslaught of environmental devastation and plunder – in the name of climate revolution – will make all of modern man’s historical violence against the nature, up to this point – seem like childish prattle.”
The above quotes from: Morningstar, Cory. The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg . Books on Demand. Kindle Edition.