Guest essay by Eric Worrall
If you don’t agree to their demands, Greta Thunberg’s followers promise to ruin their own educational prospects and give your children a better chance at securing a place in a good university.
Global school strike for climate change movement resumes, with protests taking place across Australia
School students in cities around the world are back at parliament buildings, striking for climate change action.
After the momentum of the strikes was derailed by COVID-19 in April, the resumption of global protests look to be planned around local restrictions. Protests in Canada, for example, are all online.
The Fridays for Future movement, made famous by Greta Thunberg, reports more than 3,000 strikes planned around the world today, with most concentrated in the US, Europe and India.
Ms Thunberg is expected to join the strike at Swedish parliament later today.
In a tweet this morning, the 17-year-old environmental activist said protesters would be back “next week, next month and next year. For as long as it takes”.
…Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-25/global-student-strike-for-climate-action/12702434
I’ve always wondered how people looking on at the gathering of the Children’s Crusade must have felt.
The Children’s Crusade was a doomed 13th century attempt by children who were outraged at the failure of their parents to reclaim the Holy Land for Christendom, so they decided to take matters into their own hands.
No doubt the crusade was deeply distressing for the parents of children who fled into the night to join the madness. The crusade was highly profitable for unscrupulous merchants who deceived the naive children into booking a passage straight to North African and Arabic slave markets.
But for people who were not directly involved, the madness of the moment must have been utterly surreal.