Climate School Strikes: Greta Kids Threaten to Hurt their Own Prospects Until You Care

Climate Crusader Greta Thunberg’s Halo – source Twitter

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.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
105 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Bill Powers
September 25, 2020 10:15 am

We need to bring back spanking. I call for a Dr. Spock protests by parents around the world.

RHS
Reply to  Bill Powers
September 25, 2020 8:12 pm

The only thing his book was good for was a good spanking!

September 25, 2020 10:25 am

Take them all to North Corea or China, they may there live as they want.

Scissor
September 25, 2020 10:25 am

I bet they can’t hold their breath until their face turns blue.

Dodgy Geezer
Reply to  Scissor
September 25, 2020 10:43 am

” I’ll thkweem and thkweem until I’m thick. And I can, so there!”

V E Bott, of the ‘Just William stories….

Reply to  Dodgy Geezer
September 25, 2020 11:27 am

Ah… Violent Elizabeth…memories…
I am more reminded of the Piranha Brothers other, other, operation.

Reply to  Dodgy Geezer
September 25, 2020 3:25 pm

I once witnessed a kid do the screaming and throwing up routine. A real professional. She passed out and landed in the sick. Her parents checked she was still breathing, left her there to regain consciousness, but left the sick where it was, for her to clean up.

Dodgy Geezer
Reply to  Scissor
September 25, 2020 10:48 am

Reply to  Scissor
September 26, 2020 7:36 am

I’ll have you know Greta “thundering” Thunberg received the greatest honor bestowed on a climate perfesser that is possible at my climate science blog. She was the 2019 Climate Buffoon of the Year. Not every climate perfesser can make that claim on their resume. Perfesser Al “the climate blimp” Gore was never a Climate Buffoon of the Year. He made too much money from alternative energy investments, a true capitalist.

Bruce Cobb
September 25, 2020 10:29 am

They are nothing but brainwashed Climate Puppets, and Useful Idiots. The parents should be ashamed.

Rocketscientist
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
September 25, 2020 4:40 pm

It’s their parents who will have to live with them until the children finally attain maturity.
Hey, maybe climate change is delaying maturity?

Spetzer86
Reply to  Rocketscientist
September 26, 2020 4:47 am

Their parents may live with them, but I’m not putting any bets down that the general populations will be the ones paying out welfare to the little buggers for the rest of their lives. Untaught and maybe unteachable. Not really meant for much else except throwing a fit.

Me@Home
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
September 25, 2020 6:41 pm

I think you mean should be locked up.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
September 26, 2020 4:36 pm

Bruce, I believe that what has been done to two generations of children by such amoral people is the single biggest problem for the present and future that we will have when this ugly show comes falling down as it must.

We live in the best of times save for this ugly néomarxiste blot. A greening planet, bumper harvests, poor countries like Bangladesh (GDP growth 10%+) and Sub-Saharan Africa avg 3%, nearing peak population and the final days of rabid Malthusianism.

Pat Frank
September 25, 2020 10:31 am

Maybe they’ll throw themselves on the floor, scream and kick their feet, and threaten to hold their breath. That’ll teach those deniers!

Schrodinger's Cat
September 25, 2020 10:34 am

She is going to stamp her foot until she is sick…

Ron Long
September 25, 2020 10:35 am

Never in my life have I succeeded in saving someone from themselves.

PaulH
Reply to  Ron Long
September 25, 2020 4:01 pm

You can’t free a fish from water.

observa
Reply to  Ron Long
September 26, 2020 8:11 am

I’ll defer to your wisdom and experience here as I haven’t tried it.

Dodgy Geezer
September 25, 2020 10:40 am

“…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.”

Actually, it (there were actually two major movements) was a classic example of crowd hysteria – much like todays religious cults. A leader gets an idea into his head, and you all go and sit on a mountain top waiting for the world to end…

Sara
Reply to  Dodgy Geezer
September 25, 2020 11:29 am

Disney lemmings.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Dodgy Geezer
September 25, 2020 12:59 pm

Or are forced to wear face masks everywhere you go. Been there, done that. Can’t say that I like it.

Joe Chang
September 25, 2020 10:55 am

no problem, the world needs Starbuck baristas

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Joe Chang
September 25, 2020 12:57 pm

McDonald’s is always hiring.

SocietalNorm
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
September 29, 2020 4:57 am

Actually, with the coming of $15 / hr minimum wage, McDonalds is automating more and more so that they don’t have to hire many people.

2hotel9
Reply to  SocietalNorm
September 29, 2020 5:19 am

They still need floor moppers and toilet cleaners, about the level of intelligence these “chi’drens” are displaying.

fred250
Reply to  Joe Chang
September 25, 2020 1:16 pm

Don’t you need an Arts degree to be one of those Starbucks baristas?

Mad Mac
Reply to  fred250
September 25, 2020 2:51 pm

Gender studies! Or similar.

Jim Whelan
Reply to  fred250
September 26, 2020 8:24 am

Why hire someone who only has a high school diploma when you can get s really stupid individual with a worthless BA and so much debt that they can never quit.

2hotel9
Reply to  Jim Whelan
September 26, 2020 12:25 pm

That degree in ‘isms, of what ever kind, locks them into a career path of mediocre pay, limited benefits and few options.

MarkW
Reply to  Joe Chang
September 25, 2020 1:43 pm

My life would still be just as complete if there were no Starbuck’s baristas.

2hotel9
Reply to  MarkW
September 26, 2020 12:31 pm

Coffee. It sells itself, only requires one employee to make a fresh batch, which is simply lifting a measure scooper the requisite number of times and hit the switch. Bunn machine has water line run into it, machine does the rest. No degree in any ‘ism required.

Stephen Skinner
September 25, 2020 11:04 am

Are there children ‘climate striking’ in China or Russia?

Yirgach
Reply to  Stephen Skinner
September 25, 2020 3:45 pm

No, only in North Korea.

Yirgach
Reply to  Yirgach
September 25, 2020 3:54 pm

Well possibly Tierra del Fuego or maybe Antarctica.
What else is there to do there?

brians356
Reply to  Yirgach
September 25, 2020 4:04 pm

They don’t know they’re on strike, just hungry.

DonM
September 25, 2020 11:06 am

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”.

… Or, failing that, “For as long as they feed and clothe me, and/or give my parents money.”

Hans Erren
September 25, 2020 11:17 am

This is blackmail by the uneducated.

The sad story is that they are only hurting themselves with this school strike. By the time they will understand that, the gap of the missing education cannot be closed anymore.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Hans Erren
September 25, 2020 11:48 am

Hans,
By missing school they might have a chance at getting a real education! I know it’s doubtful, since they’ve already seem to have heads full of mush, but it could happen! Imagine the embarrassment they’ll feel if they ever wake up to the fact that it was all a giant hoax; and they fell for it, hook, line and sinker!

Climate Heretic
Reply to  Hans Erren
September 25, 2020 1:12 pm

My exact thoughts on the blackmail. So if they blackmail us. Sue the F…ing hell out of them. Call the cops. In other words do’nt F..k around with them.

Regards
Climate Heretic

Kone Wone
Reply to  Hans Erren
September 25, 2020 9:40 pm

Thankfully these idiot kids are indeed expendable; there are plenty of youngsters who actually want to learn and be educated. They may be able to eventually employ the idiots for some sort of work that doesn’t require any education. Or maybe not.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Hans Erren
September 26, 2020 5:13 am

dunno
4 fridays a month wont mis much
and
its the barmy teachers pushing agw crap supporting this
further the kids get from them, the better
that said a lot of idiotic parents support the kids doing this too
its got “woke brag value”
curiously?
not happening in rural towns in Aus where people actually farm

Sara
September 25, 2020 11:28 am

What’s with the sundogs in that photo?

MarkW
Reply to  Sara
September 25, 2020 12:54 pm

They are giving St. Greta her halo.

Sara
Reply to  Sara
September 25, 2020 2:09 pm

Ah! So then, she really is followed by people who are barking mad! I thought so. 🙂 /s

Gunga Din
Reply to  Sara
September 25, 2020 3:41 pm

OK. Admit it. You and MarkW planned that. 😎

Sara
Reply to  Sara
September 25, 2020 4:25 pm

Nah. It’s independent thought by people who are of like mind but have a sense of humor and know how to cook for themselves without a microwave.

MarkW
Reply to  Sara
September 25, 2020 6:16 pm

WHAT? You can cook without a micro-wave?

Why didn’t you tell me earlier?

Sara
Reply to  Sara
September 26, 2020 5:43 am

Stovetop, cast iron cookware, everything from scratch (some day I will learn how to make sorbetto, but that’s for next summer). Crockpots are good, too.

2hotel9
Reply to  Sara
September 26, 2020 6:48 am

Set up a fire ring close to our back door so I can more easily cook in my dutch ovens and pans. Have rimmed lids and hand made trivets for all of them now, had to get two small lids made for the 6 and 8 inch skillets. Best coffee comes off the coals, too, pretty much only do that camping, though.

CD in Wisconsin
September 25, 2020 11:32 am

“..Actually, it (there were actually two major movements) was a classic example of crowd hysteria – much like todays religious cults. A leader gets an idea into his head, and you all go and sit on a mountain top waiting for the world to end…”

One of them that you might be thinking of is of course The Millerites back in 1843-44. William Miller and his followers had the world coming to an end a number of times back then. It never happened of course, and he ended up getting ridiculed for it. The failure was called the Great Disappointment. He eventually started the Seventh Day Adventist Church which is still with us today.

Not coincidentally, the Millerites remind me of the gloom-and-doom climate alarmists today.

https://www.thoughtco.com/millerites-definition-1773334

Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
September 25, 2020 1:34 pm

Polling data shows that evangelicals are less likely to buy into the climate hysteria. It may in part due to our being made to look bad by failed prophecies within our own community.

Komerade Cube
Reply to  Ralph Dave Westfall
September 26, 2020 11:44 am

They already have a religion, they don’t need a new one.

Notanacademic
September 25, 2020 11:35 am

Everything in their comfortable and safe lives has come from fossil fuels. They should give up their phones and laptops, switch off their central heating, scrub their clothes on a washboard etc but they won’t and as soon as they are old enough they’ll want their own car. Silly spoilt brats they can all end up one star MacDonalds for all I care

Sara
Reply to  Notanacademic
September 25, 2020 1:23 pm

And here I’ve been busy, watching the revivalist (not the right word, but -) efforts to reproduce 18th century cooking and house-building skills and learned a LOT from the show host, stuff related to cooking and to keeping food safe when there’s no refrigeration.

Nothing about life in the 18th century was comfortable or safe, no matter where you were, and compared to our spoiled brat population of overgrown children, the colonists would survive nicely and today’s spoiled bunch might not make it through a few days, never mind a week.

That may be the real issue, too. I could survive nicely (along with other people like me), but they’d wither away to nothing in short order. Modern conveniences are not necessarily the best things that have ever happened.

Matthew
Reply to  Sara
September 25, 2020 5:41 pm

The Amish are on to something with the whole “only adopted if helpful” thing. Modern technology is at best a double edged sword. Especially when combined with our species’ amnesia. Comfort is a curse as much as a blessing when there is no historical perspective.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Matthew
September 26, 2020 5:27 am

yup
i do accumulate cheap tech crap
because I can
but
for just about everything techie, I also have the old original nonpowered original
my big loss would be the easy access knowledge sources as my encyclopaedias are out of date
but accumulated how tos abound , in case, and for pleasure to read and know how.
friends son managed to do 400km out of his way nearly end up out of fuel in the bush following the tom-tom
funny thing called a paper map and a fast read n the odd check while doing pit stops seems to have vanished
more fool them

2hotel9
Reply to  ozspeaksup
September 26, 2020 6:43 am

US Forestry Service calls it Death By GPS, several per year in various sections of the US. I had a First Sargent that liked to call me a “map&compass .30 Redleg Grunt”, I never could understand how people get lost, not like it is difficult or whatnot. All these various car “navigation” systems are making it worse, we have 18 wheelers getting off onto single lane dirt roads in our area because they can’t just turn the damned things off and use a map.

Sara
Reply to  Matthew
September 26, 2020 5:59 am

I found an old cookbook that had some of my grandma’s recipes in it. They refer to a “warm” oven and a “hot oven”, meaning Granny was cooking on a wood-fired stove, and that is a skill that most people don’t have. If that can be relearned, whoever has it will never go hungry.

For that reason alone, watching that re-enactment and reproduction of those old recipes and cooking methods is worth the time they take.

2hotel9
Reply to  Sara
September 26, 2020 8:03 am

If you still use youtube checkout Townsends channel and Cowboy Kent Rollins. Kent is a World Champion chuck wagon cook and Townsends is a supplier of Colonial and Revolutionary War clothing and equipment. Both post videos of old style cooking, Jas Townsend even has vids building and using Colonial era kitchens and bread ovens, plus lots of other projects. They are currently building structures, cabin and barn, built a complete kitchen hearth for re-enactors. Kent just feeds people. lol As he says, can’t get full on fancy.

2hotel9
Reply to  Sara
September 26, 2020 12:35 pm

Townsends has a live feed up now, from the Nutmeg Tavern, check it out!

Just Jenn
Reply to  Sara
September 26, 2020 7:22 am

@Sara and off topic:

Have you seen Absolute History on YouTube? They do a fantastic job of recreating different centuries of living. The last one I watched was the farm in the 18th century. Haven’t gotten to the “can they survive 24 hours in a workhouse” yet, but will do sometime.

And there is another channel about life in Victorian times–and about how all the inventions were killing people….i.e. arsenic green.

Just Jenn
Reply to  Sara
September 26, 2020 7:23 am

@Sara and off topic:

Have you seen Absolute History on YouTube? They do a fantastic job of recreating different centuries of living. The last one I watched was the farm in the 18th century. Haven’t gotten to the “can they survive 24 hours in a workhouse” yet, but will do sometime.

And there is another channel about life in Victorian times–and about how all the inventions were *s*k&lling people….i.e. arsenic green.

I used the dreaded K word

Just Jenn
Reply to  Notanacademic
September 26, 2020 7:18 am

@Notanacademic
“scrub their clothes on a washboard”

They’d also have to figure out how to make soap to wash those clothes–and they’ll have to figure out how to grow the fiber, process it, weave it, cut and sew it before they have clothes to wash to begin with, providing they spun the thread to hold those clothes together.

From the picture, not one article of clothing (including her iridescent unicorn purple backpack) is of sustainable cloth, it is ALL fast fashion. If she truly believed in protecting the Earth, she’d be rejecting that iridescent unicorn purple with the sheen that can only be achieved with plastics, that beyond rich Cobalt Blue jacket probably lined in plastic and those very “fashionable” black polyester pants–all made from the absolute worst polluter on the planet–the fast fashion industry. Because I will bet you that not only do her parents not bother, they probably paid over $5K (US) for that unicorn backpack alone. Only to have her appear with it to get more sponsor money from the distribution of the picture. I wouldn’t be surprised if Greta doesn’t even like purple.

M__ S__
September 25, 2020 12:28 pm

Get used to the failures

We have a whole generation, and maybe more, that has been educated (or indoctrinated), and many were also medicated, to fail; to not think for themselves; to be able to chant but not make an argument.

A nation is like any material—any substance—with its physical properties dependent on the strength of its link strength at the molecular / atomic level. We have a lot of weak links in the country, so I expect the country to fall to the level of the average link.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  M__ S__
September 26, 2020 5:31 am

the massive amount of SSRI dependant and addicted is growing not shrinking;-(
a little while longer for chinas covid shutdown would have made pharma shortages very real
and very worrying as they all go into withdrawals

Sara
Reply to  M__ S__
September 26, 2020 5:50 am

Well, depending on which country you’re referring to, MS, there is a very large population of independent thinkers here who can manage quite well on their own and view the generation to which you refer as helpless idiots.

damp
September 25, 2020 12:30 pm

American public skools are a menace to the well being of not only students, but society. Close them all down. For once I agree with the whiny mentally deficient Scandanavian child abuse victim.

Rick
September 25, 2020 12:34 pm

I thought this was a babylon bee article when I read the article, as they’re in my feed too.

It’s getting harder and harder to differentiate truth from satire.

Lady Scientist
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 26, 2020 2:05 am

Cities for Climate?

TonyG
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 26, 2020 10:17 am

Apparently the bee has partly given up and created a site that’s NOT satire but should be. “Not the bee”

john cooknell
September 25, 2020 12:39 pm

The teenagers in our village in UK haven’t been to school for six months.

There is evidence their education must have suffered, for as as far as I can tell by looking at them huddle together, they have lost the ability to count past SIX !

Matthew Bergin
September 25, 2020 12:42 pm

If they go on strike we can end it quick by getting their parents to cut off their internet access.👍😉😂

Gordon
Reply to  Matthew Bergin
September 25, 2020 1:41 pm

Cut of their phone service as well.

Sara
Reply to  Matthew Bergin
September 26, 2020 6:00 am

Cancel their bank cards and make them do their own laundry. 🙂

niceguy
Reply to  Matthew Bergin
September 26, 2020 11:03 am

Make them bring in the wood for heating.

paul courtney
September 25, 2020 12:49 pm

Amazing photo! Somehow, the camera was able to image the halo that, like CO2, only she can see.

MarkW
September 25, 2020 12:53 pm

For some reason, this reminds me of “Blazing Saddles”.

Mad Mac
Reply to  Eric Worrall
September 25, 2020 2:56 pm

I had a patient in the 1980’s who played the pharmacist in Blazing Saddles. He told me that the cast spent so much time laughing that they could hardly get anything done!

Ruby's Dad
Reply to  Mad Mac
September 26, 2020 6:18 am

Mongo love Greta!

September 25, 2020 1:01 pm

i agree with the young adults,, if covid had not slowed them down we would be taking more notice of their actions and be more engaged in the future and the climate of destruction we live in now, but as older people we no best ,,,, then why is our world in such a mess ?

Harves
Reply to  jonathan
September 25, 2020 2:29 pm

Some of us are even educated enough to “know” best.

2hotel9
Reply to  jonathan
September 25, 2020 2:35 pm

Because we let leftraded morons run things.

MarkW
Reply to  jonathan
September 25, 2020 6:24 pm

The only climate of destruction that I see, is being caused by many of these “young adults” as they attempt to burn down the cities that they live in.

Illogica
September 25, 2020 1:26 pm

Well. The kiddies are not going to be part of the solution if they aren’t going to educate themselves and maneuver their career path along one that will allow them to create the pixie dust that will allow the green transition we grown up seem so unable to do.

Caligula Jones
September 25, 2020 1:30 pm

I give these kids a bit more credit than the university students who are currently talking of “striking” for racial justice.

On line.

Yeah…maybe I’m old, but I just don’t get it…

JBW
Reply to  Caligula Jones
September 26, 2020 3:22 pm

I seem to recall it was similar in the ’70’s. Students were protesting about something or other, and I asked my professor what he thought. He shrugged his shoulders and said that in a couple of years they would be walking down Whitehall with bowler hats on.

2hotel9
September 25, 2020 2:36 pm

Shut off all their internet access and cell phone service.

Kpar
September 25, 2020 2:39 pm

“…securing a place in a good university.”

Care to define “good university”?

brians356
Reply to  Kpar
September 25, 2020 4:08 pm

“I ask you, Captain, would you let your sister date a college guy?”

“Which college?”

Kpar
Reply to  brians356
September 25, 2020 4:17 pm

LOL! Good one!

LdB
Reply to  Kpar
September 26, 2020 2:30 am

There is going to be a lot less places in university because most have there budgets smashed because no overseas students. The good new fast food is booming with all the people at home so they will have a job.

markl
September 25, 2020 2:54 pm

Don’t complain, they are making room in the world for educated and level headed children to get ahead without resorting to climbing a ladder of success. Unfortunately those that succeed will be forced to support them. Kind of like today.

Graham3
September 25, 2020 3:40 pm

When I read that Greta was going back to school, I wondered if applied heat and electro-technology was on the syllabus. Then she would find a use for imaginary numbers (and what the R toP, P to R buttons were for on her calculator)

Jeff Alberts
September 25, 2020 4:05 pm

You’ll notice they didn’t start their renewed protests until school started again…

fred250
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 25, 2020 11:40 pm

+100 !!! 🙂

Notanacademic
September 25, 2020 4:28 pm

I think I may have been a bit harsh earlier,they are children. Their parents, teachers, the media, pop idols,comedians, politicians,movie stars have all played a part in leading them on. They are just children they didnt stand a chance. The lunatic left have no boundaries,ruthless horrible ***** all of them

Russell
September 25, 2020 5:16 pm

Darwin’s theories at work. Why does it take so long?

Me@Home
September 25, 2020 7:12 pm

I think you mean should be locked up.

Lady Scientist
September 26, 2020 2:05 am

Cities for Climate?

bonbon
September 26, 2020 2:31 am

If anyone really wants to see the evil of such children’s crusades, see Innocent and the ‘Innocents’ here :
What Are the Children Telling Us? by Robert Ingraham
https://larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2019/eirv46n14-20190412/15-20_4614.pdf

There is a reference to 1. George Zabriskie Gray, The Children’s Crusade: An Episode of the Thirteenth Century, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1870.

Olen
September 26, 2020 8:58 am

In the 13th century, where did the disgust children have for their parents come from for not securing the holy land? Certainly not from the parents.

%d bloggers like this: