Youth Climate Strike

 

Young people around the world were asked to leave school Friday as part of a Global Climate Strike. Some kids will see this as simply an excuse to miss school but others fully embrace the cause. So, what is the cause?

Obviously, there is the standard “Save the Planet” rhetoric we have heard forever. Looking at the site for the group Youth Climate Strike, I see there are some other issues I might not have guessed. Here are a few samples:

[A]ctively working against, the impacts of climate change on marginalized communities — communities of color, impoverished communities, disabled communities, and LGBTQ+ communities — who are at the frontline of all climate-related disasters.

Interesting to know that the gay guys living across the street from me are “at the frontline” of climate change and I am not. I guess that is because this is isn’t really about climate change, but a Leftist catch-all movement.

[M]ove away from the unjust prison system and the school-to-prison-pipeline, and outlaw private prisons and the forced labor of prison inmates

What about wind-powered prisons? No?

Respect Indigenous women, Indigenous queer and trans women, women of color, and queer and trans people of color and protect them from assault, sexual violence, and trafficking.

So if must engage in sexual violence, avoid those particular classifications. Youth Climate Strike is totally cool with that.

K-8 is the ideal age range for compulsory climate change education because:

Impressionability is high during that developmental stage

Brainwashing is so much easier if you start young.

One encouraging point. For the past 19 years, people have been saying that we only have 12 years to act. Well, this group is saying, “we have 11 years to avoid catastrophic climate change.” Will they change that to 10 next year? One can hope, since going from 12 to 12 every year was getting old.

So get out there and march. By doing so, you can change the world . . . maybe the world won’t actually change, but you will get a chance to say words like “renewable” and “indigenous” over and over again, and that is what really matters.

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  1. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Standard leftist issue. Surprised no mention of capitalism,

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    • September 20, 2019, at 10:59 AM PDT
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  2. OldDanRhody Member

    Vance Richards: Some kids will see this as simply an excuse to miss school

    That’s what I’d have done.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 11:02 AM PDT
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  3. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Member

    If I was a teacher, I’d schedule a test, make it 80 percent of the grade with no possibility of making it up at another time. 

    Wanna strike? Let’s add consequences so your actions can mean something personally.

    Otherwise, you’re just a #hashtag warrior who sacrifices nothing for your cause.

    The global climate hoax is the biggest fraud perpetrated on civilization itself. There is no punishment too severe for those who happily brainwash children in support of it. No wonder kids these days are depressed and suicidal in record numbers. They’ve been told they have no future.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 11:02 AM PDT
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  4. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Member

    I mean, look at this guy:

    Severe mental trauma. I pity him.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 11:03 AM PDT
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  5. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Member

    I’d like to send some form of Child Protective Services to lock up Greta Thurnberg’s parents.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 11:06 AM PDT
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  6. The Great Adventure! Member

    DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader (View Comment):

    If I was a teacher, I’d schedule a test, make it 80 percent of the grade with no possibility of making it up at another time.

    Wanna strike? Let’s add consequences so your actions can mean something personally.

    Otherwise, you’re just a #hashtag warrior who sacrifices nothing for your cause.

    The global climate hoax is the biggest fraud perpetrated on civilization itself. There is no punishment too severe for those who happily brainwash children in support of it. No wonder kids these days are depressed and suicidal in record numbers. They’ve been told they have no future.

    Two headlines from the local fishwrap’s website right now:

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    • September 20, 2019, at 11:09 AM PDT
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  7. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards Post author

    DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader (View Comment):

    If I was a teacher, I’d schedule a test, make it 80 percent of the grade with no possibility of making it up at another time.

    Wanna strike? Let’s add consequences so your actions can mean something personally.

    Otherwise, you’re just a #hashtag warrior who sacrifices nothing for your cause.

    The global climate hoax is the biggest fraud perpetrated on civilization itself. There is no punishment too severe for those who happily brainwash children in support of it. No wonder kids these days are depressed and suicidal in record numbers. They’ve been told they have no future.

    In New York, Mayor de Blasio said everyone will be excused because “These kids are fighting for our planet.”

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    • September 20, 2019, at 11:11 AM PDT
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  8. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Member

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    In New York, Mayor de Blasio said everyone will be excused because “These kids are fighting for our planet.”

    Irresponsible nonsense.

    The global climax hoax makes me mad, the lack of any consequences for these Greenist oppressors makes me mad, but the way they use and abuse children makes me so angry I can barely speak.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 11:19 AM PDT
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  9. Stad Thatcher

    It’s not like missing a day in our failing public schools is going to harm the kids any more than listening to the tripe they’re taught when they attend . . .

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    • September 20, 2019, at 11:51 AM PDT
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  10. Slow on the uptake Thatcher

    DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader (View Comment):

    I mean, look at this guy:

    Severe mental trauma. I pity him.

    Not.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 11:54 AM PDT
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  11. Samuel Block Member

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader (View Comment):

    If I was a teacher, I’d schedule a test, make it 80 percent of the grade with no possibility of making it up at another time.

    Wanna strike? Let’s add consequences so your actions can mean something personally.

    Otherwise, you’re just a #hashtag warrior who sacrifices nothing for your cause.

    The global climate hoax is the biggest fraud perpetrated on civilization itself. There is no punishment too severe for those who happily brainwash children in support of it. No wonder kids these days are depressed and suicidal in record numbers. They’ve been told they have no future.

    In New York, Mayor de Blasio said everyone will be excused because “These kids are fighting for our planet.”

    So it’s consequence-free and approved by authority figures… Maybe I’m too optimistic about this, but I have to give kids today enough credit that they’ll be able to see this for what it is. 

    Drew, I’m with you, man. These people are villains.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 12:10 PM PDT
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  12. Jimmy Carter Member

    Ain’t this a license to skip every day?

    If one day works to save the planet, then why not all of ’em? 

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    • September 20, 2019, at 12:16 PM PDT
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  13. Slow on the uptake Thatcher

    Is it a strike if it’s done with permission?

    And – do the teachers also get a day off?

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    • September 20, 2019, at 1:12 PM PDT
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  14. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Member

    Slow on the uptake (View Comment):

    Is it a strike if it’s done with permission?

    Exactly!

    And – do the teachers also get a day off?

    More importantly, do the teachers’ unions still get their dues?

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    • September 20, 2019, at 1:14 PM PDT
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  15. Samuel Block Member

    Slow on the uptake (View Comment):

    Is it a strike if it’s done with permission?

    And – do the teachers also get a day off?

    And if not – and they have the building running with no people in it – doesn’t that kinda defeat the point? Maybe they should just call it a creative field trip.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 1:16 PM PDT
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  16. CJ Coolidge
    CJ

    I mean, I have no particular problem with kids escaping from government schools. Those schools are probably themselves pretty terrible for the environment.

    I can think of a few other things that are terrible for the environment:

    • Mass migration
    • The welfare system
    • The Interstate Highway system

    Any chance we’ll see environmentalists protesting any of those?

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    • September 20, 2019, at 1:20 PM PDT
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  17. Slow on the uptake Thatcher

    CJ (View Comment):

    I mean, I have no particular problem with kids escaping from government schools. Those schools are probably themselves pretty terrible for the environment.

    I can think of a few other things that are terrible for the environment:

    • Mass migration
    • The welfare system
    • The Interstate Highway system

    Any chance we’ll see environmentalists protesting any of those?

    Well, if the right people support these things, maybe. At least for the latter.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 1:25 PM PDT
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  18. JoelB Member

    CJ (View Comment):

    I mean, I have no particular problem with kids escaping from government schools. Those schools are probably themselves pretty terrible for the environment.

    I can think of a few other things that are terrible for the environment:

    • Mass migration
    • The welfare system
    • The Interstate Highway system

    Any chance we’ll see environmentalists protesting any of those?

    I believe bullet three will be getting the treatment soon. They will say that people should take trains. More passenger miles to the gallon possible. The schedule of implementing environmental studies and dealing with the plethora of stakeholders now is prohibitive to building new highways. Not that rail doesn’t have its own impacts.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 1:37 PM PDT
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  19. Bartholomew Xerxes Ogilvie, Jr. Coolidge

    The whole notion of students “striking” seems ridiculous to me.

    The point of a strike — and I mean in theory, in a free market — is to force the other party in a negotiation to acknowledge your value. You inflict pain by depriving them of what it is you can provide.

    Secondarily, a strike also demonstrates how far you’re willing to go, because you’re sacrificing something yourself (your paycheck). You’re also taking a risk, because if you’ve overestimated your own market value, you might find yourself replaced and unemployed.

    None of this applies to students. The schools don’t care if the students skip class; heck, it makes their lives easier. The students aren’t sacrificing anything, because they don’t want to go to school anyway. They’d much rather be outside waving shouting slogans with their friends and feeling good about themselves. It’s a joke.

    The right way to deal with this is to ignore it. Enforce the attendance rules the same as ever. If a student goes out on “strike,” fine: that’s what we call an unexcused absence. Rack up enough of those, and you get an F.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 1:51 PM PDT
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  20. Randy Webster Member

    Vance Richards: By doing so you can change the world

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    • September 20, 2019, at 1:51 PM PDT
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  21. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Member

    And remember, it’s not just about climate change. You get the whole smorgasbord of lefty social justice nonsense placed in the mouths of babes.

    https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1175115607001522177

    Children’s crusade. The left is sick.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 1:57 PM PDT
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  22. Samuel Block Member

    CJ (View Comment):

    I mean, I have no particular problem with kids escaping from government schools. Those schools are probably themselves pretty terrible for the environment.

    I can think of a few other things that are terrible for the environment:

    • Mass migration
    • The welfare system
    • The Interstate Highway system

    Any chance we’ll see environmentalists protesting any of those?

    Oh! We can add agriculture too! 

    They want our cheeseburger, we can take their soy.

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    • September 20, 2019, at 2:49 PM PDT
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  23. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Member

    Let’s outlaw soy!

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    • September 20, 2019, at 2:55 PM PDT
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  24. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards Post author

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Vance Richards: By doing so you can change the world

    I always liked that song. Not sure what today’s woke crowd would think of it though. I mean, it has some good socialist stuff like, “Tax the rich, feed the poor, ‘Til there are no rich no more?” but then it also has “Everywhere is freaks and hairies, Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity“. Anyway great guitar and drums on that track.

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  25. Randy Webster Member

    Vance Richards (View Comment):
    Tax the rich, feed the poor, ‘Til there are no rich no more?

    I always thought this was sarcasm.

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    Vance Richards Post author

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):
    Tax the rich, feed the poor, ‘Til there are no rich no more?

    I always thought this was sarcasm.

    Maybe it was, but it is not when Bernie says it 

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    • September 20, 2019, at 3:26 PM PDT
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  27. Randy Webster Member

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Vance Richards: By doing so you can change the world

    I always liked that song. Not sure what today’s woke crowd would think of it though. I mean, it has some good socialist stuff like, “Tax the rich, feed the poor, ‘Til there are no rich no more?” but then it also has “Everywhere is freaks and hairies, Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity“. Anyway great guitar and drums on that track.

    It was the Saturday Night Classic several years ago.

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  28. Samuel Block Member

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):
    Tax the rich, feed the poor, ‘Til there are no rich no more?

    I always thought this was sarcasm.

    Maybe it was, but it is not when Bernie says it

    Bernie strikes me as the kind of guy who often misses the joke.

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  29. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    Our economy will collapse without the valuable services K-12th graders provide. 

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    • September 20, 2019, at 4:41 PM PDT
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  30. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards Post author

    Surprising no one, some kids used the “strike” to do things other than protest . . . like playing mini-golf.

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