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. Slow on the uptake Thatcher
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

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

    They have a different way of fighting global warming – you’re just too old to understand.

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  2. Shauna Hunt Inactive
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    DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader (View Comment):

    Let’s outlaw soy!

    I’m allergic to it so it’s fine with me.

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  3. DonG Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader (View Comment):

    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.

    I agree totally with the above statement. 

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  4. Eridemus Coolidge
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    Well no surprise some part of it has turned violent (and in France of course). Scroll down for pics of the “kids” here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49781640

     

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  5. Al French, sad sack Moderator
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    There was no climate strike China.

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  6. Cato Rand Inactive
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    DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader (View Comment):

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

    Only a sophisticated adult PR campaign could get millions of people to pretend to believe that we should reorder civilization based on the fears of an autistic Scandinavian teenager.  It’s kind of chilling.  It’s like everyone’s just cowed by the mob into pretending to see the emperor’s clothes.  But this isn’t some apocryphal parable.  It’s really happening.  <shiver>

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  7. Larry3435 Member
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    OldDanRhody (View Comment):

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

    That’s what I’d have done.

    Given what they believe about the climate, I guess the class they missed was science.

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  8. Slow on the uptake Thatcher
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    Larry3435 (View Comment):

    OldDanRhody (View Comment):

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

    That’s what I’d have done.

    Given what they believe about the climate, I guess the class they missed was science.

    They didn’t miss it.

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  9. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Action Network and Action Squared is a non-profit website that allows for on line organizing for progressive issues – I wonder who started it and who is funding??  Supposedly, the Obama campaign used it for getting out the vote – I noted one of the symbols is the “fist in the air” revolution symbol – they state that they can control the message by not attending school.  I have a good idea – if you are going to miss school, why not spend the time cleaning up the hell holes in the “progressively run” cities and towns, like Phile.  Spend a few days picking up all that trash. Then plant a community garden.  

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  10. Samuel Block Support
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Action Network and Action Squared is a non-profit website that allows for on line organizing for progressive issues – I wonder who started it and who is funding?? Supposedly, the Obama campaign used it for getting out the vote – I noted one of the symbols is the “fist in the air” revolution symbol – they state that they can control the message by not attending school. I have a good idea – if you are going to miss school, why not spend the time cleaning up the hell holes in the “progressively run” cities and towns, like Phile. Spend a few days picking up all that trash. Then plant a community garden.

    But why put in all that hard work if you can just let conservative activists do it?… and then accuse them of being racist or being motivated by mean-spiritedness. 

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  11. Samuel Block Support
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    In fact, it’d be pretty funny if some young republican groups around the country organized to clean up the protest sites after the environmentalists head home!

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  12. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Samuel Block (View Comment):

    In fact, it’d be pretty funny if some young republican groups around the country organized to clean up the protest sites after the environmentalists head home!

    On their website there is an option to click on the question can conservatives use the site too? I didn’t stick around to get the answer…

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