Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Time’s Person of the Year Is Who Everyone Thought It Would Be

 

Time magazine made the most obvious choice for 2019’s Person of the Year: Greta Thunberg. The 16-year-old media creation spent the year yelling at grown-ups and convincing youth around the world that they’re all going to die.

By Thunberg’s own account, her mass school strikes, angry speeches, and yachting hither and yon across the Atlantic on billionaires’ yachts has “achieved nothing.”

What do you think of Time’s choice? Is there someone else you would have selected as 2019’s Person of the Year?

 

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  1. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Jon,

    Proof positive that with enough Soros money you can take a mentally ill 15-year-old girl and make her into a left-wing icon.

    Of course, it isn’t hard to imagine where Greta’s mental illness comes from.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2GMUYMNTi4

    With a goofy egomaniacal mother like Melana Ernman, it’s amazing that Greta can make her semi-coherent statements at all. Ernman is an opera singer and has performed in a pornographic film.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • December 11, 2019, at 7:40 AM PST
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  2. Stad Thatcher

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: By Thunberg’s own account, her mass school strikes, angry speeches, and yachting hither and yon across the Atlantic on billionaires’ yachts has “achieved nothing.”

    So holding your breath until your face turns blue doesn’t work, eh?

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    • December 11, 2019, at 7:49 AM PST
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  3. Hoyacon Member

    Never trust anyone under 30.

    • #3
    • December 11, 2019, at 7:53 AM PST
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  4. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    I think her the perfect choice for this “time” though not for the reasons the magazine chose her.

    • #4
    • December 11, 2019, at 7:56 AM PST
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  5. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Time magazine is still a thing?

     

    • #5
    • December 11, 2019, at 7:56 AM PST
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  6. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    There’s two-thirds of a month left. They could have waited to see if Boris Johnson pulled in a big election win, etc.

    Who were the other alternatives?

    A faceless leader in Hong Kong and a Uyghur — or does Time have way too many business relationships with the brutal Commies?

    I remember they had a cover for “The Two George (H. W.) Bushes”. They could have done that with two-face Justin Trudeau — one in black face and… Mr. & Mrs. Kellyanne Conway might make a good pair too.

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    • December 11, 2019, at 7:57 AM PST
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  7. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Sigh. What coulda been…

    Runner Up
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    • December 11, 2019, at 8:29 AM PST
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  8. Dave of Barsham Member

    “The Power of Youth”

    • #8
    • December 11, 2019, at 8:30 AM PST
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  9. Pony Convertible Member

    The person of the year is Trump, no debate.

    • #9
    • December 11, 2019, at 8:36 AM PST
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  10. Kozak Member
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    • December 11, 2019, at 8:46 AM PST
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  11. Kozak Member
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    Dave of Barsham (View Comment):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2GMUYMNTi4

    Youth has historically had such great wisdom…

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    • December 11, 2019, at 9:00 AM PST
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  12. Old Bathos Moderator

    But the older she gets, the more she will be the living embodiment of the silliness of Chicken Little Environmentalism. The fact that she will not be dead from climate collapse in 10-12 years and that the left will grudgingly have moved on to some other fetish movement by then will make it harder to forget that predictions about deadlines were made.

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    • December 11, 2019, at 9:29 AM PST
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  13. Jim Kearney Contributor

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Time magazine is still a thing?

    Only once a year, but owner and Democrat donor Mark Benioff (net worth estimated at $6.7 billion) the founder/CEO of Salesforce, is definitely a force conservatives must reckon with for a long time.

    Solution: more conservative billionaires, please.

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    • December 11, 2019, at 9:48 AM PST
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  14. Mark Wilson Member
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    “The Power of Youth”? What kind of claptrap is that?

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    • December 11, 2019, at 2:14 PM PST
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  15. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    The selections have become increasingly silly over the years.

    They did give the nod to the President in 2016. Then — who remembers 2017? “The Silence Breakers,” meaning the MeToo nonsense. Who remembers 2018? “The Guardians,” meaning not our military or police, but certain journalists.

    The President has so dominated matters that it’s hard to pick anyone else, but it’s also rather silly to suggest that he should be the Man of the Year for every year since 2016. I wouldn’t pick him for 2019, but if he wins reelection, he should get the nod again in 2020 — as did President Obama in both 2008 and 2012, and rightfully so, I think.

    I think that 2019 should be Boris Johnson, with William Barr as runner up.

    I think that 2018 should have been either Brett Kavanaugh or Nancy Pelosi. I know, that’s quite a choice, but Kavanaugh was triumphant in his nomination, and Pelosi was triumphant in the House election. Both were a big deal.

    I think that 2017 should have been Jordan Peterson.

    Perhaps the fallback nomination should be ABBA, because whenever I consider Time’s choices, I wonder should I laugh or cry. This is particularly true of their runners up, which you can view here, if you want to either laugh or cry.

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    • December 11, 2019, at 9:14 PM PST
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  16. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    You know, my recollection of ABBA’s Should I Laugh Or Cry fits the annoying Ms. Thunberg in an uncanny way. Uncanny even among Swedes.

    Here’s a quick re-write of the lyrics (changes in italics, except “she” substituted for “he” throughout without italics):

    She stands towering over me inside her head
    Face turning red
    Tells me I must take her seriously
    Droning on the usual way
    She’s peddling kooky lies
    And I wonder should I laugh or cry

    She’s dressed in the dour clothes her handlers bought
    Trousers too short
    Gives me of her small philosophy
    Carries on the way she does
    And me I get so tired
    And I wonder should I laugh or cry

    High and mighty her banner flies
    A fool’s pride in her eyes
    Standing there on her toes to grow in size

    All I see is a sad buffoon
    Halfway up to the moon
    She’s wrapped up in a warm and safe cocoon
    Of an eternal lie

    So should I laugh or cry

    Strange how sensibly indifferent I have grown
    Cold as a stone
    No more patience for this child’s fury

    Far away she rambles on
    I feel my throat go dry
    And I wonder should I laugh or cry

    High and mighty her banner flies
    A fool’s pride in her eyes
    Standing there on her toes to grow in size

    All I see is a sad buffoon
    Halfway up to the moon
    She’s wrapped up in a warm and safe cocoon
    Of an eternal lie

    So should I laugh or cry

     

     

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    • December 11, 2019, at 9:28 PM PST
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  17. Stad Thatcher

    James Gawron (View Comment):
    Ernman is an opera singer and has performed in a pornographic film.

    She’s not even up to Stormy Daniels’ standards. Just sayin’ . . .

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    • December 12, 2019, at 6:14 AM PST
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