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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:53 AM

Greta Thunberg at U.N.: "You are still not mature enough to tell it like it is. You are failing us.

Greta Thunberg at U.N.: "You are still not mature enough to tell it like it is. You are failing us. Young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you." https://cbsn.ws/2ms36BJ



Get 'em, Greta!

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Reply Greta Thunberg at U.N.: "You are still not mature enough to tell it like it is. You are failing us. (Original post)
demmiblue Sep 2019 OP
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:54 AM

1. Go Greta!!!!!

love it!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 10:05 AM

2. Going strictly by the clip,

I think she missed her chance to stick it where it hurts, and to state that a good chunk of the climate-denying bullshit is due to corporate greed. And that somehow this gets lost in all the rhetoric.

So yeah, either they're not mature enough to do something, or they just don't have the guts to do it.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 10:13 AM

3. There should be BILLIONS of Gretas in every street across the globe...

But there are not. There are but a few...

There should be complete civil disobedience campaigns in every major city and country on the globe.

But there are not. There are but a few...

There should be that same burning rage in the voice of every teenager, pre-teen and grade-schooler in America TODAY...

But there is not. There are actually fewer Americans than anyone else...

Younger generations that idle away on I-pads and I-phones and Snapchat and Instagram and worry more about their number of followers than the status of the planet they are going to inherit in 10 years time are not going to solve this problem.

Older generations that have done the calculus in their heads and realize (or believe) that the changes predicted won't come during THEIR lifetimes, will not solve this problem either. They are at least acting in a disgusting self-interest. But there are no solutions coming that are not half-measures or mired in baseless 'controversy'.

Young people (under the age of 30) should be enraged and divesting 100% from modern society. They should bring the system to its knees by starving it of its very food for existence - STOP CONSUMING EVERYTHING AVAILABLE ALL THE TIME.

Look, mass protests are cute these days....but what do they REALLY change? Did MILLIONS protesting the Iraq invasion stop it? Or stop the DECADES of war that followed? Did the Parkland kid's "Rally for our Lives" change any federal gun laws? Ask people of El Paso or Dayton how effective 'protest marches' are...

The ONLY way this situation gets resolved and the planet is saved for future generations is a massive general strike against CONSUMERISM itself. To save a burning planet, we either burn down the existing economic model - and start over with a different paradigm entirely - or we wait long enough to seal our species doom and end up in a dystopian "Mad Max-like" future or worse. You cannot contain modern capitalism in the box necessary to prevent it from doing EXACTLY what it is doing now....killing EVERYTHING.

Protests and sit-ins and the like are not going to accomplish squat in the face of the full force of the global economy. We have already peacefully accepted the power structure that has 99.9% of the planetary wealth in the hands of fewer people than live in Manhattan alone. Be honest with ourselves - if we do not stop, we die, they die (the youth) and the world will start over without us in a few generations of deprivation and suffering. They won't make it, and the species will be extinct within a few hundred years.

We already KNOW how this is going to end...I am over 45, nearing 50...I expect to witness the beginning of the end before I die. I expect my children will suffer its full wrath and the spasms of violence and horror that will accompany the end of civilization. I hope that they do NOT have grandchildren for me, because anyone born from now on is going to be part of the great die-off and their lives will be spend in horrific privation and anguish.



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 10:25 AM

4. It is NOT A CHOICE to no believe in climate change any more than it is a choice

To believe in Gravity or plate tectonics.
It is just ignorance.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 01:55 PM

5. Full video: "How dare you!"



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