Dear Greta

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Professor Jason D. Hill pens scathing and brilliant ‘open letter’ to teen climate activist Greta Thunberg

Here is a hard truth to ponder, Greta: if the great producers of this world whom you excoriate were to withdraw their productivity, wealth and talents—in short—their minds from the world today, your generation would simply perish. Why? Because as children you have done nothing as yet, with your lives besides being born. This is what we expect of children until such time as they can be producers by learning from their elders. You are understandably social and ecological ballast. You are not yet cognitively advanced to replicate the structures of survival of which you are the beneficiaries.

Children are important installments on the future. We have invested in you. It is you and your smug generation which think they have nothing to learn from the older ones who are failing themselves. Whom do you expect to employ the majority of you if you have neither the job credentials or life competency skills to navigate the world? The future unemployable-skipping- school-on-Friday obstreperous children?

The truth, as one anonymous blogger aptly put it, is that your generation is unable to work up to forty hours per week without being chronically depressed and anxious. Its members cannot even decide if they want to be a boy or a girl, or both, or neither, or a “they.” They cannot eat meat without crying. I might add that your generation needs “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” as pre-conditions for learning in school. Its members have a pathological need to be coddled and protected from the challenging realities of life. Your generation is the biggest demander and consumer of carbon spewing technological gadgets and devices. An hour without any of them and too many of you succumb to paralyzing lethargy. Your generation is the least curious and most insular set of individuals one has ever encountered. Your hubris extends so far that you think you have nothing to learn from your elders.

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  1. Good points well made.

    During our council elections we had youth candidates expressing the view they were worth a vote, perhaps owed a vote, as they needed to make decisions for their generation.

    The Professor’s sage advice to Greta applies to youth anywhere. Wisdom and knowledge are required for decisions affecting a community.

    I liked his phrase, “…social and ecological ballast. You are not yet cognitively advanced to replicate the structures of survival of which you are the beneficiaries”.

    Greta and her minders should await any cognitive advancement. Well done Professor.

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  2. Ann all the young ones I have met want to “travel”
    They are not interested in a job or career, or settling down with a family.
    They just want to travel (and post photos)

    And then they wonder why they are polluting our skies, and why they don’t have a mansion by the time they are 30.

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    • Don’t forget millenials are all entitled to a “gap year” so they can go travelling and relax before they even think of going to uni. Poor little flowers are too tired to get out of their own way.

      Meanwhile reports that Greta has set sail to Spain on the other side of the ocean where she should have stayed.

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  3. Yes, but one must stop to reflect who educated that generation. Children don’t come with the software preloaded. WE remain silent while the teachers spread their gender theories, their hate for the rich, their “but that wasn’t real socialism”. WE remain on the roadside looking idly while our kids spend thousands of hours on the Internet being indoctrinated.
    So… I’d suggest less finger-waving and a bit more of STAND UP AND FIGHT!

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    • “We” do? We discuss the news over dinner and debate these things in our house. We have a WhatsApp group to share stories and links in on these topics. Our internet access is managed, age appropriate and monitored. I don’t catch everything, but I’m not part of your “we”.

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    • Children don’t come with the software preloaded.

      Well said seeker. I’m certain that the so-called ‘education system’ has a lot to answer for…. but even more important are the parents of these obnoxious little creatures.

      Actually I don’t blame the Greta Thunbergs of this world because they simply blank minds which have taken on the sick conditioning of their parents.

      In my own case, for example, my daughter actively despises her own culture (European, democratic capitalist) and it’s values; she’s a socialist vegan animal rights activist who thinks it’s a good idea to buy a property for its trees in order to somehow trade the ‘carbon credits’, FFS. Furthermore, she actively encourages her poor little son to prance around in his sister’s party dress. That’s just a small fraction of it.

      Sorry to vent. But really, it’s not Greta Thunberg’s fault that she’s an obnoxious little shit…. she is totally the product of her conditioning. Poor little tyke.

      The Western democratic world is totally fucked, IMHO. You wouldn’t see this insane bullshit being pushed onto Chinese kids by their own parents and teachers, I’m certain of that. The Chinese are proud of their values and their culture…. unlike our perverted traitorous wreckers.

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      • So when did the change take place – High School or University or other.I have Green, Labour and Clintionite – I feel your pain.

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      • Some one is trying to raise a revolution.
        Power, Control, Riches, became a sustainable lifestyle for some elite.

        The Cultural Revolution, formally the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, was a sociopolitical movement in the People’s Republic of China from 1966 until 1976.
        Launched by Mao Zedong, then Chairman of the Communist Party of China, its stated goal was to preserve Chinese Communism by purging remnants of capitalist and traditional elements from Chinese society, and to re-impose Mao Zedong Thought (known outside China as Maoism) as the dominant ideology in the Communist Party of China.
        The Revolution marked Mao’s return to a position of power after a period of less radical leadership to recover from the failures of the Great Leap Forward, whose policies led to famine and approximately 30 million deaths only five years earlier.
        The Cultural Revolution damaged China’s economy and led to the death of an estimated 500,000 to 2,000,000 people.[1]

        Mao launched the movement in May 1966, soon calling on young people to “bombard the headquarters” and proclaiming that “to rebel is justified”.
        Mao charged that bourgeois elements had infiltrated the government and society and that they aimed to restore capitalism.
        Lin Biao, head of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), was written into the constitution as Mao’s successor; Lin had compiled the Little Red Book, a selection of Mao’s sayings, that became a sacred text for Mao’s personality cult.
        To eliminate his rivals within the Communist Party of China (CPC) and in schools, factories, and government institutions, Mao insisted that revisionists be removed through violent class struggle.
        China’s youth responded by forming Red Guard groups around the country, which split into rival factions and sometimes open battle. Schools and universities were closed.
        Urban workers likewise split into factions, and the PLA had to be sent to restore order. Senior officials, most notably Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping, were purged or exiled.
        Millions of people were accused of being Rightists and persecuted or suffered public humiliation, imprisonment, torture, hard labor, seizure of property, and sometimes execution or harassment into suicide.
        Many urban intellectual youths were sent to the countryside in the Down to the Countryside Movement.
        Red Guards destroyed historical relics and artifacts or ransacked cultural and religious sites.

        Mao officially ended the Cultural Revolution in 1969, but its active phase lasted until at least 1971, when Lin Biao fled and died in a plane crash, accused of plotting to overthrow Mao.
        After Mao’s death and the arrest of the Gang of Four in 1976, Deng Xiaoping gradually dismantled the Maoist policies associated with the Cultural Revolution.
        In 1981, the Party declared that the Cultural Revolution was “responsible for the most severe setback and the heaviest losses suffered by the Party, the country, and the people since the founding of the People’s Republic”.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Revolution

        Once the genie is out of the bottle, that time for Mao, it seemed to be a success, for the rest of his life.

        History does not exactly repeat, but often it rhymes, and note some were consumed, and how other fellow disparate travelers of Mao’s time, rode the wave, and to their success after Mao’s death.

        Then again, some people are just dreamers, resisting colonists. 🙂

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