Add Jeremy Clarkson to the list of middle-aged, middle-class white men who have decided to rip into Greta Thunberg.
This time, the 16-year-old activist and all-round international treasure was called a “spoilt brat” in an opinion piece penned by the rev-head. Clarkson, triggered by Greta’s impassioned (and iconic) ‘How Dare You’ speech to the UN, suggested the teen be grateful for everything his Boomer comrades have done for her generation.
Now, he’s not the first to slag off a child; and he sure won’t be the last to add his grumbling drawl to the choir of disgruntled conservative voices. I mean, at this stage, from the amount of names she’s been called has given her a title just about as long as Daenerys Targaryen.
And, there has to be a logical explanation for their anger. Because there’s just so much.
I mean, no one would hurl misogynistic and ableist abuse at a child for no reason, right?
Greta Thunberg, “Spoilt Brat”
Not only that, she needs to “go back to school”, and be a “good girl” and let the grown ups and scientists get the job done. And I reckon Clarkson has a point. You know, because that’s what they’ve been waiting 30 years to do!
Greta Thunberg, Political Shield For Climate Activist Agenda
Because heaven forbid a child – no, a teenager – has come to terms with the catastrophic impact of climate change and has the guts to voice her fears about it.
The idea that they can use a kid as a political shield, give her immense coverage, and then no is allowed to talk about the substance of her arguments because she is a kid … is just silly.
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) September 23, 2019
Greta Thunberg, The “Mentally Ill Swedish Child”
How can a teenager with Aspergers – who has openly celebrated this as her ‘superpower’ (see, pure evil) – and selective mutism lead a climate movement and speaek sense? That’s what conservative writer and the Daily Wire host Michael Knowles wants to know about this “climate hysteria”.
There’s no way a young woman, fronting the world
Greta Thunberg, The “Deeply Disturbed” Messiah
Greta Thunberg, The “Strange”
Ooft! Double-whammy from Andrew Bolt. Mr Bolt, thank you for using your hard-hitting journalism and opinion pieces to expose the truth.
Yes, this little girl is so very, deeply disturbed.
I am indeed ”deeply disturbed” about the fact that these hate and conspiracy campaigns are allowed to go on and on and on just because we children communicate and act on the science. Where are the adults? pic.twitter.com/xDSlN0VgtZ
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 1, 2019
Greta Thunberg, The Demoraliser Of Young People Through Catastrophism
Bernard Arnault, the billionaire French luxury brand boss is concerned Greta’s embrace of ‘catastrophism’ is leading youth down a dark and dangerous path. Perhaps away from mass-produced ‘luxury’ fashion brands.
Someone, please, think of the children.
Greta Thunberg, “Very Happy Young Girl”
She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see! https://t.co/1tQG6QcVKO
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019
Thank you, Mr President. I’m so glad that you can see how happy this young girl is that her planet and future is being destroyed right before her eyes. Of course, this young girl’s best solution, is to shut up and smile about it.
Greta Thunberg, The “Shit”
This annoying little brat addressed the UN on the so-called climate crisis. WHO lets this shit have a platform? Mendacious, inbred sycophants, that who. #ClimateChangeHoax pic.twitter.com/W1fvYdtFSW
— Sam Newman (@Origsmartassam) September 24, 2019
Yes, Sam Newman, you would know all about little shits getting a platform.
The “fired up” teen causing the children to be “very distressed” (nice one Karl Stefanovic).
The little (but mighty) voice exposing the truth and making us feel “needless anxiety” about climate change and the future being left for us (that’s a relief ScoMo, give your lump of coal a kiss for me).
The “unstable” girl from a “damaged background” (and damaged future, amirite, Piers Morgan?) that her parents have “put on a global stage” to play activist and, thus, be the subject of scrutiny.
The young woman leading the people’s charge against climate change. The young woman inspiring a generation to rally and raise their voices.
Greta Thunberg, the nightmare of middle-aged, middle-class white men (and some women) and climate-change deniers.
Because she’s the face of the future. She’s the face of what this older generation – her critics – have failed.
And that scares them to death.
Image Sources: Instagram (@gretathunberg)