I’ve commented before on kids that “strike” or rather leave school illegally, the last time it happened in the UK was the final Friday before half term, and what happened on the following Monday and every other subsequent day of that week that kids were legally off school, why yes, the roads were a lot less filled with cars.
Stunning, it’s as if kids take for granted what gets them to school just to fulfil their narcissism.
To be honest, I can’t have a go at any one under 18, it doesn’t seem right does it? You could suggest, rather conspiratorial that any child used in any form of politically campaign was being cynically exploited by their so-called responsible adults but that still doesn’t tackle the issues that they are raising, genuinely or not.
We are at another strange cross roads in the developed west, where those that have seen democracy let them down (i.e. a few voting results went against them) feel the need to launch a new phase that involves those of non-voting age to be considered as knowledgeable and right thinking enough to be given the right to vote and to manipulate current political thinking.
And for their own desperate narcissism, the political class of all stripes actual entertain such things.
At least Theresa May, in a rare show of sense or just a clash of schedules, wasn’t around for the photo ops.
And this is my whole problem with this and with the rich twats known as Extinction Rebellion, and with David Attenborough and every other bloody thing that seems to be about the environment.
Personally speaking I have always recycled; I watch what chemicals I use (which is difficult when you whole entire career(s) have involved working with chemicals, and also using a tremendous amount of water), I don’t litter, for the majority of my time I’m a walker and public transport user rather than a motorist but it is all getting a bit like adverts on a Sunday morning.
I hate people who mistreat animals but there are only a certain amount of ads I can see from the RSPCA or the Donkey Sanctuary before I just tune out. Likewise I’ve seen too many emaciated polar bears, too many oil covered sea birds, too many turtles caught in plastic to actually give a crap any more.
Worst of all it the cult like, neo-religionist nature of it all and with Greta Thunberg the environment lobby groups have found their messiah; a figure that is beyond criticism because of her age and because of her mental illness and therefore to oppose her thoughts and wishes is to oppose to vulnerable child.
Shamima Begum wishes she had her PR team.
Thanks for reading.