Little Miss Greta Thunberg is butthurt, again. This time, over a Chinese article. Cue the tiny violins.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has called out Chinese state media after an article attempted to “fat-shame” her for being a vegetarian.
In an article published last week in the China Daily, an outlet owned by the ruling Communist Party, Ms Thunberg was mocked for her weight and called an “environmental princess”.
Being fat-shamed by Chinese state owned media is a pretty weird experience even by my standards. But it’s definitely going on my resume. https://t.co/VfSEHU5N1A
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) May 21, 2021
What resume? Is she back in school? Does she have any experience other than traveling the world on a boat to speak out on climate activism? In a PRO Act article, I expressed my disdain for Union organizers and activists who have done nothing in their life beyond protests, trying to dictate how others with skills, experience, and a legacy of enterprise earn their living. My disdain for this type of agitprop theater is about the same.
I hate to be in league with the CCP, but, where’s the lie? Thunberg is an environmental princess.
At 17 years old, with barely a secondary school education and questionable emotional bandwidth, Thunberg is lecturing on climate change, getting untold attention and media, with information not borne of her own knowledge, study, or experience, but that is spoon-fed to her.
It’s about as egregious as AOC lecturing about economics. What comes out of AOC’s mouth is highly suspect and dead wrong, but at least AOC has the bragging rights of a paper from Boston University. Greta doesn’t have anything to show for her supposed climate knowledge, except her passion and anger; yet, she is treated like royalty, and every word that drops from her mouth is likened to the Dalai Lama.
If that’s not “princess” treatment, I don’t know what is. It would be nauseating, if it wasn’t so sad.
Apparently, China is more miffed that Thunberg is calling them out on their climate hypocrisy, as well as replicating her activist zeal within their borders. Chinese national Howey Ou is trying to be the Asian Greta.
They’re both 17, and she looks to the Swede for inspiration, but in China Ou has had run-ins with the authorities and been barred from her school.
Chinese old saying " 天下兴亡，匹夫有责“ teach me to take a stand when the world is in a crisis, let alone cc is the biggest crisis in human history. I can't imagine China to absent in this battle, even fear to see it as blank. If no one is really do anything, then I have to. pic.twitter.com/0I9FMLurXf
— 欧泓奕Howey Ou #STOPHolcim (@howey_ou) July 20, 2020
At least she is in school. Just saying…
Still, she hopes to stay in the country and build a grass-roots environmental movement, with some tactics adapted to a Chinese context.
Way to go, Howey Ou. Fight the power. However, your country locked people in their apartments and sealed the doors shut in order to combat the coronavirus. So, good luck with that.
And the Zoomer climate clique spans the multicultural spectrum. Vanessa Nakate, a 24-year-old climate activist from Uganda, has gained worldwide fame due to the Associated Press’ “mistake” of cropping her out of a photo with Greta Thunberg at the Davos World Economic Forum.
Just hours before, Nakate, a 24-year-old Ugandan, had participated in a news conference at the World Economic Forum with four white activists, including Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. But when news agency Associated Press released a picture of the five from the event, Nakate had been cropped out.
The omission shocked and saddened Nakate, who, in a tearful 10-minute video posted on social media, denounced the “racism” in the global environmental movement and the erasure of Black and African voices from conversations about climate activism even as their communities and countries are disproportionately affected by the crisis.
Nakate rightly called it out.
You didn't just erase a photo
You erased a continent
But I am stronger than ever pic.twitter.com/J34WMXvPAo
— Vanessa Nakate (@vanessa_vash) January 24, 2020
Racism? Perhaps. When everything is racist, then nothing is racist. So, color me jaundiced for my lack of umbrage.
Yet her presence at the event and the effect that the episode had on her elicited a response that reverberated across the world. Her posts on the issue were liked and retweeted hundreds of thousands of times. AP, which apologised to her both publicly and privately, said it would expand diversity training.
And by the time Nakate’s flight landed in Uganda a day after she posted her video, she had solidified her place as a leading voice among young Africans passionately arguing for action against climate change.
The climate crisis “has a racial issue”, says Nakate, who appears softly spoken but is not one to shy away from debate. “You cannot have climate justice without racial justice. It isn’t justice if it doesn’t include everyone.”
Now, Mother Nature is racist. Who knew?
Nakate is not new to the world stage at all, but the media is treating her as such. Since 2018, Nakate has been doing climates strikes in her country, and speaking out about racial and climate justice. In the Fall of 2020, months before the U.S. presidential election, Nakate made this video about how our American vote matters to climate change in Africa, and the rest of the world.
A climate change activist in Uganda has a request for American voters in the upcoming election: consider the impact their vote will have on the climate pic.twitter.com/DJDuCd7j5G
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 29, 2020
Notice the date of the above tweet and the below one. In the Vox article referenced below, they interview Nakate because of a letter she wrote to then President-select Joe Biden and President-in-waiting Kamala Harris, that conveniently garnered international attention.
"There is no climate justice if it isn’t global, and if it doesn’t include everyone." Read the rest of this interview with Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate! https://t.co/WBBane89W5
— Food & Water Watch (@foodandwater) November 18, 2020
Nakate recently wrote a letter to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, asking them if they were serious about their commitment to fixing the climate crisis and expressing her desire for a clean, sustainable, and equitable planet. Nakate’s letter gained a lot of international support, but it also opened her up to the worst online trolling she ever experienced.
This type of foreign interference masquerading as concern trolling is as angering as ballot stuffing and machines programmed to change votes. What business does a Ugandan national have interfering with our elections and dictating our foreign policy? What is most disturbing is how embedded the Chinese Communist Party is in the nation of Uganda. So, once again, my hackles are raised.
“CropGate” served its purpose. It catapulted Nakate to Thunberg’s level of fame, so expect to see more of her on American, faux news shows. It’s already happening in print and digital media; when you get interviewed by Angelina Jolie for Time magazine, you can safely say you’ve hit the big time. Heck, we’ll probably see the Harpies from “The View” fawning all over her next.
A conversation with Angelina Jolie and Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate on the urgency of elevating African voices in climate discussions https://t.co/HV0DrKYx54
— Shobha Raghuram (@ShobhaRaghuram) January 5, 2021
Along with Greta Thunberg, three young climate activists of color you should know are Autumn Peltier, Mari Copeny, Xiye Bastida. Don’t forget their names and include them in climate conversations. pic.twitter.com/d4tUvh42G5
— 𝓔𝓵𝓲𝔃𝓪𝓫𝓮𝓽𝓱 𝓛𝓲𝓵𝓵𝔂 (@ChitkwesuManetu) December 12, 2020
Maybe it’s the cynic in me, but these young, female, climate activists popping up at this particular time, in their particular part of the world is quite opportune. Save for Thunberg, these ladies are from poverty-ridden, third-world countries.
Who funds them?
This is all straight out of a globalist marketing campaign, and these girls are central casting.