So, on Friday there was a “climate strike” in front of the White House. I missed it at the time because I was “dropping some friends off at the lake” or, in Special Forces vernacular, “locking out a SEAL Team,” or something similarly vital. The key attraction in this goat rope apparently was 16-year-old Swedish climate alarmist prodigy, Greta Thunberg.
“Never give up.” This teenage climate activist joined hundreds of other young protesters to demand global action on climate change. https://t.co/fKxxOi7q2o
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) September 13, 2019
Before moving forward, let me digress here just for a second. It has become fashionable on the left to use kids as human shields for all kinds of really stupid ideas–and there was a lot of stupid, front and center, on Friday:
Whenever there is a protest gathering with folks holding signs, I take a moment to actually read the signs in photos. At the #ClimateStrike in front of the White House typically see "No Planet B" but one sign seemed … odd.
"We're sacrificing our education to save our future." pic.twitter.com/bT32bsyNcZ
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) September 14, 2019
For instance, the viciously stupid David Hogg was given a pass by the right. Why? I don’t have a clue beyond a suspicion that it was some kind of fear that we’d be criticized for pointing out he was a buffoon. This Thunberg kid is also involved in spouting nonsense and no one is taking her on. You’ll notice that the left had no similar problems in going after Kyle Kashuv. Bottom line, kids who get involved in adult debates must be held to adult standards. Dumb ideas don’t become smarter just because you’re a know-it-all teenager. We’re done with the Children’s Crusade nonsense.
Anyway, aside from the main attraction there was this:
Climate activists at White House today declare they will have no more kids until the Green New Deal passed! pic.twitter.com/EJYBBZucM7
— Marc Morano (@ClimateDepot) September 14, 2019
This has been a recurring theme with the climate alarmist goober demographic,
Our planet is going to face disaster if we don’t turn this ship around. And so it’s basically, like, there’s scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult, and it does lead, I think, young people, to have a legitimate question. Ya know, should—is it okay to still have children? Not just financially, because people are graduating with 20, 30, 100 thousand dollars of student loan debt, so they can’t even afford to have kids in the house, but also there’s just this basic moral question, like, what do we do?
In fact, you see it among many of the young kids at the “climate strike”
A few hundred people, mostly teenagers and young children, gathered on the Ellipse south of the White House carrying signs that read “I want you to panic!” and “Why are we studying for a future we won’t have?”https://t.co/oNmKiZIUSx
— Greenpeace NZ (@GreenpeaceNZ) September 14, 2019
This may seem depressing until you realize that this is actually a political breakthrough. This is a point of agreement between we, the reality and science based community, and them, the climate alarmists and Armageddon fantasists. No. You shouldn’t have kids. You’re stupid. You’re incompetent to be parents. You’re using your kids as sockpuppets for quackery and making them feel as though they are not wanted, that they are a detriment to Gaia or whatever bullsh** you guys are worshipping this week, and that they have no future. That kind of an attitude becomes self-fulfilling. If you really believe this stuff you should definitely not have kids until there is a Green New Deal because there isn’t going to be one. Now, of course, this means that you’re going to, best case, die alone and be eaten by the cats you tried to train to be vegan. Worst case you’re going to be packed off to some kind of a warehouse staffed by like-minded nutters who believe your ancient ass is a drain on scarce resources and that you’re a prime candidate for euthanasia. You won’t get visitors. You will die alone and unmourned. And you’ll be used for compost.
Children are a blessing. They shouldn’t be drafted into adult wars. They shouldn’t learn that it is okay to interject themselves into adult conversations. Whatever problems the world has is going to be solved by having more children raised by competent parents.
So actually Friday was a very good day. We have found something with which we can agree with the climate alarmists.