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Assault on America, Day 267: Greta Thunberg is a Hogg-clone for opportunistic greenie wackos

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It’s no surprise to anyone who’s followed the 2020 Democrat presidential campaign to see Democrat socialist Bernie Sanders bashing capitalism. Even though the crotchety 78-year-old has effectively manipulated the American economic system to enrich himself many times over, Sanders still thinks drastic change is needed to ensure fairness and opportunity for all (citizen or non-citizen inclusive) from this point forward.

Naturally “The Bern” believes he should be the one overseeing the transformation from a prosperous individualistic nation into a near-totalitarian government-centered demand system reminiscent of the vastly wealthy and underappreciated (in his demented mind) old Soviet Union. Who knows, maybe Bernie's read numerous texts written by distinguished Soviet historians touching on how happy and contented the people were under such legendary leaders as Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev. As a result, Sanders seeks to remake the once proud Land of the Free to match the dead Soviets’ image.

But even Bernie knows he won’t be around forever. Who will carry the torch after he’s gone? A lot of folks in Sanders’ orbit -- including him -- would like to see someone like Swedish teen Greta Thunberg leading the way. The European naïf appeared at the United Nations the other day and caused quite a stir among the political and commenting class. Needless to say, the Vermont senator and Democrat presidential hopeful was impressed with her performance.

Phillip Nieto reported at The Daily Caller, “Independent Vermont Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders believes that young people, like Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, need to be in charge of the ‘climate justice movement.’

“’What a disgrace that it takes a 16-year-old to tell world leaders what they won’t acknowledge,’ the 78 year-old Vermont senator tweeted Monday. ‘We cannot continue with this type of ruthless capitalism that is destroying our planet. This is why we need young people leading our climate justice movement.’

“Sanders’ tweet was in reference to comments made by Thunberg at the United Nations the same day, where the teenager made an emotional plea for world leaders to do more to combat climate change.”

Yes indeed, Thunberg’s was the epitome of an emotional appeal, gut-wrenching to those who abhor child exploitation. Sanders’ tweet contains footage of the Swede’s carefully crafted address, which lasted a little over three minutes (including several pauses for applause from the overly solicitous audience, most of whom probably figured Thunberg was suffering from serious jetlag and was therefore up well past her bedtime). Greta offered plenty of shaming for the older set but no facts to back up her claims that climate science has been established beyond rebuttal for thirty years and we only have eight and a half more trips around the sun to turn things around, etc.

We’ve heard it all before. Nothing to see here, other than the fact the argument’s being rehashed, repackaged and recited by a fresh-faced newcomer who portends to know everything there is to know about the coming calamity and acts particularly put-off because world leaders heretofore haven’t been willing to savage their countries so as to make Thunberg and her greenie pals happy -- and save us all at the same time.

How fortunate we are to have Greta serve as the new face of the far-left climate change movement! For at least a year or so we’ve been stuck with the already over-the-hill 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez carrying forth the alarms and hysterics of the young and entitled. AOC is so yesterday in the minds of the global warming panic pushers now; after all, she was born in 1989, so how could she possibly comprehend as much as a youngin’ who didn’t breathe her first breath ‘o oxygen until the twenty-first century?

My how things have devolved. America’s Founding Fathers immersed themselves in classical theory and history to devise the American political system, particularly noteworthy for its intricate checks and balances as well as staunch protections for sacred God-given rights of citizens. James Madison alone read over 300 volumes of world history in a single year prior to compiling his outline for a new federal government (known as the Virginia plan, which was subsequently adopted as the foundation for the federal Constitution).

No doubt Thunberg and her earth-is-warming troop have done year after year of intense study of their own with the aid of computer diagrams, simulations, graphs and models outlining everything relating to global climate and proved beyond question what she pitched to the gentile and accepting UN crowd. Perhaps she started reading treatises and studies at the age of two and as a child prodigy with Asperger’s syndrome (which sometimes leads to special cognitive abilities) she’s already crammed an entire career’s worth of somebody’s fabricated data into her delicate skull.

Besides, who needs an education anyway? All that book learnin’ isn’t really necessary when you’ve got the scared and nasty modern version of Pippi Longstocking (complete with braid!) scolding and lecturing her elders as though they’re a sorry collection of illiterate bumpkins who don’t know a darn thing about how they’re wrecking the planet! Those of us who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s during the Reagan years feel positively ancient and ignorant compared to the smart phone generation typified by Greta. They carry around all the answers in their pockets -- and aren’t the least bit hesitant to shame us for falling behind the curve!

Thunberg wasn’t about to let us get away with it either. She said in part (again reported by Phillip Nieto), “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words… Entire ecosystems are collapsing, we are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” Thunberg added, “People are suffering. People are dying.”

Huh? Is this a global epidemic like the Plague or mad cow disease? What about real problems like tsunamis or undetected asteroid near misses? And how did she get to America, anyway, by a tall mast 18th century wind powered sailing ship or under her own rowboat power?

One wonders what the representatives of the world’s biggest polluters -- that means, you, China and India -- thought about Thunberg’s demands and solemn warnings that the kids are “watching” you. Here’s guessing their reply would’ve been, “Watch us all you want kid, but we’ve got big, bad nuclear weapons so we’ll use all the dang carbon we feel like!”

In the aftermath of Greta’s screed numerous conservative commentators highlighted how adults are using the 16-year-old to shield themselves from talking about the real practical problems involved with implementing the radical environmental lobby’s capitalism-bashing agenda. Certainly the exploiting-lot includes Bernie Sanders -- and the rest of the 2020 Democrats -- who’re probably so thankful that Thunberg’s echoing their unintelligible scientific nonsense that they’ll book their private jets to fly to her house to express themselves in person…in front of a CNN camera crew, of course.

While it’s evident that someone, somewhere, is pushing Thunberg to make an a-s of herself in front of the entire world (to spare them the almost certain embarrassment from doing the dirty work on their own), there’s an inherent problem with listening to and trusting a girl in her mid-teens to lay out a worldwide dilemma and then goad the powers-that-be into drastic action to solve it. From an ethical standpoint, should we even be allowing high school-aged kids -- who in some cases aren’t old enough to drive much less purchase cigarettes or alcohol -- be lecturing us on world economic policy?

These Greta-groupies are closely interrelated to the David Hogg “March for our Lives” crowd, using youth and sweet innocent voices to insist they “care” more about saving humanity than the old and cynical adults. What a crock. As though being youthful and outspoken grants special license to insult people. What these kids lack most is respect…and prudence.

Life expectancy was much shorter back in their day but even the Founders saw fit to require federal office holders to be at least 25 (House), 30 (Senate) or 35 (Presidency) before setting foot in their respective chambers. Does experience count for nothing?

Shouldn’t someone patiently explain to Greta that many more humans will perish a lot quicker if the world economy collapses than would ever occur under any doomsday climate scenario fostered in her puerile imagination?

Thunberg’s climate scare movement isn’t the only indication that the far-left is active and engaged. AOC had a moment of her own recently. Nicholas Ballasy reported at PJ Media, “As the 2020 Democratic presidential primary heats up, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said that it's never too late for lawmakers to pursue the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

“’I think there's the work of campaigning and then there's the work of actually legislating when we're here in this body. I think we've got a lot to do with 2020 but that's on the campaign side. When we're here at work we need to carry out part of our duties,’ Ocasio-Cortez said … following the House Judiciary Committee hearing with former Trump campaign manager Cory Lewandowski.

“’And I believe part of our duties is impeachment of the president and holding the administration accountable in addition to fighting for health care, housing, wages, etcetera and so I don't think it's ever too late for us to do our jobs,’ she added.”

Is AOC right? Is impeaching the president part of every congressman’s job description? First of all, impeachment is a power, not a duty -- someone needs to give AOC a crash course in civics, perhaps seated alongside Greta Thunberg. But she’d probably fail the final exam.

Whatever happened to the notion that legislators should only act when absolutely necessary and allow hardworking people to set their own paths? Did voters send fools like AOC to Washington to waste time on matters like “climate change” and impeachment? Isn’t someone going to say something? Would a liberty-loving version of Greta Thunberg receive the same media coverage and sympathy from the reactionary gangs?

Greta Thunberg is well-known because somebody, somewhere decided to make hers the face of the leftist globalist climate change agenda. Politicians like Bernie Sanders are using the teen to further their own missions as well, proving there isn’t much shame to go ‘round in the Democrat party today.

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