This gets Greta Thunberg about right

Or at least the people abusing her while pulling the puppet strings:

Is this democracy’s death spiral? Are we, in this country and others, falling into a lethal cycle of fury and reaction, that blocks the reasoned conversation on which civic life depends?

The Guardian view on language in politics: playing with fire
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In every age there have been political hucksters using aggression, lies and outrage to drown out reasoned argument. But not since the 1930s have so many succeeded.

Amazingly that’s not what George Monbiot is talking about.

12 thoughts on “This gets Greta Thunberg about right”

  1. The Guardian view on language in politics: Why won’t the racist, sexist, transphobic, rapey, Nazi scum mind their language?

  2. Yes, I frequently hear some media source banging on about unreliable information and fake news. I start to agree with them, then suddenly realize they aren’t talking about themselves.

  3. She doesn’t look like a string puppet to me. She’s more a ventriloquist’s puppet in appearance.

    Who are the child abusers in her case?

  4. Their Projection is getting worse and worse.

    It would be difficult to find someone more cynical than a Guardian columnist.

  5. “Tony Blair can fuck off and die”

    *crickets*

    “Humbug”

    “OMG, it’s like the March on Rome combined with the Beer Hall Putsch and Franco’s people throwing people off the Bridge at Ronda. Multiplied by Grand Moff Tarkin destroying Alderaan”

    The general reaction outside of Media Bubbleland seems to be excessive eye rolling.

    Oh, and generally everyone is just carrying on as before. Leavers, remainers, Labour types, Conservative types. I took some apples around to my Guardian reading neighbours. They brought around some courgettes. All is fine.

  6. “Oh, and generally everyone is just carrying on as before. Leavers, remainers, Labour types, Conservative types.”

    You’re kidding. I happened to pass a mildly favourable comment about Brexit amongst a group of Brit ex-pats recently & one of the women went into foaming spitting rage. I though she was going to climb over the table at me.

  7. bis,

    No, it’s what Swindon is like. People tend to be pleasant here anyway, plus we’re 54% leave. I think everyone knows a few of each.

    My experience of a couple of technical meetups in Bristol was different, though. Lots of stupid pisstaking. Bristol was 62% remain. I doubt the room I was in had any open leavers.

  8. Bristol is both a shithole in parts and a London Bubbler colony in parts. Esp near the Bridge.

    As for the ex-pats–well the fantasy that things might be a tiny bit more inconvenient for ’em travel-wise post Brexit tends to upset selfish and self-serving cunts –ex-pats on here excepted of course.

  9. there are two types of ex-pat, and incomers generally: those that settle somewhere they like and, while never being a true native, make an effort to join the locals, and there are those who forever live in an imagined homeland, neither here nor there.

  10. In every age there have been political hucksters using aggression, lies and outrage to drown out reasoned argument.

    Moonbat describes Left, Socialists, Greens, AGW/ACC & RoP supporters perfectly. He must have missed Groans article “Uproar after research claims red meat poses no health risk”

    Greta Thunberg without a script is stumped when asked what her message is
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGW5jW_WpVg

    I think this clip show very well how this girl is being used and abused and it should be called out.

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    Guess which child is on the world stage saying that their childhood was stolen?
    https://twitter.com/TABYTCHI/status/1177325911538044928

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    This from GWPF

    thegwpf.com/worlds-leaders-turn-on-greta-thunberg-after-she-sues-france-germany/

    Presumably any court case would have to prove beyond any reasonable doubt the Global warming is caused by man and not natural variation and presumably expert witness will appear for both sides. The green lobby could have made a big mistake because this evidence does not exist. (Climate models are not evidence and in any case are very easily discredited.)

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