In response to Ann Farmer: The world goes climate crazy just to make one problem child happy
Audre Myers wrote: Mr Thunberg can backstroke all he wants to; I’m not believing him. He and his wife sold their daughter to the highest bidder and allowed that bidder to use her like a bludgeon against common sense and reality.
One has to ask oneself a simple question: if your child has been diagnosed as being somewhere on the Asperger spectrum, would you allow outsiders to create a ‘sensation’ of that child and allow her to be put in situations well advanced of her age and understanding? Would you allow that child to be scrutinized, criticized, aped and vilified? The only possible answer, to my mind, is yes – because it paid well.
The test for Greta is whether or not she has made a difference. There’s no evidence she has. The Madrid conference she made such a fuss about getting to didn’t advance the AGW cause any more than its predecessors. People who were sceptical of the true motives of climate lobby, only a small and mostly impenetrable part of which is actually scientific, are still as unconvinced.
The media wallowed in her accusation that adults stole her childhood and her dreams but what it really did was to expose her overblown absurdity. Whoever thought up the line – and I’m suspicious it was Greta on her own – probably thought it was a PR bombshell. But it was more about narcissism than the lives of children.
If children today have a grievance against adults, it is that the debt they are amassing personally and via government is at the expense of the children who will pay for it when they grow up. Greta would have been more accurate to accuse her parents of free-riding at the expense of her future.