Skip to comments.Greta Thunberg: Time Magazine's Snowy Owl of the Year (with meme)
Posted on 12/15/2019 3:57:29 PM PST by poconopundit
Sixteen year old Gretaand of Sweden has recently been named "Person of the Year" by Time Magazine. Here are some likely reasons why Greta was chosen as a key spokesperson for the Global Warming Movement:
Greta and her Asperger Syndrome Diagnosis
Learning about Greta on Wikipedia, I see where she was diagnosed with a disorder called Asperger syndrome:
Her Asperger diagnosis was made public nationwide in Sweden by her mother in May 2015, in order to help other families in a similar situation. While acknowledging that her diagnosis "has limited me before", Greta does not view her Asperger's as an illness and has instead called it her "superpower".
For about two years, Thunberg challenged her parents to lower the family's carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment by becoming vegan, upcycling, and giving up flying. She has said she tried showing them graphs and data, but when that didn't work, she warned her family that they were stealing her future.
The Source of Greta's "Superpower"
So what sort of "superpower" does Greta have?:
Greta's "superpower" is nothing more than her internal vision of her mission. Her school teachers pushed the global warming scare into her brain, and it sunk in. And now that she's been made famous, she feels validated.
Greta's instincts are much like the snowy owl, that beautiful but odd bird species that chooses to inhabit the tundra and glaciers of northern Sweden -- and other frigid climates across the globe.
Would you or I choose to live in a forbidding climate like that? No, nevertheless, the snowy owl has the innate intelligence and insincts to live an average of 10 years in that cruel climate. It's an incredible gift.
Likewise, Greta — in her own mind — is gifted, but she's not someone you can reason with because she's on a personal mission driven by her inner feeeelings.
So all power to Greta in her Don Quixote quest to create more windmill farms. Just don't tell me that an anti-social kid with a disorder should drive the public policy of the human race.
Imagination Outstrips the Powers of Observation and Reason
To close, I'm reposting an excellent climate-related comment from alloysteel made in yesterday's FR post: Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit...:
It is easy to raise cries of doom and despair, especially when not all the relevant facts are known, or are intentionally left out of the projections.
Humanity is a most extraordinary species, in that the imagination often outstrips the powers of observation and reason. And with this free-form imagination, unfettered by any logical thought patterns, whole mythologies can be built up, eventually taking on almost religious significance. Some pretty arrant nonsense gets built up, leading to a lot of errant thinking and wishful conclusions which seem somehow never to come to fruition, and are completely impractical in the real world.
The Universe is a cruel and unforgiving place. Stupidity is the one crime that never goes unpunished.
FRiends, a different perspective on Time’s Person of the Year... I wonder why Time put Greta in front of a very boring background?
I chose an image of Sweden’s glaciers and the beautiful snowy owl. The more crazy, the more I like it. We need to thank Time for all the great images — good and bad — and publicity they’ve given Trump over the years.
Remember Trump holding an American eagle on his arm? Very cool.
When will Ms. Thunberg’s parents put her back in her hutch?
Sounds like her parents are in on the game. Her mother wrote a book last year, and that probably led to Greta’s fame.
Her mother was an international opera singer. Sounds like the kind of match found in Progressive heaven.
Are there any queers in the theater tonight?
Get them up against the wall!
There’s one in the spotlight, he don’t look right to me,
Get him up against the wall!
That one looks Jewish!
And that one’s a coon!
Who let all of this riff-raff into the room?
There’s one smoking a joint,
And another with spots!
If I had my way,
I’d have all of you shot!
If one has the patience to find and study REAL Climate
Change Science, you will discover that we are, in fact,
about to enter another solar minimum.
Hence the push against Carbon, so that even more can perish from the coming cold.
Professor Valentina Zharkova: The Solar Magnet Field and the Terrestrial Climate
Professor Valentina Zharkovas Expanded Analysis still
Confirms Super Grand Solar Minimum (2020-2055)
Yup, that’s where it could all lead. Bernie, Warren, AOC, the Squad...
Yes, and I just learned the lemmings are the favorite food of snowy owls!
Antifa parents and a Soros sock puppet!
2039- “Where Are They Now?- Greta Thunberg”...
Greta did a photo op on a Train in Germany to make it look like she couldn’t get a seat but her and the Entourage had First Class Seats
Interesting. And I supposed a crowd of 5,000 was there to great her at the station... Well, that’s what Warren’s campaign manager said.
Children should neither be seen nor heard.
Gretas super power is being a halftard. The left thinks that makes her immune to criticism. Unfortunately for them, people are sick and tired of being manipulated by the lefts props. Especially props dripping with vitriol
Time should be so proud of themselves that they chose someone who wants to put anyone who disagrees with her undeveloped brain opinion ‘up against the wall’
Great posts BUMP!
They did this with David Hogg.
Thou shall not criticize kids!
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