I have been avoiding this subject because it makes me extremely uncomfortable and I do not know how to approach it.
On the one thing I can really relate to Greta Thunberg and all the young people coming out because they are frustrated and want action.
What makes me uncomfortable is that this is being embraced by the media and people I would regard as sociopaths that have agendas that are quite different from the young people.
I believe that these young people are being used in another agenda which involves getting everyone to drive electric cars. Once we've worked out where the electricity is going to come from I would encourage people to contemplate how they might be aiding and abetting in the recolonisation of the Third World and slave labour in Africa,
“Saving the planet” by enslaving African children – is that ethical?
I can see the ultimate futility of this action but I would never tell any one to “do nothing”.
I think I will stay away from activism and stick to being a chronicler.
'Global Strike 4 Climate
Change' rallies round the
Millions of people including hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren are taking to the streets in 150 countries today for the largest climate protest in history.
'Global Strike 4 Climate Change' protesters were photographed in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Uganda, Kenya, the Solomon Island, Cyprus, Poland, Germany and London on Wednesday morning, with those living in the Americas expected to join as the day wares on.
In Sydney, the first major city to take to the streets, Thor star Chris Hemsworth and his young daughter India joined 50,000 in a rally that saw some violent clashes between police and protesters.
Hundreds of thousands of children were among the crowds having walked out of lessons to join the marches, inspired by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg who began leaving school every Friday in order to protest climate change in a movement that has spread around the world.
She is currently in Washington where she addressed Congress on climate change Thursday, and is expected to lead marchers there later today in New York.
Demonstrators are demanding world leaders take greater action to combat the effects of climate change, as each month sees new weather records broken. This year alone has seen the hottest month ever recorded on earth, record-breaking wildfires in Siberia, huge swathes of the Amazon burned, and the most powerful storm ever to make landfall hit the Bahamas.
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In Defense of Cory
“Manufacturing for Consent”
20 September, 2019
Good investigative journalism doesn’t only reveal hidden mechanisms of our time; it also exposes those who refuse to confront the mechanisms.