Greta Thunberg is an obnoxious Swedish teen who makes David Hogg seem downright personable. The child of famous parents has become the public face of environmentalist activism in Europe. The media story is that she’s a grass-roots activist.
The reality is that while Al Gore may not have invented the internet, he did help invent Greta.
First, Standpoint shoots down the whole grass-roots scam.
The family’s story is that Greta launched a one-girl “school strike” at the Swedish parliament on the morning of August 20, 2018. Ingmar Rentzhog, founder of the social media platform We Have No Time, happened to be passing. Inspired, Rentzhog posted Greta’s photograph on his personal Facebook page. By late afternoon, the newspaper Dagens Nyheter had Greta’s story and face on its website. The rest is viral…
Nor did Rentzhog stumble on Greta’s protest by accident. He now admits to having been informed “the week before” by “a mailing list from a climate activist” named Bo Thorén, leader of the Fossil Free Dalsland group…
…In February 2018, Thorén invited a group of environmental activists, academics and politicians to plan “how we can involve and get help from young people to increase the pace of the transition to a sustainable society”. In May, after Greta won second prize in an environmental op-ed writing competition run by the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, Thorén approached all the competition winners with a plan for a “school strike”, modelled on the student walk-outs after the shootings at Parkland, Florida. “But no one was interested,” Greta’s mother claims, “so Greta decided to do it for herself.”
And guess who stands behind We Have No Time?
Trained by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, Rentzhog set up We Don’t Have Time in late 2017 to “hold leaders and companies accountable for climate change” by leveraging “the power of social media”.
And yes, it comes down to the green. The other green. The real green.
When Greta met Rentzhog, he was the salaried chairman of a private think-tank owned by an ex-Social Democrat minister with a background in the energy sector. His board was stacked with powerful sectoral interests, including career Social Democrats, major union leaders, and lobbyists with links to Brussels. And his board’s vice-chair was a member of one of Sweden’s most powerful green energy investment groups.
A true viral sensation. With billions for savvy investors.
Save the planet. Pay your carbon taxes to the green mob. If we don’t appease Al Gore with money, the seas will rise and engulf us all.
Now enjoy this teen, who is not at a product of an orchestrated campaign, express her passionate views about environmentalism.
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