Thursday, 23 January 2020

"Terrifying Our Children with Doom Mongering Propaganda on Climate Change is Nothing Less Than Abuse"

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As the government prepares to fill its indoctrination centres classrooms with climate agit-prop, Douglas Murray reminds us that terrifying children with doom-mongering propaganda on climate change is nothing less than abuse:
"According to a variety of psychologists and psychiatrists, talk of a ‘climate crisis’ has led to an upsurge in young people reporting feelings of anxiety, helplessness and guilt. Supposedly serious politicians like to pretend that what the Swedish teenager is saying (we’re all about die) is true, that her proposed response (destroy free-market capitalism) is reasonable, and people who ought to know better are trying to outdo each other in hysteria. The results are hardly surprising.
    In recent weeks alone, a number of friends have told me of children feeling depressed or listless because they are falling for the lies of these abusers who claim that young people have no chance of ever growing up.
    One mother recently described how her daughters had asked what the point was in taking their GCSEs if they weren’t even going to be here a few years later.
You might have thought that, rather than whip them up still further, any remaining adults in the room should offer children the perspective and insight that age might bring, but I have been repeatedly struck by how few people there are willing to take up that role.
And instead, cynical politicians queue up to abuse 10-year-old children by terrifying them with doom-filled propaganda, demean them as unthinking pawns, indoctrinate them into their latest fashionable cause, and then exploit them as "activists" -- as so much expendable cannon fodder.
This, as at a time when youth suicide remains one of this country's biggest, and growing, tragedies.
    The reason so many are becoming ill with anxiety is precisely because so many adults in a position to know better are telling them that they should be terrified...
   They are growing up, of course, in a world where Greta Thunberg is preaching her gospel of imminent hellfire and in which world leaders queue up to approve her message
    This kind of scaremongering is so commonplace that it barely registers. Most of us [older folk] have lost count of the number of eco-doomsday ‘deadlines’ we have passed. Yet we are still here...
    None of this, of course, is to say that there are not environmental issues, most importantly to do with pollution.
    Many of our responses remain inadequate. But you have to be, if not ignorant, then very young to fall for everything that people tell you about the climate.
It's much easier to get them to fall for it when they get it before they even have the scientific smarts to judge it for what it is.

But why would that bother them?

1 comment:

  1. If we can burn a lot more fossil fuels the carbon drought may be alleviated. It would be best of course of CO2 was about 1000ppm or so as when flowering plants evolved. The solar cooling period is due , but the socialists should start committing suicide now and make sure before that they have no children. I see for sure now that the rate Winston Peters is a p[aid up member of the Globalist pact, New Zealanders last..


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