This younger girl sounds more and more like a millenarian weirdo.
By Brendan O’Neill writing at Spiked On-line
Anybody who doubts that the inexperienced motion is morphing right into a millenarian cult ought to take an in depth have a look at Greta Thunberg. This poor younger girl more and more seems to be and seems like a cult member. The monotone voice. The look of apocalyptic dread in her eyes. The express discuss of the approaching nice ‘fireplace’ that can punish us for our eco-sins. There’s something chilling and positively pre-modern about Ms Thunberg. One can think about her in a sparse picket church within the Plymouth Colony within the 1600s warning parishioners of the hellfire that can rain upon them in the event that they fail to surrender their witches.
Greta Thunberg in entrance of the Swedish parliament in Stockholm, August 2018
It really is smart that Ms Thunberg – a wildly celebrated 16-year-old Swede who based the climate-strike motion for schoolkids – ought to sound cultish. As a result of climate-change alarmism is turning into ever stranger, borderline non secular, obsessive about doomsday prophecies.
Think about Extinction Riot, the newest manifestation of the upper-middle courses’ contempt for industrialisation and progress. It’s at instances indistinguishable from previous fundamentalist actions that warned mankind of the approaching Finish of Days. I adopted Extinction Riot from Parliament Sq. to Marble Arch yesterday and what I witnessed was a public show of millenarian worry and bourgeois despair. Folks did dances of loss of life and waved placards warning of the heat-death of the planet. It felt deeply unnerving.
It struck me that this was a march towards individuals. Most radical protest and direct motion is aimed toward officialdom or authorities or individuals with energy. This macabre schlep by London was aimed squarely at odd individuals. Banners and placards made no disguise of the marchers’ contempt for the way the lots reside. We had been advised that ‘Meat = warmth’ (that’s, in case you keep it up consuming meat, you fats bastards, the planet will get even hotter) and that driving and flying are destroying Mom Earth.
In fact, it’s okay for them to fly – Emma Thompson jetted first-class from LA to London to lecture us plebs about all our eco-destructive holidaymaking. It’s solely an issue after we do it; it’s solely unhealthy after we make the most of the miracle of mass meals manufacturing and the growth of flight to make our lives fuller and extra pleasurable. They detest that. They detest mass society and its inhabitants: the lots.
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April 22, 2019 in Opinion.