Greta Thunberg – The Dropout

"Greta Thunberg spricht beim Klimastreik vor dem Reichstag" by Stefan Müller (climate stuff, 1.5 Mio views)

The already somewhat forgotten author of the famous phrase “There is no planet B” is Greta Thunberg.

She is the inspiration for millions of memes and a person who is subject to daily critical analysis by experts who warn she’s nothing but an ill child in the hands of powerful eco-puppeteers.

Greta Thunberg is celebrating the fourth year of her dedicated “work.”

More precisely, today marks the 209th week since Greta Thunberg started the school strike, thanks to which she never graduated. That’s unlike all those eco-friendly pals following her all over the world where she’s traveling by gas-guzzling airplanes.

Yep, you can read that John Kerry.

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Almost forgotten

In a relatively short time, Thunberg has become incredibly exploited by the media. Her life story became a source of numerous controversies and a subject of various critical analyses.

French philosopher Michel Onfray called her a “cyborg.”

Political commentator Michael J. Knowles stated Thunberg is responsible for creating “climate hysteria,” which ultimately does nothing good, let alone solve a problem Greta perceives as “an elephant in the room.”

Many other critics are trying to distance themselves from her mental health diagnosis and focus on the content of her words.

They claim her vocabulary confuses the messages that scientists are trying to convey to the world, harming technological innovation and obscuring other environmental issues.

Though, who is she, and how did it all start?

A small pawn of a big PR!

In just a few months, Greta went from being a lonely girl who protested in front of her school, to becoming an international phenomenon.

Already at the age of eight, after not being listened to by elders around her, Thunberg diagnosed herself with depression.

This, in combination with Asperger’s syndrome (an autism spectrum disorder often characterized by social awkwardness, difficulties in interpreting social cues, and obsessive preoccupation), by her own admission, kickstarted her activism.

Greta’s father is the famous Swedish actor Svante Thunberg. Her mother, Malena Ernman, is an opera singer who in 2017 won the WWF-Sweden “Environmental Hero of the Year” award for her advocacy and participation in climate change issues.

Just a year later, Greta falls into depression and goes on strike. Coincidence? Maybe.

Four days after the strike began, Greta’s mother published a book, a family autobiography, in which she describes how her daughter can literally see carbon dioxide coming out of the exhausts of cars and buildings.

On the first day of the strike, Greta’s photo was posted on the “We Don’t Have Time” Facebook page, which is managed by Ingmar Rentzhog, president of the Global Utmaning Board.

This is a think tank that “promotes sustainable development in social, economic and environmental dimensions,” which was founded, among others, by many prominent Swedish politicians and billionaires.

Coincidence? Not so much anymore.

In a very short time, Greta turned from a lonely girl sitting in front of the Swedish parliament into a heroine and martyr who alone cares about the fate of the world.

After touring Europe, she boarded a ship and sailed to America, where she provoked mass school strikes wherever she could. How dare you, Greta. It doesn’t work anyway.

This article appeared in The Record Daily and has been published here with permission.