Child messiah Greta Thunberg has finally sailed back to Europe, and the media is again falling for the fakery. Take the ABC, awed that Thunberg sailed back from the United States rather than catch one of the jets she blames for helping to create this “climate catastrophe” where already “people are dying”. It burbled: “She says she travelled by catamaran instead of plane to ‘send a message it is possible’ to live a sustainable lifestyle.”
Er, wait. Doesn’t the ABC check anything in its mad promotion of the climate scare?
For a start, sailing between the US and Europe is hardly a sustainable “lifestyle” choice for the more than 70 million people who each year fly between the two continents.
But even the British skipper of the catamaran says Thunberg just proved the opposite of what the ABC so cheerily reported – not that this was a sustainable way to travel, but that it wasn’t.
Child messiah Greta Thunberg has finally sailed back to Europe and the media is once again falling for the fakery.
As Nikki Henderson said in a Facebook post: “This trip was … to make the point that there isn’t a sustainable way to travel yet, and there needs to be.”
Henderson freely admitted she’d flown to the US to take the helm of Thunberg’s yacht and bring her to Spain for yet another United Nations’ conference on global warming.
What’s more, their yacht had “a diesel engine as a back-up”.
Thunberg would have caused fewer emissions had she simply caught a plane.
The ABC should have been alert to this Potemkin trip. There’d been plenty of reports that when Thunberg sailed to the US in the first place, two crew flew over from Europe to bring back her boat.
The sheer impossibility of living as this absolutist 16-year-old preaches should temper the media’s enthusiasm for treating the sermons of the Swedish sage as a holy blueprint for life.
In fact, they should ask who’s taken over the coaching of this child, now on a permanent school strike.
In her latest broadside, Thunberg strikes a new and deeply ideological tone that sounds like it’s straight from America’s most radical campus.
“The climate crisis is not just about the environment,” she declares.
“Colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression have created and fuelled it. We need to dismantle them all.”
Really? That sounds as if Thunberg has emerged not just from the sea, but its furthest fringe.