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EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Greta Thunberg Heaps Abuse on World Economic Forum Participants

Posted by M. C. on February 2, 2021

Right out of the Edward Bernays’ playbook. Use a child, who will take orders and direction, as a prop to call for action on a vague and questionable threat to mankind.

https://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2021/02/greta-thunberg-heaps-abuse-on-world.html

Greta Thunberg

In a video message last week to the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda of virtual meetings, Greta Thunberg accused political and business leaders of dragging their feet on tackling the “climate and ecological crisis.”

She read from a teleprompter and one wonders who wrote the script of absurd charges.

This is how her comments started:

My name is Greta Thunberg and I’m not here to make deals. You see, I don’t belong to any financial interest or political party. So I can’t bargain or negotiate. I am only here to once again remind you of the emergency we’re in. The crisis that you and your predecessors have created and inflicted upon us. The crisis that you continue to ignore.

Proposals to reverse global warming are “vague, insufficient, hypothetical targets way into the future”, she said in her vague speech which contained an undertone of a call for global authoritarian action.

Naturally, the globalist (in the worst sense of the word) World Economic Forum, of course, cheered on her call for global action.

WEF reported on her teleprompter reading this way:

  • Greta Thunberg has urged world leaders to take immediate steps to address the environmental crisis.
  • Activists from around the world share her concern that international and national climate commitments aren’t being translated quickly enough into sustainable action.
  • Greenpeace Executive Director says COVID-19 pandemic has shown that only a multilateral approach to tackling climate change will work.

We asked…activists, leaders and economists to respond to her speech. Here’s what they said…Greenpeace’s Executive Director said many people around the world agreed with the teenage activist’s call for immediate action.
The pandemic has “shown us where multilateralism can make a real difference in finding solutions. And these are valuable lessons as we turn to the bigger crisis upon us, the climate crisis”, she said.
“Globally, we need strong rules to counter the climate emergency and to fight inequality. Environmental and social bodies should be able to impose sanctions and fines.
“Corporate accountability and liability need to extend to all corporate impacts on people and the environment around the world. Tax rules, similarly, need to be revamped to put people and planet first.”…
The public policy and economics professor [Kenneth Rogoff] said Thunberg’s ability to rally young people would lead to change but “ultimately, politicians are the ones who need to be held accountable”.
He suggested ”a global compact” between business and governments was needed to translate sustainability pledges into action. Below is the full Thunberg call for globalist authoritarianism measures (5 minutes and 51 seconds):

“Right now more than ever we are desperate for hope. But what is hope?
For me, hope is the feeling that keeps you going, even though all odds may be against you. For me hope comes from action not just words. For me, hope is telling it like it is.”#wef2021 #DavosAgenda pic.twitter.com/Gt9PnRkcGm— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) January 26, 2021

Right out of the Edward Bernays’ playbook. Use a child, who will take orders and direction, as a prop to call for action on a vague and questionable threat to mankind –RW

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