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Flying the Freak Flag of Ignorance

Updated on September 29, 2019
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ShyeAnne lives on beautiful Vancouver Island off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. She strives to age in a healthy way.


Cut and Pasted From an Article I Read

But who’s the real freak – the activist whose determination has single-handedly started a powerful global movement for change, or the middle-aged man taunting a child with Asperger syndrome from behind the safety of their computer screens?

Local March For Climate Change


Kudos To The Kids On This Planet

Much deserved Kudos for the children on our planet. The initiative that is being shown by youth is over the top amazing. They are not just a little localized group of radicals. Their roar is starting to be heard around the world. They are likely motivated by fear. Nothing is as it seems anymore. The weather is unpredictable, the Arctic is melting, the Amazon is burning. Hiroshima is puking radiation into the ocean...

Instead of buckling under the fear of a dying planet they are standing up and making their voices heard.

We do not need to agree with their concerns, we do not need to applaud their passion. We DO need to treat them and their concerns with respect. That is the very least we can do. They are our children and we are the ones that gave them their voices. We taught them to stand up for what they believe in. Now many adults just want our kids to shut up. Talk about mixed messages..

Montreal March

Stunning visual of motivated youth
Stunning visual of motivated youth | Source

Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) considered to be on the “high functioning” end of the spectrum. Affected children and adults have difficulty with social interactions and exhibit a restricted range of interests and/or repetitive behaviors.

Greta Thunberg

I am personally amazed by Greta Thunberg. Greta has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of Autism, though I don't know that is relevant except for the fact that it makes her actions that much more amazing. She is a 16 year old young woman that displays a huge awareness of the planet, stripped bare of all propaganda. She is not star struck in the slightest with politicians and celebrity. Greta isn't looking for the spot light for herself or relying on familiar faces to further her cause. She is looking for real change, true support, actions not words.

Regardless of whomever may be backing her, counselling her, directing or guiding her if you believe that to be true, she is the face of change. It is my opinion there is no option to turn our backs on this burgeoning protest. I believe what Greta says, this is just the beginning.

Adults Picking on Kids

The immense number of full grown adults that appear to be mocking and belittling Greta's cause on social media is very disheartening to me.

It is a sad commentary on the ignorance and dismissal of the young activists efforts to bring the plight of the planet into the limelight. It boggles my mind the ignorance of some people. I read one post where someone called Greta an Autistic little cunt. That is really harsh unless you live in the UK. Apparently the word is a little more socially acceptable there.

I wonder if that ignorant person has daughters? How he would feel, react, if someone spoke to his child with such malicious intent.

Having said that, I personally think Greta is more of the 'sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me,' kind of girl. She has true grit.

Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones

I think Greta is more of the 'sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me,' kind of girl. She has true grit.

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It will be interesting to see politicians scrambling to get ahead of this movement in the coming months. These 'child protesters' are the next voting wave coming at them.

I look forward to these amazing young planet activists reaching legal age. They can then elect peers that will truly represent them and their concerns for Earth.

I think we are going to see some radical changes in how our planet is governed over the next 10 years. My hope is that the powers that be are going to get on board and realize they cannot bully and shame our youth into turning their backs on the planet. Another option is for the current powers that be is to start annihilating them. Take them out, tear gas them, beat them back with riot end to what people are capable of when their preconceived notions are tested beyond their ability to comprehend..

What a circus.

Make it a great day - if your conscience allows for it.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 ShyeAnne


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