My Hero, Greta

Greta Thunberg is 16 years old. She’s on the Spectrum.

She became alarmed by the issue of climate change which – hold onto your hats – is actually recognized as a fact in some parts, as opposed to something you either do, or do not, “believe in.”

As in, do you believe in gravity? In a round world? In the power of antibiotics to fight infection?

Uh huh.

So Greta. She’s responsible, in part, for the increased awareness of the climate crisis. She’s formidable enough to have sparked last week’s Climate Strike, and was invited to speak at the United Nations, where she blasted world leaders for the world they have left her.

Some try to discount her based upon the fact that her appearance is similar to Hitler youth. Yeah, that’s true. Just ask that POS Dinesh D’Souza.

Others have pegged her as “mentally ill.” Yeah, that’s also true. Just ask Fox News (always the pinnacle of subtlety and nuance). I wonder if it’s because, as a person on the Spectrum, she may lack certain interpersonal skills. God forbid we who DO have those skills strain ourselves listening for the deeper message.

To those who say, “she’s a child.” Well, hey? What were you doing when you were 16? Were you making headlines? Were you the spokesperson for perhaps the most important issue facing the world? Tell me about the disabilities you were dealing with at the time, and please fill me in onhow many people you got to sit up and listen?

If you have children, you should be screaming your support of Greta Thunberg, because you’ll be dead before your kids will, and if you’d like them to have anything like the life you did, guess what?

If something doesn’t change, they won’t.

Some people always get nervous when strong young women stand up against the patriarchy. Those people are cowards.

Thank you, Greta Thunberg.

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