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The Greta Thunberg phenomenon and why are the media doing this?

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by KBE6EKCTAH_CCP, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. KBE6EKCTAH_CCP Vive le Québec libre !

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    Fighting climate change is an uphill battle with some powerful reactionary forces at play, here. Addressing the issue and doing what is needed to fix it is urgent and necessary, yet with this new mascot this whole thing is being turned into such a farce.

    I have not followed the Greta Thunberg fad because I am generally not interested in fads but I just came in to say fuck the media for its contribution to further polarise the climate change debate.

    I still don't understand how a grown person can have any interest in some whining teen's view on world issues, but the fact that they have instrumentalised that little girl into some hyperventilating SJW is absolutely disgusting.

    In this day and age it feels like the media is more about simplifying everything into a "left vs right" narrative and not about informing citizens.
     
  2. 7437 Banned Banned

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    If you look really, really closely at threads on this forum about her, you will notice that none of them are about climate change, or started by left wing posters.

    No one talks about her other than the right wing whining about her existence.
     
  3. honzo Black Belt

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    Old white conservative dudes are embarrassed that a little girl showed them up and will have a greater legacy than any of them.
     
  4. tonni POTY 2020 Banned

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    I almost want to look up all the threads started on her and see how many were started by lefties, but I too am assuming it’s around zero.
     
  5. Jackie Blue Gold Belt

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    The media sensationalizes her because it sells. Right wingers care a lot more about her than left wingers, though.
     
  6. KBE6EKCTAH_CCP Vive le Québec libre !

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    Ok so what you guys are saying is that the media are sort of taunting old conservatives with her because she somehow triggers them?
     
  7. KBE6EKCTAH_CCP Vive le Québec libre !

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    Wow seriously why do you bring skin color into this? I just don't understand. Why does it have to be like that...
     
  8. Sketch (҂`_´) <,︻╦╤─ ҉ - - - Double Yellow Card

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    Leftists can be quite childish so naturally having a kid speak for them hits some sort of correct note in their minds.
     
  9. honzo Black Belt

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    Most of the popular climate change deniers are white.
     
  10. spin Gold Belt

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    she hasn't done anything or been in the news for a while, people like you are just this mother fucking shook by her.


    "it's the media!" No. it isnt. they aren't talking about her.


    get therapy.
     
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    Already there are multiple left winger predictably typing their automated replies that the right is obsessed/shook-up/rustled by this weird kid. I don’t begrudge their right to fire back but those statements are a fairly plain and deliberate misrepresentation of motives. Right wingers aren’t constantly bringing her up because she upsets them. They’re doing it because the left has gone off the deep end (she was named Time’s person of the year FFS) and highlighting that madness scores rhetorical points. It’s pretty obvious and we all know it (whether some want to admit it or not)
     
  12. jgarner Silver Belt

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    The party that let this guy into office wants to talk about going off the deep end for letting a teenager voice complaints about climate change which are backed by the ENTIRE global scientific community as factual statements?

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    The guy who said this?



    This fucking guy???




    And it's the left who has gone off the deep end because we don't trash talk a teenager who understands accepted science better than old people? You guys are riding the nuts of a pathological lying, failed casino owning REALITY SHOW host, but we've gone off the deep end? The guy who put Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in charge of policy making decisions? But yeah... it's the left who's lost their fucking minds.

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    Some people on the left have had an insane reaction to Greta. Awe, admiration, gushing emotions. If there's something that's truly pathetic, it's people who are so easily swayed by children as the messenger of something. Scientists telling them facts doesn't work on them - but a child saying something does.

    Then when people point out to them that Greta ain't shit, and their reaction is embarrassing, they lose their shit and go on the offensive. What's wrong with you, why are old white men caring about what Greta does, etc. Bruh, we're only discussion this in the first place because of YOUR embarrassing overreaction and the media capitalizing on the interest Greta generated by parading her as much as possible.
     
  14. Gunny Gold Belt

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    You are also welcome to try scoring rhetorical points where you can.

    My point on the weird kid stands
     
  15. jgarner Silver Belt

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    Your only point was that because she was Times Person of the Year that the left has gone off the deep end. She's literally a kid standing up to the world's idiots about a serious global issue. How does that make having a marginal level of support for her actions "going off the deep end"? We didn't put her in charge of the free world and our nuclear arsenal. Some stupid paper gave her a fake award. Wow. Great point you made.

    For the record, I'm not a leftist. I have several things I support on the right side of things that the majority of the left would disagree with. I'm just not so fucking brainwashed that I'll support an idiot just because he's on my team. Republicans jumped the shark when they allowed Trump to hijack the party. They lost all credibility at that point when they flipped from "he's horrible and can't be allowed to run" to "he's perfect" just because they'd rather vote for someone they hate on their own team than to go to the other side.

    You're literally trashing a kid with Aspergers. Nice job
     
  16. KBE6EKCTAH_CCP Vive le Québec libre !

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    Well you didn't even bother to read my OP, now, did you? You decided to go full-retard instead. Good for you.
     
  17. Gunny Gold Belt

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    Person of the year was just a low hanging piece of fruit to make the point. If you’re going to deny the collective fawning and gushing that has happened across broad swaths of the left (that is to say, what led to her being named POY) then you’re simply not an honest person and I have no use for the conversation
     
  18. KBE6EKCTAH_CCP Vive le Québec libre !

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    WTF !!
    Europe is spear-heading the fight on climate change so how does your post even make sense?
    Do not mistake a handful of American rednecks as representative of "white people".

    You Murrcans are seriously obsessed about skin color it's pathological.
     
  19. OverCoronavirus Pressure Mayberry = War Room, WR = OT. Shit. Banned

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    don't forget retarded.
     

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