In SF they sing---The eyes of Greta are upon you

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Re: In SF they sing---The eyes of Greta are upon you

Post by Thunktank » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:45 pm

Jester wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Are you sure it's not a mural of Putin?
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Lol!

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Re: In SF they sing---The eyes of Greta are upon you

Post by hugodrax » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:27 pm

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Re: In SF they sing---The eyes of Greta are upon you

Post by FredS » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:27 pm

rgcurrey wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:31 pm
Thunktank wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:41 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:12 pm
I like Greta.
I neither like nor dislike Greta. She is a young woman who was permitted to allow her idealism to take over her life and the lives of others around her. Her parents allowed her to skip school and change the family menu. The adults in her life seemed to need her to raise them in their indolence and lack of fortitude. She has been encouraged to continue in her unbalanced view probably because those around her don’t know better themselves.

On one hand we have the need to be good stewards of our environment, on the other, we need jobs and the means to create energy to fuel jobs and the economy. Greta is half right IMHO. She’s also half wrong. Like so many in our present society of extremism, the various activists are too busy condemning huge portions of society. And in Greta’s case, she has the time to sail around the world preaching her idea of utopia while people in the third world are trying desperately to eat and drink as they walk with heavy burdens.
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Young people have always been rightly concerned with the world they'll inherit. And young people are always more idealistic than their cynical parents. What's changed is that the adults are taking this girl seriously. They've set aside many of the real-life lessons they've learned (about socialism, dictatorships, starving people, war, and violence), and are buying in to this girls naiveté.

The other day I saw a 7ish child mildly acting out. Her mother said, in a pouty voice "You're really making me feel bad right now." Seriously, this happened. The mother gave over her intelligence and feelings to the whims of the child.

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Re: In SF they sing---The eyes of Greta are upon you

Post by Cleon » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:43 am

I feel sorry for her. She's being exploited.
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Re: In SF they sing---The eyes of Greta are upon you

Post by JimVH » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:04 am

Cleon wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:43 am
I feel sorry for her. She's being exploited.
Agreed. I fear for her future happiness.
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Re: In SF they sing---The eyes of Greta are upon you

Post by tuttle » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:24 am

I see why people find her inspirational.

I also see why people find her to be a hilarious meme.

In the end, she's just a kid, and as that great sage said...
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Re: In SF they sing---The eyes of Greta are upon you

Post by wosbald » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:29 am

+JMJ+

Everyone here knows that she is (at least, TTBOMK) an autist, right?

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Re: In SF they sing---The eyes of Greta are upon you

Post by Cleon » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:35 am

wosbald wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:29 am
+JMJ+

Everyone here knows that she is (at least, TTBOMK) an autist, right?
I think so. And, I hate to say it, that plays into her unusual stare.
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Re: In SF they sing---The eyes of Greta are upon you

Post by FredS » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:19 am

wosbald wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:29 am
+JMJ+

Everyone here knows that she is (at least, TTBOMK) an autist, right?
Asperger, I think. That helps one understand her, but not all those who put so much stock in her. Greta is free to - perhaps, even wired to - think and speak with bluntness about how everything affects her, but the world doesn't revolve around Greta.
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Re: In SF they sing---The eyes of Greta are upon you

Post by Thunktank » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:24 am

wosbald wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:29 am
+JMJ+

Everyone here knows that she is (at least, TTBOMK) an autist, right?
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