Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
The climate cult beat goes on.
This time it’s teenage “climate activist” Greta Thunberg back in the news. For some reason, she can’t stay out of the United States, despite the fact that we are one of the few major nations on the planet cutting emissions. Odd that she hasn’t sailed to China yet, right?
Thunberg is apparently very upset that Facebook allows people to challenge her lunacy and she’s demanding they censor her critics. She’s threatening to quit the platform if they don’t.
“I am, like many others, questioning whether I should keep using Facebook or not,” Thunberg wrote in a Facebook post last week. “Allowing hate speech, the lack of fact-checking and, of course, the issues of interfering with democracy… are among many, many other things that are very upsetting.”
“The constant lies and conspiracy theories about me and countless others, of course, result in hate, death threats and ultimately violence. This could easily be stopped if Facebook wanted to. I find the lack of taking responsibility very disturbing,” she added.
Thunberg is from Europe, so her view of “hate speech” is no doubt authoritarian compared to what we enjoy under the First Amendment. Those countries, even including places like the United Kingdom, simply don’t value the freedom to say what you want.
That doesn’t just apply to objectively “hateful” speech either, such as Holocaust denial. Anything dealing with whatever the woke du jour of the day is can be considered off limits in many European countries, whether it’s transgender pronoun usage or questioning climate change activism.
Notice the nod to “interfering with democracy” thrown in there as well. Thunberg and her handlers have figured out that screaming “muh Russians” loud enough makes people take notice.
Climate change activism is quite literally religious dogma for these people and they’ll do whatever it takes to reach their goals. Limiting speech, communism, whatever. It doesn’t matter to them and there’s zero respect for individual liberty in their ideology. And while Thunberg may be a teenager, she’s got millions of followers around the world. It’s no longer prudent to simply ignore what she’s doing due to her age.
Unfortunately for Thunberg, this is still the United States for a little while yet, and Facebook is fighting back against calls for them to censor political speech via viewpoint discrimination. The idea that people pointing out her hypocrisy, lack of experience, and illiberalism causes violence, again, is nonsense. It’s the same play Ilhan Omar tried to make when people pointed out her ridiculousness dealing with 9/11.
You don’t get to censor your critics based on silly claims of inciting violence simply because you don’t like what they are saying. Perhaps Thunberg should stay in Europe if that’s the kind of society she prefers. That’s not how we roll over here. Not yet anyway.
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