Alan Jones, an Australian broadcaster for Sky News had some choice words for students taking part in the climate protests that occurred on Friday, which featured these students ditching school in order to push the “we’re all going to die” narrative so beloved by the church of climate change.
Jones had a harsh reality check for these students, who he noted demand better action by people and government in the name of saving the environment (Jones calls it a “hoax”) while they themselves refuse to give up their own cushy lifestyles. His words came in the form of a letter which Jones said he might send to Al Gore.
“It says this: To all the school kids going on strike for climate change, you’re the first generation who have required air conditioning in every room. You want TV in every room, and your classes are all computerized. You spend all day and night on electronic devices,” said Jones
“More than ever, you don’t walk or ride bikes to school,” he continued, “but you arrive in caravans of private cars that choke suburban roads and worsen rush hour traffic.”
“You’re the biggest consumer of manufactured goods ever, and update perfectly good expensive luxury items to stay trendy,” said Jones. “Your entertainment comes from electric devices. Furthermore, the people driving your protests are the same people who insist on artificially inflating the population growth through immigration which increases the need for energy, manufacturing and transport.”
“The more people we have, the more forest and bushland we clear, the more of the environment that’s destroyed” continued Jones.
It was here that the letter writer proposed a solution, and Jones read it with clear satisfaction.
“How about this,” said Jones, “tell your teacher to turn off the air-con, walk or ride to school, switch off your devices and read a book, make a sandwich instead of buying manufactured fast food.”
“But none of this will happen because, the piece says, you’re selfish, badly educated, virtue-signaling little turds inspired by the adults around you who crave a feeling of having a noble cause while they indulge themselves in western luxury and unprecedented quality of life. The piece ends by saying wake up, grow up, and shut up until you’re sure of the facts before protesting.”
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I wish I could inject that letter into my veins.
As harsh as the letter that Jones read sounds, it’s brutally honest. Many of these kids so hyped about climate change likely don’t know half the science surrounding it that they think they do. The reason behind this is because those teaching them this are borderline militant about what kind of information these kids can and can’t learn. Any talk to the contrary is usually shouted down and dismissed as stupid or ignorant.
The truth is as Jones read, however. They want to complain about how people are messing up the environment as they themselves mess it up and refuse to change their lifestyles in order to fix it. One moment without their phone is enough to induce panic for some people, and keeping it charged requires electricity from an outlet that is generated by a coal-burning plant. We could easily switch to nuclear to keep the environment clean, but for some reason, these climate activists won’t give the cleanest energy source on the planet the time of day.
It makes all the outrage ring rather hollow.