Local weather activist Greta Thunberg has gone totally masks off and is now calling for the overthrow of “the entire capitalist system.”
Thunberg made the extremist feedback throughout an look on Sunday evening at London’s Royal Competition Corridor to advertise her new ‘Local weather E-book’.
Nicholas Harris from UnHerd was there to observe Thunberg define her demented manifesto.
Beforehand, she’d offered herself as a five-foot human alarm bell, a local weather Cassandra. Her position was to warn, to not instruct: her most viral moments concerned her scolding political leaders, not making an attempt to supplant them. She strenuously averted programmatic element, saying such issues had been “nothing to do with me”. However now, on stage and on this guide, she has discovered her political ft, particularly the Left-wing ideology of anti-capitalism and de-growth.
Interspersed among the many typical directives about the necessity to stress political leaders, her message was extra radical and extra militant than it has been prior to now. There is no such thing as a “again to regular”, she informed us. “Regular” was the “system” which gave us the local weather disaster, a system of “colonialism, imperialism, oppression, genocide”, of “racist, oppressive extractionism”. Local weather justice is a part of all justice; you may’t have one with out the others. We are able to’t belief the elites produced by this technique to confront its flaws – that’s why she, very like Rishi Sunak, gained’t be bothering with the COP assembly this 12 months. COP itself is little greater than a “rip-off” which facilitates “greenwashing, mendacity and dishonest”. Solely overthrow of “the entire capitalist system” will suffice.
So now we’re lastly seeing the contours of Thunbergism. Run your eye down the contributors to The Local weather E-book and you may see who she’s been studying: Jason Hickel, Kate Raworth, Naomi Klein. For these individuals the local weather disaster isn’t man-made. It’s made by capitalism, as are the opposite types of social injustice which plague society. There’s no GDP development – particularly of the capitalist kind – with out growing carbon emissions. The one resolution to this state of emergency is for wealthy international locations to instantly abandon financial growth as a social aim.
As we have now beforehand documented, the local weather change agenda is merely radical leftism dressed up in a extra palatable format.
The co-founder of Extinction Insurrection, the offshoot of which, Simply Cease Oil, is at the moment engaged in blocking roads throughout London, admitted in his personal phrases that his motion “isn’t in regards to the local weather.”
In 2019, Stuart Basden revealed the true targets of the far-left environmentalist motion group in a prolonged article posted on Medium.
Basden asserted that no matter local weather issues exist can’t be fastened and that the motion ought to as a substitute be targeted on tearing down all the system of western capitalism (China, the world’s greatest polluter, isn’t talked about as soon as).
He claimed that “European civilisation” is accountable for spreading “cruelty” and “violence” all through the globe for the final 600 years and bringing “torture, genocide, carnage and struggling to the ends of the earth.”
Basden then cited quite a few “delusions” that are accountable for this case, together with “white supremacy,” “patriarchy” and “class hierarchy” (a wierd one given that almost all Extinction Insurrection protesters are higher center class snobs who do little however inconvenience and hurt the working class).
“The delusions of hetero-sexism/heteronormativity propagate the concept heterosexuality is ‘regular’ and that different expressions of sexuality are deviant,” writes Basden.
So there you may have it, it isn’t in regards to the local weather, it’s about bringing down the west and changing every little thing it stands for with a nightmare far-left type of identification politics-mad totalitarianism.
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