Monday, December 16, 2019

Greta and the Covington Kids

Grumpy Greta has made herself a celebrity.  You cannot simultaneously insert yourself into a political movement and not be criticized for your beliefs.  Those who claim that she shouldn't be criticized--because she's a child!  because she is on the autism spectrum!--are hoping for a human shield that the rest of us just don't recognize.

Some don't like the President's tweets against the girl:
On Thursday morning, the President of the United States sent a tweet to his 60+ million followers blasting a 16-year-old girl with Asperger's syndrome who has rallied efforts at fighting climate change around the globe.

"Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!" Trump wrote of teenage climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg. "Chill Greta, Chill!"

...Trump is a bully.
Oh boo hoo. The same people crying crocodile tears over his tweet were yucking it up when the president's son was attacked, by name, in Congressional hearings a couple weeks ago.  They are the same people who jumped onto the "Covington kids are raaaaaacist!" bandwagon a year ago. 

What is the difference between Grumpy Greta on the one hand and the president's son and the Covington kids on the other?  One inserted herself into politics, the others did not.  That is the difference, and it's a huge one.


Anna A said...


The real BIG difference is that Greta's on the left side, and the other two are either neutral or on the right.

But I agree with you perfectly. Anyone who gets involved in politics is fair game. (but I think that Greta's handlers should be more of a target)

gallowshillbilly said...

Mentioning the president's son in a lame joke is not an attack. The tweet about Greta wasn't really an attack either, just a little practice insult. If he starts repeatedly mentioning her, and assigns one of his concise nicknames, then it's an attack. I'll never forget Low Energy Jeb.