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originally posted by: odzeandennz
originally posted by: Gothmog
Greta Thunberg named TIME’s 2019 ‘Person of the Year’
Adolf Hitler was named Time's Person of the Year in 1938
Joseph Stalin was named Time's Person of the Year twice, in 1939 and 1942
Nikita Khrushchev was named Time's Person of the Year in 1957
Lyndon B. Johnson was named Time's Person of the Year in 1967
The Ayatollah Khomeini was named Time's Person of the Year in 1979
Saddam Hussein was named Time's Person of the year in 1990
George W. Bush was named Time's Person of the Year twice , 2000 and 2004
So , why not Greta ?
seems you forgot Trump... it really means squat that award huh ...
I means so little there's a thread on it
To those saying that Greta is doing this all on her own: no she's not. It's obvious that she is being used for an agenda by the media and those around her who have given her a shot in the spotlight. No 16 year old gets the opportunities she has without a lot of people helping her to get there.
It's obvious that she is a pawn (either willingly or unwillingly) in the climate change debate being used to divide us. She is the (younger) yin to the average climate deniers (older) yang. It's to polarize the debate so that no common ground can be found.
She says and does things that polarize both sides of the debate, as designed. She checks all of the boxes off for the "generational warfare" diatribe those in power are pushing. Maybe she had good intentions to begin with, I don't know, but it has backtracks painfully obvious that those supposed original intentions have been hijacked and radicalized.
Ugh...enough with all this attention.
So she's the one who put herself on TIME magazine? Did she twist the arms of the editors for that to happen? Is she the one who invited herself to the world climate summit as the main guest? Is she the one who forced her way onto the media stage?
Tell me how she did all that by herself. Because from where i'm standing she had a LOT of help in getting where she is.
By the way, check my posting history before you assume I'm some kind of Trump fanatic or climate denier.
Thunberg first became known for her activism in August 2018 when, at age 15, she began spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament to call for stronger action on global warming by holding up a sign saying (in Swedish) "School strike for the climate". Soon, other students engaged in similar protests in their own communities. Together, they organised a school climate strike movement under the name Fridays for Future.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Jay-morris
A child does not get thrown in the cover of TIME magazine by themselves. Unless she owns TIME magazine and writes the paychecks of its editors, she did not get where she is on her own. She had a ton of help from the media and others behind the scenes.
You think Greta is the only kid talking about climate change? No, she's just the one the media decided to latch onto.
She had a ton of help from the media and others behind the scenes.