Student strikes seem more like a day off from class

Writer says Millenials contribute to climate change too

Dear editor,

I have been meaning to write an article on school children leaving school on school days and it seems always on a Friday to protest different things one of them being climate change. First of all it is funny that they pick a Friday so that it means that they and their teachers have a long weekend.

As I was reading up on this topic I came across a posting on Facebook and I thought it was too good not to share with as many people as possible.

“To all school kids going on (strike) for Climate Change:

“You are the first generation who have required air-conditioning in every classroom.

“You want a TV in every room and your classes all computerised.

“You spend all day and night on electronic devices.

“More than ever, you don’t walk or ride bikes to school but arrive in caravans of private cars that choke local roads and worsen rush hour traffic.

“You are the biggest consumers of manufactured goods ever and update perfectly good expensive luxury items to stay trendy.

“Your entertainment come 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 forests and trees we clear and more environment is destroyed.

“How about this….

“Tell your teachers to turn off the air-conditioner.

“Walk or ride your bike to school. Switch off your devices and read a book.

“Make a sandwich instead of buying manufactured food.

“No, none of this will happen because you are selfish, badly educated, virtue signalling little princesses, 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.

“Wake up, Grow up, and learn to research facts and think for yourself and not blindly accept the words and actions of others – I don’t think you formulated this action plan all by yourself – suspect you may have had some influence and guidance from those you trust…. A word of warning, be cautious of the influence of the (left) because there may a time in the future that you will be the ones left out.”

James A. Cook, Westerose

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