Poise, Power, and the Young Women Leading the Way

A New Generation, Betrayed by the Old, is Rising Up on Climate Change 

Greta Thunberg

 The voice. At first, it was the voice that took hold of them. Slightly off, coming out of a little girl’s body. A metallic voice, sharp as a blade, trembling not because of stress or shyness, oh no—trembling with rage, a cold rage set to overtake them. And then the words themselves. “You are not mature enough to tell it like it is. Even that burden, you leave to us, children. … Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money.” 

Remarkable twist here: you, adults, world leaders, beaming bosses and consumers, are the unconscious, immature ones. We, children of the 21st century, are taking control, since you are obviously incapable of doing anything new at the steering wheel. 

“We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not.” Then she leaves the stage and disappears. Read More

 

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