Radical activist Greta Thunberg has called on leftists to “overthrow the whole capitalist system.”
Thunberg made the far-left extremist call during a Sunday night appearance at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
The children’s event was staged to “celebrate” the release of Thunberg’s “The Climate Book.”
The book, a coffee table manifesto, includes essays by climate alarmists alongside photography and doom data that seeks to promote the radical Left’s green agenda to teenagers.
Nicholas Harris from UnHerd attended the event and revealed that Thunberg has “changed” her rhetoric to align more with the “anti-capitalist Left.”
Previously, she’d sold herself as a five-foot human alarm bell, a climate Cassandra. Her role was to warn, not to instruct: her most viral moments involved her scolding political leaders, not trying to supplant them. She strenuously avoided programmatic detail, saying such things were “nothing to do with me”. But now, on stage and in this book, she has found her political feet, specifically the Left-wing ideology of anti-capitalism and de-growth.
Interspersed among the usual directives about the need to pressure political leaders, her message was more radical and more militant than it has been in the past. There is no “back to normal”, she told us. “Normal” was the “system” which gave us the climate crisis, a system of “colonialism, imperialism, oppression, genocide”, of “racist, oppressive extractionism”. Climate justice is part of all justice; you can’t have one without the others. We can’t trust the elites produced by this system to confront its flaws – that’s why she, much like Rishi Sunak, won’t be bothering with the COP meeting this year. COP itself is little more than a “scam” which facilitates “greenwashing, lying and cheating”. Only overthrow of “the whole capitalist system” will suffice.
So now we are finally seeing the contours of Thunbergism. Run your eye down the contributors to The Climate Book and you can see who she’s been reading: Jason Hickel, Kate Raworth, Naomi Klein. For these people the climate crisis isn’t man-made. It’s made by capitalism, as are the other forms of social injustice which plague society. There’s no GDP growth – especially of the capitalist sort – without increasing carbon emissions. The only solution to this state of emergency is for rich countries to immediately abandon economic expansion as a social goal.
The climate change narrative is often used as a tool to achieve the big government collectivism goals of the far Left.
The co-founder of Extinction Rebellion has previously admitted in his own words that his movement “isn’t about the climate.”
An offshoot of the group, Just Stop Oil, is currently engaged in blocking roads across London.
In 2019, Stuart Basden revealed the true goals of the far-left environmentalist action group in a lengthy article posted on Medium.
Basden asserted that whatever climate problems exist can’t be fixed and that the movement should instead be focused on tearing down the entire system of western capitalism.
China, the world’s biggest polluter, isn’t mentioned once, however.
He claimed that “European civilization” is to blame for spreading “cruelty” and “violence” throughout the globe for the last 600 years and bringing “torture, genocide, carnage, and suffering to the ends of the earth.”
Basden then cited numerous “delusions” which are to blame for this situation, including “white supremacy,” “patriarchy” and “class hierarchy.”
“The delusions of hetero-sexism/heteronormativity propagate the idea that heterosexuality is ‘normal’ and that other expressions of sexuality are deviant,” writes Basden.