I never engage in party politics. But the upcoming US elections is above and beyond all that.
From a climate perspective it’s very far from enough and many of you of course supported other candidates. But, I mean…you know…damn!
Just get organized and get everyone to vote #Biden https://t.co/gFttFBZK5O
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 10, 2020
Courtesy of The Independent:
Teen climate crisis fighter Greta Thunberg on Saturday showed support for Democrat Joe Biden, urging voters concerned about the environment to make their voices heard in the US presidential election.
The Swedish 17-year-old said in a tweet that she never engages in party politics, but that “the upcoming US elections is above and beyond all that”.
“From a climate perspective it’s very far from enough and many of you of course supported other candidates. But, I mean you know damn! Just get organised and get everyone to vote #Biden,” she wrote.
Ms. Thunberg, who sparked a global climate protest movement after striking outside the Swedish parliament in 2018, could encourage participation among younger voters who are typically less likely to vote than older Americans.
After Ms. Thunberg was named Time magazine’s person of the year in 2019, US President Donald Trump mocked the teen activist, tweeting she needed to “work on her anger management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend”.
This could have some impact as young people especially really respect Thunberg and the selfless work she has done to help protect their planet.
Interestingly enough Thunberg joins the likes of Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren as strong female role models who agitate the shit out of the Right Wing males.
For quite a while on this site, I would see and reject comments that simply said “Where’s Greta.”
At first, I thought they were referring to Greta Van Susteren and I was just confused, but then I realized that it was some kind of poorly thought out attack on Greta Thunberg despite the fact that the post they were attached to had nothing to do with climate change.
Anyone who has actually been paying attention has likely noticed that Thunberg is still very active on social media and still involved with organizing demonstrations against climate change around the country.
But now that she has come out in favor of Joe Biden I think we will see even more vitriol directed at her by the angry little white men who find her so threatening.