Greta Thunberg: A Year To Change The World sees the brand of Greta Thunberg, who knows diddly squat about the environment – following the incredibly staged bullshit that was I Am Greta, and desperately trying to stay relevant in a year in which the world has gone very quiet due to the pandemic.
Once again, “climate experts” are telling us how the Earth is warmer than it has ever been before… Really? In the 4.6bn years since the Earth formed? Or just your cherry-picked “since records began” graphs from 1880?
I’ve gone into so much detail about the bullshit we’re being fed, in my review of the I Am Greta documentary, and Greta Thunberg: A Year To Change The World continues the theme of producing a very one-sided ‘documentary’ about how we’re doomed.
In fact, for a while, this first episode is basically a copy of that film, so I feel like I’ve seen this before, such as when Greta and her father are going on tour for her to spread the lies in the scripts she’s given, so her brand can be worth even more millions than they are already.
Greta says, “People think I’m just an angry teenager who shouts at world leaders. That’s not who I am”.
No, you’re a child growing into a young woman, who is manipulated by her parents to their own ends, continuing to moan at the working man (and woman), and even if there is a major problem to sort out, then go to China and stand in the middle of Tianamen Square in front of a tank, and see what happens. You’ll soon find that Xi Jinping doesn’t want to talk so much. But of course, the Chinese Communist Government didn’t have anything to do with creating a killer virus to unleash on their population to quell the Hong Kong riots that had been going on for months. Oh no, of course no. You can trust a communist government!
After all, ask who’s paying for all her very expensive trips around the world, as she furthers her agenda and the brand of Greta? You may be asking for Donald Trump to post all his tax returns, but what about all her Greta’s finances and the family’s bank accounts along with associated business accounts?
The powers that be don’t want you to think for yourself. They don’t want you to suggest that the 2020 US Presidential Election was stolen by Joe Biden, and that Donald Trump was cheated out of a second term, because… of course… it’s perfectly plausible (not) that the other old white man, Biden, won with 81 million votes, when in 2008, Barack Obama won with just 69 million votes.
We later see Greta shunning a plane to travel from New York to Madrid for the UN Climate Change conference, yet happily spends forever on her mobile phone… made out of plastic! Hypocrite, much?
Plus, at one point, she pets the family dog, and then someone grabs her and does likewise. It’s all very disconcerting.
Think back to when you were 15, and if you told your parents you were going to skip school and scoot off around the world to waffle to world leaders… what do you think they’d do? They’d give you a cold slap and tell you to stay in school. That’s exactly what she should have been doing.
Greta even talks about the story regarding The Emperor’s New Clothes, which is exactly the same for her, except instead of a lack of clothes, Greta has a lack of truth. She is the modern day Howard Beale from Network.
I don’t foresee a good end to all this. Once the world has moved on, and the brand of Greta is finally ignored by the media, she’ll still be wondering where to channel her demand for attention. Like certain reality TV stars, I fear it’ll all be too much for her, and if the worst happens, her parents will be to blame.
Episode 2 continues with her frequently staring into the sky, looking all wistful and romantic, before heading to Malmo, Sweden, bossing world leaders about reducing emissions, blah, blah, blah… Like I said earlier, get to China and waffle to them. Then tell us how you got on… if they ever let you return.
She also has random conversations with people, talking to them as if she’s thinking these words out of the top of her head, rather than being fed a script, and we’ve seen proof that she needs a script, otherwise, she’s completely lost. One such example is a chat with fellow climate change panhandler David Attenborough.
It’s a good job that since this is the time when she came across Donald Trump in Davos in 2020 – that time when she was triggered simply by him passing by in the foreground – she never actually spoke to him, since he’d wipe the floor with her.
Oh, and although I don’t object to Vaccine Passports to get the world back open again, you know when someone, including Greta, has contracted COVID19… they TELL you about it(!)
The final episode shows just how much she’s loving the limelight, shilling for this bullshit, as she pretends to berate the bigwigs, and they all applaud her, then go back to safely ignoring her because she’s talking crap.
Once again, ‘experts’ are waffling how we only have ten years left to ‘save the Earth’. That’s the figure which jumps up and down randomly to fit whatever narrative they’re peddling.
If there’s been any ‘benefit’ to the COVID19 pandemic, it’s that it’s put a stop to Greta’s bullshit campaigning. You’d like to think she’s now getting a life.
She says that at the age of 11 she became depressed and “stopped talking to people”. No, love, you’re getting ready to turn into a teenager.
You know, I REALLY look forward to the day when we get to the end of this ‘ten years’, the emissions have NOT reducued, and everything is perfectly fine.
There’s a ‘solution’ where huge power plants try to replicate the effect of trees, but it looks crazy-unwieldly to be realistic to comply with their mad demands.
There’s more talk about ‘cows farting’ being a problem, with cows being doctored with an ‘additive’ in their food that reduces their methane output. If this really was a thing, they’d do it on humans!
Still, finally, Greta’s Trilogy Of Lies has come to an end… until next time.
One last thing: the voiceover from Paul McGann gives the BBC URL where you can read up more about this nonsense, saying “forward slash”, even though BBC URL guidelines (yes, these exist!), state emphatically that it should always be read as “slash” and “NOT forward slash”.
Greta Thunberg: A Year To Change The World begins tonight on BBC1 at 9pm. The series isn’t yet available to be released on Blu-ray and DVD, but you can watch each episode after broadcast on the BBC iPlayer.
Directors: Alistair Duncan, Joe Myerscough
Music: Ty Unwin
Narrator: Paul McGann
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