Are our children victims of brainwashing? Some people believe overzealous climate change activists are filling children’s heads with doom and gloom causing unnecessary stress and even depression. Children are the unwitting targets of this brainwashing in this blatant form of emotional blackmail. What parent, grandparent or any adult for that matter, can resist emotional and passionate pleas from young children?
Environmental threats are (and should be) a concern globally. As intelligent humans we need to address the threats using proven scientific solutions and compromises. The problem arises when big companies or wanna be scientists on both sides of the argument get involved by throwing big money or their famous face into the pot trying to sway the general public to their side.
Mega-rich oil and gas companies are fighting to keep their businesses afloat so deny that many of the suggested solutions will help, without attempting to compromise. Activists like David Suzuki and Jane Fonda crave the spotlight, earning their own mega-bucks in appearance fees, flying around the world in fossil fuel powered jets.
Hypocrites, all of them. While it is important to teach our children to respect the environment and reduce our carbon footprint, brainwashing them to preach unproven opinions without understanding what they are preaching is morally wrong.
Perhaps we should be teaching them to practice what they preach!