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Greta The Movie

December 23, 2019
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By Paul Homewood

 

Once upon a time, there was a young girl called Greta, who claimed she could see carbon dioxide in the air. So concerned was she by this that she literally thought everybody was going to die.

Therefore she spontaneously decided to skip school, and instead sit outside it every day with a placard reading “School strike for the climate”.

From these humble beginnings, Greta’s school strike took off, with thousands of other children copying her.

Or so, at least, we are led to believe. A quite different reality is beginning to emerge.

There have already been suggestions that Greta’s rise to fame was not quite as spontaneous as advertised.

Just by coincidence, no doubt, when Greta launched a one-girl “school strike” at the Swedish parliament on the morning of August 20, 2018. Ingmar Rentzhog, founder of the social media platform We Have No Time, just happened to be passing. Inspired, Rentzhog posted Greta’s photograph on his personal Facebook page. By late afternoon, the newspaper Dagens Nyheter had Greta’s story and face on its website. The rest is viral.

But this isn’t the full story. In emails, media entrepeneur Rentzhog told that he “met Greta for the first time” at the parliament, and that he “did not know Greta or Greta’s parents” before then. Yet in the same emails, Rentzhog admitted to meeting Greta’s mother Malena Ernman “3-4 months before everything started”—in early May 2018, when he and Malena had shared a stage at a conference called the Climate Parliament. Nor did Rentzhog stumble on Greta’s protest by accident. He now admits to having been informed “the week before” by “a mailing list from a climate activist” named Bo Thorén, leader of the Fossil Free Dalsland group.

Further investigations reveal links to green lobbyists, PR hustlers, eco-academics, and a think-tank founded by a wealthy ex-minister in Sweden’s Social Democratic government with links to the country’s energy companies.

 

Now we learn that a movie has been made about Greta:

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7803861/Greta-Thunberg-movie.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

Fine, you might say. She is famous after all.

Except that according to the Mail, the film makers have been following her since the very start of her school strikes in August 2018:

Greta Thunberg’s journey from a ‘quiet teenage schoolgirl’ to the figurehead of a global climate movement has been captured for an upcoming documentary.

Those involved in the project are said to have been following the Swedish teenager since she first began her ‘school strike for the climate’ movement in Stockholm last August.

It’s quite remarkable how a film company just happened to be passing by that day, along with Rentzhog. And even more remarkable how they thought it would be worthwhile spending months filming on the off chance that anybody would want to watch the movie eventually.

The film’s director, Nathan Grossman, who apparently only has one underwhelming film to his name, has followed Greta to the ends of the Earth, from her school-striking on the sidewalk in front of the Swedish Parliament, to the high seas aboard the $4mn racing yacht Malizia II.  One is entitled to ask where the money came from to fund his travels.

As RT comment:

 One might ask why, if Thunberg’s meteoric rise from her lonely sidewalk protests to hectoring the rulers of the world about her stolen future was as organic as it is presented, a documentary crew was already present to film her sitting alone on the pavement? It’s not like her parents have been trying to make her a celebrity since she was just 12 years old, only to have their exploitative TV show idea rejected by Swedish broadcaster SVT. Never mind, all that did happen.

https://www.rt.com/news/476133-greta-documentary-rise-to-fame/

As for poor little Greta herself, this footage of her press conference at UNICEF in September reveals just how lost she is without her prewritten scripts and stage managed appearances:

27 Comments
  1. Thomas Carr permalink
    December 23, 2019 2:30 pm

    And now we are to be inflicted with her editorial choice on BBC R 4 on 20th Dec. according to R4 this am.

  2. Vernon E permalink
    December 23, 2019 2:34 pm

    Saint Greta of Humbug.

    • December 24, 2019 9:25 am

      The moive should appeal to the Hollywood climate mentality of the Gretins.

      • December 24, 2019 9:25 am

        ‘Movie’ even 😣

      • Sophocles permalink
        December 25, 2019 7:23 pm

        … the Gretinous Coprocephalics?

  3. Michael Tait permalink
    December 23, 2019 2:41 pm

    We should all boycott the Today programme on the day she ‘edits’ it.

    • December 23, 2019 3:00 pm

      Surely nobody normal listens to the Today programme anyway.

      • Pancho Plail permalink
        December 23, 2019 4:03 pm

        What’s a Today programme?

    • John Palmer permalink
      December 23, 2019 5:01 pm

      Why wait until then!
      It’s been the Green Blob/Remoaner daily propaganda broadcast for ages.

  4. December 23, 2019 2:59 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.press.

  5. December 23, 2019 3:00 pm

    More propaganda. You cannot go on strike unless you are employed, thus when you are a pupil not attending school it is truancy – for which there are, or should be, severe penalties.

    • December 23, 2019 7:00 pm

      At her age, there is a legal obligation in Sweden to be in school learning. Not even her principal care (read: dare) to act.

  6. Anthony Drew permalink
    December 23, 2019 3:16 pm

    Didn’t Greta’s mother have a book published on GW coincidentally when St Greta went on “strike “?

    • December 23, 2019 7:01 pm

      Yes and it’s part of the campaign.

  7. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    December 23, 2019 3:23 pm

    Up in Scotland they have a Gritter Thunberg….LORRY.

  8. dearieme permalink
    December 23, 2019 3:48 pm

    Is she a blend of Minnie the Minx And Violet Elizabeth Bott?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnie_the_Minx

  9. Ottokring permalink
    December 23, 2019 5:31 pm

    I find this whole Greta episode stomac churning : the exploitation of this poor girl by her wicked parents is bad enough, but to be made to perform in front of equally unscrupulous politocians is simply abuse by third parties. I can understand that the truly evil Harmann and useless hypocrite Milliband would take part, but seeing Gove on the platform condescendingly pretending to listen made me realise how all-per asive this canker is.

  10. Richard Phillips permalink
    December 23, 2019 5:33 pm

    Does this young person have the Swedish equivalent of GCSE Physics – an utterly essential prerequisite to the first understanding of any global warming and climate matters???
    And with her accumulated wisdom is she able to explain just how CO2, outnumbered about 50 to 1 by our prime greenhouse gas, water vapour, manages to punch, ever more effectively it would seem, above its weight??
    I have spent 35 years in physical science research, and all my retirement following the whole scene, but have not yet seen a satisfactory explanation, from any source.
    Richard Phillips
    Newbury

  11. December 23, 2019 5:52 pm

  12. December 23, 2019 5:57 pm

    Yes, that came out last fall when she was in Alberta visiting the Oil Sands in Fort McMurray and in BC where she went to the Athabasca Glacier.
    There is more here:
    https://www.lifezette.com/2019/12/greta-thunberg-planned-pr/

  13. Joe Public permalink
    December 23, 2019 6:37 pm

  14. December 23, 2019 7:06 pm

    Interesting that the Tesla she/they used in US, was full of plastic litter, when they left it.

  15. tom0mason permalink
    December 24, 2019 1:04 am

    As I see it, most people here see what mad hysteria is being stirred up by the use of this poorly educated teenage girl with mental heath issues.
    What I really don’t understand is why everyone can not see that this is just media hype driven by the indoctrinated girl’s parents and their wish for their little girl (and by family ties for themselves) to be famous.
    Famous by any means necessary, famous by reciting banalities and fictions. Banalities and fictions that seemingly most politicians and too many ordinary people believe is true. Politicians believing banality and fiction is understandable — most are idiots who’s only care is re-election but people wake-up! Greta and her entourage are nothing but political puppets, their beliefs are ridiculous as much as they are dangerous.

    Hopefully in the new year people will stop being mesmerized by this circus and go back to believing in strange young men who can mysteriously bend spoons just by gently touching them.

    Welcome to the new era of group-think and mass hysteria.
    Welcome to the global 21st century madness.

  16. Coeur de Lion permalink
    December 24, 2019 3:19 pm

    She will be dumped by the Meeja quite soon. No story lasts long these days. Harmful for the little someone’s darling.

  17. Stephen Davis permalink
    December 24, 2019 6:24 pm

    I liken her to the Gina Miller of the climate issue.

  18. Washington 76 permalink
    December 24, 2019 10:51 pm

    3rd October 2019, FAMILY VALUES Greta Thunberg’s parents – who are the climate activist’s family and what have they said?

    CLIMATE change activist Greta Thunberg is now a familiar face known around the world. But while the teenager has hit the headlines who are her parents and what are their beliefs?

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10059484/greta-thunberg-parents-malena-ernman-svante/amp/

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