“I never engage in party politics. But the upcoming US elections is above and beyond all that”
Swedish ‘climate activist’ Greta Thunberg on Saturday threw her support behind Democratic candidate Joe Biden as the presidential election enters its final leg. “Just get organized and get everyone to vote Biden,” the 17-year-old activist told her four million followers on Twitter.
Thunberg, who’s ‘Fridays for Future’ protest movement rejects capitalism and calls for an end to the fossil fuel ‘madness,’ called on her supports to get behind the 77-year-old democratic candidate. “I never engage in party politics. But the upcoming US elections is above and beyond all that,” she tweeted.
The endorsement by the high-profile ‘climate change’ activist is the last thing Biden needs as he desperately tries to distance himself from the radical green agenda he has been campaigning on until recently. The Democratic candidate denied supporting the Green New Deal during the presidential debate. His campaign website tells a different story. “Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face,” the official Joe Biden website says.
The Green New Deal, initially co-sponsored by Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris in the Senate, calls for ending the fossil fuels and banning fracking. Harris makes no secret of her admiration for the Swedish activist. “I’m so inspired by your courage and your voice,” she said last December speaking of Thunberg.
The Reuters news agency reported Thunberg’s endorsement of Biden:
Teen climate-change fighter Greta Thunberg on Saturday showed support for Democrat Joe Biden, urging voters concerned about the environment to make their voices heard in the U.S. 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 organized and get everyone to vote #Biden,” she wrote.
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.
In little more than two years Thunberg has managed to create a large activist army, especially in Europe. Given her ability to mobilize tens of thousands of school-going kids in major Western cities, many politicians are literally scared of displeasing her. In March, the European Union proposed a sweeping ‘climate change’ plan to appease her demands. The teenage activists slammed it for not going far enough.
“It’s been fascinating to watch how scared a lot of grown up male leaders are of this young 16-year-old girl who speaks up about the threat of climate change,” Hillary Clinton admitted last year.
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
Thunberg, who comes from a long line actors (both her father and grandfather are accomplished performance artists), has made a name for herself by giving rant-filled speeches at global conferences. She has been particularly angry at President Trump for his rejection of ‘climate change’ dogma. The U.S. president withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement in 2017, freeing the U.S. industry from globalist diktats. He has also unabashedly championed capitalism, boosting manufacturing jobs at home and promoting oil and gas drilling.
Thunberg described a possible meeting with President Trump as a ‘waste of her time’ during her high-profile visit to New York last September. Trump, not known for holding his punches, called her “a teenager working on her anger management problem” after her famous “How Dare You” speech.
Thunberg’s endorsement underlines the fear of another four years of Trump presidency. The U.S. president has not only pushed back on climate agenda at home, he has also inspired resistance in Europe and across the Western World. Her support also highlights the presence of prominent figures like AOC and others green activists in Biden’s campaign who are committed to a radical restructuring of America advocated by Thunberg and her anti-capitalist ilk.DONATE
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