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BACKLASH: Critics Lambast Melodramatic Greta Thunberg Speech As ‘Child Abuse’

By  Ryan Saavedra
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Critics responded strongly to a speech given by far-left climate extremist Greta Thunberg at the United Nations on Monday, saying that the apparent level of emotional distress she appears to be dealing with constitutes “child abuse.”

Thunberg made waves after she gave a melodramatic speech warning of “mass extinction” while attacking capitalism as “fairytales of eternal economic growth.”

Thunberg, who repeatedly declared “how dare you!” in an arrogant manner, also claimed: “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood.”

Critics weighed in on her speech, calling it “child abuse,” “disturbing,” “exceptionally creepy,” “scary,” “insanity,” “fanaticism,” and “propaganda.”

Here is some of the reaction her speech garnered online:

Federalist editor David Harsanyi tweeted: “The idea that they can use a kid as a political shield, give her immense coverage, and then no [one] is allowed to talk about the substance of her arguments because she is a kid … is just silly. It’s the same with the gun-control kid. He says tons of ridiculous things that are then amplified by media. Yet, people get mad when you point it out. Hey, don’t use kids for your political causes. I hate when either side does it.”

Human Events managing editor Ian Miles Cheong tweeted: “Am I a bad person for thinking children shouldn’t be used as political props like Greta Thunberg?”

Federalist co-founder Ben Domenech tweeted: “We need to have a national conversation about the rising problem of arrogant teenage Swedes.”

Republican strategist Chris Barron tweeted: “This is straight up child abuse. I hope the left is proud of the way it treats everyone and everything as disposable pawns in their game for political power.”

Elisha Krauss tweeted: “This is heartbreaking and disturbing to me. Environmental activists and her crappy parents have stolen her childhood, not capitalism and the UN.”

Radio host Jason Rantz tweeted: “This isn’t powerful; it’s insanity.”

David Reaboi tweeted: “All of you ‘climate activists’ are lunatic communists. And if you think your hysteria will result in even the smallest political concession from the people you’re longing to enslave economically, you’re sadly mistaken. Not one f**king inch for your lunatic death cult.”

Conservative commentator Erick Erickson tweeted: “Children of the Corn level scary here. They’re going to move quickly to violence to overthrow democratic governments.”

CNN law enforcement analyst James Gagliano tweeted: “Can’t imagine in ’81, as 16-year old, lecturing my parents, high school teachers, Reagan administration, House Majority under Speaker O’Neill, United Nations General Assembly, other foreign gov’t leaders, or ANY adult, for that matter, that ‘You are still not mature enough … ‘”

TPUSA founder Charlie Kirk tweeted: “The same people who say we can’t criticize 16-year old ANTIFA climate activist Greta Von Thunburg … Spent months shamelessly attacking the Covington Catholic High School kids — just because they supported our president”

Candace Owens tweeted: “One day, #GretaThunberg will realize that she is a victim of child abuse, not climate change. I genuinely find the video circulating of her to be sad. The Left is stooping to new lows with this blatant example of child exploitation.”

Stephen Miller tweeted: “When you hide behind teenage kids like David Hogg and Greta Thunberg and use them for human shields like you are now, what you’re really saying is ‘Hey my political arguments can’t be made by functioning, well-adjusted adults.'”

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