Stop the economy! I’ve got a baaad feeling!
— The Left
The best part of Greta Thunberg is that like David Hogg, she won’t go away once her moment of usefulness to the left has passed. Not only did she reach her pinnacle of fame at 16, but her claim to fame is:
- Convincing children to skip school on Fridays.
- Angrily complaining that she has been wronged.
Neither of these are impressive accomplishments for a 16 year old, let alone lifetime achievements. You could add allowing a group of men to sail her across the Atlantic, which makes her a sort of modern day Amelia Earhart. But none of this took real work or skill, and she was rewarded with worldwide fame and adulation. What are the chances that she will understand she was only a prop, and quietly fade away now that her moment has passed? In the past she wouldn’t have necessarily had much choice in the matter. But in the age of social media her ongoing antics will be harder for the media to ignore. She may have to pull outrageous stunts and screech even louder, but eventually she will momentarily break back out of obscurity.