WATCH: Michael Knowles Calls Out the Left for Exploiting Greta Thunberg
The left seems to only tolerate children when those children are fulfilling a duty: pushing the left's narrative. So here comes Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swede to push the climate change agenda. Taking issue with this is a tumbler pusher, Michael Knowles. But as soon as he pointed out the truth, Chris Hahn got a bee zooming up his anus.
"You're a grown man and you're attacking a child. Shame on you," said Chris Hahn during a discussion on… https://t.co/Xf1DNDuyEW— Washington Examiner (@Washington Examiner) 1569283554.0
But Knowles is placing the blame for Greta not on Greta herself, but on her parents and the climate activists using her as a human shield from criticism, as also evidence in the video above. As soon as Michael commented on Greta's mental illness, he was shamed for it. How dare anyone criticize a child!
As we saw with David Hogg, criticism of minors who enter the political fray is fair game. If you enter the political arena of ideas, you have opened yourself up to criticism. Period. Regardless of whatever political stance you take, both on the left and the right. So even if Greta was the bill of mental health, anyone is free to oppose her ideas. Not berate her with death threats as has been done to other minors who've entered the fray, just to rebut her and her ideas.
But since Greta isn't the bill of mental health, she isn't who should actually receive the brunt of the shaming: her parents should be held accountable in addition to the activists pushing her to the foreground.