A baby boomer has unleashed on ‘selfish, virtue-signalling’ school kids for skipping class to protest against climate change.
The man’s rant, which went viral after being posted online, came after thousands of students walked out of class on Friday to demand federal government action on climate change in a series of coordinated rallies across Australia.
Shared to Facebook, the man’s scathing attack began by addressing school kids who went on strike for climate change.
‘You are the first generation who have required air-conditioning in every classroom. You want TV in every room and your classes are all computerized,’ he wrote.
‘More than ever, you don’t walk or ride bikes to school but arrive in caravans of private cars that choke suburban roads and worsen rush hour traffic.’
A baby boomer has unleashed on ‘selfish, virtue-signalling’ school kids who protested against climate change in savage social media post (pictured)
The man then continued by taking a swipe at young people’s consumer culture, arguing the youth of today opts to replace ‘expensive luxury items to stay trendy’.
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‘How about this… tell your teachers to switch off the air-con.’
‘Walk or ride to school. Switch off your devices and read a book. Make a sandwich instead of buying manufactured goods.’
The post takes a turn, targeting the character traits of young Australians.
‘No, none of this will happen because you are uneducated, selfish, virtue signaling little turds inspired by the adults around you who crave a feeling of having a ”noble cause” while they indulge themselves in Western luxury and unprecedented quality of life.’
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The man’s post argued children were being used as ‘political pawns’ in a continuous game of seeking votes.
‘This is weapons-grade autism at it’s malignant best,’ he finished.
Protesters gather in Sydney on Friday (pictured) – they demanded the government take action on climate change
One viewer said the letter was ‘great’, claiming the children were ‘brainwashed and spoilt’
Another said ‘it’s a different world today’ claiming they were glad they grew up without devices and material objects
The viral post was met with support and criticism by a number of social media users eager to share their opinion on the matter.
One viewer said the letter was ‘great’, claiming the children were ‘brainwashed and spoilt’.
Another said ‘it’s a different world today’ claiming they were glad they grew up without devices and material objects.
‘Everything was homemade and all paper bags and cardboard boxes were repurposed,’ they wrote.
Other social media users commended the children for taking action on an issue they were passionate about
‘I am proud of them standing up for what they believe in,’ commented one viewer
Many drew attention to the fact the climate change problems on earth were not created by the school kids but the generations before them
Other social media users commended the children for taking action on an issue they were passionate about.
‘Today’s society has been created at a great cost and well done kids for taking your action,’ wrote one viewer.
‘I am proud of them standing up for what they believe in,’ commented another.
Many drew attention to the fact climate change was not created by the school kids but the generations before them.
‘Why take it out on the kids who have to inherit this s***y planet which I might add we f****d up as adults’.
A student who skipped school to take part in the political rally has his say on Friday
The Sydney rally on Friday attracted plenty of people keen to see the government address the issue of climate change
The ‘Strike 4 Climate Action’ rallies involved children in capital cities as well as 20 regional centres across Australia.
An estimated 1000 protesters packed Sydney’s Martin Place in the CBD on Friday afternoon, chanting ‘climate action now,’ with similar numbers in Melbourne.
The series of rallies were inspired by Greta Thunberg, a teenager who went on strike ahead of Sweden’s national election.
She demanded the country’s leader address climate change back in September.
Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan slammed the thousands of students who skipped school to protest climate change action in an extraordinary rant.
Students gathering in Sydney’s CBD on Friday to demand a government response on climate change
Not everyone was a fan of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured)
Mr Canavan said students who truanted from the classroom ‘may as well learn to join the dole queue.’
‘These are the type of things that excite young children and we should be great at as a nation,’ he told 2GB radio on Friday.
‘Taking off school and protesting? You don’t learn anything from that.
‘The best thing you’ll learn about going to a protest is how to join the dole queue. Because that’s what your future life will look like, up in a line asking for a handout, not actually taking charge for your life and getting a real job.’
Outspoken Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan (pictured) felt all students who attended today’s rallies on climate change ‘may as well learn to apply for the dole’