November 07, 2019

Little Sister Is Watching: Scowling Greta Coming to a Kitchen Near You

Dana Mathewson

I can't post the best parts of this PJMedia article by Vodkapundit, because they are photographs. So I'll urge you to read the entire article. It's funny and disturbing at the same time.

Imagine you've strolled into your office break room to enjoy some lunch, you open a cabinet to grab a paper napkin, reach in, and -- egads! -- see the visage of that 16-year-old emotionally troubled climate crusader, Greta Thunberg, scowling at you from behind the plastic spoons.

Is this a prank? Some weird new diet plan? Did Greta get lost on her latest fake-carbon-neutral adventure and wind up somehow in your work fridge?

None of the above. "Greta Shaming" is the latest lame stunt from the planet-saving crowd, intended to make you think twice before... I dunno... having the desire to go on living.

Actually, it's to make people reconsider using disposable utensils and the like, and it's apparently a very big deal in Israel where the whole Greta Shaming thing is taking off.

Now, you could just dismiss this as a light-hearted joke. Or at the very least, something you can just shrug shrug off. But it's not necessarily that simple.
Allison Kaplan Sommer reports for Haaretz that "employees have been placing photos of a judgmental-looking Thunberg on top of their office’s supply of disposable cups, plastic plates and utensils." This is kind of a big deal in Israel, where there's a high proportion of workers trying to keep kosher -- and that means using disposable utensils in non-kosher kitchens. As Kaplan writes, "many more workplaces, including the Israeli army, have been more resistant to getting rid of paper and plastic" for exactly that reason.


I'm a fairly libertarian-minded guy, and very much an anti-prohibitionist. But if this is what color printers and photocopiers have enabled, maybe we ought to consider banning them. For the planet, of course.

I kid.

There is a more serious angle to this story though. Following WWII and the Holocaust, Israel was founded -- and backed up by a sierra-hotel defense force -- as the one place in the world where Jews would always be free to practice Judaism. Flash forward to today, and you have simple soldiers and office workers being shamed out of keeping kosher. I'm not religious, and I'd probably be terrible at it if I tried, but what gives Gaia-worshippers the right to harass people of other faiths in their own workplaces?

Oh, right... progressives always know best, and enjoy nothing but impunity for their annoying little stratagems. And here's an easy prediction: Now that Greta Shaming has made the papers, it won't be long before it goes global.

That last sentence is the truly scary part!

Anyhow, please read the article, here . As I promised, the photos are worth it as well as the writing; Stephen Green is one of my favorites.

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1 Brother-in-law David Dickinson suggests that if they really want to upset the applecart -- and lots of stomachs -- that they display a photo of Stacey Abrams instead.

Now, that's dirty pool! But, after all, they started it.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at November 07, 2019 09:20 PM (VvoMV)

2 David is right; that would be utterly terrifying!

Why does the Left have to shame or bully people to get them to do what they want?  If liberal is so logical, why the threats?

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at November 08, 2019 07:23 AM (spwlV)

3 The answer lies here: remember who the left is. Scratch a leftist (and a whole lot of liberals), find a Communist. Communists are not noted for employing friendly persuasion.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at November 08, 2019 03:05 PM (EHQ+i)

4 Yawp. They sure aren't.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at November 09, 2019 07:28 AM (wIup9)

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