In the era of “fake news,” many people are no longer fazed by the blatant attempts of mainstream media to pass off radical left-wing talking points as facts. Indeed, according to a recent poll cited by The Hill, 72% of the American population, believe that these outlets “report news that they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading.” Despite this, legacy media has not slowed down their propaganda efforts.
This is especially true of the climate change debate. Diatribes against the president’s opinions on the climate “crisis” appear daily. The media make every effort to help this cause makes headlines. One recent CNN article, “We, the youth, are striking for the climate this Friday,” by Katie Elder stands out.
The 19-year-old ecological activist claims that all American youth are spontaneously joining together in solidarity to battle climate change. She is organizing a network of nationwide school walkouts and protests. Her message is dramatic and emotional as she makes apocalyptic predictions. She even affirms that these same swathes of young people fully support Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s disastrous, socialist Green New Deal. The undocumented article is nothing more than free, full-page publicity for her climate change protests courtesy of CNN.
Katie Elder is not alone in her activism. Naturally, this calls to mind the international media’s newest superstar, Greta Thunberg, who has been traveling the globe carbonlessly with cameras in tail, warning the world of the coming ecological apocalypse.
Both cases illustrate an important point. Climate change is not the result of genuine concern, but the product of a campaign by leftist institutions in politics and finance. How else could a 16-year-old with no profound message become an overnight celebrity or a 19-year-old activist have her event promoted by one of the world’s largest media outlets?
People will eventually have to raise the question as to how a movement which claims to be “fighting the system” is propped up by that very same system.
Indeed the media are not seeking out the engagement and enthusiasm of youth intent upon bringing about social change. If that were the case, they would not ignore the hundreds of thousands of young pro-life activists at home and abroad.
Instead, the media show is part of an ecological propaganda effort, which was expertly exposed in a recent video on Tradition, Famly, Property Student Action’s YouTube page. The video, “How to Destroy the Climate Change Hoax,” shows how these teenagers are worked like pawns of the revolutionary green machine.