During the day we noticed interesting phenomen in the social media concerning students climate demonstration.
Grownup’s ended bashing the youths.
Many people write like they’re thinking, that the youth have lost their sences, now that this world wide phenomen reached Finland too. First and most important question is that did the youths organize these massive protests by themselves? For example Oulu’s and Helsinki’s demos gathered 13-16 old students.
Every adult understands that these kind of demos are put together by grownups, not the youths. We followed several demos during Friday and behind of all of these demos were environmental activists and leftist politicians. In Oulu older activist women encouraged young people to go on strike. ”You can go on strike for the sake of climate”. Person in the picture below encouraged youths.
In Sweden these demos were organized by different groups of asylum activists and environmental activists. They had gathered these alone coming children as mascots to the events.
You can easily say that behind these gatherings were adult activists who had tricked clueless children to participate, just for the sake of spreading their own agenda.
Studys shows that children are having environmental anxiety, it can be very real. If young person is having these kind of feelings, grownups shouldn’t mess with these kids. Instead adults should help child to see and realize the right proportion of things.
For example one 12 years old daughter of our friend was having terrible anxiety because of Iraq’s war. Girl was watching news terrified stiff, lost her sleep in the nights, just because of sheer horror. She was afraid that war is coming to her hometown. Wise mother of hers explained clearly and precisely that the war isn’t spreading to Finland and there is nothing to be afraid of. Finally daughter got her sleep back and anxiety vanished.
Now is the time for adults to tell to children and youths that there is no reason to have anxiety for the sake of environment. It’s just another political agenda, that mass media likes to circle in the news.