Make Earth Great Again

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: March 15, 2019

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I don't think I've ever been this proud of children, and this disappointed in adults. In case you have lived under a rock these past days, today people from all over the world are skipping school in order to go on climate srtike and protest against the climate actions done by adults in charge. Or rather, the lack of actions. 

This was all started by Greta Thundberg, a Swedish girl who decided she won't go to school until the Swedish governments does something. Now, she has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, which is awesome, because let's face it, she deserves recognition. Now protests are taking place in may countries and most of the protetors are kids and teens. 

What made me annoyed as hell just yesterday, was seeing how many adults reacted to this. Our school's principal sent a message to everyone at school and home, that it's stupid to go on strike tomorrow, because you will get more done if you rather think about your own actiaons and what you can do to decrease global warming. That's a nice thought, but we already do that every fucking day. Many adults in the social media said the same thing, but they don't realize this isn't about that. We think about our personal choices, obviously, but this is about you. You're the people who make the stupid decisions in the society. We can't do anything about those unless we can vote, and most of the people protesting can't vote. This is the way underage people get their voice out there. 

We're always told at school how important it is to be a useful member of society and take part in protests, vote and do what means something for you. Now that we are doing that, we're told it's stupid. I literally want to ask all adults that make fun of the kids out there, how they would feel if we told them that they're wasting their time when they go out there and ask the government for better work benefits or something. How many times you skipped school as a kid, just to go drinking early or sleep until noon, instead of doing something productive? It depends on the place, but everyone I know has been in Helsinki and protested against the govenment in front of the Parliament building at least once in their life. Most of the times the adults doing that have wanted better holiday money or less taxation on something useless, which is important, but quite selfish. This is something that isn't about the people of one country; this is a global problem. Let us do this and not be bitchy about it.

Of course not everyone is like that. One of my teachers from middle school posted on her social media, that everyone who wants to skip her class in order to protest, do it, just send her a selfie to prove you're not just watching Netflix at home. A lot of parents were sceptic at first, but they seem to be proud of their kids actually doing something.

While most of the people are kids, this affects politics, like it's supposed to. I personally am quite anxious to wait for our parliament election in a month, as to most youngsters climate is the most important thing in politics nowadays. Not to mention that we don't currently have a government, as it just a week go resigned. I also hope that the EU elections later this spring affect the current policies that the Union has on climate change. 


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