Teenagers on strikeposted December 9th, 2018 at 4:05 AM It's hard to take them seriously. They mean so well, but they are so naive that they will protest anything their teachers tell them to protest. Show 10 Comments 10 Comments Post a Comment Who's naive ?Dec 9, 2018 at 10:03amThese protesting teens are the ones that are fully aware of their future if nothing is done to mitigate climate change. I would argue that their elders are the ones that are naive and living in fantasy land. They continue to buy gas guzzling suv and pickup trucks, fly to Mexico for cheap vacations, and base their lives on consuming more and more of the planets resources.These kids are fully aware that if nothing meaningful is done soon, this planet is on a one way express trip to destruction within the next century. AnonymousDec 9, 2018 at 11:45amI agree. I believe most are not at the developmental stage to think critically for themselves however I think the teachers aim is to discourage complacency which we are all guilty of. DisagreeDec 9, 2018 at 3:28pmAs a child of the sixties I’m actually excited to see some of today’s teens getting worked up about something. I’ve felt that the past few generations have been very apathetic about standing up for injustice and the state of the world. Don’t ever underestimate the power of young people to effect a change! AnonymousDec 9, 2018 at 4:00pmAs opposed to their ineffectual parents? Good to see someone with some life in them in the land of the living dead. Back in the early 00s...Dec 9, 2018 at 7:55pm... me and some fellow students walked out because our school was seismically unsound. It still is. It's far more likely that a student is going to die in a seismic event in Vancouver than from "climate change."In fact, if we weren't busy trying to completely deindustrialize the west by 2050 (the goal is zero emissions = total deindustrialization), we'd have a tax base sufficient to fix our public schools.Our teachers hadn't trained us from K-12 to protest seismic instability, either. AnonymousDec 10, 2018 at 12:09amthose kids are more informed and passionate than u are Look up Greta ThunbergDec 10, 2018 at 11:23amSee what she has to say. She basically started the current protests, and she's right: the generation in charge doesn't care and just kick the can down the road because they'll be dead by the time shit really hits the fan. What's the point in going to school if your future is low paying jobs soon to be replaced by automation and you have to go to war for dry land and clean water, or are constantly sick because of pollution.The kids are right, but because of people like you they have no future to look forward to. @Look up Grata ThundlidgeDec 10, 2018 at 12:32pmYou would have loved the medieval age. Lots of fresh water to get sick by, no pollution because of no automation that results in food, and tons of dry land to die on. @Look up Greta ThunbergDec 10, 2018 at 2:19pmhere is a tip:if the Government Teacher tells you this is something to be concerned about, it is bullshit.The issue of our era is freedom of expression, freedom of speech---without free speech, the climate can go fuck itself. HilariousDec 11, 2018 at 11:22amYou can see how many indoctrinated brainwashed kids of government programing come to this site. They have no idea what they're going to think of themselves years down the road. LOAD MORE Join the Discussion Your name Comment * your name What's your name?