Climate Change: Pupils Protest – Are They Not Taught Critical Thinking?

Tomorrow, pupils across the UK are walking out of school, on strike in protest against the climate change caused by Joe Bloggs, which is allegedly destroying the planet.  Click here to read this news, widely report in the print and broadcasting media across the UK.  Then take five minutes to listen to the short video clip below, to recall what happened to one climate scientist when she began to ask for, er… data…
In October 2018, we discussed her persecution here

Comment: 

Share your poll responses below – are these pupils conscientious, or do they simply lack the critical ability to recognise fake news when they come across it, whether in the print or broadcasting media – or in a biased science lesson? 

20 responses

  1. This is the new version of the old class warfare – no longer limited to economic classes, it now includes ideological classes. That is, those who affirm truth and reality, vs. those who affirm lies. As President Ronald Reagan, RIP once said, “It’s not that our liberal friends are ignorant. It’s just that they know so much that isn’t so!”

    The new populist President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, put his finger on the problem a couple of days ago when he called for the “erase of Marxist rubbish” from Brazilian colleges.

    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/02/12/bolsonaro-erase-marxist-rubbish-from-brazilian-colleges/

    “Marxist rubbish” is also the formative cause of these ignoramuses in high school who – no doubt egged on and brainwashed by their Marxist teachers, Marxist TV programs on the BBC, and Marxist preachers in the pulpit – now fancy themselves as noble social justice warriors ready to take on whatever phony phantasm is manufactured for them to protest. Edumacation? Who needs an edumacation?

    The English rock band Pink Floyd set the stage for this corruption of youth in 1979:

    • RCA Victor,

      That alleged singing did, as they say these days “my head in”!

      Interestingly, my 16 year old Great Nephew has been pushing me to do one of our video conversations on the contrast between Catholic Culture and the delusional state of our secular culture (transgenderism, climate change etc)

      Listening to that Pink Floyd tinny “song” has just re-motivated me! Thank you for adding to my work load 😀

    • Japanese young people seem to be getting more sceptical. Maybe they have a better education in critical thinking, LOL!

  2. These pupils are brainwashed. They just latch on to causes like this, without worrying too much about the facts. I’m afraid that the answer to the headline question is NO. They are not taught about critical thinking. They are just taught politically correct information on every subject and they drink it in.

    There should be steps taken against those parents whose children skip school tomorrow. If it’s OK to do that for a climate change protest, what about a pro-life march? What would happen if pupils took time off school to protest abortion?

    • MM,

      If modern students are taught critical thinking, they call it “values clarification,” the real purpose of which is to question and undermine the foundations of Western Civilization, esp. regarding the family, sexuality, morality, and religious belief.

  3. That’s a very good point about pro-life protests. If any pupils tried to take time off school for that cause, they’d be in trouble, no question about it.

    • Laura,

      Great point about abortion – there’s just no way would youngsters be able to march out of schools across the UK to protest the murder of the unborn. No way! And tomorrow’s protesters should be marked absent as truants.

  4. I can’t help wondering how many of these protesters will have their doting parents pick them up from school in the car every day. Also, how many of them are objecting to Brexit because it will mean they can’t get cheap flights to European holiday destinations?

    There’s lots of hypocrisy in this “save the planet” movement.

    • Nicky,

      I’d wager that 99% of them don’t have a clue as to what “save the planet” means. It just sounds good, like a movement they’ll all want to join. Or maybe they just want to get their faces on Twitter or Facebook or the TV.

      • RCA Victor,

        I agree – it’s a teenage fad, the “Green Movement” – crackers. The whole theory that the planet needs to be saved, is a nonsense.

        • Editor,

          Diabolically clever nonsense, though – the Devil and his minions have replaced “save your soul” with “save the planet, ” and even made a pagan religion out of it, complete with false dogma.

          And of course, Our Fearless and Humble Leader has fallen right into that quicksand pit….

  5. I suspect the majority of the kids couldn’t give a stuff about the environment, they just want to get a day off school and be rebellious. I live very near a school and college, and in the Summer, they all use a playing field opposite my home. They sit around in groups and have their lunch. At the end of each lunch time, the field is absolutely strewn with plastic bottles, sandwich packs etc. Local residents complained and now the college has to pay for someone to come and clean up after the students each day. If they were so ‘environmentally conscious’ they would pick up their own litter.
    I also think that TV is playing a big role in pushing the evolution/environmental/’green’ scam down children’s throats. I know one young child who is fascinated by animals and loves to see the programmes featuring them. His parents are good Catholics and they keep telling him that God created them, but it’s a constant battle when every single nature programme – especially on the BBC and if it features David Attenborough – has to get at least one dig in about evolutionism, and climate change, and other ‘green’ scams.

  6. The planet will be so much happier when all of the people have been removed. Well, not all, obviously; only the best should be allowed to live and enjoy the earth’s resources. George Soros knows it makes sense.

  7. We’re born with understanding, and if we have parents with wisdom, common sense, and real-life experiences of ups and downs, responsible, we are very fortunate. A relative once said to me, just listen to what you know is right in your heart. There’s no rhetoric here, no intellectual garble, no research. It’s self-evident. Without simple understanding, which all children are born with, the ability to think critically, in my view, is lost, but with the right surroundings, can be recovered. That original understanding, however, needs to be there. Otherwise, these kids, growing up, are subject to the world and all of it’s “research”, emotionally tainted arguments, rhetoric, and retraining of the mind. Truth is truth. Reality is reality. Some kids would do well going to live on a farm or ranch for a few years, just to live life. This is also why I think many kids would do well to be home schooled, at least for the first 2-3 years, the parents adding practical experiences. Adding? Let’s make a cake and write the numbers down. Animals? Let’s go to an aquarium, and later on a fishing boat or zoo. Let’s bird watch, then look at books on birds. Essays? Tell me what you did playing outside today. Make a bird house together. Oceans? Go to the ocean and spend a day on the beach, then look out at the ocean, watching the sea gulls, watching the sun go down. Camp. No better experience. With this indoor/ outdoor approach, talking and sharing, the parents will know more about how their kids think and reason.

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