Ignorant Children Throw Tantrum: Media Fawns

If reports are accurate, ignorant children “in dozens of countries on every continent will be striking together for the first time.”

The tempestuous tots are terrified quantum loop gravity isn’t being taken seriously enough, and that the more dangerous string theory will consume and destroy physics.

Spokesbrat Greta Thunberg said, “It’s, like, quantum loop gravity is, like, so close to our beliefs as, like, youth? I’m like, ‘Whoever heard of strings? You can’t, like, see them?'” She pointed to her laceless sneakers as proof there was no need of string theory. “Like, quantum foam speaks to our lived experience.”

“You have to, like, have no brain to believe in branes. I’m all like ‘Come on!’,” she added, before logging on to her Instagram account and posting a selfie looking cute while answering the reporter’s question.

These kids have to be kidding. But they’re not. They have no training whatsoever, not a scratch, not a hint, in physics, yet they’re going on strike the world over to protest a concept which they cannot possibly understand. About which they are necessarily ignorant. About which they know nothing niets nada nill naught zero zilch zippo.

Absolute innocence is however no bar to them streaming out in the streets and pouting for the cameras of the Enemy of the People. The Enemy will broadcast these images worldwide, and accompany them with sober talking heads explaining why we have to take these by-definition ignorant children seriously. And they’ll expect us to take them, the Enemy, seriously as they engage in this transparent blatant outrageous propaganda.

It is still true these brats have no knowledge of the subject which inflames them. They can have no knowledge. They are not old or wise enough to have accumulated even a fraction of what they need to know to speak authoritatively on physics. Meaning they have no business lecturing their betters about what to do about the entire world’s economic system, presuming, as they do, string theory affects the economy.

We, the youth of America, are fed up with decades of inaction on [string theory]. On Friday, March 15, young people like us across the United States will strike from school. We strike to bring attention to the millions of our generation who will most suffer the consequences of [string theory]. But this isn’t a message only to America. It’s a message from the world, to the world, as students in dozens of countries on every continent will be striking together for the first time.

Spankings ought to be dispensed. Not to the kids. They don’t know better. They’re ignorant. It’s their teachers and parents who are to blame for the massive, historic, galaxy-sized hubris on display here. Hubris like this:

To many people, [Loop Quantum Gravity] seems like a radical, dangerous idea. That same sentiment was felt in 1933, when Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed the New Deal—a drastic piece of legislation credited with ending the Great Depression that threatened (and cost) many lives in this country. Robber-barons, ordinary citizens, and many in between were enraged by the policies enacted by the New Deal…

…The changes proposed in [Loop Quantum Gravity] will help ensure our entire species [of physicists] has the opportunity to thrive in the decades (and centuries) to come. As the original New Deal was to the declining US economy, [Loop Quantum Gravity] is to our changing [physics]. And that is why we strike.

The entire species of physicists! And did you catch that, citizen? You oppose the March of the Morons and you are no better than a Robber-baron.

Kids always believe in utopia and unlimited bright futures; youthful folly, optimism unmarred by experience and so on. All forgivable. Yet we cannot excuse the biggest and dumbest notion these under-trained under-grown marchers have: “Because adults won’t take our future seriously, we, the youth, are forced to.”

Good grief! We have had thirty-plus years of adults taking the non-problem seriously. Have you been to CERN lately? That these kids are afraid of string theory is proof of that. It’s not like these younguns came upon the idea themselves. That had to be taught it. They had to be goaded into it.

They had to be made to believe by adults that physics is coming to an end at any moment and only they, the ignorant, can save it. Is this not sufficient proof the entire thing is a scam?

The media, and their apologists, will tell us “Be nice to these brats, for they are sincere.” Yeah? Well, rapists and murderers are sincere, too. Mao was sincere. Nobody was sincerer. Sincerity and depth of emotion are not evidence. Except, these days, of error.

13 Thoughts

  1. I’m glad to have seen this early post explaining the kiddies strike was about physics theories … because seemingly all the media is reporting the motive is inaction over the pending global warming apolcalypse.

    This is just the start of the trend. History shows that when cult predictions of The End fail, belief in the theology increases. It’s an odd quirk of hums n nature in the brain causing that. Just wait, in a dozen or so years when Mother Earth’s relationship with the humans remains okey-dokey those humans with the end-of-times theology will be even more convinced doom is just around the corner.

  2. “yeah….bert, no bert …yeabert nobert YeBetNoBetYeBotNoBert….
    This place is like…WellGay!”
    Gosh you’re so RACIST!!!!”

    Stop taking the mickey. Leave them alone.
    Nobody will take any notice will they?
    If they are cute, they can’t help it either.
    Selfies and “INSTA”
    Nuva mata.

  3. The other day the school students in Maryland walked out of school to demonstrate against “gun violence” as if inanimate objects can be violent. This was a response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. If these kids looked at the statistics they would see that the by far the largest killer of teenagers is automobiles. About 2,800 teenagers died in automobile crashes in 2017. Those kids should really be demonstrating in front of the National Automobile Dealers Association in Fairfax, VA, protesting automobile violence.

  4. “We strike to bring attention to the millions of our generation who will most suffer…”

    When did pre-victimization become a thing? I suppose it was inevitable. The kids have lived the most privileged existence in the history of our species, so with no current suffering, they had to borrow some from the future. Is there anything of value they won’t mortgage?

  5. Ray, I’m a strong second amendment advocate and NRA member but that’s a silly analogy. The number of teenagers intentionally killed (“murdered”) by automobiles is, at best, vanishingly small.

  6. Rob – I’m not really seeing your point. Dead is dead, independent of motivations, right? If the driving age were raised to 18, the additional teen lives saved would no doubt dwarf the number of teen lives lost to gun violence.

    On the other hand, if the problem is fear, then I have no doubt that teens fear gun violence more than dying in car accident.

    When kids, or any group of people, have disabling fears that are out of proportion to the actual risk, education seems to be a better approach than catering to their fears. Especially when the fears are intentionally magnified in the service of a political agenda.

  7. Rob Ryan,

    Surely in the question of banning inanimate objects the intentionality of their use for harm should be less significant, or even significant in the opposite sense to yours (since the intention to cause harm is already regulated as such)?

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