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.