I'm sure they said two weeks in mega honk crusty mode. I wonder if they will get any Eeew funding?BUT how long would it take the good ship Mong to sail there?
Or will the cabbage patch kid organise a bike ride from Sweden across Europe and the middle east?
Having spent much of Saturday cleaning out a blocked lavatory pipe... no.Maintenance on the honeywagons cant be much fun either
Greta Thunberg and the amazingly lucrative business of her backersI've given you an "informative", but any chance of that in English?
Too late now, I've read it thanks to @37ucv67iGreta Thunberg and the amazingly lucrative business of her backers
Greta Thunberg sets off for the USA with a sailboat. The global media spectacle around the climate protector reaches a new climax. But in the background, professionals are pulling their PR strings and doing amazing business.
For 800 years, no children's sailing has been more respected than Greta Thunberg's this week. The Swedish climate activist sets sail for America to warn the world of its demise at the United Nations Climate Summit in New Yorkon 23 September . And because she wants to be demonstratively emission-free, she does not fly, but sails her off with the ocean-going yacht "Malizia II".
It becomes an imaginative media spectacle of global dimension: the fragile child plunges into the Atlantic floods to prevent the apocalypse. Cover pages and message makers are sure of that. Historians feel reminded of the year 1212.
Greta Thunberg fights for the climate: a crusade with consequences
At that time, politically inspired children also wanted to save the world with all sorts of seafaring spectacles, fervently preached for poverty as well as for God and set off for the Holy Land. Their leader was Nikolaus, underage like Greta and just as charismatic, he came from Cologneand carried a sign of the cross from a ship's rope. He too was struck by the hearts of that time. He promised a miracle to children who had gathered around him: the sea would divide in Genoa and so they would get dry to Jerusalem.
It happened differently, the peaceful children's crusade failed, but the fascination with the child as a moral admonisher remained in the European subconscious for centuries.
Greta Thunberg as a "miracle weapon of the Greens"?
Greta Thunberg benefits from this until today. Some - especially in the left-wing environment - adore the 16-year-old environmental activist as a selfless prophetess and brave children's fighter like a saint. The "school strikes for the climate" triggered by her have grown into the important youth movement "Fridays for Future".
Others - especially right-wing populists - vilify them as "eco-religious putti" and their actions as a "green catastrophe". She is a "green-power wonder weapon" to whisper to the world a new eco-ideology.
Beyond the political camp perspective, for most observers, Greta Thunberg is simply a fascination, a courageous girl with Aspergersyndrome who infects climate debate with contagious youthful idealism. But even for many sympathizers, the recent productions of her person are unhappy or disconcerting. There is growing skepticism in the audience, who is why the new superstar of the eco-zeitgeist actually so professionally staged and how the sick child in the political turmoil well?
An appearance by Greta Thunbgerg beats waves
Greta Thunberg now has the schedule of a super model and top politician; Press conferences, photo shoots, interviews, parliamentary speeches, demonstration performances alternate more and more hectic.
On a photo session in the lignite coalfield Hambacher Forst, she has with a hooded activist - the constitutional protection classifies the violent scene as a left-wing extremist - and must take some criticism for it.
In the video: Around Greta Thunberg and her masked companions ignited a violent quarrel
VIP News / Wochit In Video: Around Greta Thunberg and her masked companions ignited a heated argument
Also, the sailboat ride is often critically commented, because it is one of the most expensive racing yachts in the world, because their "Team Malizia" comes from Monaco and thus from a tax haven, because the ship belongs to an ominous Stuttgartreal estate millionaire, because Greta unnecessarily in Atlantic Storm danger goes.
A spokeswoman for the team told the German press agency, the tripcould be quite restless for Greta depending on the weather conditions and adds laconically: "But Greta is a courageous girl, she will manage that easily."
A public company is particularly in the twilight
So the doubts about the motives of Greta's backers grow in the audience. Is it possibly a coldly staged product of clever marketing strategists who want to profit from the media hype? Already in February, the left-wing daily newspaper "taz" reported under the title "Greta Thunberg commercially exploited / activist as advertising figure".
Since then, there are increasing reports in Scandinavian media about the commercial background of the Greta hype. Accordingly, in particular the corporation "We do not have time" is in twilight. The company was founded in 2017 by one of Sweden's most successful PR managers and stock market specialists, Ingmar Rentzhog. His self-confident goal: to create the "world's largest social network for climate action" and to earn as much money as possible. As a figurehead Greta Thunberg is purposefully built up for this purpose.
The very first appearance of Greta, when she sat down in front of the Swedish parliament in August 2018 with her cardboard sign "School strike for the climate" is set in the right picture by Rentzhog and his media team. Photos and Videos - PR-professionally in English- let Rentzhog viral spread from Facebookto Instagram.
On the Youtubechannel of "We do not have time" you can admire the campaign for Greta from the first moment. The newspaper " Svenska Dagbladet"says Rentzhog afterwards that he is the discoverer Gretas: "Yes, that's how it was. I also helped a lot with Greta using my contact network. "
At the same time, Greta's mother, Malena Ernmann, publishes a book on family life, the illness of Greta and climate change. The book is an international bestseller and perfectly flanks the rise of Greta in the media. Ernmann is a prominent singer in Swedenand represented Sweden at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.
The goal of the campaign for Greta Thunberg: a green mass platform
The commercial goal of the Rentzhog campaign has been from the beginning to expand Greta into a green mass platform through the climate icon Greta, the corporation "We do not have time". Initial investor rounds are scheduled and financial statements written to allow share capital to be subscribed. An exchange briefing states: "Our model is 'TripAdvisor.com', which values and influences companies with its 390 million users." At the end of November, Greta Thunberg even officially takes a seat as a consultant on the Board of the Rentzhogs Foundation.
At the climate summit in Katowice in December 2018, she will travel with the "We do not have time" managers as if on a road show and present the project. After initial criticism of the business design becomes public, Greta suddenly retreats from the company and officially declares in a Facebook post on February 11, "I no longer have connections with We do not have time."
Was Greta's name abused?
Greta's parents claim in interviews that Rentzhog has abused the Gretas name for his business and apologized.
Admittedly, the business of the new climate company continues to be lively. With Anette Nordvall, even a large number of the Swedish venture capitalist scene has joined the Rentzhog platform. The Swedish business magazine "Di Digital" describes Nordvall as "one of Sweden's most powerful tech investors". Now she is "Chairwoman" at "We do not have time" and explains: "Our goal is to become Facebook for climate change."
In a joint letter to investors, Rentzhog and Nordvall write: "Since we started 18 months ago, we've been working to expand the social network, attract investors and stage important climate change initiatives and young climate heroes like Greta Thunberg. "
And further, in astonishing frankness: "The company's mission is to generate profits, including advertising revenues ... there is no conflict of interest between climate protection and money making." In a short time, there are already 23 million Swedish kroner from more than 500 investors Taken in 16 countries. This week will probably come with the Greta images of the Atlantic trip a lot.
This article was written by Wolfram Weimer and first appeared on "The European".
They just wanted to catch a glimpse of her using her poo bucket . The pervs.Just saw the footage of the good ship Mong leaving Plymouth.
Surrounded by a flotilla of fcukwits burning carbons.
They just don't get it, do they?
And how many other feckwits headed off to the hard, wasting precious fuel, to wish the downie kid on her way?
You're not wrong, even her parents are into it as well, writing a book about how difficult it is having a spacker child!