Greta Thunberg......

Joshua Slocum

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Looks more like her ET face
There is a picture of her and her sister in Yesterdays times taken about 8 years ago
she has an angry cat face even then !!
her younger sister has upstaged her and is appearing in a play alongside her mother as the youthful Edith Piaf
 
Greta Thuberg, just think of the carbon footprint from all the tea candles when the moon faced spacker tops herself....
 
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There was a short piece about her on Broadcasting House this morning where it was mentioned that her autism had caused her to stop eating and talking and that her parents discoverered that encouraging her activism served successfully as a kind of diversion therapy. Another contributor (I think it was Kathy Newman) said that she saw her recently and that she was looking very fragile.

I can see that when she has some kind of a meltdown, her parents and all the old middle-class hippies who have placed her on a pedestal will wring their hands in anguish and blame the media and the 'haters' rather than taking a hard look at themselves.
 

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Maybe her "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood" cum face
I think it's more likely to be her batshitmentalcrazy, manipulative parents who've stolen her dreams and childhood more than anyone else.

It would be unwise and unseemly to comment speculatively on the likelihood of one, or even both, of her parents being also responsible for providing her cumface as well as her media scripts so I won't.
 
So tell us how open to sweet reason you'd be if the climate change sceptics came out with a teenage spacker as their spokesmong? And then followed said spokesmong with a slavish devotion that almost approaches a cult-like status?
I assume you have never seen any coverage of a Donald Trump speech.
"Cult-like devotion". Check.
"Spokesmong". Check.
"Bit of a spacker." Check.
 

Slime

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There was a short piece about her on Broadcasting House this morning where it was mentioned that her autism had caused her to stop eating and talking and that her parents discoverered that encouraging her activism served successfully as a kind of diversion therapy. Another contributor (I think it was Kathy Newman) said that she saw her recently and that she was looking very fragile.

I can see that when she has some kind of a meltdown, her parents and all the old middle-class hippies who have placed her on a pedestal will wring their hands in anguish and blame the media and the 'haters' rather than taking a hard look at themselves.
Autustic people often have a specialist subject they like to research or become an expert on.

It’s very good for their mental wellbeing.
For Greta it’s researching climate change. For others it might be songs if the pop group wizard, or whats days the wheelie bins are emptied in various areas.

Understanding how autism can work, and the enjoyment of a specialist subject allows us to understand why she craves knowledge about climate change, and how her autism allows her to be happy gaining the knowledge rather than even doing the slightest thing to actually change anything.
 
Autustic people often have a specialist subject they like to research or become an expert on.

It’s very good for their mental wellbeing.
For Greta it’s researching climate change. For others it might be songs if the pop group wizard, or whats days the wheelie bins are emptied in various areas.

Understanding how autism can work, and the enjoyment of a specialist subject allows us to understand why she craves knowledge about climate change, and how her autism allows her to be happy gaining the knowledge rather than even doing the slightest thing to actually change anything.
Being the parent of 2 fantastic Autistic kids I can identify with this completely!
 
Autustic people often have a specialist subject they like to research or become an expert on.

It’s very good for their mental wellbeing.
For Greta it’s researching climate change. For others it might be songs if the pop group wizard, or whats days the wheelie bins are emptied in various areas.

Understanding how autism can work, and the enjoyment of a specialist subject allows us to understand why she craves knowledge about climate change, and how her autism allows her to be happy gaining the knowledge rather than even doing the slightest thing to actually change anything.
Yes, I can understand that, but what Miss Thunberg is being subjected to is of an entirely different order of magnitude. She has been placed on the world stage and will be subject to all the expectations, the criticisms, the media attention, the interaction, the challenges and the scrutiny I have always supposed that autistics recoil from.

Someone without her condition would find it a huge strain. Apart from anything else, would someone with a compulsive mien be capable of being analytical and objective?
 
Autustic people often have a specialist subject they like to research or become an expert on.

It’s very good for their mental wellbeing.
For Greta it’s researching climate change. For others it might be songs if the pop group wizard, or whats days the wheelie bins are emptied in various areas.

Understanding how autism can work, and the enjoyment of a specialist subject allows us to understand why she craves knowledge about climate change, and how her autism allows her to be happy gaining the knowledge rather than even doing the slightest thing to actually change anything.
Hippy Daughter is a team leader at a unit that houses adult autistics. She says that most seem to be fixated with the weather.

Usually, this impacts little on her day. Apart from one, who attempts to dismantle his room if the sun shines and the wind blows.

If each event is singular, he's happy as Larry.
 

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Yes, I can understand that, but what Miss Thunberg is being subjected to is of an entirely different order of magnitude. She has been placed on the world stage and will be subject to all the expectations, the criticisms, the media attention, the interaction, the challenges and the scrutiny I have always supposed that autistics recoil from.

Someone without her condition would find it a huge strain. Apart from anything else, would someone with a compulsive mien be capable of being analytical and objective?
If the expectation, criticism and scrutiny go over her head due to her autism that is a huge chunk she doesn’t have to deal with.

On a similar note many autistic people who are mugged or attacked in public had no idea they were heading for or in trouble due to their lack of ‘others intentions’

Ive seen things like a recently changed light bulb cause someone with Aspergers far more distress than a crowd of five people very angry towards that same person.
The client was caused physical and mental pain from the changed lightbulb, but was oblivious to the anger of the five.
 
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Being the parent of 2 fantastic Autistic kids I can identify with this completely!
apologies for massive thread drift but......

I was present when an autistic lad was being interviewed by two police officers.

I explained the lad had autism, and the police response was ‘well, he looks ok to me’

The lad was in massive distress during the interview, and on the basis ‘he looked ok/normal to the police they thought he was distressed as he was telling lies.

It was beyond their comprehension that his distress was because we were in a large room with a wall clock at either end, and the clock times differed with each other by three minutes.

End of thread drift.
 
Autustic people often have a specialist subject they like to research or become an expert on.....
As an example, an autistic young lad turned up on our lock restoration project (actually, his mum dragged him down there to get him out of his bedroom and away from his X-box).

He had been unable to get a paid job since he had left school partly because he just wandered off from a job and needed to be constantly reminded on how to do the most basic stuff. He could not interact with other people and was bloody hard work - god knows how his mum coped.

After trying to train him to do various jobs we eventually found what his strong point was - he liked doing the pointing after the bricks were laid and would spend hours doing that. Joining the restoration project changed his life for the better - where he used to stay in his bedroom all day, he was now getting up at six in the morning to travel 15 miles to the site on his push bike, turning up in all weathers. He became able to interact with the other volunteers and eventually ended up getting a 1 year apprenticeship with the Canal & River Trust.

He's now holding down a full-time job in a local town, has passed his driving test, got a car and, it would appear, has found girls. His mum wrote an article to a specialist magazine about how his canal volunteering transformed their lives but I'm blowed if I can find it. IIRC it's called "Jacob's Story".
 
I was present when an autistic lad was being interviewed by two police officers.......

It was beyond their comprehension that his distress was because we were in a large room with a wall clock at either end, and the clock times differed with each other by three minutes.
in the good old days @ACAB would have put him at ease with his rubber truncheon & closed the jill dando case...
 

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