Middle-aged men hate Greta Thunberg
One of the things that has bothered me for a while is why so many middle-aged men seem to hate Greta Thunberg. Suddenly, thanks to her speech to the United Nations, I know.
They are already rowing with their teenage kids and don’t need another one on their case. It was the furious, accusatory tone in which she chided her audience: “How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood.” Has not every parent had that clash, albeit more usually about whether they can sleep over at Charlotte’s on a school night?.
Let me stress, before going further, that I regard Thunberg as a force for good, even if some of her catastrophic language can be counterproductive. She deserves appreciation, not abuse.