Friday, 16 August 2019

All the education in the world can't erase natural stupidity.

This from the Guardian

Arron Banks has been criticised after he appeared to wish harm upon Greta Thunberg as the 16-year-old activist set sail across the Atlantic in a solar-powered yacht on a zero-carbon two-week voyage.The controversial Brexit backer warned the teenager that “freak yachting accidents do happen in August” as he responded to a tweet by Green party MP Caroline Lucas who said Thunberg was carrying “the vital message to the UN that time is running out to address the climate emergency”.His comments sparked outrage among MPs, celebrities and academics, but he defended the remark in a series of late-night tweets on Wednesday in which he accused “lefties” of having no sense of humour.Arron Banks@Arron_banks
Freak yachting accidents do happen in August ... Caroline Lucas @CarolineLucas
Bon voyage to @GretaThunberg for her 2-week zero-carbon trip by sail across the North Atlantic
She’s carrying the vital message to the UN that time is running out to address the #ClimateEmergency
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Labour MP Tonia Antoniazzi was among the first to rebuke the former Ukip donor and pay tribute to the work Thunberg has done to raise awareness around the impending ecological crisis.Sign up to the Green Light email to get the planet's most important stories

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“I think it is absolutely disgraceful that a man like Banks can take to
“I think it is absolutely disgraceful that a man like Banks can take to Twitterto slag off a 16-year-old girl,” she told the Guardian. “The great work that Greta has done to put climate change at the top of the political world’s agenda, mobilising and inspiring young people and our future generations is priceless.
“This is a man who funded Brexit lies, lives a life of excess and chooses to wish an accident on Greta Thunberg. It’s an absolute disgrace, his tweet should be reported as a hate crime.” She said Banks should have “opened his wallet and offered to pay for the journey for Greta. The sewer he chooses to swim in is not one which we should have to expose our children to.”
Prof Tanja Bueltmann, founder of campaign group EU Citizens’ Champion, said Banks had “invoked the drowning of a child” for his own amusement.
“Verbal attacks on Greta Thunberg have been coming from many different people for quite some time. Their common characteristic? Most of them are white middle-aged men from the right of the political spectrum.
“As if the tweet itself wasn’t horrendous enough already, Banks’s explanation for it is that he invoked the drowning of a child for fun because he enjoys watching outrage. I cannot think of anything lower than that

Another tweet from the right wing Journalist  Julie Harley Brewer  proved what an appealing person she is . She m describe described herself as a "staunch and long-standing republican as a (anti-monarchist)".and is is an honorary associate of the National Secularsociety. which proves the Religious right do not have a monopoly of nut jobs.

Julia Hartley-Brewer
Hi Greta, I’ve just booked some long haul flights for my family to enjoy some winter sun on the beach this Christmas.
Level of guilt being felt: 0%
Ms Hartley Brewer shrugged of criticism

After all the many, many, many angry tweets from the virtue signalling St Greta cultists who are happy to see a vulnerable child brainwashed and exploited to further their political aims... Level of guilt being felt for posting this tweet: still 0%. Next.
Having no feeling of guilt is the view of a psychopath.

Ms Hartley Brewer faux concerns for Greta welfare are based on her own failure to admit that a teenage girl has more grasp of the actual issue and perhaps jealousy that it receive grater coverage than her own attempts to hit the headlines

People who post on Social Media are often mocked for spelling mistakes for poor  grammar and indeed often a inference , that it should be left  to the better educated.

Ms Brewer may have had an a excellent education but her lack of understanding of how politics works was exposed by comedian Chris Addison during the time after the 2010 election when Gordon Brown was still hanging on at number 10 with no party having an overall majority.

Yet she professes to be a  leading columnist , which just goes to show all the education in the world can't erase natural stupidity.

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