4 thoughts on “The Childrens’ Crusade”

  1. As grizzled adults, it was our duty to tell these children that the climate is, in fact, going to try to kill them.

    Channeling Christopher Walken from “Blast From the Past” (1999), (though his character’s family spent 1962 to 1999 in a fallout shelter.)

    “Son, I remember the great tornado outbreak of ’73. Whole towns wiped off the map. Dead cows hanging in trees! Then there was the winter of ’76, with hundreds of thousands at risk of death because nobody could go anywhere because of all the snow. Not even the snow plows could move. Then there was them dust bowls that my dad went through, where nobody had hardly anything to eat. Then there’s the Great Flood, one of many horrible disasters.

    And it ain’t just climate change! The giant ash cloud from Mt St Helens, the horrible mud slides in Washington state. The big California earthquakes. We’re overdue on the New Madrid fault and the Cascadia Subduction Zone, both of which will make the San Francisco earthquakes seem like a minor tremor.

    No, my child, what you have to do is roll with whatever Mother Nature throws at you, and to do that you’re going to need survival supplies and guns. Lots and lots of guns. You see, every time one of these big disasters hits, pinko commies see it as an opportunity to take over, and it’s going to be up to you to stop them in their tracks.”

    That many children will believe almost anything they’re told, making it trivially easy to weaponize them, works both ways.

  2. Remember Samantha Smith? How about Jessica “Girls Can Fly” Dubroff? Or David Hogg?

    The children-who-shall-lead have a short shelf life.

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