Motorists in Germany, the automotive heart of Europe, are not taking kindly to Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg. Some drivers are sporting bumper stickers telling the girl, in so many words, to take a hike.
Greta Thunberg is a Swedish teen climate activist who has been heavily promoted by the establishment and was placed on the front cover of Time Magazine back in May.
At the age of 15, Thunberg captivated a large segment of the media in Europe and the US with her impassioned calls for immediate action on climate change, prompting similar activism from youths the world over.
Ingmar Rentzhog, founder of the non-profit We Don’t Have Time Foundation, claimed to have ‘discovered’ Thunberg and used her to push climate change messaging.
This has prompted accusations that the teen is being exploited given her Asperger’s, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and selective mutism.
Now some German motorists have had enough of being lectured about their lifestyles by a child.
Over the past few weeks, numerous images of cars adorned with a bumper sticker that reads ‘f*ck you Greta’ have been posted to social media.
As many German cities prepare to go carless, however, some drivers have not been appreciative of Thunberg’s globetrotting activism, and they aren’t afraid to tell their fellow motorists.
Some German social media users also noticed the trend, but not everybody found humor in the stickers, which can now apparently be purchased on Amazon.
It’s heartening to see that many people can see right through such a flagrant attempt to use a child as a human shield for emotionally manipulative propaganda.
While the message is squarely aimed at Greta, more questions need to be asked about who is pulling her strings.