Tiny protest teen Greta Thunberg has a big secret: Her arrest this week at a protest in Germany was staged, apparently with the help of overly friendly police.
Before we get to the video, I have to give you a tiny bit of background.
The uber-genius class that runs Germany decided it would be a terrific idea to shut down the country’s impressive collection of nuclear power plants without a plan to replace their electrical generation capacity and reliability.
Because Germany might suffer a tsunami like the one that took out Japan’s Fukushima reactor in 2011. Never mind the fact that Germany has about as many tsunamis as Antarctica has forest fires because, seriously, the Fukushima disaster is what got this ball of nuclear-grade stupid rolling in Angela Merkel’s Berlin.
Also, ending zero-carbon nuclear power would save the environment, because reasons.
So Germany, which once had 17 working nuclear power plants generating about a quarter of the country’s power, now has just three generating far less. Those last three were due to be shut down at the end of 2022, but that got delayed by the Ukraine War. As it turns out, Berlin making itself reliant for its energy needs on a hostile foreign power like Russia was not a smart move.
But here’s where it gets really good.
Can you guess what the environmentalist whackos in charge of Germany are using to replace their carbon-free nuclear power?
That’s right: dirty, sooty, carbon-rich coal.
The irony here has reached such toxic levels that California readers may require a Prop 65 warning.
Enter, stage left: Protest pixie Greta Thunberg.
Berlin has forced itself to go all-in on coal so hard, they’re tearing down an entire town to get to the coal underneath. As sure as darkness follows switching the power off, the usual collection of would-be world-savers showed up to protest the destruction of Erkelenz.
“Every village stays,” they chanted. “You are not alone.”
ABC News reported that some protestors complained about “excessive” use of force by the police, but I’ll ask you to make the call.
Does this look excessive to you?