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Obama Tells Youth To Be Angry and Frustrated

“I can afford to give up a lot of my current lifestyle to benefit the planet because I’ll still have a lot left over.”

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In a speech on Monday at the United Nations climate conference in Scotland, President Barack Obama urged young people to harness their anger and frustration to save the world from climate change. 

Speaking at the event in person, which means he burned fuel to fly there, Obama dedicated much of his speech to young people, urging them to make true believers of their elders and ‘to vote the issue — vote like your life depends on it because it does.'” 

Obama recognized the “anxiety” young people have about climate change, but provided them with words of guidance left up to interpretation: “If older folks won’t listen, they need to get out of the way.”

Obama urges young people to try the route of talking about it first: “You need to help educate your parents and grandparents, your aunts and uncles, your teachers, your employers, because while a dangerously warming climate is a reality that a lot of — you have grown up with as young people, you’ve studied in school, you’ve read about it, it’s been part of the backdrop of your childhood, members of the older generation don’t have that same frame of reference.” Obama left out educating former U.S. presidents who have an enormous carbon footprint that follows them in the jets they fly all around the world. Reminding young people about all the propaganda they’ve been exposed to since birth is also a sure way to drive the point home. 

Along the lines of demeaning the older generation, Obama hinted that if they truly loved you, they would listen to you and change their ways. “They do love you, though. They do care about you. They listen to you more than you think. And if you explain how important the issue is to you, you may lead them to rethink their position or at least be more open-minded,” he said.

Obama proudly shared that his own daughters are conscious climate change consumers. He asserts that climate heroes do not buy products that are harmful to the environment; they are “sophisticated” shoppers who support a healthy planet. His message to young people seems to be that if you want to be a climate superhero, you need to start buying like one in addition to reprimanding your elders. 

Speaking of money, Obama acknowledged that not everyone in the world can afford the lifestyle of a climate superhero, and that’s why the United States must do its part. Even within the United States, inequity must be acknowledged. Obama said, “I can afford to give up a lot of my current lifestyle to benefit the planet because I’ll still have a lot left over. A lot of folks don’t have that cushion. So that means that any climate plan worth its salt has to take these inequities into account, whether it’s through subsidies to poor people to ease the transition to clean energy, whether it’s technology transfers that help poor countries meet their development goals by leap-frogging dirty fuels, we have to pay attention to those embedded inequities and the politics that surround that.” 

According to Obama, being a conscious climate change consumer and re-educator for the elderly is a great start to curbing climate change. Just remember, he wants you to “stay angry” and “stay frustrated” for the sake of the planet. 

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  1. George

    November 9, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Who cares what a criminal ex-president has to say. He shouldn’t even be speaking for our nation!

  2. Brewmaster95060

    November 14, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Man-made “global warming” is a theory. The left props it up with propaganda and claims it’s settled science. It’s not.

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Taliban Holds Parade for 250 Newly Trained Soldiers with American-Made Weapons Left Behind

As the result of an ill-prepared withdrawal that went horribly wrong, the Taliban now holds a large stock of weapons and equipment left behind.

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On Sunday, Taliban forces held a very bone-chilling parade showing off their captured American-made armored military vehicles and Russian helicopters. The act was “a display that showed their ongoing transformation from an insurgent force to a regular standing army” writes CNN.

The Taliban are no longer terror insurgents fighting against American forces that had once freed Afghanistan from the Taliban. As the result of an ill-prepared withdrawal that went horribly wrong, the Taliban now holds a large stock of weapons and equipment left behind.

The parade was part of a graduation for 250 newly trained Taliban soldiers, said defense ministry spokesman Enayatullah Khwarazmi. CNN reports, “The exercise involved dozens of US-made M117 armored security vehicles driving slowly up and down a major Kabul road with MI-17 helicopters patrolling overhead. Many soldiers carried American-made M4 assault rifles.”

Tragically, much of the weaponry taunted in the parade by Taliban forces were supplied by the United States to the American-backed government in Kabul during the past two decades. The equipment was to aid an Afghan national force and make it capable of fighting the Taliban.

As forces fled Afghanistan, some of the military equipment provided by western forces was flown into Central Asian Countries in an attempt to avoid it landing in the hands of the Taliban. It remains unclear exactly how much of what did end up in Taliban control is still operational.

American troops destroyed over 70 aircraft and dozens of armored vehicles, as well as disabled air defenses before flying out of Kabul during the frenetic evacuation. CNN reports “Taliban officials have said that pilots, mechanics and other specialists from the former Afghan National Army would be integrated into a new force, which has also started wearing conventional military uniforms in place of the traditional Afghan clothing normally worn by their fighters.”

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