About Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg au parlement européen (33744056508), recadré

Greta Thunberg is a fascinating girl and I fundamentally agree with her message. Yes, her words are those of a angry furious youngster, she happens to exaggerate or to simplify the facts. I know some adult managers who do that when they are furious. Maybe she got famous only because her shouting at respectable politicians is so entertaining.

But I perceive her message as follows : members of the parliaments get a big salary for doing an important job. Their job is to represent us, the citizens of their country. But they sometimes fail to do their job. Sometimes –maybe far too often– they represent only a very small part of us, namely those who are wealthy enough to pay others to fight for their interests. This is a flagrant offense against democracy, and as such it deserves reproach and rebuke.

Of course it is an individual judgment whether you say “far too often” or “at least sometimes”. Do they just fail sometimes to do their job? Or do they completely fail to do it?

My message to her: Hey, Greta, thanks for your work so far. Don’t panic. You are not alone. Get constructive.