A tale of two girls

One is creative, the other destructive. They are about the same age, although the latter is much more famous given today’s zeitgeist. It should be the other way – the world should be celebrating the former. Yet the destructive one – who wants to tear down the world’s institutions and destroy the future of young people – is the celebrated one.

I speak of Alma Deutscher, born February 2005, and Greta Thunberg, born January 2003.  There really is no comparison – Deutscher, two years younger, has achieved much, much more and will continue to do so unless Thunberg gets her way.

Deutscher has been compared to Mozart. She composed her first piece of music at the age of four, has composed two operas and plays the piano and violin. She is a child genius and scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall this month. Rather than living in dread and foreboding like Thunberg, she is creating music for future generations.

We should be celebrating Deutscher, not Thunberg. Over time this recognition will come, and her potential will dwarf the destructive forces of Thunberg and her ilk.

Civilisation is about creating, not destroying.

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43 Responses to A tale of two girls

  1. Robbo

    One of those two girls is someone who has already achieved greatness and no doubt will continue on to become even greater. The other one is a stupid, ignorant and petulant little no nothing who will not be remembered for anything other than her idiotic theories about the future of the world. Try guessing which is which.

  2. jo

    Ones great the other grates.

  3. Mique

    One has parents both capable and willing to mentor a genius. The other, poor tragic child, has suffered the moral and intellectual abuse of criminally negligent fools.

    It really says all we need to know about the parlours state of our society that it seems to be divided between those who, on the one hand, honour and applaud this poor dysfunctional child and, on the other, condemn her while allowing the real guilty parties – her parents and the media – to continue to exploit her.

    Shame on them all.

  4. Ellen

    It’s easy to put down Greta Thunberg, given the exaggerations. But her aim and that of other young activists is to save the world not to destroy it. They are probably wrong. But they may just turn out to be right, and if action is taken soon enough, other young people like Alma Deutscher may have a long and successful life.

    The over-the-top put-downs of Greta are remarkable parallel to the exaggerations that the AGW supporters are criticised for. Because of this, they will have as little effect on the activists as their lobbying has on readers here.

  5. Nob

    Creative forces everywhere are thwarted by those who can only leech, obstruct, prevent, or destroy.

    Particularly in Australia.

    Ask the next ten graduates you met how they are creating value for Australia.

    Ask a greenie what they’re against. Then ask what do they actually do that adds value.

  6. Civilisation is about creating, not destroying.

    Kind sir, that is a noble sentiment, but remember “there is a lot of ruin in a nation”.

  7. I’d buy one of those elves IRL if it quipped “How Dare You?!” every time I dialed up the reverse cycle air conditioner.

  8. iamok

    Ask a greenie what they’re against. Then ask what do they actually do that adds value.

    You need to ask “Specifically what are you actually doing yourself right now – phone, car, internet, power …”. Go.

  9. hzhousewife

    How I love the Babylon Bee,

  10. mh

    Greta has musical talent also

  11. Roger

    Nice juxtaposition, Lucius.

  12. mem

    Greta, chosen and created by a bunch of Green zealots as a youth icon to be used as advertising fodder for the media and a foil to avert criticism and analysis of one of the biggest frauds of all time.

  13. JohnL

    The other, poor tragic child, has suffered the moral and intellectual abuse of criminally negligent fools.

    Most of the damage was done by alcohol in the mother’s womb.

  14. tgs

    Not a fan of the culture war vitriol leveled at Greta. She’s too young.

    This is a fantastic post that should redirect a lot of misguided emotion.

    What a prodify!

  15. Mark A

    tgs
    #3254899, posted on December 8, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Not a fan of the culture war vitriol leveled at Greta. She’s too young.

    She is up there and knows what she is doing and enjoying the fame.
    One cannot have, ‘give the vote to 16 y olds’ and the same time claim they are too young to be responsible for their action.

  16. Mique

    “She is up there and knows what she is doing and enjoying the fame.
    One cannot have, ‘give the vote to 16 y olds’ and the same time claim they are too young to be responsible for their action.

    No 16 year olds, in this context, know what they’re doing, and that’s precisely why it’s the radical left, and nobody else, who want to give them the vote.

    She’s a seriously abused child and her “handlers” should be in jail.

  17. We must remember that civilization is not the default state of society.

    Thomas Hobbes warned of this.

  18. Nob

    tgs
    #3254899, posted on December 8, 2019 at 12:58 am
    Not a fan of the culture war vitriol leveled at Greta. She’s too young.

    I agree.
    She’s irrelevant to the argument, nothing but a distraction monkey.

    And don’t pretend you’re “concerned” about her.
    I’m not and I doubt you are.

  19. Nob

    Not you in particular, tgs, but any of you.
    Or youse.

  20. dover_beach

    Civilisation is about creating, not destroying.

    It’s also, and predominately, about preserving, cultivating, and transmitting our patrimony; and Alma Deutscher is a fine example of that.

  21. mem

    Every time I see a photo of Greta I can’t help but think about the movie “The Exorcist” and the child star Linda Blair who played the character possessed by Satan.

  22. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    21st century collectivists are the most staggeringly stupid people to have existed in human history.

    They need to be very clearly reminded of this every time you have the misfortune to encounter one.

  23. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    I can’t help but think about the movie “The Exorcist” and the child star Linda Blair who played the character possessed by Satan.

    In much the same way that every time I see Josh Frydchickenberger I envision of a dead wombat lying by the side of the road.

  24. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    envision a dead wombat, FFS

  25. egg_

    Is there a Greta voodoo doll?
    /NADT

  26. 59096

    One is a genius the other is a retard!

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    Deutscher has been compared to Mozart.

    There is no comparison.
    She should be learning to cook.

  28. Tom Appleton

    I’ve been watching a talented violinist on YouTube, named Karolina Protsenko. She has recently turned 11, and has been putting videos on YouTube for more than a year.
    She has done “covers” of many popular songs. The latest is “Silent Night”, Karolina plays violin accompanied on piano by her mother.
    The difference between Karolina’s demeanor and Greta’s is strikingly obvious.
    [Silent Night – here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mujyDK9L0Po%5D

  29. Lee

    It’s easy to put down Greta Thunberg, given the exaggerations. But her aim and that of other young activists is to save the world not to destroy it. They are probably wrong. But they may just turn out to be right, and if action is taken soon enough, other young people like Alma Deutscher may have a long and successful life.

    Given that Greta (like her parents) is an unashamed Marxist, I will not give her the benefit of the doubt.

  30. cuckoo

    Yes, please give us a hundred Alma Deutschers for every Greta Thunberg. May Alma make a fortune exercising her talent and may Greta eventually be delivered from the clutches of the satanic monsters who are using her, and return to something like sanity. Having said that, Mozart? Hardly. The work is charming, but even Grieg on his laziest day was more interesting.

  31. Pyrmonter

    LQC – many thanks – AD hadn’t come to my attention; she’s remarkable.

    Violin Concerto by Alma Deutscher (3d movement)

  32. Tel

    They are probably wrong. But they may just turn out to be right, and if action is taken soon enough, other young people like Alma Deutscher may have a long and successful life.

    I am fairly confident that destroying the world’s most successful energy technologies will not result in “long and successful life” for many people.

    But hey, I hope you are chanting “Krishna! Krishna!” … this chant will bring you wonderful benefits. You can read about the details here …

    https://vedicfeed.com/benefits-chanting-hare-krishna-maha-mantra/

    Oh well … this information is probably wrong … but you better chant “Krishna! Krishna!” just in cast, because it just might turn out to be right.

  33. cohenite

    It’s easy to put down Greta Thunberg, given the exaggerations. But her aim and that of other young activists is to save the world not to destroy it.

    Saving it from what and for what?

  34. Thomas Hobbes warned of this.

    Neither is liberty a natural state of affairs.

    Hobbes would prefer order over liberty.

    He can go to hell.

  35. Lee

    It’s easy to put down Greta Thunberg, given the exaggerations. But her aim and that of other young activists is to save the world not to destroy it.

    Saving it from what and for what?

    No, her aim is worldwide Marxism, she admitted it herself by her public utterances very recently.

    (Not to mention her being photographed wearing a Marxist T-shirt.)

  36. I have looked at Alma’s music for a couple of years. She has a good sense of humour. The video duet with Amira Willighagen (hope I have the spelling correct) in an excerpt from Alma’s operetta Cinderella is worth watching. There is a Zeitgeist Minds video where she is interviewed before an audience of top scientists and Stephen Hawkings appears. She plays the violin, the piano, and sings. For those too lazy to look her up here is the Wiki site https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma_Deutscher. Deutscher is bilingual in English and Hebrew, and fluent in German. Simpson J cat above is plain ignorant like all those who think the schoolgirl Greta who has no experience of life has something useful to say

  37. Bruce

    @Mark:

    “One cannot have, ‘give the vote to 16 y olds’ and the same time claim they are too young to be responsible for their action.”

    Or, legally consume alcohol in a bar or even be sent into hot combat operations, either.

    Scoldilocks is just a part of a global money and power mongering conglomerate. In the unlikely event she ever publicly wakes up to what she has become, she will be “un-personed / de-platformed so quickly her pigtails will get tangled.

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