“… against the wall …”

Unfortunately, we probably already know the outcome. World leaders are still trying to run away from their responsibilities but we have to make sure they cannot do that.

We will make sure that we put them against the wall and they will have to do their job to protect our futures.

Greta Thunberg

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92 Responses to “… against the wall …”

  1. mh

    That would have raised a wry smile with Adolf and Heinrich.

  2. Fisky

    She sounds like a really well-adjusted kid. Well done to the responsible adults in her life.

  3. Rohan

    Careful what you wish for Princes.

  4. Chris M

    She’s just a silly child, who cares what she says. I’d focus more on her parents who appear to have abused her mind and filled her with despair.

  5. Nick

    Remember this ?

    As jokes go, Sir Tim Hunt’s brief standup routine about women in science last week must rank as one of the worst acts of academic self-harm in history. As he reveals to the Observer, reaction to his remarks about the alleged lachrymose tendencies of female researchers has virtually finished off the 72-year-old Nobel laureate’s career as a senior scientific adviser.

    What he said was wrong, he acknowledges, but the price he and his wife have had to pay for his mistakes has been extreme and unfair. “I have been hung out to dry,” says Hunt.

    His wife, Professor Mary Collins, one of Britain’s most senior immunologists, is similarly indignant. She believes that University College London – where both scientists had posts – has acted in “an utterly unacceptable” way in pressuring both researchers and in failing to support their causes.

    Certainly the speed of the dispatch of Hunt – who won the 2001 Nobel prize in physiology for his work on cell division – from his various academic posts is startling. In many cases this was done without him even being asked for his version of events, he says. The story shows, if nothing else, that the world of science can be every bit as brutal as that of politics.

  6. Some History

    YES!!! Please give the puppet a rest.

    Greta Thunberg says she ‘needs a rest’ as she heads home to Sweden after year of global climate activism

    After being named Time magazine’s Person of the Year – and attacked on Twitter by jealous US president Donald Trump – the 16-year-old Swede joined thousands of students in the northren Italian city of Turin on Friday to pressure the country’s government into cutting carbon emissions.

    … “It is not fair that the older generation are handing over the responsibility to solve this crisis to us young people who have not started this crisis. It’s not fair that we have to do all this,” she told the youthful crowd.
    “The adults are behaving as if there is no tomorrow but there is a tomorrow, it is the tomorrow where our young people will live and we have to fight for that tomorrow. We can no longer take that tomorrow for granted.
    “What we decide to do or not to do in this decade we will have to live with for the rest of our lives. And our children and our grandchildren will also have to live with it,” she continued.
    “2019 is almost over. We must make sure that 2020 is the year of action, is the year when we bend the global emissions curve.
    “We are going to put pressure on those in power, we are going to make sure that they will act and they will take responsibility.”

    RTWT

    https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/greta-thunberg-climate-change-rest-protest-trump-bolsonaro-turin-environment-a9246641.html

  7. We will make sure that we put them against the wall and they will have to do their job to protect our futures.

    Ambition makes you look pretty ugly.

  8. Muddy

    We must act, not think. We must think, not dream. We must dream, not act.
    Tomorrow is the yesterday for the future older generation of today’s youth who dare to dream of a world where we think that dreaming of acting is the denial of a present past the future.
    Put everyone against the wall! Put MORE than everyone against the wall!
    Put everyone more than no-one’s past future thinkers acting about dreaming against the wall of today’s irresponsible denialist anti-wall young generation against the wall!

  9. We must act, not think. We must think, not dream. We must dream, not act.

    As a young boy I dreamed of being a baseball.

  10. Greta also reminds me of Karma Police:

    Arrest this girl, her Hitler hairdo
    Is making me feel ill and we have crashed her party

  11. Muddy

    Act! Think! Dream! Wall! Words! Sound! Jizz hands!

  12. Snoopy

    We will make sure that we put them against the wall and they will have to do their job to protect our futures.

    Enough to make Janet Rice orgasmic.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sadly the responsibility of world leaders is to put her into an asylum until she detoxes from this heady cocktail of lies and gains somewhat of an education in reality.

    Although to do that it might be necessary to put her parents in straight-jackets in padded cells.

    She has been blighted by her family and the people around her. I hope she survives this episode in her life to eventually find peace and recovery.

    And no, nothing much is happening climate wise. Certainly nothing that deserves the hysteria Greta is presently advocating.

  14. candy

    Someone writes those words for Greta. A 16 year old does not think about the future of her children and grandchildren. It is all scripted.

    There’s money involved somewhere.

  15. John A

    RTWT?

    I got as far as this:

    “It is not fair that the older generation are handing over the responsibility to solve this crisis to us young people who have not started this crisis. It’s not fair that we have to do all this,” she told the youthful crowd.
    “The adults are behaving as if there is no tomorrow but there is a tomorrow, it is the tomorrow where our young people will live and we have to fight for that tomorrow. We can no longer take that tomorrow for granted.

    and gave up.

    Greta, you poor misguided and petulant teenager, the adults who are feeding you this crap may TALK as if there is no tomorrow, but most adults are living as if there is no carbon threat to tomorrow’s weather: which is what the evidence (or lack thereof) is telling us all. It is well and truly time for you to listen to your betters rather than your manipulators.

  16. RobK

    She is delusional if she thinks she has anyone against a wall.
    She also has a warped sense of fairness.

  17. BorisG,

    Whoever has brainwashed her knows a thing or two of how propaganda works

  18. Whalehunt Fun

    effing Nazi. Sweden was a Nazi whore in WWII and this vile Frauleine is a perfect example of it. Ask her whether it is the J e w s stopping her cult and I bet she will say yes.

  19. Davey Boy

    Skip classes, join the Klimatejugend.

  20. Bushkid

    If those words are being fed to her, then it’s her minders who need a good boot up the Khyber.

    Does this child even understand the implications of saying she’ll make sure people are “put up against the wall”? Anyone with an ounce of CDF knows the next two words are “… and shot.”

    The clear implication is an incitement to violence against duly elected representatives (she’s only talking about the Western world.)

    I look at her eyes in those photos and see someone who I would not trust not to take it that far, at least in thought. Her parents and minders – well what I would like to say would probably not be printed.

  21. Come on people. Pop OK Computer on your smartphone or PC.

    Depressing crap, but sums up having a 16 year old poppet used for mass propaganda.

  22. Tom

    Thunberg is a perfect expression of the destruction of the West by its athiest, animist, post-Christian ruling class, which believes in nothing except nihilism and idolatry.

  23. Karabar

    Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant.
    James Madison

  24. Bar Beach Swimmer

    I hope she survives this episode in her life

    I hope we in the West survive her.

    But, as Gab would say, Trump is still President!

  25. Nob

    Power comes from the barrel of a Thun.

  26. Porter

    Pol Tot.
    Kudos to whoever it was among you who coined that fitting epithet.

  27. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tom
    #3262081, posted on December 15, 2019 at 7:37 am
    Thunberg is a perfect expression of the destruction of the West by its athiest, animist, post-Christian ruling class, which believes in nothing except nihilism and idolatry.”

    Yes.

  28. flyingduk

    You can have my carbon footprint when you prise it from my cold dead hands Greta. Oh and you better bring some muscle, I’m off to the range today.

  29. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Someone writes those words for Greta. A 16 year old does not think about the future of her children and grandchildren. It is all scripted.
    There’s money involved somewhere.

    Totally agree, Candy, and also with Bruce of Newcastle’s calming and perfectly true statement that there is little climatically to worry about. And Bushkid, you are right. This is a form of incitement to violence.

    Dangerous stuff.

    I hope that is why Sinclair calls for comment on it and that he is not just using it as clickbait.
    The MSM do that sufficiently re Greta, I wot. She is an artifact constructed just for that purpose, a propaganda piece to run the MSM leftist line. The pity is that she is still an abused child.

  30. Petros

    My diagnosis of her is borderline personality disorder FWIW. Doesn’t end well usually.

  31. mem

    Major economies have resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a UN summit in Madrid limps towards a delayed conclusion.
    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/breaking-news/major-economies-resist-at-climate-summit/news-story/b413683b68f7499af3f598eb2ca22a6e

    How does one get selected to attend one of these climate conferences? And who from Australia is attending? These people get to set parameters that have a resounding effect on our economies but they are not accountable to anyone it seems.

  32. calli

    Greta is seventeen on January 3. Her own country states the age of consent is fifteen.

    While we, being decent, reasonable people, might think of her as a child…she isn’t according to her own lights.

    Don’t be conned by The Narrative.

  33. Porter

    I fear her end as well Petros. She turns 17 in January so she, or rather her puppetmeisters, can’t continue the pigtailed schoolgirl schtick for much longer. They will have to morph her into something else in order to continue. In the meantime, her personality disorder undergoes further dissonance. Trump was not too far wrong and suggested she needed anger management.

  34. A Lurker

    She’s a brainwashed child, dancing and jerking on the strings of her puppeteers.
    What will happen to her when she is deemed no longer useful to the cause and her strings are cut.

  35. B.A.Lert

    Words in their mouths or weapons in their hands the left love child soldiers.

  36. Bushkid

    calli
    #3262104, posted on December 15, 2019 at 8:28 am
    Like this Greta?

    Even if she doesn’t quite realise it herself, Calli, I’m sure her minders do, and I’d not be at all surprised if plenty of them actually mean it. They really do hate ordinary people, and really do mean us harm. To them, we’re just the expendable dross, and we stand in the way of their utopian dreams.

  37. MatrixTransform

    against the wall heh?

    on the OT was it Juan or 1/8th that has the mate “Tree Trunk” that is gonna do the heavy lifting to enforce radical policy?

    Does Greta(TM) have some tough guys too, or are they all journalists?

    policy via violent proxy … I think I’ve heard about thing before.

    Stupidity is not a Personality Disorder

  38. mh

    Greta’s parents are Antifa, who Trump considers as an “organisation of terror”.

  39. Paul

    The problem isn’t her. The problem is those who fund, coach, enable and amplify her.

  40. People keep referring to this piece of shit as a “child” like biological age had anything to do with it.
    Look, in Africa, 12 year olds with AK-47s and machete’s do a lot of damage. They are not children. Biological age is irrelevant.
    This little Nazee may not hold an AK-47, but what she wields is a whole lot more dangerous.

    This piece of shit would be a perfect fit on the Lord of the Flies island. She’d beat and torture the younger ones and use them as her personal slaves. Have no doubt.
    Dangerous little Nazee.

  41. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    try as they might, but the inner fascist always shines through

  42. Robbo

    The Swedes gave us ABBA and many happy years of listening to their pleasant music. Now they have turned on us and are trying to shove that stupid nasty Thunberg child into our lives. We do not want the dross of Sweden screaming inanities at us. Lock that stupid little trollop up and throw away the key.

  43. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    I’d say the mask has finally slipped to reveal the true fascist lurking behind it, but it was always obvious what she was.

  44. tombell

    did you expect anything different from an Antifa poster girl? Like all drones from collectivist organizations, she sprouts the party line. Think The Borg. And sure – her parents are pieces of sh*t. But they’re just toeing the party line too – no doubt convinced they’re on the right side of history. The real issue is that the Antifa/Soros collective takes no prisoners. We now see the use of children/ very young adults as a standard everyday tactic. I watched the gormless Paul Murray the other night suggest we don’t go all in on Greta because “she’s only a kid”. But whilst the handlers of these “kids” remain deliberately anonymous (aided by a media which is incurious), we only have the kids to go after. If we don’t go after them – with logic and passion – then Antifa/Soros et al win.

  45. Roger

    Someone writes those words for Greta. A 16 year old does not think about the future of her children and grandchildren. It is all scripted.

    There’s money involved somewhere.

    You think?

  46. 59096

    And the world waits with baited breath for the pearls of wisdom that fall like angel dust from the mouth of this retarded child!

  47. Cassie of Sydney

    “Baa Humbug
    #3262144, posted on December 15, 2019 at 9:16 am
    People keep referring to this piece of shit””

    A perfect summation. She is a piece of shit and she isn’t a child.

  48. C.L.

    She has apologised, saying the phrase was a translation of a Swedish saying which means putting somebody on the spot with tough questions.

  49. Infidel Tiger

    She’s an abused kid.

    Leave her alone.

  50. JC

    If you read, “Green Tyranny” you’ll realize that all the origins of Greenfacist tropes are from Sweden and Germany. From gerbil cooling, then the acid rain crap and finally gerbil warming. They’re canutes and the kid comes from a canute of a country. Don’t blame her until she’s an adult.

  51. Lukey Boy

    Said by someone who hates guns no doubt! Oh, the irony…

  52. Megan

    Freaking network just dropped out and threw my longer comment to the wolves. Or put it up against a wall somewhere.
    The Pigtailed Proselytiser knows exactly what she is doing and loves the attention and slavering adulation of the world’s media.
    I’m not taking advice on how to live my life from a 16 year school dropout who demands the world’s adults jump to attention and follow her propagandist orders or we’re all going to die. It defies reason. Chicken Little, read by my Grade 1 teacher, taught me not to fall victim to panic merchants or catastrophic group think.

  53. mh

    Robbo
    #3262183, posted on December 15, 2019 at 9:52 am
    The Swedes gave us ABBA and many happy years of listening to their pleasant music…

    A lot of people miss the dark edge to ABBA’s music. There is a wide streak of melancholy that borders on depression. ‘Winner takes it all, loser standing small, how can I go on…blah blah’.

    This reflects the Swedish psyche, and situations often overwhelm them and they top themselves.

  54. Cynic of Ayr

    Candy: Someone writes those words for Greta. A 16 year old does not think about the future of her children and grandchildren. It is all scripted.
    There’s money involved somewhere.

    You are correct.

    This girl is uneducated, not particularly intelligent, certainly not logical. There’s not too many 16 year girls, especially with a lower mental age, worrying about their grand-children, and asking someone – not her – to line people up and shoot them.
    (Let’s not be wishy-washy here! Shooting them is what she meant!)
    This is the dead give-away, isn’t it? Adult words from a child.
    Still, to mold clay, you gotta have some clay. And, to mold clay, you gotta have an end in mind, and her minders have one end in mind. Money! Lotsa money! Is that you, Malcolm?
    Every now and again, mass hysteria comes along. Hitler, Stalin, Churchill – raised their countries to hysteria (Churchill’s was a quieter hysteria) Elvis Presley, The Beatles, many short lived pop singers and bands – raised screaming, fainting crowds, especially youngsters. Star Wars too, but at least it was fun – while it lasted. All had hysterical fans. All fade away. Some much, much sooner than others. This one will too.
    She definitely won’t last the ten years she thinks the planet has left.

  55. Nob

    Nobody has to write her script. It’s repeated ad nauseam, ad infinitum, in media every day.

  56. thefrollickingmole

    So ya thought ya might like to go to the show
    To feel the warm thrill of confusion, that space cadet glow
    I’ve got some bad news for you sunshine
    Pink isn’t well, he stayed back at the hotel
    And they sent us along as a surrogate band
    We’re gonna find out where you fans really stand

    [Verse 2]
    Are there any queers in the theater tonight?
    Get them up against The Wall
    (Against The Wall)
    Now there’s one in the spotlight, he don’t look right to me
    Get him up against The Wall
    (Against The-)
    And that one looks J ew ish and that one’s a co on!
    Who let all of this riff-raff into the room?
    There’s one smoking a joint and another with spots
    If I had my way, I’d have all of ya shot!

  57. mem

    Someone writes those words for Greta. A 16 year old does not think about the future of her children and grandchildren. It is all scripted.

    There’s money involved somewhere.

    You think?

    I went to the article you recommended here. https://standpointmag.co.uk/issues/june-2019/gretas-very-corporate-childrens-crusade/
    Why isn’t this front page story? The connections with Club of Rome are astounding. The people behind this are hell bent on running the world. And they are powerful players that think they have the right to manipulate the world to their ends because the rest of us are too stupid . Explains a lot. https://www.clubofrome.org/activities/projects/

  58. P

    This is probably when she first heard about global warming.

  59. mem

    The Club of Rome’s plan for introducing a new regime and a one world government.
    “We are calling on governments, business leaders, the science community, NGOs and citizens to rise to the challenge of climate action, so that our species can survive and create thriving civilizations in harmony with planetary boundaries.

    Acknowledgement of these implications creates the basis for a societal renaissance of unprecedented proportions. This requires swift action and the collective implementation of one of the most comprehensive emergency plans ever contemplated. The Club of Rome believes that such action, difficult as it may be, will create a much healthier, happier, safer and innovative global society.”
    https://www.clubofrome.org/project/the-club-of-rome-climate-emergency-plan/

  60. Jock

    Did she really say …..put them up against a wall.?

  61. The Sheriff

    Thunberg is a Hitler Youth pin-up who should be shamed out of polite society, just like the Aryan women who whored themselves out to SS officers to try and create a master race.

  62. Delta A

    Trump was not too far wrong and suggested she needed anger management.

    He also suggested that she go to the movies with a friend; a normal activity for a normal sixteen year old.

    Yes, her childhood has been stolen, by the very people who should be her protectors.

  63. Professor Fred Lenin

    The fascidt left solution to their own failures ,”put them up against a wall,. ”
    They have done o]it many times without negative comment ,Pinochet chucks a few KGB plants out of helicopters and he is the devil incarnate .

  64. Guppy

    It’s a swedish expression, poorly translated. Putting someone “against the wall” means to demand actions or concessions – not as sinister as it sounds.

  65. Porter

    Agree, Delta A. Trump said that too, and good at vice it was, and her minders bear some responsibility, if we believe her childhood was stolen. What do we know of her life before she turned 16?
    But she is nearly 17 now, has long outgrown her babysitters, and is exercising her own free will to be a perpetual scold.

  66. mh

    “… against the wall …”

    Phrasing

  67. P

    “Against the wall” is fairly common jargon in revolutions, especially youthful revolutions, and the accepted translation means executions — lots and lots of executions, specifically firing squads, where the old leaders are permanently removed by fresh-faced revolutionaries.
    Time’s “Scold of the Year,” Greta Thunberg
    She has of course, apologized defending her words as ‘Lost-in-translation’.

  68. Lee

    And we’re supposed to respect (or at least not criticise) and listen to this self-entitled, Marxist brat, because she is only 16?

    Never!

  69. Gyro Cadiz

    ‘If you don’t do as I say, it’s up against the wall.’

    Uh-huh.

    Commies are gonna commie, I guess.

  70. jupes

    She has of course, apologized defending her words as ‘Lost-in-translation’.

    Here she is:

    “Yesterday I said we must hold our leaders accountable and unfortunately said “put them against the wall”. She wrote on Twitter. “That’s Swenglish: “att ställa någon mot väggen” (to put someone against the wall) means to hold someone accountable.

    Just as it in English. You hold them accountable by shooting them.

  71. Infidel Tiger
    #3262293, posted on December 15, 2019 at 11:42 am

    She’s an abused kid.

    Leave her alone.

    No, put her to the sword, metaphorically. You can’t let this bullshit segue society into green leftism even more.

    Her parents are responsible for the train wreck she is turning into.

  72. candy

    The expression makes me think of the execution of the Romanov family. I’m not sure why. Just came into my mind.

    I wonder if her script writers had that in mind? Because this whole thing is not about climate change only but socialism/communism vs. capitalism.

  73. mh

    I wonder if her script writers had that in mind? Because this whole thing is not about climate change only but socialism/communism vs. capitalism.

    That’s all it has ever been Candy.

    From the beginning.

  74. RobK

    If you read, “Green Tyranny” you’ll realize that all the origins of Greenfacist tropes are from Sweden and Germany. From gerbil cooling, then the acid rain crap and finally gerbil warming.
    Fits in pretty well with this from Wikipedia:

    Up Against the Wall Motherfucker, often shortened as The Motherfuckers or UAW/MF, was an anarchist affinity group based in New York City. This “street gang with analysis” was famous for its Lower East Side direct action and is said to have inspired members of the Weather Underground and the Yippies.

    History
    The Motherfuckers grew out of a Dada-influenced art group called Black Mask with some additional people involved with the anti-Vietnam War Angry Arts week, held in January 1967.[1] Formed in 1966 by painter of Catalan origins [2] Ben Morea and the poet Dan Georgakas, Black Mask produced a broadside of the same name and declared that revolutionary art should be “an integral part of life, as in primitive society, and not an appendage to wealth”.[3] In May 1968, Black Mask changed its name and went underground. Their new name, Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers, came from a poem by Amiri Baraka. Abbie Hoffman characterized them as “the middle-class nightmare… an anti-media media phenomenon simply because their name could not be printed”.[4]

    1967 – Forced their way into The Pentagon during an anti-war protest.[5]
    1967 – Flung blood, eggs and stones at U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk who was attending a Foreign Policy Association event in New York.[6]
    January 1968 – “Assassinated” poet Kenneth Koch (using blanks).[7]
    Dumped uncollected refuse from the Lower East Side into the fountain at Lincoln Center on the opening night of a gala “bourgeois cultural event” during a NYC garbage strike (an event documented in the 1968 Newsreel film Garbage).[8]
    1969 – Organized and produced free concert nights in the Fillmore East after successfully demanding that owner Bill Graham give the community the venue for a series of weekly free concerts. These “Free Nights” were short-lived as the combined forces of NY City Hall, the police, and Graham terminated the arrangement.[9]
    Cut the fences at Woodstock, allowing thousands to enter for free.[5]

  75. Richard Bender

    Almost 30 years ago Nicolae Ceaușescu was put up against the wall, but he was asking for it. What exactly have the leaders Greta hates so much done that is remotely comparable?

  76. candy

    The Russian Imperial Romanov family

    Probably mh.
    It was something about the against the wall (meaning executing) and teenage girls Greta the communist and the Romanov girls daughters of the hated Emperor Nicholas II, Just came into my mind.
    One of those silly things that come into your head! lol.

  77. Jannie

    And Greta would be prepared to pull the trigger, because saving the planet is more important than anything else.

  78. In less than a decade Greta Thunberg will be found at the bottom of those shitty endless clickbait websites under one of two headlines;

    “Remember these teenage media sensations? You won’t believe what they look like today!”

    or

    “Say goodbye to these once famous people who took their own lives this year.”

  79. Lee

    Somebody aptly compared Greta’s comment with Alan Jones’s comment that “someone should shove a sock down Jacinda Ardern’s throat”, and compared the left’s complete silence over Greta’s statement, with the outrage over Jones’s.

    Typical.

  80. TBH

    I think young Greta should jog on and let the adults talk now.

    I totally reckon she would have been a willing participant in the Hitler Youth had she grown up in the 30’s.

  81. Nob

    Guardian et al seem to want it both ways:

    She’s not just an immature little girl.
    Mocking Greta is bullying because she’s only an immature little girl.

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