Say what you will about the climate change activism of Greta Thunberg, her use as a pawn by her parents and the world’s climate change alarmists, or her passionate speech. But if you say she is “mentally Ill,” as The Daily Wire’s Michael J. Knowles did on Fox News yesterday, you will get a swift rebuke from the network, threats from social justice warriors, a front page story on the Washington Post, and a pat on the back from those who value the truth.
You see, Thunberg is diagnosed with mental illness. As Knowles pointed out, her mother even wrote a book about it.
There is nothing shameful about living with mental disorders. Your suggestion to the contrary is not only wrong but deeply offensive.
Did Greta's mother insult her when she wrote a book describing the child's struggles with mental and developmental disorders? https://t.co/IhMd0e6K2B
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) September 24, 2019
“The climate hysteria movement is not about science,” Knowles said on-air. “If it were about science, it would be led by scientists, rather than by politicians and a mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international left.”
Details of her diagnosis are listed on her Wikipedia page… for now. We took screenshots as the page will almost certainly be edited to have that section removed with the editors citing some sort of protection of privacy for children or whatever else they can come up with. For the sake of posterity, here it is…
Asperger syndrome, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and selective mutism are mental illnesses that require treatment, as Thunberg is known to still be receiving. So the real question here is whether or not Knowles went too far by invoking her factually-based diagnoses of mental illness in describing her on national television.
The answer is an unambiguous “yes.” As she is being propelled to stardom as a symbolic and sentimental leader in the climate change industry, it is important for her devoted followers to be fully aware of her conditions. This isn’t the child of some politician or celebrity who should be protected from scrutiny that will come based on their parent’s fame. Thunberg is the famous one in this equation, and not because she won a spelling bee or stared in a sitcom. She spoke at the United Nations yesterday. She led the Climate Strike in which millions of children ditched classes to hold signs in the streets.
Thunberg’s status as a 16-year-old child cannot be allowed to protect her from scrutiny when she, her parents, and the climate change industry have propelled her to the spotlight. If she wants to be a leader of this movement, she must accept that her conditions are a part of who she is in public life. To her credit, it seems that she has. She’s not the one complaining about Knowles’ comments. The triggered, woke folks on the left have come to defend something that doesn’t need or deserve defense.
Meanwhile, Fox News rebuked him for speaking the truth.
Fox News Apologizes After Panelist Calls Greta Thunberg A ‘Mentally Ill Swedish Child’ https://t.co/9NZvw44zxb
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 24, 2019
Many rational people have come to Knowles’s defense on Twitter:
Yes, that’s right. Greta suffered from such serious anxiety & depression that she stopped eating & talking. Her sister also struggles from destructive compulsive behaviors. Their parents, successful entertainers, stopped working to care full-time for their special needs children.
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) September 24, 2019
What's worse- @michaeljknowles calling out the left's usage of a child with mental illnesses (that her mother openly discusses) for emotional manipulation or the people who are ACTUALLY USING THE CHILD? https://t.co/WVCHfKlYzK
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) September 24, 2019
I'm always going to stand with @michaeljknowles.
He's a good guy.
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) September 24, 2019
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) September 24, 2019
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) September 24, 2019
In our post-truth society, mainstream media is much more concerned about perceptions than the facts. What Michael J. Knowles said was accurate. It was contextually relevant. It was compassionate towards a child being used by the left.
With food shortages coming, it’s a smart move to order organic, cooked, freeze-dried chicken for long-term storage from Prepper Organics.
We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.
[gravityform id=”2″ title=”true” description=”false”]
Yes, We Need Your Help
I hate being “that guy” who asks people to donate because I think our conservative news network is so crucial, but here I am…
When I left my cushy corporate job in 2017, I did so knowing that my family would have to make sacrifices. But I couldn’t continue to watch the nation slip into oblivion and was inspired by President Trump’s willingness to fight the good fight even at his own personal expense. What I didn’t realize then is that conservative media would be so heavily attacked, canceled, and defunded that the sacrifices would be extreme.
Many in this nation are struggling right now even though we weren’t struggling just a few years ago. I’m not alone. But I wake up every morning and operate the sites we’ve been able to build because there’s really no other choice. I refuse to be beholden to Big Tech like so many other conservative news outlets, which is why you won’t see Google ads here. With that said, it’s often challenging to pay the bills and it’s even harder to expand so we can get the America First message out to a wider audience.
The economic downturn has forced me to make a plea for help. Between cancel culture, lockdowns, and diminishing ad revenue, we need financial assistance in order to continue to spread the truth. We ask all who have the means, please donate through our Giving Fuel. Your generosity is what keeps these sites running and allows us to expand our reach so the truth can get to the masses. We’ve had great success in growing but we know we can do more with your assistance.
We currently operate:
- NOQ Report
- Conservative Playlist
- Uncanceled News
- Based Underground
- Five other conservative news sites
I would even be willing to entertain investments and partnerships at this stage. I’ve turned them down in the past because editorial purity is extremely important. I’ll turn them down again if anyone wants us to start supporting RINOs or avoid “taboo” topics like voter fraud, vaccines, or transgender supremacy. But I’d talk to fellow America First patriots who want to help any (or all) of our 10 news sites. Hit me up at jdrucker (at) substack (dot) com if you’re interested.
For those who have the means and just want to help keep the mission of spreading a conservative, Christian message to the nation, please consider a generous donation.
Covid variant BA.5 is spreading. It appears milder but much more contagious and evades natural immunity. Best to boost your immune system with new Z-Dtox and Z-Stack nutraceuticals from our dear friend, the late Dr. Vladimir Zelenko.