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LETTER: Folly of gullible students protesting on schooldays

March 31st, 2019 8:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

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SIR – The youngsters are taking to streets to ‘strike’ against the climate. They’ve ‘left classes; to do their bit for the environment, allegedly.

Why not block the streets on a Saturday or Sunday or during their holidays? Where is the responsibility of teachers, parents and, more importantly, our government in this fad?       

They are cheerleading the nonsense of being themselves berated by the kids who are telling us the state of the world is the fault of older people. All of us?

All the hoopla and the funding of such antics is a concerted adult project, which has found willing students to their skewed ideology which has at its basis the fantasy that we're all going to hell in a handcart. Pick an excuse for the ‘we are all doomed - doomed I tell you,’ then write up the placards and send the gullible into the streets to carry some cockeyed message.

Until such time as there is a solution to real climate dangers like natural disasters, which we are powerless to resist, let us not get the malleable youth to sweat the small stuff – in other words, balderdash. Back to the classroom, boys and girls; you are too young to fight wars which don't even exist.

Listening to the madness of the green fools won't score any points in your more pressing exams.

Thanks.

Robert Sullivan,

Bantry.

 

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