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Re: Greta Thunberg is Time's person of the year
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2019, 03:14:59 PM »
Congratulations to her. The way the Right have treated her, a 16 year old disabled child, is nothing short of disgraceful.

For a teenager with Aspergers to stand up to world leaders (including dickheads like Trump) and challenge them to think of the future world they are going to leave to the next generations takes a lot of guts.

Please tell me the Hard Right hasn't posted this one yet.



I got that he and Stalin had won it on my Facebook feed within the first few posts.

I pointed out that the award can be for good or bad reasons. It's for the person who "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year"
Then I said that they'd missed that Nikita Khrushchev and Ayatollah Khomeini also were Time's person of the year  ;)

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Re: Greta Thunberg is Time's person of the year
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2019, 03:40:59 AM »
Just last week we had a witness to a Congressional Committee simply say the name of Baron Trump without talking about him personally, and Republicans led by Melania and Donald clutched their pearls and went nuts about using a minor to advance a political football. 

This morning, Trump mocked this 16yo girl, by name, on twitter.  He was obviously expecting the award for himself.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1205100602025545730

Great status  8)



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Re: Greta Thunberg is Time's person of the year
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2019, 08:43:54 PM »
The reader poll supports the Hong Kong protestor as person of the year. Seems like an obviously better case.

https://time.com/5747261/person-of-the-year-2019-reader-poll-results/
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Re: Greta Thunberg is Time's person of the year
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2019, 09:34:24 PM »
The reader poll supports the Hong Kong protestor as person of the year. Seems like an obviously better case.

https://time.com/5747261/person-of-the-year-2019-reader-poll-results/

It would have been a good choice. I wouldn't argue that it's an "obviously better case". There were good cases for either and for others.

I wouldn't always go on the Time's reader polls to decide things. Korean pop group BTS was the reader's choice last year. Who you say? Precisely.  ;)

and don't forget that in the reader polls for "Person of the Century" 20 years ago. The Turks gamed the poll and voted for Ataturk. He at one stage was leading in all 5 categories (even the ARTISTS & ENTERTAINERS category)  ???

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Re: Greta Thunberg is Time's person of the year
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2019, 10:02:57 PM »
All fair points. I wasn't arguing that the winner of the poll is necessarily right. Only that it was right this time.
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