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The Outrage Over This Year's "Time's Person Of The Year" Is Going To Be Astronomical

Source - She’s the youngest-ever recipient of the honor. Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish activist, has been named Time 2019 Person of the Year for her work leading a youth movement to raise awareness of global warming.

She began solo striking before managing to build the audience she has today — which includes 3.2 million Twitter followers. In 2018, she appeared in front of the Swedish Parliament carrying her homemade school-strike sign. 

In recent months, the teen has made headlines for rejecting a $51,000 award — demanding political action instead — and hitchhiking by boat across the Atlantic, an adventure which she says “energized” her climate fight.

Time began naming people to the title in 1927, when the award was called “Man of the Year.” It wasn’t until 1999 that the title was changed to Person of the Year.

Oh. Boy. Do you hear that? That’s the sound of the internet collectively gearing up to offer its opinion on sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg being named Time’s Person Of The Year. There are going to be three types of tweets. The first is going to be that she’s too young and hasn’t actually done anything. The second is that climate change is fake. And the third is that she deserves all the recognition she’s receiving and more because the world as we know it is coming to an end. Well, I’m here to offer a fourth. You ready? Here is it…NONE OF IT MATTERS. She got named on a list created by a guy. That’s it. It literally means nothing at all. Sure, there’s the prestige and the notoriety and blah blah blah, but at the end of the day does anyone really give a shit? No. It doesn’t impact your life- it’s a news story that’ll be forgotten about the second the clock strikes midnight on December 31st. So take a step back and get your priorities straight. No need to get your panties in a bunch.

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The only reason I’m blogging this in the first place this is because I wanted get ahead of the outrage. Which there will be a ton of…that and because it’s been trending online all morning.

Have a great Wednesday, friends. Make sure to stay focused on the big picture. Speaking of big picture, Kevin has up a fund to benefit the family of Detective Joseph Seals, killed in the line of duty yesterday. He leaves behind a wife and five children. For those of you unfamiliar with his story, you can read about it here. It’s the holiday season. Let’s do some good…