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Who Stole Greta's Childhood?

Greta Thunberg of Sweden rose to prominence in 2018 by leading a world-wide student climate strike in 2018. According to her Wikipedia page:

"Thunberg says she first heard about climate change in 2011, when she was 8 years old, and could not understand why so little was being done about it. Three years later she became depressed and lethargic, stopped talking and eating, and was eventually diagnosed with Asperger syndrome,]obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), and selective mutism. While acknowledging that her diagnosis "has limited me before", she does not view her Asperger's as an illness and has instead called it her "superpower"... Thunberg published a collection of her climate action speeches, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, in May 2019 with the earnings being donated to charity...In August 2019, Thunberg sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Plymouth, UK, to New York, US, in a 60 ft racing yacht equipped with solar panels and underwater tur…

1918 Newspaper Article Blows the Lid Off White Supremacy Monument Argument.

America is in the midst of an epidemic in which historical monuments across America are being taken down. The majority of these monuments are located in the South, dedicated to remembering the common Confederate soldiers, its leaders and the hallowed ground on which so much blood was shed as two factions of the American continent went to war over political differences. 
Newly elected President Abraham Lincoln envisioned a Union with a strong central government in which the states would be subservient and Northern industrial interests would be protected. Political leaders in the South envisioned a more traditional path for the country in which the states would retain the majority of power and the central government would operate in a more limited role subservient to the states.
It was a bloody, costly brutal war in which (depending on whose figures are cited) 620,000 American soldiers died by combat , starvation and disease.  It is only natural that both factions honored those who ser…