Our kids are being terrorized by politicians who are attempting to advance an agenda. These politicians want the world to stop mining and using fossil fuels and are employing dangerous scare tactics to get their way. They are going after our children and it stinks.

The progressive left has found a fertile breeding ground for indoctrination in an all-too-willing public school system. Look at the advances the LGBTQ+ radicals have made there, by introducing drag queens and guiding gay and bi-sexual students towards transgenderism and gender neutrality. The radical environmentalists are lurking there as well and are busy planting the seeds for the next crop of enviro-whackos.

Recent surveys indicate a growing number of kids are having the bejeezus scared out of them by an over-the-top message of doom and gloom. Many kids are finding it difficult to cope, having been fed a steady diet of crap about the Earth collapsing with its demise expected anywhere between 18 months and 12 years from now. The kids feel anxious and hopeless.

The progressives have groomed spokes-kiddies such as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden and others to recruit kids via the internet and social media, and the public schools are only too eager to assist. They drive the message of fear and desperation to create the next generation of warriors for the cause.

All of this is sick, cynical and downright sad. Parents, you need to take control of what your kiddos are being exposed to and understand it for what it is: propaganda. And your kids are being used as pawns to spread that propaganda.

There is nothing wrong with being a good steward of the environment and working to make the Earth a healthier and cleaner place, but there is a responsible way to teach kids to care about the planet without scaring the hell out of them with over-the-top political rhetoric.

Stop terrorizing our kids.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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