Every time a young political activist starts to disrupt the status quo, the same thing starts to happen: a lot of people will try to criticize them. For instance, it happened to Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez when she started to challenge Donald Trump. Various people started to share a 10-year-old dance video from a college party (which, in my opinion, shouldn’t be a scandal?).
It was, therefore, no surprise that this would happen to the young “climate activist star” Greta Thunberg.
I have previously written an article about Greta Thunberg. To be honest, I would recommend you to read that article. One of the topics I did not cover in that article was allegations about Greta being a communist. In this article, I will present to you all the evidence available on the topic – and will also let you know why certain people believe that Thunberg is a communist.
Table of Contents
- Let’s jump straight to the conclusion: is Greta Thunberg a communist?
- Why did some people claim that Thunberg is a communist?
- Book recommendation about Greta Thunbergs’ political connections
Let’s jump straight to the conclusion: is Greta Thunberg a communist?
No, she is not. She has openly denied that she has any left-winged political interests.
Why did some people claim that Thunberg is a communist?
In regards to this topic, there have been two (misleading) claims that have gone viral. Let me run a quick fact-check on both.
The infamous t-shirt incident
That was a conclusion based upon a picture that her mum, Malena Ernman, poster on Twitter. In this specific picture, Greta wears a sweater with the following text: “Antifascist All Stars“. Several alt-right publications and newspapers spread that picture with the conclusion that Thunberg was not only against fascism but also that she was a “communist, left-winged political puppy“.
To protect Gretas` privacy, I am not going to publish the full picture that was uploaded by her mom. However, this is the shirt that she was wearing:
It also sparked the debate of whether or not she was controlled by politicians with a left-winged agenda.
Thunberg denied being an ANTIFA/Communist on Twitter
This went so far that Greta was forced to go on Twitter and tell everyone that they were mistaken:
Her mom also tweeted about this topic. This is the tweet (with English translation below):
“Greta borrowed the t-shirt from me. You can buy this t-shirt online with a wide range of different text on it. I had no idea that this t-shirt could be somehow connected with any violent organizations. To avoid confusion, she (Greta) has now deleted the picture.“
Was the controversial climate activist group Extinction Rebellion arranging one of her climate strikes?
The alt-right are quite desperate to link Thunberg to alternative left-wing groups. If they succeed with that, they also have some arguments to claim that “climate change is a hoax“.
As I can read and understand Swedish, I get some useful insight into what local people think about Greta. One of the right-winged alternative media sources is called Samnytt. In an article they published in 2019, they claim that Bo Thorèn is the real person behind the international climate strike (which, by the way, is not true). In the same article, they claim that Thyren was one of the people who started an Extinction Rebellion group in Sweden. Through that extremely weak link, they managed to put a connection between Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion.
The problem is that an article does not need to contain facts to be spread online. As long as you have a point of view that many people agree with, your article will be read by a lot of people. And as these “newspapers” shape the mind of people who are already angry.
Book recommendation about Greta Thunbergs’ political connections
Most of the people reading this article will hate the book I am going to recommend. You have just landed on this website to confirm that Greta Thunberg is an evil communist and that she can be traced back to violent ANTIFA protests.
To the other side of my audience: I have a book to recommend. 🙂
Her father, Svante Thunberg, has provided some great insight to how it is to be a member of the Thunberg family.
And you can find the book on Amazon by clicking here:
- Thunberg, Greta (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 288 Pages - 03/17/2020 (Publication Date) - Penguin Books (Publisher)
Isn’t it a bit boring to read about the family life of an environmental activist?
I was afraid that I would hate the book. I’m gonna be honest with you. However, it’s a well-written and exciting book that helps you to understand more about what happens behind the scenes.
Those include, but are not limited to:
- The accusations about Greta Thunberg being a paid left-winged puppet.
- How she deals with criticism.
- How her whole world was turned upside down after she became famous.
- And a lot more.
Please note that I read this book in Swedish. However, looking at the reviews on Amazon I am quite confident that the translation is made of someone that knows both languages perfectly. Don’t be worried about that.
There are two conclusions to be made from this article:
1) Greta Thunberg is not a communist. Nor is she a part of any radical left-wing political group.
2) As her popularity keeps increasing, there will be a lot of people that want to put certain labels on her. This is done to lower her credibility. Once someone can prove that Greta Thunberg is an Antifa member or a communist, they will immediately claim that her focus on climate change is driven by her political view. Furthermore, they will also be leading to the conclusion that climate change is a hoax.
PS! I hope that this article will rank high in the Google search for phrases like “Greta Thunberg communist” or “is Greta Thunberg a member of ANTIFA?”. As I am writing this article, several right-winged “alternative newspapers” hold the top rankings in Google for these search inquiries. That puts Thunbergs` reputation on stake. Feel free to give this article a link from any forum, blog or website that you own. 🙂