Who is behind the indoctrination of our children

Dear Editor;

It was reported that the student’s climate strike of Friday was organized by Extinction Rebellion.   Your readers should know who they are. 

According to their own About page, “Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction”. They believe by mobilizing 3.5% of the world’s population, they can “ Break down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation”. 

That sounds like a tyranny of the smallest possible minority and is in keeping with global Marxist principles. Extinction Rebellion uses the most hyperbolic fear-mongering possible to influence the young and our schools are complicit.  It is tantamount to child abuse to inculcate children with the belief that their future is bleak, claiming that “we are in the sixth mass extinction event” that “Our seas are poisoned, acidic and rising.” or that if we do not cede control to them,  we will “render vast tracts of land uninhabitable and lead to mass migration.” 

Young people should not wake each day with the morbid fear that their very existence is in peril.  It is shameful that young, impressionable and idealistic children are being indoctrinated by an admittedly international organization whose most prominent website feature is their ‘Donate’ button.

Randy O'Donnell
Nanaimo, B.C.