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Opinion: Person of the Year?

29 December 2019  

Color me dubious.

As 2019 comes to an end, many people go through annual meanderings preparing for the new year. Whether it is getting ready for a New Years Eve celebration or preparing resolutions that will likely be ignored after a week or two, we traditionally look back at the last year and attempt to guess what the next year will bring. We are often prompted to do this by the media and the 24 hour news cycle. One of those prompts for decades has been Time magazine's “Man of the Year,” which has now morphed into the politically correct “Person of the Year.”

Time magazine has long since ceased to be relevant to most Americans. About the only occasion when one hears about Time magazine anymore is when they name their “Person of the Year.” Most people can't remember who Time named the year before, let alone the last five of their picks. This year by picking a sixteen year old indoctrinated, alleged Asperger's sufferer, Time seems to be nailing its own coffin shut. Greta Thunberg was completely unknown to most of the world until she gave her angry, tearful rant espousing her brainwashed convictions regarding her stolen dreams caused by global warming. 

Greta is right about one thing. Her happy childhood and any optimistic dreams she may have had were stolen. They were purloined by her parents, teachers and environmental extremists who made her believe that climate Armageddon was just a few short years away. This is tantamount to child abuse. What these radicals have done to this poor girl is criminal. They didn't push her to the UN for her own good, they did it to advance their own stilted views. 

Almost as evil are the left wing media and the abysmally ignorant who believed the harangue Greta gave at the UN. In most societies, the elders are looked to for wisdom. That is because they have survived over many years, have made mistakes and learned from them. It is called experience. For most people, the longer they live the more experience they have. How many life situations could a sixteen year old Scandinavian girl, (who looks like a twelve year old) have lived through? 

Yet, if anyone questions this brainwashed, inexperience adolescent, that person is vilified for having the audacity to question her views. The night after Greta Thunberg had her 15 minutes of fame on world stage, I was watching an opinion show on cable news. Two men with opposing views were asked to comment on Greta's UN speech. The conservative basically stated that Thunberg's speech was an emotional, fact free talk that was somewhat narcissistic. The progressive guy had a fit after hearing this, asking how dare the conservative question the motives of a child. He never did calm down, but ended his tirade by saying that the conservative was “deplorable”. Really, that's the word he used. How did that word work for Democrats in the 2016 election? The left's vocabulary must be so restricted that it cripples their ability to think logically. 

Time magazine's naming of a little known teenage girl as the “Person of the Year” is beyond illogical. What impact, if any, has this poor young girl had on the world? It merely shows Time's commitment to radical progressivism and environmentalism over journalistic integrity.

Buz Williams

Richard F. "Buz" Williams was born into a police family.  His father, both grandfathers, a great uncle and a cousin were all on the Los Angeles Police Department and he also had an uncle on the Hawthorne, California Police Department.  Buz served for 29 years on the Long Beach, California Police Department were he worked Patrol, Juvenile, Vice, Auto Theft and Gangs.  He retired in December of 2002.  Buz has been married to his wife Judi for 44 years.  They have two grown sons who live in Southern California with their families, which include two daughter-in-laws, three grandsons and a granddaughter.  Buz and Judi have lived in Prescott since 2004.