Bummer: Capitalism Hating St. Greta Sees Merchandisers Striking It Rich On Her Likeness

St. Greta of Stockholm hates capitalism. And consumerism. And people buying stuff. She’s cool with million dollar sailboats, but, that’s another story. So, what are capitalists doing?

Greta Thunberg merchandise sellers strike it rich

Greta Thunberg may have insisted that her bestselling book was printed on paper sourced only from sustainable forests but the young campaigner’s army of supporters do not appear to be quite so environmentally diligent in expressing their admiration for her.

The popularity of the 16-year-old Swedish activist’s uncompromising message on the danger of climate change has led to a boom in the sale of “Greta” merchandise online but analysis by The Times suggests that much of it is either shipped from China or made from materials that may damage the planet.

Amazon, eBay and Etsy are awash with Greta T-shirts, mugs, stickers, badges and bags this Christmas, most of them emblazoned with her image or popular slogans, such as “Listen to the scientists” and “There…

Sadly, the rest is behind a paywall, but, you get the idea. The so-called carbon footprint of all this consumerism is pretty big. Sputnik has access, and notes

Some vendors went even further by offering niche products, including a scented prayer candle, a Greta “viking warrior” garden gnome and car air fresheners.

The Times analysis, however, warns that “few of the products deserve to be” on the Christmas list of “any genuine environmentalist”.

“The gnome, for example, is made from bonded acrylic resin, a material that is not easily recycled nor readily biodegradable. The manufacture of acrylic can also involve toxins that are potentially harmful to factory workers and the environment, according to campaigners,” the survey asserts.

Bummer. Furthermore, only one vendor offered to give any of the profits to a climaweenie charity, and there, just a mere 10%. Will St. Greta rail against this consumerism, telling them “how dare you”?

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6 Responses to “Bummer: Capitalism Hating St. Greta Sees Merchandisers Striking It Rich On Her Likeness”

  1. John says:

    Teach hates that child
    Greta triggers him

    • MSG Grumpy says:

      “Teach hates that child
      Greta triggers him”…..

      But But But….Isn’t that what Saint Greta would want?
      Isn’t being enraged and the greatest sacrament to the Earnest Earth Goddess?
      Isn’t anger the Greatest Gift to Give to the Great Grumbly Ghastly Gnome herself?
      Doesn’t the she banshee screech unmercifully about how great it is to be angry?

      Doesn’t she constantly berate everyone for not being as unhappy as she is?
      (and anyone that has to be anywhere near her is unhappy you can be sure)

      MSG Grumpy

    • Kye says:

      HOW DARE YOU accuse Teach of hating and being “triggered” by that ugly semi retarded 16 year old commie. HOW DARE YOU!

    • Bill589 says:

      John. Apparently the truth ‘triggers’ you.

  2. Nighthawk says:

    “The gnome, for example, is made from bonded acrylic resin, a material that is not easily recycled nor readily biodegradable. The manufacture of acrylic can also involve toxins that are potentially harmful to factory workers and the environment, according to campaigners,” the survey asserts.”

    And yet, they are just fine and dandy with solar panels, batteries and wind mills.

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