A former Greenpeace activist has sensationally compared student climate change strikes to the Hitler Youth.
Doctor Patrick Moore served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International.
Talking to 2GB Radio‘s Alan Jones on Thursday morning, Dr Moore said students are being used by activists who are behind the global climate strikes.
‘Whether it’s the Hitler Youth or whatever it is really mainly fascists and communists that use children in this way, as a front,’ he said.
‘They should be condemned outright by everyone in the world.’
The Hitler Youth was an organisation set up by Adolf Hitler in 1933 to indoctrinate young boys with Nazi ideals, including ‘racial purity’.
Dr Moore said children are ‘blindly following’ a climate agenda and aren’t being taught logic or scientific methods.
He also also believes children are being used as an ‘ends to justify the means by abusing young minds as they aren’t mature enough to be making serious decisions’.
The former activist said he was particularly concerned about one of the global faces of the climate change strikes, 16-year-old Swedish Greta Thunberg, who has Aspergers.
‘She’s a child in Sweden being used mercilessly by her parents and by society to bring about these school strikes for climate change,’ Dr Moore said.
‘I’ve seen her giving her statements… it’s absolutely clear that other people are writing the words that she is saying. And she has a mild form of autism so this is child abuse in the worst way.’
An estimated 150,000 Australian students and teachers in more than 60 cities and towns have ditched school to rally against climate change in recent months.
Streets across Sydney’s CBD were shut down in March after the global protest aimed to push politicians to do more to reduce fossil fuel emissions.