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Our daughter disappears in a kind of darkness

a Pity that the Whole thing is a sham. From the envelope, a look at the face of Greta Thunberg, on front and back. The back large is the question: "Who is Greta Thunberg?" Including the sentence: "The young climate activist who teaches the Mighty to Fear – this is Greta Thun Berg's personal history and that of your family." The front as the author of the line: "Greta & Svante Thunberg, Beata & Malena Ernman". In short: anyone Who takes this book in Hand, must think that it comes mainly from the pen of Greta Thunberg. So, bit of a shame on you, S. Fischer Verlag, for this presentation. Because this book was written in the utmost Parts of Greta's mother Malena Ernman.

in Sweden, world famous Opera singer, the 2009 national competition for the Eurovision Song Contest won, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy. Her husband Svante, actor and producer, resigned in favour of his wife's career, together with the two daughters the Couple traveled during the first family years across Europe, from Opera house to Festival, Aix-en-Provence and Salzburg, and to a CD, to fourth a lot of time, and regular flights Tokyo United States, where Ernman just got the commitment. You believe your word for it that there were wonderful years.

"Our daughter listens to quasi-to work

To her daughter, Greta began to criticize them for this life style", persistent, fact-based, again and again: The richest ten percent of the world's population are responsible for half of the greenhouse gases emitted. The harm done to the fly. So why do you not finally? And while you're at it, let's also, finally, the meat-eating. Today, Malena Ernmann adopts international commitments only when they are accessible by train. And feeds, just like your husband, vegetarian to vegan.

This is the a Narrative: The transformation of a family of bräsigen average consumers to (self-)critical climate activists, who are trying to shrink their ecological footprint, which is initially larger than that of a Yeti, on a birch stick size. The other Narrative is much darker. When Greta comes in the fifth class, will change your whole being. "Our daughter disappears in a kind of darkness and listens to quasi-to work," writes the mother. Greta is silent, is listening to play piano, to laugh. The Doctors diagnose Asperger's, and related to mutism, which means that Greta will talk with the closest family members. After you eat, then refuses to, the parents just let the radical break: end of Solo career, the healing of the daughter to stand in the center.

mother suffers from ADHD

some of the time it is diagnosed it at Greta's sister Beata ADHD in combination with Aspergers and acoustic Hypersensitivity and the family in the Kafkaesque life nights maze the psychiatric Emergency room, and new approaches to therapy in addition to diagnostic Kabbalism disappears, breaks down the mother's self with Burnout and learns that she also suffers from ADHD, which was never recognized.

the content of The basic problem of this book is that Malena Ernman, the points with the Other causal (families, mixed, -) disease, therefore, as a sensitive Symptom for the condition in the world. Greta Thunberg might be right when she claims in Interviews again and again: "If I didn't have Asperger's, it would not have been possible." "Here," she says, the global education strike, which it has initiated, by practicing since August of 2018, every Friday, civil disobedience, and instead of going to school, for a better climate policy in Stockholm's Mynttorget sits.

To Asperger's, an extraordinary ability to focus often. Just as other Asperger's to train children's mathematical skills, Greta Thunberg incorporated deeper and deeper into the effects of climate change, and to live ever since, the impression of being in a completely wrong schizo world: How all can make more as in the past, but it is clear that the basic wrong, because irreversible destructive?

time diagnosis and disease modes

While Greta but in their Interviews and Talk about the things so impressive is sober to the point, describes her mother, the illness of her daughter, sometimes with irritating enthusiastic Pathos. For example, when she writes, ADHD and Aspergers to be a "super power", a "look Over the plate edge, from which so many artists speak." Subsequently, they imagined a mass movement of "burnt-out people on a burned-out planet", and so metaphorically of the own disease with the destruction of the planet in one – resulting in the Burn-Out is to direct psychosomatic consequence of the ecological crisis.

it May be that "has doubled the number of ADHD and autism diagnoses in the last five years more than", as she writes, but who researched to find texts that explain that it is not the number of diseases has increased explosively, but that today there are more variations of the character to be interpreted as a disease than five years ago – and that there is time diagnosis and disease fashions. But, if one compares Apples with pears, come to cabbage and turnips out of it. Me too , feminism, illness, and the symbolism and dogma, is mixed all this with the climate crisis to a somewhat confusing overall scenario.

"And we want you to say how things really are"

Greta answers on page 99 for the first time to word a letter to us, the adults, know that we are living wrong and still continue, at the expense of the future and of all those who have to live with it. This letter is clear and consistent, as is everything that comes after it in quotations. "You always say that (...) would you do everything for your children. It sounds so confident when you say that. And if you mean what you say, listen to us please, because we don't want your exaggerated vigor. We do not want your gifts, your package travel and Hobbies, all of your limitless freedom. What we want is that you are involved in the acute sustainability crisis that is around you in full swing, seriously. And that you say how things really are."

This is the strength of this book: the girl's clear voice, consumption, insanity is just as irresponsible as the cowardly Blarney from the soft switch. How can you still believe, seriously, that you can have both: well as a stand-usual and ecological life. It would take a radical change of course. Little Tesla not to be enough.

The book was published in Sweden in the autumn of last year. It ends, therefore, shortly before Greta sat for the first time in Stockholm on the road. The Paradoxical read: The better one wins of this girl, the more clear the feeling emerges that one should not read this book. That Greta itself would probably be better, if you look at instead talks of climate researcher Kevin Anderson on Youtube. If you live finally consistent. And if you don't carry the load that they could not speak, even Recently, with other people, multiple symbol of childhood innocence, the voice of a Generation and a visionary of the need to be loss.

Greta & Svante Thunberg, Malena & Beata Ernman: scenes from the heart. Deutsch von Ulla Ackermann, Gesa Kunter and Stefan Pluschkat. S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main, 2019. 256 p. (editor-in-Tamedia)

Created: 01.05.2019, 07:46 PM

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