Greta Thunberg speaking to the United Nations Sept. 23: “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”

This is a 16-year-old girl from Sweden speaking to the United Nations about climate change.

We always think of someone out of the Bible as being prophetic. The fact is that prophets can be from any age and any part of the world.

Is she being prophetic when she speaks of climate change? Possibly, but both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump seem to doubt her.

Speaking of Donald Trump, he appears to be in his later days as president, and now is when he becomes his most dangerous. There is an old saying that “The rat is most dangerous when it becomes cornered” and that is where we are right now with Trump.

Do we really want him cornered? Maybe not. There is a big article in the Oct. 2 Minneapolis paper about a Mike Pence presidency and the article was not all positive about that possibility.

Sometimes we are better off with the devil we do know compared with the devil we do not know.

George Hulstrand Jr.

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