Opening myself up for “ass whooping” LOL
An in-named poster got me thinking about the extremes of “cults of personality”.
Trump is an example where there are a group of followers (not all of course) that have taken his leadership to an extreme level (Q-anon and certain commentators). It is fascinating.
Now...I trust the science of climate change - and we are growing that body of knowledge and application- however I do truly dislike the “poster child” of the message which imo is exploitive and emotional (“how dare you!” ... like the boomers could foresee everything). Everything is evolving (reference to understanding our relationship with the earth, money, political ideas, humanity, etc)
I feel there can be a “shut down” of opposing thought, not to say it isn’t happening, but the data interpretation (ie how many ways can the data from Coronavirus be interpreted- it’s “there”, no doubt).
As an example, we have autistic Temple Grandin. She accomplished something. She herself used science. She also moved towards solutions...amazing story, amazing woman.
All I’m saying is what does “Greta” herself bring to the table? Why should adults listen to her? And she is not the voice of the children - I don’t buy that. If it’s to get the masses to examine the science, then have a fuckin’ scientist as a “figure”.
In fact, it’s my past history and the hysteria around propaganda figures that usually make me want to examine the other side or think “bullshit” if that’s all you got.
Edited to add: article from the Guardian (always favourable to Greta, but even their opening headline makes it clear “I’m morally bankrupt...”)
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