Greta the Great!

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Watching people say that Greta Thunberg is a victim of child abuse for being “manipulated by her parents” is just bizarre to me. I mean I know that the people saying this were still working on learning to read by 16, so they can’t imagine a coherent and intelligent 16-year-old, but the craven and manipulative pearl-clutching is just too much. If you don’t notice that the weather and thus, climate, is seriously fucked, you’re not well.

And maybe we shouldn’t be doing what she suggests, but we should be doing something and not just retreating to our distractions. Children are less invested in the current system. They don’t have Stockholm Syndrome for capitalism yet. They haven’t been trained to swallow the lies of their bosses. They haven’t given up their agency in trade for weaponized cynicism. It was a child that told the emperor that he was naked after all…

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