Sex Pistols manager Malcom Maclaren said, "You can make more money exploiting yourself than by exploiting other people."
He didn't add, "Except your kids and other youngsters." That can be left to politicians, and quangocrats like Greta Thunberg's milieu. Canadian investigative journalist Cory Morningstar has already deconstructed the moneymaking juggernaut that has poor Greta tied to it like the secondhand teddy on the front of a lorry, referring to "the targeting of female youth as a key “femographic”".
And the social media owners are happy to manipulate our discussions to help the panic along. Here's an example from today's Facebook feed:
What I'd like you to notice is that when you click on "1 comment" you find that comments are filtered for "relevance". How kind.
Except that when you drill down further to see "All comments", here is what that one person said:
I don't know whether this subtle censorship is done by machine, or is handmade. But surely that comment is spot-on for relevance. China is the world's biggest CO2 emitter.
When public affairs are to be guided by a latter-day Shirley Temple fresh off her Good Ship Lollipop we should start lowering the lifeboats.