malign creativity: greta edition
how much CO2 does self-immolation release into the atmosphere? asking for a friend...
as many of you have probably seen, everyone’s favorite climate spokesmoppet got herself arrested in germany protesting to “save the world” from the evils of climate change and coal mining.
as the video above makes clear however, this was a full blown PR stunt/put up job. she was not mistreated or mishandled.
the whole thing was planned and choreographed. these are not cops, they’re backup dancers.
what you were supposed to see was this:
but the video of the backstage prep seems to have far overshadowed it.
and so another brick in the wall of modern media crumbles.
to be sure, greta has a talent for popping up places
but she also has a real knack for making sure they are places where she is the one in charge and not the one at risk.
it’s always the same song and dance, right down to the director’s credit.
probably always will be.
or maybe she was just jealous of some other folks and their newfound police publicity?
having this blow up in you face must be a tough bug, uh, pill to swallow
and this is a first ballot comment for the ironic foreshadowing hall of fame,
but fear not, i’m sure our stalwart “weather potato” will be fine in the end!