This year’s Time Magazine’s selection for the Person of the Year reveals the skewed priorities and mind set of the media.
Their selection was an unhappy school girl who is neither a scientist nor an economist and believes the planet is in existential danger and believes we will all soon die. Her name is Greta Thunberg, a teenager, whose sudden notoriety has given her a platform to propagate controversial unproven theories.
She offers no solution to the economic devastation her ideas would cause: only anxiety, anger and frustration.
If Time Magazine was indeed honestly trying to hilight the younger generation’s response to the threats to our planet, a little research would have revealed other problems as well as solutions. At the age of 19, Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat founded The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit that aims to rid the oceans of plastic. He was recognized as one of the 20 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs Worldwide (Intel EYE50), and is the youngest-ever recipient of the UN’s highest environmental accolade; Champion of the Earth.
It has been six years since Boyan Slat, now 25, began developing a system to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a trash-filled vortex in the Pacific Ocean that's more than twice the size of Texas.
Time Magazine deems climate change the greatest existential threat to our planet and Greta Thunberg was the best person to promote their agenda. Sam Farmer of Changing America writes:“Greta Thunberg — named person of the year by Time Magazine — has shown the world that nothing can interfere with the fulfillment of her mission of climate activism. Not cyberbullying. Not expressions of opposition, some from prominent power players. And perhaps most remarkably, not an autism spectrum diagnosis. In fact, her autism profile is arguably an asset as she sets forth in winning over hearts and minds across the globe.”
Some may possibly construe this as child abuse by Time Magazine.
Edward Konecnik is a retired music teacher, musician and singer. He produced the original Value Music Video for the NY State Curriculum Guide, “Lessons In Values Education” and was awarded first place prize for his anti-drug value music video “Don’t Start” by Governor Mario Cuomo (1986).
Konecnik was invited to perform in Slovakia on TV and in festivals by the Slovak cultural agency, Matica Slovenska.
He is the first American artist invited to record in Slovakia for OPUS Records. “Prisiel som ja z Ameriky” Slovak folk songs. (1989) Instrumental accompaniments performed on synthesizer by Ed Konecnik “Lovely Lady Liberty” (1990). Slovak melodies with English lyrics in country style. He is also the District 30 Media Center Director.