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Greta Thunberg, if a symbol is still needed (Iconoclasty pt. 2)

The word symbol comes from ancient Greek, when it used to mean “token, watchword”. It was a combination of two terms, “throw” and “together”, so “throwing things together”. Now it’s something that can recall an idea which is different from the immediate, direct, literal aspect. In a nutshell, something evocative, whether it’s the big bad wolf in the fairy tales or Greta Thunberg’s braids…