Burn down the disco
Now that we can agree on - PJW is definitely not W.H. Auden or John Betjeman.
To the extent we have an Auden or Betjeman anymore, it's Morrissey. He should be the majestic, leonine presence impressing a critical, discerning youth somewhere, like those two did with him. I thought he had his own kind of silver-haired eminence in his recent interview with Dodwell (but unfortunately, a fawning sycophant isn't anywhere near the right person to tease out the old wit and iconoclasm). At the very least, he could've made a "vlog" post on Morrissey Central that would've been a much better presentation than Watson's.
I keep thinking of Ian Brown, a very different personality, who was "fecking fire" during the pandemic. While John Squire was the kindly rock n' roll grandfather, tweeting on-message, "listen to the authorities, get vaccinated, and stay in your homes. Be safe," Ian Brown was his young self again, hollering "amateurs!" at the powers that be. Morrissey was more or less on the right side of things, but blurting out the occasional unimaginative "con-vid" and posting Watson videos without comment just made him look timid &/or drunk.