Friday, March 19, 2010
An Oldie But a Goodie
An earlier blog post of mine, "E-Pocalypse? Not!," was just published in the environmental zine Canary. It's been revised and expanded to take into account the mega-phenomenon of James Cameron's Avatar, which I see as another faux-environmentalist fantasy. (Though some conservatives, I was astonished to discover, see the film as a recruitment vehicle for eco-terrorists. I guess conservatives see terrorists everywhere they look.) Personally, I think the additions--not only about Cameron's film but about real-life space colonization schemes--make it a stronger essay. But read for yourself and let me know what you think!