Humanity, as a collective entity, can be envisioned as the portion of nature that is capable of reasoning. We are a way in which nature extends itself, venturing forth in a new way into realms that the animal and plant kingdoms do not know (just as much of their experience is foreign to us).
By: Jay Dyer
Much furor has been raised over Imperator Furiosa, Charlize Theron’s “strong woman” figure in the latest Mad Max reboot: I expected some to retitle it Mad MaxiPad. Mad Max: Fury Road opened to a large box office success, and is undeniably a feat of technical and choreographic brilliance, setting a new standard for George Miller’s previous high-octane chase scene exuberance – this is George Miller on acid. While critics are lauding these (admittedly) spectacular feats of technical prowess, there are also deeper messages being conveyed that should be elucidated, especially the notions of the commodification and control of resources. Before investigating Fury Road, let’s consider the esoteric setting and context from the prequels.
Mad Max and The Road Warrior
Critics of the film’s feminist message have failed to recall that all the Mad Max installments include a “strong woman,” and in particular they function…
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Today, we must think on a level of non-trivial, complex environmentality, to reorganize our thinking profoundly according to the environment. And this doesn’t only concern the establishment of a theory, but also the institutions, politics, ethics, or even pragmatics. The concept of the Anthropocene functions as a kind of catalyzer for the whole bundle of questions connected to the radicalization of environmentality, even though without doubt people are already working on it and these questions travelled trough the second half of the 20th century. This is extremely urgent: the economy, governments and parts of academia mainly use the term Anthropocene to push their own interests and do lobby work. An enormous conceptual potential is being sacrificed on the altar of globalization and its rat races. The new management of our planet, which some want to install today, in a certain way cybernetizes the old anthropocentric vision and pushes it over the top. This is utterly untenable and distorts the problem and logic of the concept Anthropocene.
It is important to remember that the BT Toxin is not ON the corn husk, but IN the corn, itself.
by Mike Barrett
Is GMO corn nutritionally equivalent to non-GMO corn? Monsanto will tell you the answer is a big ‘yes’, but the real answer is absolutely not. And the simple reality is that they are continuing to get away with their blatant misinformation. In fact, a 2012 nutritional analysis of genetically modified corn found that not only is GM corn lacking in vitamins and nutrients when compared to non-GM corn, but the genetic creation also poses numerous health risks due to extreme toxicity.
With the recent passing of the Monsanto Protection Act, there is no question that mega corporations like Monsanto are able to wield enough power to even surpass that of the United States government. The new legislation provides Monsanto with a legal safeguard against federal courts striking down any pending review of dangerous GM crops. It is ironic to see the passing of such a bill in the face of continuous releases of GMO dangers.