On the biggest endoparasites the world has ever seen:
A short story of Western Modernity
What if you could not talk about developing countries, as developing, any longer? What if the diverse indigenous populations of the world were to revolt against the maladies of modernity? My video shows the grave dangers that modernity has ultimately brought us. It asks for a different approach to live: a multidisciplinary one.
This video will encourage people to think more intensely about their lifestyles. It illustrates a way through which one can see things with a complete different perspective. The video wants to advise people to disassociate from modern life and or from business as usual. The non-Western people of the world are few in numbers these days, but a huge portion is in the middle -they move and work along the flows of power: the West.
“Indigenous people that have played no role in the creation of Climate Change are the ones that are seeing the consequences and are trying to come to terms with it. 500 million people may depend on the Ganges for water, for irrigation and drinking but for 800 million people the Ganga is the sacred artery of life. What are they going to do and how are they going to feel when in 30 years the Ganges becomes a seasonal river? The same is happening with glaciers in the Andes: they provide the western coast of the Andes with 80% of the water, but these glaciers also have spiritual and ritualistic values to many Andean populations.” (Wade Davis)
The video suggests that the people of the world must unite and held accountable those “developed nations” that brought them into a world with overpopulation, hunger, climate change and a sense of approved, morally sane, greed.
Because dreaming of such movement is futile, the video suggests that “the problem of Climate Change is psychological as well as physical and economical.” (Wade Davis)
As Charles Baudelaire once put it, “There can be no progress (real, that is, moral) except in the individual and by the individual himself.” (in Mon Coeur Mis À Nu, 1897) The video wants to tell us that there is opportunity to change only if we understand that the solutions might not be lying in the same paradigm that created the problems.
The video was originally meant for my class of Economics of Climate Change. It is informal and nonprofessional. It wants to be satirical but often serious. It is a compilation of material from other people and consequently should not me considered more than what it is: a nonprofessional piece of work that does not seek to steal anybody’s thunder but promote their ideas and works. The credits, at the end, show who these people are…
employ the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. esto es sátira.
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