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G-Force, war, and capital August 10, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Royce @ 8:30 am
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G-Force is Disney’s latest misanthropomorphic movie about secret agent guinea pigs who are not only bipedal, but rational, English-speaking companion animals, bearing arms in protection of the nation just like the rest of us American mammals.

That is how Los starts out the latest post over at hudsonvalleyvegan.

The post covers a lot of topics, but a quick rundown:

  1. G-force will cause a lot of guinea pigs to be abandoned.
  2. The movie depends on misanthropomorphism (creating fictional similarities and ignoring real ones).
  3. Animal usage and war have been connected for a long time.

I found it a fantastic read, and it seemed to focus on a lot of things I had been thinking about lately.

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4 Responses to “G-Force, war, and capital”

  1. adam Says:

    Thanks for the link to this great post!!!

    I really like the phrase “misanthropomorphism.” This idea echoes cultural criticism by folks like John Berger in his “Why look at animals?” essay, and Richard Bulliet in Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers. Nationalism, colonialism, racism, patriarchy, capitalism, and beef-eating are a lot more intimate than one would think.

    • Royce Says:

      Hey, I’m actually in the middle of Bulliet’s book. I have a number of posts planned based on my thoughts from that book.

      That said I haven’t read Berger yet.

  2. Jenny Says:

    Er, I’d just like to point out that the report from Iron mountain is hoax( though it’s still disputed): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Report_From_Iron_Mountain#Hoax_or_real.3F

    • Los Says:

      Yes, the Report is probably a hoax. But what it says is very real.

      And: Thanks to VOC for cross-posting this article. I love your blog here and will link to it.


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