Saturday, May 1, 2010
this dog should bite the politicians, too
There are many ways to decode this video, including its reproduction of the facile and reductionist idea that somehow individual people's daily habits can make a dent in the huge problem of the earth's destruction which shifts the blame from the combined criminal efforts of corporations and government policies that strip away the meager earnest changes by individuals like me, as well as, its anthropomorphizing of dogs and disciplining them to act counter to their true natures in our making them over into pets for our entertainment and emotional needs, never mind the multi-billion dollar US pet industry's (and Canadian one, too) contributions to the problems of consumer culture; however,
it can also be read as a small shoot of green in an otherwise overwhelming problem. Happy May 1st, which in Finnish cultural history is known as Vappu, a day of celebration, including eating muikku, those little fish much beloved in Finland that I told you about already.