Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Caught on Film: The End of Paleo Politics?

Fuel: The Movie opened on the West Coast last week and will be making its way to a theatre near you soon. It won all kinds of festival awards including the Audience Award at Sundance for best Documentary. It is reported that audiences are standing up to cheer this movie unlike anything since Billy Jack (ugh!).

Thanks to Christina Erickson of the Huffington Post for spreading the word about this important new movie and for introducing the term "Paleo Politics" into our contemporary lexicon.

It's been quite a while since we've had a new political term that so perfectly fit the over-arching concept of our time. "Paleo-" links the failed economics of fossil fuel dependency with the obsolete and defunct ideas of political dinosaurs like Mitch McConnell and his Republican cronies. After trying to pull us all into the deadly oil slick they've made of the world it's high time they became extinct.

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