Friday, April 21, 2006

Koyaanisqatsi, industrial terrorism, and the twilight of the real

Shortly after completing his Qatsi film trilogy, (Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi), Godfrey Reggio said in an NPR interview that he looked “at the world from the point of view of we’re in the twilight of the real.” This as the U.S. staged (theater of war, theater of cruelty, theater hospital) its real invasion for unreal reasons in Iraq.

The real keeps disappearing, like documents being secretly removed from the national archives and “reclassified”. Like EPA hazardous waste databases,(see March 2002 at link) meant to provide localities with information to protect themselves from industrial poisons, but disappeared to protect people from terrorism (not, of course, chemical industry terrorism, or to protect chemical industry profits.)

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