This excellent short video, narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, illustrated by Molly Crabapple, and produced by The Intercept and Naomi Klein, imagines a future where people took the threat of catastrophic climate change seriously and adopted the Green New Deal. But the visions extend well beyond combating climate change but also deals with changing our society to make it more egalitarian and socially cohesive.
I really hate the racist depiction of native Americans as being the “magic nature guy”. It’s the “noble savage” myth.
I’m particularly annoyed by this when I have some native American ancestry (like 12% Cherokee).
I also hate the implied pro-woo anti-science message implied in here -- that ancient traditional non-science or barely-scientific practices are somehow better than modern scientific knowledge, or that traditional native American knowledge which is barely scientific is somehow better or more informed or more knowledgeable than modern science. This sort of Luddite view which romanticizes a past that never existed is pretty standard among most environmentalists, and so I am not surprised. It’s regressive, and it’s a perfect summary of the modern Green environmental movement.