September 29, 2006

Globalization quote of the day

"The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much."Joseph Conrad, Heart of DarknessFor more on the subject, see Globalization:  Exporting the American Way and Globalization According to Gilligan. (Yes, Gilligan.)


Rob said...

I think you mean Apocalypto now! If we don't shape up, we may go the way of the Maya. (That may be the point of Mel Gibson's movie, although I wouldn't bet on it.)

From On the Beach to I, Robot, science fiction has addressed how overreliance on technology may be our undoing. This is a multicultural issue because Western and indigenous cultures don't necessarily see eye to eye on technology. I linked to some interesting articles on the subject at Technology vs. Native Values.

Incidentally, you have two double negatives in the sentence, "What none of the writers of all these articles fails to realize is that 'Americanization' is far less older than America itself." I'm still trying to figure out exactly what it means. :-)

Rob said...

I doubt Mander seriously expected to eliminate TV. Rather, I think he was playing the Devil's Advocate.