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An Environmentalist Star Wars

 by Bennett Gordon

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The original version of Star Wars was actually an environmentalist parable, according to Utne Reader visionary and snarky environmental provocateur Derrick Jensen. The original title, Star Non-Violent Disobedience, took out most of the dogfights and explosions, and replaced them with letter-writing campaigns, gourmet fair-trade coffee, and eco-tours of doomed planets. Instead of trying to destroy the Empire, the environmentalists of the film decided, “If we want to change Darth Vader, we must first become that change ourselves.” Watch the video below:

(Thanks, Coudal.)

Source: End:Civ