Fuel

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Environmental activist and filmmaker Josh Tickell explores alternate energy sources, especially biofuels, as a way to wean America away from its dependence on foreign oil.

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  • Jul 06, 2012
    This thesis-driven documentary makes the case for biofuels as a viable replacement for oil. On another site, I make the case that conflating our involvement with the Middle East with oil only is a myopic point of view (link at the end of the review), and this is just one of the arguments presented in Fuel that bothered me. Additionally, almost every other argument was a pathos argument that deployed the same overblown sentiment: "What about the children? We're borrowing the environment from our children." In the words of George Carlin, "Fuck the children." Even if you're not angered by the obsession with children that this film deploys, you'd have to admit that the argument loses its effectiveness after it's repeated almost every five minutes. I also wonder if people fifty years from now will look at the scene in which two people drink bio-oil the same way we look at footage of people fifty year ago drinking DDT. Overall, there is some good information in this film, but the arguments get repetitive and tired. http://dissidentvoice.org/2009/10/bumper-sticker-wisdom/ http://dissidentvoice.org/2009/10/bumper-sticker-wisdom/
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