This film has been reviewed by many so this is not a review. From its opening in Siberia on Lake Baikal we are seeing something never seen on the screen before.
The entire movie shows us the violent will of water in so many manifestations all over the world so please watch the trailer.
This is Puryear's paper on Schopenhauer's discussion of animal rights. By extension if will can be thwarted, dammed up, stopped then Schopenhauer argues that the animal can be harmed. IF and since the animal can be harmed then the animal has rights. Schopenhauer has inverted the concept of rights in this way. But let me post Puryear's Summary for you:
Schopenhauer on the Rights of Animals
North Carolina State University
I argue that Schopenhauer’s ascription of (moral) rights to animals flowsnaturally from his distinctive analysis of the concept of a right. In contrastto those who regard rights as fundamental and then cast wrongdoing as amatter of violating rights, he takes wrong (Unrecht) to be the morefundamental notion and defines the concept of a right (Recht) in its terms.He then offers an account of wrongdoing which makes it plausible tosuppose that at least many animals can be wronged and thus, byextension, have rights. The result, I argue, is a perspective on the natureof moral rights in general, and the idea of animal rights in particular, thatconstitutes an important and plausible alternative to the more familiarviews advanced by philosophers in recent decades.
MORE that are beautiful and violent
And after seeing Aquarela I am extending it to WATER. In this film the WILL of water in all its violence is a visual experience of the violence of the will of water. Greek mythology worshiped Poseidon, the God of the oceans and seas and all waters and dominion of all sea animals: dolphins, whales, seals, fishes, ALL of them were HIS. For any sea journey Poseidon had to be ritualistically worshiped, honored with gifts, sacrifices, poems and words to ensure a safe journey. None of his sea animals could be killed unless Poseidon gave his blessing. He was a great and powerful God whose orders had to be obeyed. Once in the Odyssey Odysseus's sailors did not honor him and he raged with a storm that destroyed their ships and sent them to a watery grave. His terrible rage was feared and all tried to appease him. It was DEATH to go against him or to forget to honor him.
Were pagans with multiple gods less advanced than our fake Christian values today?
|City dump polluted stream Dubuque IOWA|
The Will of Water has been attenuated by humans. If the will has been thwarted, stopped, from flowing, then the river has been harmed! Therefore the river has RIGHTS!
There is no ancient Greek who could have done this as his terror of Poseidon would have forbid it. Is modern man more civilized because he has superior technology? If values are not transferred along with technology then human regression occurs and unfolds.
|Colorado River Flowing, Stopping|
TO HARM THAT ENTITY.
If it can be harmed then by extension that entity has
And we must enter the Courts of Law to plead the case of
The Colorado River.
Not on the basis of its being a person as a corporation, but as an entity
that cannot be infringed.
Because it can be harmed.
|The ARAL SEA|
A sea once so huge all of Ireland could have fit into it.
A Sea of 1000 islands.
Beautiful, rich with fish and sea animals
Ruined by USSR dams blocking the water for industrial use.
|The ARAL Sea|
In 44 years less than 10% is left.It is saline.All life is gone or dying
WE MUST FIGHT IN THE COURTS OF LAW TO ESTABLISH PRECENDENTS FOR ALL SPECIES.
CAN WE NOW START WITH A CELEBRITY ANIMAL CASE AND GO ON FROM THERE