Friday, April 26, 2019

Monarch versus Extinction Rebellion: iconography

Monarch is a secret government organisation that studies kaiju in the film series that incorporates "Godzilla" (2014), "Kong: Skull Island" (2017), and "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" (2019). These films are predicated on an ecological theme. Godzilla is a primordial creature who feeds on radiation, returning to the surface world to restore the so-called "balance". It is unclear what the symbol itself represents, but it could be the wings of a butterfly. Or, indeed, Mothra.

Extinction Rebellion is "an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse". The symbol incorporates a circle, representing the Earth, and an hourglass "warning that time is rapidly running out for many species". Their position on Mothra remains unclear.


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