Will James Cameron come clean!?

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 7, 2010
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Bitter/bored old white man says: Avatar is secret eco-propaganda plot!

…Actually, what he says is far worse, and far more laughable:

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“AVATAR – Recruiting Film for Eco-terrorists?”

Dr. ThinktoomuchOughtagetOutsideforSomeFreshAir’s whole article is about how Avatar has a hidden “let’s live in harmony with our own planet earth for the sake of our children” agenda. Evil! Will James Cameron come clean!?


I saw it as pure eco-propaganda released to coincide with the end of the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen. Just like Copenhagen this movie is a flop in terms of content and outcomes. However, AVATAR and Copenhagen are both successes because they are part of the never ending propaganda movement to “save the planet” from you and me, the evil human beings. Just as AVATAR is science fiction, human caused global warming science is a fraud. But both live on in spite of bad reviews, scientific facts, and negative public opinion.

AVATAR is pure eco-propaganda designed to subtly and not so subtly force the environmentalist agenda on us all. The story line in AVATAR is simple: Humans invade the pristine planet Pandora with the intent to take all its natural resources for profit.

Did you get the Pandora analogy? You know, by extracting natural resources we are opening Pandora’s box and thereby releasing all the evils of mankind. When Pandora closed the box she left only hope inside.

Several times in the movie the comment is made that planet earth is a wasteland and that is why humans are seeking minerals on other planets like Pandora. Of course Pandora is inhabited by primitive tribes of the Na’vi race (akin to the “Elves” of the Earth Liberation Front) who are in touch with nature and their “mother” planet. The Na’vi physically link, much like a computer, with various animals, plants, and of course trees, all kinds of trees. Trees and animals are the spiritual symbols of environmentalists, particularly those groups involved in eco-terrorism…

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Don’t bother with outraged comments. I’m filing this one under “comedy.”

Bonus: “Proud Flag-Waving Communists and Socialists March in Copenhagen to Stop Global Warming”


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


7 Responses to “Will James Cameron come clean!?”

  1. Mark Lambert says:

    …and I just thought it was good old fashioned escapaist entertainment. I can relate to the message about having a more spiritual link with the animals, trees and our environment in general. However, the nut balls on both ends of the spectrum scare me. Which leads to an interesting question: What is more dangerous; a crazed right winger or a eco-terrorist. How about we not waste the time and send them all to Pandora?

    Mlambert…[email protected] on twitter

  2. Steve Robertson says:

    Wow! Avatar does have an overt message about the beauty and wonder of nature as well as the fact we are despoiling our planet. You don't need "propaganda" to see those facts right in front of your face. Science fiction has reach history of social commentary by extrapolating current events. BTW…I thought it was a very entertaining movie and would highly recommend it as that. A couple hours of good ol' escapism! Do it in 3D.

  3. Matt says:

    Avatar is a great movie and yes it has some bold statements that just scares some of these right wing nuts. We do need to look at how we are raping the planet. Man's ego is off the charts. This is also a good movie because it is escapism at it's best. So lighten up right wing nuts and eviromental nuts…I am somehwere in between myself but that is another story for another day.

  4. Dale Clark says:

    I don't usually like to insult people, but Dr. Richard is a Dick.

  5. angie says:

    I loved the spiritual message. period.

  6. christopher says:

    Avatar was nothing but Pocahontas 2.0

    oh well, be green or something until we can find more unobtanium

  7. Bethe says:

    Thank you. I totally agree.