Skip to comments.Avatar the movie: the religion of the left
Posted on 12/26/2009 12:15:26 PM PST by smoothsailing
December 25, 2009
By Phill Kline
The visuals are stunning, the story borrowed and the message shallow and false. John Cameron's new epic Avatar features a jump in animation technology and a throwback of over 1,000 years to pantheism.
Set in 2154, the movie features a U.S. mega-corporation mining the distant planet of Pandora for a rare mineral that suspiciously looks like a carbon spewing lump of coal. The mining is conducted with smoke belching machinery that rape the planet while the human workers are protected by Marine mercenaries from the mind melding sensual native population of 10 foot tall spiritual beings.
The natives are one with their native planet, including their mother-god Eywa. Eywa is the planet, and the natives reach oneness by entwining fibers from their bodies with the fibers of the planet. This representative sexual union allows them to hear their departed ancestors and gain rhythm with the planet a séance orgy so to speak. All life on the planet is one, with one spirit and one energy.
Avatar's themes represent the new American "apology" at its best. The movie mirrors complaints about U.S. expansionism of the 1800's that drove Native Americans from their sacred grounds and reflects the "new" history that represents modern America as an imperialistic regime willing to do anything for wealth and power.
The movie's villain, the commander of the mercenary Marine force, reinforces this view when speaking with the movie's hero Jake Sully. Sully is a wounded Marine who lost the use of his legs in battle for the U.S. in Venezuela. The commander was also in Venezuela and mentions he also saw action in Nigeria. Both countries, in which the U.S. has never fought, are oil-exporting countries and the movie assumes are places where we will fight and die in the future.
As any student of the "new" history knows, U.S. soldiers are buried on islands in the Pacific, in Europe and in Southeast Asia and Korea in order to protect our polluting ways.
In the movie, these polluting ways have "killed our mother," the Earth, and now we must bring our imperialistic exploitive and destructive ways to the spiritually focused pantheistic cultures of planet Pandora, named after the Greek mythical goddess and which literally means "she who sends up gifts."
Avatar seeks audience cheers for slaughtering the Marines who are portrayed as bent on killing, cash and forwarding the capitalistic matricidal imperialist ways of the United States.
Sully, is on assignment as a mercenary for the megacorp. His assignment places him deep undercover in the native population. Technology allows him to exist in a native body (an Avatar) such that he befriends and then falls in love with the spiritual princess of the natives. While in the avatar he is also able to run and fly and hunt and love.
Over time he predictably identifies with the natives and goes to battle against the Marines. Offering a prayer to Eywa, the Marine, now native, Sully, asks for Eywa's help in repelling the Americans. In the prayer, Sully states "I know you have chosen me for a purpose...."
Such a prayer represents atheistic Hollywood's dilemma. The only way to reconcile a godless Darwinistic worldview with a deeply spiritual American culture is to convert environmentalism into religion. For what greater purpose for man than to save mother earth, or Pandora? And thus, our purpose in a purposeless world.
Further, as a plea for Eywa's assistance Sully asks the planet god to look into his memories to see how there is no green on earth and how his people have "killed our mother."
Sully's soon to be bride, a native princess, hears his prayers and instructs him that Eywa does not choose sides, a bow to the modern definition of tolerance, but only balances the forces of life and death.
All of this builds to the movies epic battle scene. US Marines moving in with carbon belching high tech machines to face the arrow firing natives. The battle looks lost for the good guys (the natives not the Marines) until Eywa chooses sides and she chooses Al Gore environmentalism. Suddenly Pandora's animals join forces and attack the U.S. forces. The attack is led by giant, aggressive, hippo-resembling beasts with giant anvil heads.
Nature prevails and evil capitalism and man is defeated. Eywa thereby expresses the only truth respected by the left, a truth worth choosing sides for a truth worth killing for, mother earth. China's forced abortion policy as spiritual expression.
But Sully still has one more critical passage. He desires to permanently inhabit a native body, his Avatar. To do this he must join forces with Eywa and possibly be reborn into a native body. He is warned that all is Eywa's choice he may be reborn as a native or he may not for as all of us know it is always the mother's choice.
As the natives join in a ritual touching and chanting that has a cultist quality, Jake Sully is laid before Eywa, becomes one with the planet through the intertwining of the fiber of his Avatar and the planet and is reincarnated as a 10 foot dragon subduing arrow flinging environmentalist.
Avatar represents the left's first epic introduction of the new Darwin spiritualism. Since Darwin cannot survive in the West's spiritual culture, Darwin has now become god in the form of mother earth. Every living thing on planet Pandora is a god. And so, the new left has reached back in history to leap ahead of the scientific age. In the new religion, man is not god as in the age of reason and science. Rather, all is god and thereby nothing is god. But at least we're spiritual.
All this provided just in time for Christmas, oops, the Winter Solstice.
At least my theatre audience did not applaud when Sully's eyes came alive in his Avatar body at the "climatic" (predictable) end of the movie. In fact, the movie did not draw cheers or tears at any point. Perhaps we were still fixated on Hollywood's tossing our Marines around in the jaws and claws of Eywa's warriors Freudian expressions of the left's desire for that all-powerful environmental protecting global police force.
Call me unenlightened, but when I see a Marine battle an anvil headed beast called forth by a planet-god I root for the U.S. Marine.
© Phill Kline
The lie is, we never trade for anything -- we just steal and murder to get what we want.
Come on. Can't you sense the Frankfurt School lies in this thing? Lie, lie, lie, smear, wreck, tear down, lie, lie, lie. The Communists' whole policy toward Western Civ. Rule or ruin.
Which, btw, is challenged by Russian history. Having taken over the Russian government in 1917 after decades of lying an propagandizing about it, the Bolsheviks didn't disestablish it at all. They just changed the names of the ministries and operated them for themselves. Fact.
So, since "ruin" arguably isn't actually in the mix, then that leaves "rule" as their only policy objective.
From the article link:
Of course as a symbolic expression of rejecting the nasty fruits of evil capitalism, Cameron will donate all the proceeds from the flick to various and sundry enviro-wacko orgs. (smirk)
Those who “relate” to the movie are empty inside and need this type of “filler” to make them feel good. Intelligent Christians will identify it for what it is, a movie meant for entertaining.
Know thy enemy, watch the movie, understand the warped world view, understand the emptiness that is the environmental religion and have fun with it. Alternatively make a moral statement and boycott it. Either way we all have a choice to make in how to deal with atheists, deist's, mother earth hippies, secular humanists and on and on and on. We can't get rid of them, we might be able to convert them, ultimately and unfortunately we have to learn to live with them.
The message I got from this movie was NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO STEAL FROM SOMEONE ELSE.
Rambo was a lunatic.
It makes perfect sense to me.
The Na’Vi don’t understand human technology and need someone like Jake Sully to lead them into battle.
Saw it in 3D, liked it alot, a visual feast.
As for the plot...crippled ex-Marine starts as a mercenary working for a mining corporation. Joins natives in Avatar form to understand them and study their weaknesses.
Starts to appreciate their society and sees that the corporation he’s working for is destroying the native people and land. Mayhem ensues. What’s the problem????
James Cameron, not John Cameron.
That our military is just another tool of corporate, militant capitalism and always on the side of immorality and greed, or just plain world domination, right?
I'll bet you swooned over the movie "Water World," as well, right?
Did you get your morality education in the USSR, or at Mao's little red book at the University of Peking? You MUST be trolling to entertain yourself with a battle of wits with SOMEONE here on FR.
So far, you don't seem to be well enough armed to pursuade anyone here or your moral superiority in swallowing the Kool-Aid of militant EnvironMentalism, the religion of the Pagan Left.
Thank God for little favors!!!
I saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie. It was pretty good. Kinda reminded me of a Batman movie set in Victorian England (and no Batsuit, of course).
I went to see the 3-D technology, which was great. The story went downhill when the Marines became bloodthirsty killers. I and the people I was with were very uncomfortable with that plotline.
I might like to see the effects but I refuse to keep giving hollyweird my money to make this propaganda.
it was an excellent movie. There is a lot of wrong guff from our side going out on this, primarily by people who have not seen it and are caught up in the tar & feathering
More crap from the land of the desperate and unimaginative.
Yes, but it would be just if the makers of the film, who assert the irrelevance in association of real world ideas and names with protagonists and antagonists in their film, could equally have made a film about evil, corrupt and naive leftist film directors who don’t mind encouraging false worship and pantheism, while lesser powered Christians are victimized by their ruthless behavior.
The movie could conclude with the joy of believers in faith in a true God, while those discerned to be evil by God are cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity future. Afterall, since it is just a random throw of the artistic dice, let’s see an alternative vision.
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