While I didnâ€™t like Avatar because of its rancid anti-white/WASP
theme, I did respect it for visual beauty and technological virtuosity. And one might think a group of industry professionals might want to applaud it for huge financial success, raising popular interest in the movies, and introducing new and exciting technology.
Not with the Neocons
and their associates breathing over their shoulders!
Last nightâ€™s Oscarâ€™s were swept by The Hurt Locker
film with some nice explosions and a ridiculous misrepresentation of the professionalism and character of army bomb disposal experts: `Locker` loaded as top winner at Oscars
by David Li New York Post
March 8, 2010
Why? Because as I noted here
, the Neocons declared war on Avatar. Not for my reasons â€“ in fact David Brooks even tried
to smear the film as White Supremacist!
Avatarâ€™s was excoriated because it was feared the image of High Technology Bad Guys massacring lightly-armed Primitives might make some of the sheeple think about Israelâ€™s treatment of the Palestinians
The Palestinians themselves got the analogy; IN PICTURES/ Palestinian protesters dress as Avatarâ€™s Naâ€™vi Haaretz.com
By contrast, the Iraqis featured in The Hurt Locker
presented as cruel, murderous and shifty - but fairly well able to defend their country.
So talent, creativity, innovation and popular success count for nothing. What will be, for better or worse, a milestone in movie history is passed over for a minor film.
In the meat business, they say you are what you eat. In 21st Century America, they do what they are.