Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cameron's Avatar Is Out For Himself

Director James Cameron speaks on his upcoming blockbuster Avatar, and the lesson he's trying to impart to the proletariat:

“I see it as a broader metaphor, not so intensely politicised as some would make it, but rather that’s how we treat the natural world as well,” the Canadian-born filmmaker said.

“There’s a sense of entitlement — ‘We’re here, we’re big, we’ve got the guns, we’ve got the technology, we’ve got the brains, we therefore are entitled to every damn thing on this planet’,” he said.

“That’s not how it works and we’re going to find out the hard way if we don’t wise up and start seeking a life that’s in balance with the natural cycles of life on earth.”

Who's "we", James? Certainly not "you". Regardless, Simon Scowl over at
Deceiver rips Cameron a Titanic-sized new one:

Is there an industry with a bigger carbon footprint than moviemaking? That flick cost something like $300 million to make. How many “natural cycles of life on earth” did it disrupt in the process? How much evil, evil carbon dioxide was produced? How many continents’ worth of mango trees would you need to plant to make up for it? Why is it okay for James Cameron to devote whole rooms full of energy-sucking computers — and the Red Bull-sucking nerds in front of them — to creating photorealistic cat people, but I get a lecture when I leave my cell phone charger plugged in?

It’s not enough to be rich and famous if you’re not somehow “relevant.” Whether it’s Prince Charles or Al Gore or Leonardo DiCaprio or any of these other guys, they all have the same message: “Hey, I deserve to live like this. Now shut up and shiver in the dark, you peasants.”

Yup, that's about right. And you can be assured if either cap & trade passes, or the EPA takes "command and control" of the economy, folks like
Lisa Jackson will still be flying first-class while we try to saddle up our mules for a trip to town...

And in other unintentionally hilarious "climate change"

Riding his bicycle to Copenhagen, Australian warmy Kim Nguyen was hospitalised three times, ran out of food and spent all his money:

The aim of his journey was to promote sustainable travel.

Maybe he ought to have taken his magic carpet - you know, the one Barack Obama is going to provide to every American once he fulfills his promise to raise the price of gas to unaffordable levels...

And that's why
this is no surprise:

52 percent of adults think global warming isn’t happening or is happening mostly because of natural patterns while only 43 percent think it is due to human activity.

Nothing - NOTHING - is more enraging to the elites than the realization that their intellectual inferiors have been right all wonder they are going off the collective deep end...

1 comment:

ramarious said...

Good insight, across the board. The CRU emails are the tip of the iceberg. If the media can not burry this story, I believe we'll see additional insight into the mismanagement of the research.