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The United Daily News: Avatar's message

The United Daily News: Avatar's message

Taiwan editorial abstract (File 1 of a daily roundup) The best selling movie "Avatar" recently sparked debate in online chat rooms, with many saying it was the same old story of white people serving as the world's saviors.
In the movie, however, the white man who saved the world had already been assimilated by the aboriginal Navis. To say he is a white man just because of his lineage would be a form of "lineal determinism" and also fails to really "see" the truth.
When James Cameron accepted the Golden Globe best director award, he repeated one of the movie's lines: "I see you." This is actually the code phrase for the movie, because spoken in the negative, it would mean that human beings cannot learn to understand each other, not to mention other species.
And if that is the case, then individual love, communication and world peace would simply be impossible and be replaced by the tragedy of racial slaughter and even the termination of the world.
In the movie, whites are generally stereotyped as being greedy, foolish and cruel, similar to the image many people around the world have of the United States.
But the hero, who was paralyzed in combat, gained a new life both physically and psychologically as a result of carrying through the "Avatar" plan, enabling him not only to save himself but also to prevent white hegemony from racial extermination on other planets in the pursuit of resources.
The reason he was able to is the line "I see you" -- whether we really see other ethnic groups with our hearts and not just our eyes.
"Avatar" is simply an animated film in which the Navis eventually defeat the invaders from Earth, but in the real world, ethnic slaughter is taking place in many corners of the world.
"I See You" is a virtue that goes beyond all ethnic and national boundaries and could provide a solution to these earthly problems.
There would be understanding, mercy, hope and peace if every one could see others with their hearts.
(By Bear Lee)




Updated : 2021-05-18 16:35 GMT+08:00