Wednesday, January 20, 2010
KELUTRAL forbidden in China
Kelutral in the Na'vi language (there is such thing) is the Hometree. Pity that Na'vi is forbidden language for the Celestial subjects. Their government has ordered to stop screening Avatar out of fear that the revolt by the indigenous Na'vi population shown in the film would ignite the Chinese people's imagination to instigate a similar popular revolt. I am, once again, scratching my head. Of course I was aware of the film's subversive, revolutionary message. I assumed it was an American Anti-American film, and most bloggers thought the same. Who had believed that the Chinese government would fear it?
Reflexion: America's ideological message is considered the most revolutionary, most corrupting, most dangerous to authoritarian dictatorships - from Islamic to Communist ones. Incredible. We are all wrong about America: It is not decaying, far from it, it is the revolution.