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Avatar Environmentalists Suicidal After Watching Movie

You just can’t make this stuff up.  Apparently some people, after watching James Cameron’s environmental tear-jerker “Avatar,” are getting depressed and suicidal.

From CNN:

A post by a user called Elequin expresses an almost obsessive relationship with the film.

“That’s all I have been doing as of late, searching the Internet for more info about ‘Avatar.’ I guess that helps. It’s so hard I can’t force myself to think that it’s just a movie, and to get over it, that living like the Na’vi will never happen. I think I need a rebound movie,” Elequin posted.

A user named Mike wrote on the fan Web site “Naviblue” that he contemplated suicide after seeing the movie.

“Ever since I went to see ‘Avatar’ I have been depressed. Watching the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Na’vi made me want to be one of them. I can’t stop thinking about all the things that happened in the film and all of the tears and shivers I got from it,” Mike posted. “I even contemplate suicide thinking that if I do it I will be rebirthed in a world similar to Pandora and the everything is the same as in ‘Avatar.’ “

Other fans have expressed feelings of disgust with the human race and disengagement with reality.

More:

“When I woke up this morning after watching Avatar for the first time yesterday, the world seemed … gray. It was like my whole life, everything I’ve done and worked for, lost its meaning,” Hill wrote on the forum. “It just seems so … meaningless. I still don’t really see any reason to keep … doing things at all. I live in a dying world.”

Still more:

“One can say my depression was twofold: I was depressed because I really wanted to live in Pandora, which seemed like such a perfect place, but I was also depressed and disgusted with the sight of our world, what we have done to Earth. I so much wanted to escape reality,” Hill said.

Of course, some background about these people might be helpful in determining why they are so despondent after leaving this fantasy world.

We’ve known for weeks from the reviews that this film is one big ad for environmental extremism and ecological doomsaying.  If I had to make an educated guess, I’d say most of these suicidal people are environmental wackos who got caught up in the “simulated reality” of this 3D earth-hugging wonderland and just can’t deal with the real world.

Indeed, that is pretty much symptomatic of liberals and liberalism in general.  They loathe a world where people are responsible for their own welfare, where hard work and ingenuity are rewarded and slackers get little.  They despise a society where producers get to enjoy the fruits of their own labors (instead of slackers getting to enjoy the fruits of others labors), and coming back to this world from the planet-worshipping nirvana of Avatar is a tremendous letdown.

Which is probably why I’ll never watch the film; perhaps as a DVD rental, but never in the theater, and only to satisfy my curiosity (rather like the curiosity of watching a video of a horrific train wreck).

I’ve loved science-fiction since I was a kid, but frankly I get more than enough environmentalist-tinged science fiction just watching the news and reading the newspapers about Al Gore’s sci-fi thriller “Anthropogenic Global Warming.”  I don’t need any more of it on the big screen, nor do I wish to reward purveyors of this propaganda like James Cameron.


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19 Responses to “Avatar Environmentalists Suicidal After Watching Movie”

  1. Bob You are clearly in need of some education in the field of Psychiatry. You characterize these people as ' environmental wackos ' but the environmental wackos are the Ralph Naders etc. of the world. These few people are clearly mentally unstable and Avatar was just the vehicle that set them off. They obviously were environment friendly, but psychiatrically losing grip of reality. Their entire mind wasn't functioning correctly.

    I can remember some people getting extremely distraught over the graphic nature of ” The Passion of the Christ” and reacting simularly, but I would never call them religious wackos, but would see it as a sign that emotionally they need help if their depressive, phobic and obsessive thoughts persisted or lead to dangerous griefs. Some souls are just too gentle, fragile and unstable and easily succumb to emotional things , even movies, and overreact to them.The movie is a trigger that sets something off in them.My guess is that these few people were quite passive by nature and not activists at all. It is common in Psychiatry to see such people and not label them as environmental or religios wackos, but go deeper because that is where the problem is.

  2. Bob I will tell you what I tell everyone who looks too deeply into movies. It's a movie. Made for your entertainment. And for them to make money. Take it as that, and not an ad for environmental extremism, and you'll find ourself face to face with, what is in my opinion, the greatest movie in recent years. By the way, you would enjoy it exponentially more if you saw it in theatres. I don't care what kind of home theatre system you have, it's just not the same experience anywhere else.

  3. Someone who would go off the deep end at the viewing of The Passion of the Christ is indeed unbalanced.

    The subsequent question is, what unbalanced belief is taking them over the edge?

    For the unhinged Christian who freaks out over The Passion, I would imagine it is some over-identification with Christ and his sufferings–in other words, a good thing taken to an extreme.

    For the environmental wacko who gets suicidal after watching Avatar, one might possibly say something similar, that it is a desire to foster stewardship of the planet God has given us gone horribly extreme. But in this case, I think it's safe to say that the person in question was already off course and more than a little unhinged to begin with. I seriously doubt one could go from an attitude of responsible stewardship to abject depression over leaving this idealistic world in a single huge step; in other words, they were probably already an environmental extremist who was already pretty strung out over imaginary problems like global warming and anti-capitalism to begin with.

    Which might just make the case that all this global warming hysteria promoted by Al Gore and his apostles in the “mainstream” media are fomenting an odd form of exacerbated mental illness.

  4. Thanks, CRaftsman1459, but what we take in even through entertainment affects us, and Cameron has already admitted his environmentalist agenda in making this film.

    As much as I'm sure I'd like the effects, I just can't bring myself to reward this kind of propaganda-peddling with my theater expenditures.

  5. It doesn't matter if the trigger is ' for a good cause ' or a 'bad cause' if the person goes over the edge. Going over the edge is a sign that either way, that person primarily has deep, deep emotional problems. It is not uncommon that people who hold only mild views on a subject, all of a sudden are triggered by something. due to the fact that their primary problem is deep emotional instability. Then boom, they explode.

    There is a subset of people who are not extremists at all, but due to mental ilness, sometimes well hidden or not obvious, erupt into erratic behavior. This mindset explodes not because of some extremist view, but because their perception is impaired. Psychiatrists offices are full of them

    I would be very cautious and more forgiving and open to the idea that the man in this picture who wanted to harm himself, has a deep emotional problem first that drove his behavior and not an extremist agenda. Even if he did have an extremist agenda, he may be one that subset who holds that agenda becasue his mind is ill, as opposed to Al Gore who definitely is sane, but has ulterior motives as well.I would think it would unfair and unkind to call this guy an extremist without complete mental evaluation. Lets lower the boom on Gore instead and not jump to conclusions on someone who may be a mental cripple, maybe had some strong views, maybe not, but exploded at some trigger that was overpowering to his fragile psyche. Gore and his ilk excluded.

  6. I have little doubt that the man in question did indeed have a deep emotional instability that led to this depression. Unfortunately, the indulgence of this philosophy and extremist agenda only feeds that instability.

    Instability in and of itself doesn't warrant the moniker of “extremist;” rather, that title is earned by the behavior, and the behavior is that of an extremist (i.e. embracing a foolish, unscientific theory and advocating extreme changes to our economy and freedom in order to accommodate said nonsense).

    A person is entitled to hold onto both their instability and their embrace of a foolish idea…so long as that embrace doesn't threaten the freedom and livelihood of others. In this case, Gore and all his minions (including the unstable and the relatively stable) are indeed threatening others with their embrace of nonsense.

  7. You'd be missing the experience of a lifetime if you don't go see it in theaters.

    It's a great movie. It's great to be conservative and all and not want to promote propaganda-peddling with your theater expenditures, but you absolutely have to see it.

    The plot is derivative. So what? The environmental message is annoying. Who cares?

    Remember Star Wars? When everybody got so excited about the strange, new world George Lucas created? It's kind of the same story with Avatar and James Cameron. The directors are both pretty annoying, but the movie they made were/are truly amazing spectacles to behold.

    Avatar amazed me. Not with it's plot, not with it's message, not even with it's acting. It amazed me with the beautiful world that Cameron has created and the stunning visual effects. I MEAN stunning.

    I implore you, go see Avatar. In theaters. In 3d. Over 9000% worth it.

  8. I don't even think you can lump the unstable and the relatively stable in the same group no matter what their agenda. I would never lump you in the same group as the Christian who is emotionally unstable and snaps and commits some atrocious act. Vastly, vastly different people-the unstable and the stable- and in my view should never be considered in some same group, no matter what the agenda (environment, religion etc.) Bob the Christian and the Christian who commits a terrible deed are not even in the same camp and shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath.

  9. I place non-suicidal environmental extremists in the “relatively stable” category–which is related to the suicidal environmental extremists because of the environmentalism connection–because while they are not likely to harm themselves or anyone else in the immediate future, they do nevertheless advocate harm to the freedoms and property rights of others based on an unscientific and unsupported political agenda–a mental disposition that I could not honestly consider “fully stable.”

  10. Emotional stability and someones beliefs are not always related and in fact rarely are. The atheist, the Buddhist, the benign Muslim can all be emotionally quite stable while you would consider them to be harmful because they are spreading untruths about your God and maybe even converting some to their way of thinking. I think you would see that as harmful, especially if done on a large scale, but that atheist may be as stable as the next guy.

  11. Yes, a benign atheist (i.e. one who isn't trying to undermine religious freedom) could be considered quite stable.

    These environmentalists who can't deal with reality, however, aren't.

  12. You need to see the movie before you downgrade it. What James Cameron has done is simply amazing. He has created a world that anyone could fall in love with. There's no reason for anyone to be suicidal, especially over a movie, but I'm sure that almost everyone who has seen Avatar wishes they could visit Pandora.

  13. Well I can only say I knew one environmentalist very closely who believed deeply in it, but did not participate actively in it at all. She was quite stable emotionally, but did have her head screwed around backwards when it came to naivety and perception of the environment. She was quite rational in everyday life, made good decisions, but was a believer in the environment ideas. Some people have deep beliefs in a thing that are false or unproven or unseen.

    It is called a fixed delusion.

    They function normally in most if not all in the rest of the world.Some say deeply devouted benign religious believers are in this group. These passive but true environmental believers quietly live their lives and cause no harm. I would hesitate in calling them extremists.

  14. I find this quite troubling. Clearly people of this mindset need to be given another ticket.

  15. You know, we can search long and hard concerning why these people are depressed.

    Guess what? I-do-not-care.

    There is no threat to the environment; CO2 is a miracle gas for agriculture. These…dude, to call them low order morons is an insult to those who truly suffer from that affliction. These nuts CHOOSE to be misled by the tyrants who are seeking to tax CO2 through cap and trade. They CHOOSE to become feudal serfs to those who wish to gut the West's economies.

    While I am still too human to tell someone if they are stupid enough to off themselves over a fantasy movie, to go to it and leave me the h3!! alone, I am sorely tempted. The message was only strong to the ones whose minds have been wounded by the lies of these IPCC liars.

    I saw it. I watched a fantastic movie with amazing effects. I saw a world that I hoped exists somewhere. I saw that Zoe is d@mn beautiful, heartbreakingly so, whether she is black or blue, LOL.

  16. Just watched Avatar this afternoon. Had high hopes for the 3D aspect, but in reality its not that much different from the old school 3d movies, aside from the improved special effects. No expert the 3d is reverse 3d, with depth in from the screen only, and nothing beyond it toward you.

    Re the script it was nauseating liberal enviornmentalism, which portrayed man as a planet smasher…pathetic!

    That said was an ok movie, but certainly not up to the hype. The depressed greenie treehugging wouldbe avatars obviously are not successful here, and it would be my guess their personal dragon horse during the trial would just tear them to shreds and they would be an avatar loser aswell.

  17. Just watched Avatar this afternoon. Had high hopes for the 3D aspect, but in reality its not that much different from the old school 3d movies, aside from the improved special effects. No expert the 3d is reverse 3d, with depth in from the screen only, and nothing beyond it toward you.

    Re the script it was nauseating liberal enviornmentalism, which portrayed man as a planet smasher…pathetic!

    That said was an ok movie, but certainly not up to the hype. The depressed greenie treehugging wouldbe avatars obviously are not successful here, and it would be my guess their personal dragon horse during the trial would just tear them to shreds and they would be an avatar loser aswell.