Sunday, January 31, 2010

Where Avatar fails, Earth: Final Conflict succeeded

Is Da'an Humanity's future?  Not a he, not a she. Not like anything you've ever seen.

Earth: Final Conflict (EFC) was a Canadian televison series about a race of transgender beings called the Taelons who visit the Earth to share their knowledge to help the humans.  EFC was a remarkable program in that instead of giving us stereotypical alien "male" or "female" gender characterizations it provided a more realistic and acceptable portrayal of evolved intelligent life.  Where EFC exceled, Avatar fails miserably.  I hope James Cameron will learn from his mistake.

Above is photo of Da'an, the wonderous Taelon.  Check out the lovely video below to learn more:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Did Scott Brown really win the Senate election in Massachusetts?

We do not think so.  Massachusetts is a progressive state that has made gay marriage legal.  It has a large educated and literate population.  It is simply simply unlikely that the majority of voters in Massachusetts would vote for a Republican who opposes economic, social reform and change.  We ask that the Congress investigate this matter and this President Obama appoint Martha Coakley as the acting Senator from Massachusetts until further notice.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Please vote for Martha Coakley in Massachusetts for U.S. Senate

Please vote for Martha Coakley tomorrow.  Her neocon opponent, Scott Brown, is trying to take Ted Kennedy's seat in the U.S. Senate.  He opposes health care, gay marriage, transgender rights, Evolution and President Obama's agenda of change and progress.  Please visit Martha Coakley's site and help anyway you can.  Thank you.

Statement on the Best Film award given to Avatar by the Golden Globes

We note with regret that the Golden Globes decided to give Avatar the award for Best Film.  In this era of Obama and progress, we deserve better.

James Cameron said the following last night:

"'Avatar' asks us to see that everything is connected, all human beings to each other, and us to the Earth. And if you have to go four and a half light years to another, made-up planet to appreciate this miracle of the world that we have right here, well, you know what, that's the wonder of cinema right there, that's the magic,"

If only his words were backed up by his film.  Cameron's Avatar provides us with a narrow vision of humanity, one without gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals or transgender people.  It promotes the idea that intelligent and sentient beings on another world would be heterosexual.  It promotes violence.  It ignores the possibilities, the realities and the diversity of human society and sexuality.  

If James Cameron really believed that all humans and the Earth were "connected" we would not be having this debate or these protests.

Diversity, Health Care and Tolerance are all basic human rights and cannot and should not be denied to us.   We will not be silent, we will not sit down and we will not stop.  On March 7, 2010, James Cameron will be hearing and seeing what humanity is really like.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Avatar protest at the Golden Globes today?

People have been asking if there are any scheduled protests at the Golden Globes or anywhere else today.  The answer is no. There is nothing planned for today.  But you can certainly continue to protest Avatar if you wish.

We are taking a 'wait and see' approach with the Golden Globes.  If Avatar does win any awards tonight it will only increase our determination and the need to educate people about Evolution, diversity and tolerance.

In any event, there WILL BE a day of protest on March 7 which is the day of Oscars.  We're hoping to have at least 100,000 people actively take part.  Details will be coming soon.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Looking forward: What should be done to stop future Avatars?

The purpose of protest to create change and to improve the world.  The 12/18 Protest against Avatar was and is a call for such change.   And it has been a success.  People around the world are talking and thinking about gay and transgender rights.  For others, especially those in less progressive and free-thinking areas (such as the 'Red States' in America) this is perhaps the first time they have heard about Evolution or learned about the existence of transgenders.

What is the change we seek?

Ideally, there would not be films with divisive or narrow-minded perspectives such as Avatar.  One idea that has been floated about and one that I support is the Diversity and Fairness Act (DAFA).   DAFA would be a series of laws and guidelines to make sure that a book, a film, a radio program, a web site or any form of mass media or communication does not offend or promote messages of exclusion of hate.

If DAFA was enacted already there would be no Rush Limbaugh spewing messages of hate and war-mongering.  There would be no Sarah Palin promoting her anti-Evolution and theme of Americanism.  I strongly believe DAFA would have forced James Cameron to make films that respect diversity and are socially and scientifically inclusive.

DAFA would be run by free-thinkers and society's most intelligent and progressive.  Such people could have advised and guided Cameron into making a more thoughtful and inclusive film.  We are fortunate that we have such a person in President Obama who is currently transitioning America to progression.  If there was ever a time to make DAFA a reality, it is now. 

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Let's hope our future is less like Avatar and more like progress

Violence is never the answer.  Tolerance and diversity will enable people to live peacefully without the constrictions of supposed gender-roles.  A progressive future will allow all peoples to live as they wish and without fear from the intolerant and mature biologically to their sexual destiny.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The good news: Avatar DVD may offer sex scene. The bad news: its straight

Avatar and its makers continue to insult and alienate movie goers:

"Avatar fans promised alien sex scene on DVD
Fans of Avatar, the record-breaking blockbuster film, are being promised a "blue" alien sex scene when the film comes out on DVD.  The sex scene was cut from the cinema version of James Cameron's 3D sci-fi adventure which is close to taking $1 billion (£621m) at the worldwide box office. It features the giant blue avatar of paraplegic US Marine Jake Sully locking hair with his love interest, NeytiriLINK TO ARTICLE

And we're supposed to just accept that?  I don't think so and neither do the millions of gays, bisexuals and transgenders who watch films and buy DVD's.  Why not a sex scene that represents us?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

PROGRESS is going in new directions and to new places

Let yourself be guided to the world of Left Wing and Brave at Left Wing and Brave World