We now have a new syndrome to deal with in our society, Avatar depression syndrome. Apparently moviegoers are coming away feeling let down with their own reality after seeing the perfection and the pristine beauty of the planet Pandora. A fan forum thread on how to cope with “Pandora being intangible” received thousands of messages. Some even contemplating suicide.

We’ve all heard about the subliminal and not so subliminal leftist messages in the movie Avatar. James Cameron himself said that Pandora was how Earth was supposed to be if only we hadn’t screwed it up. But is it real enough to leave some with Avatar depression syndrome?

I’ve heard of movies making you feel depressed, those with a dark message or a storyline that isn’t particularly happy, but in general when the movie’s over you feel better. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a movie that made you feel depressed about reality because your reality wasn’t living up to the movie’s fantasy. That is completely off the charts.

I previously posted about the apparent anti-military and anti-American slant in the movie; Avatar also clearly has an environmental message in it as well. Some who have seen the movie [and I’d guess they were probably leaning this way already] say that they are disgusted with the human race and would like to disengage from reality. I’m just guessing here, but those folks are probably Obama voters. Here is one of the comments left by an Avatar fan on the fan forum site:

“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.”

I think liberals overall have a hard time with reality. Check out the exit question at the end of this link. Obama supporters seem very much like these Na’vi wannabes. Now that the magic is over they want to leave reality, they want to go back to the way things were when they were watching the movie or following the quest for the Presidency. Or they try to place blame where there is none. We stupid humans have destroyed our wonderful planet, so on and so forth.

Reality is what it is. There really is no other way to put it. It’s amazing that these people could become so engrossed in a make-believe world that it could actually launch Avatar depression syndrome. I have a cure. Go rent Braveheart or Black Hawk Down, there’s some reality for you.

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