LA Times: ‘Avatar’ is about property rights

They do have a point. H/T to The Cato Institute.

AvatarConservatives have been very critical of the Golden Globe-winning film “Avatar” for its mystical melange of trite leftist themes. But what they have missed is that the essential conflict in the story is a battle over property rights.

“Avatar” is like a space opera of the Kelo case, which went to the Supreme Court in 2005. Peaceful people defend their property against outsiders who want it and who have vastly more power. Jake rallies the Na’vi with the stirring cry “And we will show the Sky People that they cannot take whatever they want! And that this is our land!”

That’s a story conservatives ought to be able to understand.

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By | 2010-01-26T19:40:19+00:00 January 26th, 2010|Property Rights|Comments Off on LA Times: ‘Avatar’ is about property rights

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