Life, Art, Life

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  1. Thanks for sending the link, Jon. The AP article I linked to indicates the Na’vi-impersonating Palestinian protesters were protesting against the separation barrier, not for BDS. But even if they were, the open question for me isn’t what James Cameron personally thinks on these matters — I’m willing to bet the Palestinian protesters don’t regard him as their guru or as a uniquely noteworthy moral authority.

    Rather, I am interested in why we pay attention to political conflicts when people put on blue face paint, but ignore similar protests, conflicts, and situations when our pop cultural vanity isn’t part of the equation. By “we,” I don’t mean individuals, who naturally vary in levels of attention, but the system of the U.S. media and the myriad individual choices which lead editors, publishers, and producers to deem one sort of story newsworthy, while another doesn’t make the cut.

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