We're all going back to Planet Pandora - with a coming sequel to the blockbuster sci-fi epic Avatar -- no, make that three sequels… But of course, Avatar was about more than special effects. Director-producer James Cameron wants to entertain everyone, but also to make members of the audience think. Hence, it is the lessons of Avatar that I plan to engage and dissect in my blog... This version of “Dances with Others” is set not in the past like Dances with Wolves, but in a future where humans have apparently not improved, have learned nothing -- the most relentless preaching in Avatar is about the moral and esthetic superiority of the Na’vi, along with the beyond-all-redemption vileness of western civilization. Whereas even now we view diversity as strength; and we got to that point by relentlessly self-criticizing 6000 year old habits of intolerance that most cultures took for granted.