Wednesday, April 26, 2006

How would Jesus treat a 15 year old peace maker ?

Well I wish this story surprised me but sadly it does not.....







Ava Lowery is a fifteen-year-old who lives in Alabama. She calls herself a peace activist, and for the past year, she’s been producing her own short animations on her website, peacetakescourage.com. All in all, she’s made about seventy of them, she says, and most of them oppose Bush and his Iraq War.

“I was just so mad about it,” she explains. “And the media are not showing the real images of the war, so I did a lot research and started my own website.”

She submitted one of her latest creations, “WWJD,”(click to watch) to the monthly “contagious” contest that huffingtonpost.com is running. (It’s an open contest that ranks the number of viewers for each submission.)

“WWJD” (“What Would Jesus Do”) is a powerful animation that features a soundtrack of a child singing “Jesus loves me, this I know” while one picture after another of a wounded, bloody, or screaming Iraqi child fills the screen.

“The object of the animation,” says Lowery, is “to get the following point across: Jesus loves Iraqis, too.”Lowery ends the video with quotations from Beatitudes, including, “Blessed are they who mourn” and “Blessed are the meek” and “Blessed are the merciful” and “Blessed are the peacemakers.”

She says she’s received a lot of positive feedback in short messages back to her site. And she understands that the fact that “people are on the web, and they just let loose.” But she was unprepared for the viciousness of the negative feedback—especially the ugly sexual slurs similar to those that Cindy Sheehan has faced.

(If you can’t stand foul language, stop reading now.)

“It’s people like you who need to fucking die and get raped while your corpse rots in the sun,” said one e-mail Lowery shared with me.

“Fuck you, I would jack off on your parents if I could. If you don’t like the team, get out of the park. That means take ur small dick and get the fuck off of my homeland you faggot chocolate gulper.”

“You are a TRAITOR to your country and should be executed for treason,” another one said. “All you do is bitch about the US. If you hate it so much, why don’t you GET THE FUCK OUT.”

“Why don’t you go masterbate [sic] to a pic of Sheehan and fuck off,” said a third.

“Are you a muslem [sic] terrorist?” asked another.

She says there was a threat against her that was circulating “on the conservative underground.” And she says she received one e-mail from someone who said, “Contact me ASAP. It concerns a danger to your life.”When her mom called the number, the person who answered denied any knowledge of the threat, Lowery says.

She adds: “I was really weirded out by it.”

Article Source : ICS

And those who would abuse a peaceful fifteen year old girl who spends her time caring about the suffering of children would try to inform us that they somehow claim the moral high ground..

Disgusting

9 Comments:

Blogger Rumour said...

maybe take him to mall to watch the new disney movie, then go out to chuckie cheese.

April 26, 2006 5:45 pm  
Blogger Left of Center said...

Thats an awesome flash. i did a piece on this about a month ago. people just dont get the overwelming gap in the official story. A full sized commercial just just didnt hit that building as far as I'm concerned.

April 26, 2006 10:17 pm  
Blogger Rob Barry said...

That's fascinating. One wonders what the psychological motivations are behind such vehement hatred. Obviously, it's not rationally directed: aren't our troops supposedly fighting to uphold the rights of 15 year old American girls? Makes you wonder what the emotion of "patriotism" really is.

April 27, 2006 7:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's trolls and they're on both sides, if you'd take enough time from being self righteousness to pay attention.

If foul mouthed hate mail were going to discredit a whole half of the political spectrum, then the so-called "anti-war" movement (which was oddly silent when Saddam Hussein was massacring hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, or when Hutus were slaughtering Tutsis in Rwanda, or when Serbia was engaging in ethnic cleansing, or when France recently sent troops into Cote D'Ivorie, etc.,etc.) could easily be discredited.

Sure the hate mail is venomous and foul (and some of it probably from people Ava Lowery's age from the look of it) but pretending that it's existence somehow gives you the high moral ground is an embarrassingly weak rhetorical leap.

Or should we point the finger at you everytime some jackass sends an anti-Semitic death threat to someone supporting the Coaltion action in Iraq?

May 02, 2006 7:06 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous

Thats a lot of rhetoric you posted yourself there.Nobody claimed that they had the high moral ground.

The article states

" And those who would abuse a peaceful fifteen year old girl who spends her time caring about the suffering of children would try to inform us that they somehow claim the moral high ground.."

There is no point in the article that the writer takes the 'moral high ground' He/She just points out that those who would take such action would themselves take such a postition

Your assumptions on what stance the anti war movement took on previous events is itself very judgemental. I for one took a stance against all those issues you mentioned and many more beyond.

It is amazing how much you need to assume in order to feel your making a valid point. It seems your just highlighting "embarrassingly weak" readig skills

May 02, 2006 12:50 pm  
Anonymous Douglas JE Barnes said...

Nice quotes. I love seeing the right show its true colours.


( Sorry Djeb ,I had to cut and paste your comment from Haloscan so this is a copy . _H_ )

May 02, 2006 6:41 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

Thanks for the comments everyone

Left of Centre :

I have finally added you to my links (been on my mind for ages)

good to see you again

_H_

May 02, 2006 7:13 pm  
Blogger St.Jimmy said...

OK so they've made a mess of the war (although I still say originally a good thing was done for the wrong reasons, but the right reasons aren't popular), but I still don't buyy all this Jesus crap.

Moses says in the book of Exodus "The LORD is a man of War, / The LORD is his name."

But those threats really were ridiculous.

May 03, 2006 5:11 pm  
Blogger Ancient Clown said...

I invite your scrutiny as to WWJD...with a journey through Ancient's History and see for yourself.
your humble servant,
Ancient Clown

May 04, 2006 3:00 pm  

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