Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Jesus loves them

Wow. I mean, just, wow. This animation is *not* for the faint of heart. It starts out with George Bush's infamous quote about God telling him to invade Afganistan and Iraq, and then shows pictures of maimed and dead Iraqi children with "Jesus Loves Me" sung by a child over the top. I could only watch about half of it, because it is just too hard:

http://peacetakescourage.cf.huffingtonpost.com/animations/wwjd.html

This is said to be made by a 15 year old girl, Ava Lowrey, from Alabama, from http://www.peacetakescourage.com. Amazing. This girl has more courage than all the Democrats in Congress combined.

I wonder if the Jesus Loves Me song is meant to convey that Jesus really does love the Iraqis who have been maimed and killed, or whether it is meant to be an indictment of George Bush thinking God wants him to use war as a political weapon and to use Jesus as cover. I suppose both work.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

she says that both messages were meant to come through loud and clear.

her first intent, however, was to say that jesus does love iraqis.

we are quakers (her family)- and she is a christian-

i love your blog...

ava's mom...
www.peacetakescourage.com

were you at the yearlykos convention?

Dan S said...

Blogs are so cool. Ask a question about a cultural phenomenon, and if you are lucky, the creator (or her mom) herself will supply the answer!

Thanks so much for taking the time to respond here. Ava really is a brave person, and I'm glad she is doing this, and I'm looking forward to 85 more years of activism from her. I know you all are getting hit with a lot of abuse over the site, so know that it is important work and we admire you all from afar.

I should have guessed that you are Quakers - I used to be one, and the Quakers here in town are great. Keep up the great work!

-Dan

Brownie said...

I believe that Jesus loves Dubya, Osama, Brittany, Brangelina, Madonna, you, me, us, them, in exactly the same proportion: Enough to give his life for us.
Peace.