Despite the occasional hyperbolic comment you may find on “Ain’t It Cool News”, no movie is worth a human life. Let alone the ones in Libya. And the ones who turned this into a blood fest should be condemned.
But let’s get this straight, this…thing. This collection of insults above these words were created by deranged medievalists to inflame the violent sensibilities of other deranged medievalists.
You can’t even really call it propaganda. The purpose of propaganda is to persuade people to your point of view. And considering how inept the filmmaking is, it has the pervasive power of a crumbled up Jack Chick tract. The more appropriate term would be “Cinematic Hatefuck”.
It is a filmic equivalent of a drunk in a bar screaming “Hey, Sandn****r! I dare you to punch me!”.
The back story on this is starting to come into focus. The guy who wrote and directed this bowel movement has a history of drug making and bank fraud. So whether he did this out of actual political conviction or just figured making hate porn for undiscerning bigots is an easier line of work than cooking meth is still an unsettled question.
And it shouldn’t be surprising that one of the boosters of this thing is Terry Jones. (The Qur’an Burning Pastor, not the Python.) And the man has a clear history of inflammatory rhetoric against Islam.
Which makes the fact that one of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called Jones that much more galling.
General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with Pastor Terry Jones by phone on Wednesday and asked him to withdraw his support for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad has sparked violent protests – including one that ended with the death of America’s envoy to Libya. “In the brief call, Gen. Dempsey expressed his concerns over the nature of the film, the tensions it will inflame and the violence it will cause,” Dempsey’s spokesman, Colonel Dave Lapan, told Reuters. “He asked Mr. Jones to consider withdrawing his support for the film.”
“Consider withdrawing his support for the film”.
Look. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the 1’st amendment and the last thing we need is a General ordering a citizen to curtail free expression.
But surely, he could have given Jones a few more things to consider?
“Have you considered the possibility that maybe Mohammad wasn’t a child molester?”.
“Have you considered that with 1.6 billion muslims in the world, that maybe not all of them want to kill us?”
“Have you considered doing something more constructive with your time? Say, starting a Jazz Duo with Fred Phelps? I hear he plays some mean vibes.”
“Have you considered that maybe the voice in your head isn’t God. I have some books by Oliver Sacks that might be of help?
“Have you considered that in a technologically advanced modern secular society that’s facing large-scale climate change that’s going to require an unprecedented amount of international co-operation for us to survive as a species, that maybe right now may be the worst fucking time in the world ever to refight the fucking Crusades, you dipshit!?” Or words to that effect. I’m just spitballing here.
We do not have time for this nonsense. This video and the people promoting it are pure idiot bait. And we have no time for it.