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Friday, February 03, 2006

Festival of Contagious Hatred

The Huffington Post has started a new festival of hatred called the Contagious Festival. The Festival is described as “a unique opportunity for talented designers, political activists of any persuasion, filmmakers and comics to reach millions of people with creative, viral online work.” In less flowery prose, it’s a chance to express your Bush Derangement Syndrome and your non-support of the troops for the entire world to see.

There is a prize for the contestant that creates an entry that gets the most traffic. There is also a prize based on judges’ votes on creativity, originality and social commentary. In other words, the most creative Bush Basher gets some money so they can continue to spread the epidemic of hate. The entries so far are not limited to just bashing the President of the United States. Some bash the soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, members of the Bush Administration, Jesus or America in general.

Here’s a sample:
"Jesusaur" – It’s half dinosaur, half Jesus. He makes all the other toys worship him and then he eats them. He turns water into wine and he can poop rainbows. Now isn’t that special?

"Iraq the Musical"– this is an animated cartoon with War on Terror bashing music to the tune of Kokomo. Even features a dancing Abu-Ghraib torture figure. I liked the beat but it was difficult to dance to, so I give it a -99.

My winner for the most disgusting piece of crap that I have ever seen is “No Bravery”. This is a slick photo montage set to the song “No Bravery”. It features pictures of injured and dead Iraqi children, Iraqi citizens being arrested and the obligatory Abu-Ghraib torture photos. American soldiers are part of almost every picture. At specific points during the presentation, usually when the song lyrics are “since he’s been here”, a close-up of President Bush fills the screen. For those music buffs and American Idol wannabe’s, here are some of the lyrics to “No Bravery”:

“There are children standing here,
Arms outstretched into the sky.
Tears drying on their face.
He has been here.”

Refrain: “And I see no bravery,
No bravery in your eyes anymore.
Only sadness.”

“Brothers lie in shallow graves.
Fathers lost without a trace.
A nation blind to their disgrace,
Since he’s been here.”

“Houses burnt beyond repair.
The smell of death is in the air.
A woman weeping in despair says,
He has been here.”

“Old men kneel and accept their fate.
Wives and daughters cut and raped.
A generation drenched in hate.
Yes, he has been here.”

The closing photo in “No Bravery” is the famous “Marlboro Man” soldier in Iraq that is now home suffering from PTSD. The refrain plays as they zoom in on his face. That should really help this brave young man get back on his feet.

Touching isn’t it? And they say they support the troops…

Spread the word about the Festival of Contagious Hatred. I really would like for “No Bravery” to win so it can be broadcast across the country. America can then get a clear picture of just how much the Liberals support our soldiers - if they can watch it without throwing a brick through their computer screen. I’ve got to go out now to buy a new monitor – mine has a brick in it.

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