Folks, there’s nothing lower than making fun of the dead, and celebrating and publicizing your joy over the death of someone.
It’s an abhorrent social act that we see many times when “palestinians” hand out candies after Jews and Americans die, or when we read articles like this one, about an anti-globalist website posting a story on the ex-NFL player who became an Army Ranger, Pat Tillman, with the title “Dumb Jock Killed in Afghanistan.”
I want to point out that these comments are from a branch of the notoriously Jew-bashing Independent Media Center, Indymedia.org. I also want to point out that Teresa Heinz Kerry’s nonprofit Tides Center contributed $5,000, from its 9-11 Fund, to the Washington, D.C. branch of the Independent Media Center, according to the Tides Center’s 2001 annual report [pdf].
The Tides Center, a spinoff of the Tides Foundation, also funds an ostensibly independent group of relatives of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, “Peaceful Tomorrows,” which recently expressed outrage over campaign ads by President Bush.
The group also has given grants totaling $489,000 to the Iraq Peace Fund, which used the money to fund anti-war marches and groups such as MoveOn.org, which aims to defeat Bush in November.
The center reportedly gave $200,000 to The Ruckus Society, which trains anti-globalist activists and was responsible for destroying property in the World Trade Organization riots in Seattle in 1999.
The Independent Media Center (http://www.indymedia.org/en/index.shtml) said it was formed as an outgrowth of the violent Seattle protests.