Saturday, January 3, 2009

Critics Already Jumping Like Vultures on Jett's Death

It is inevitable that debate would be open on Scientology influence in Travolta's decision throughout this tragedy, but can't critics at least wait a bit rather than jump in the middle of mourning comments?

At least some of them had the minimum decency to first offer their sympathy before launching in their tirade, but others just jumped in with heartless, insensitive, and cruel comments right in the middle of people offering their sympathy for this terrible tragedy.

Here is a couple of examples, among several others:
Posted by: sweetsarah | January 02, 2009 at 02:57 PM
Where's Xenu when you need him?

Posted by: Maryanne | January 02, 2009 at 03:45 PM
My sympathy only goes so far for parents that belong to a religious cult that preached that brain disorders and mental health care is a hoax.
And of course Anonymous, who saw fit to post its "we do not forget" and other unsavory statements right at the top of the mourning comments.

Needless to say, normal human beings do not take such a display of sickening fanaticism and hatred lightly, and it's hardly going to improve the image of Anonymous and other so-called critic:
tbailey said at 5:05pm Jan 02, 2009
It's a sad day when any child dies, even sadder when people like commonsense spew their hatred and stupidity where it is not welcome. My condolences to Jett's' family and to commonsense's family, your parents must truly be proud of such a fine person.

Zman said at 5:05pm Jan 02, 2009
Where is the heart and compassion for the loss of a human being, a child at that, with an illlness at that. because of someones beliefs we have become loss in world of religions, forgeting that when someone passes, it tuly is a loss to their loved ones, and much needed compassion needs to be promoted. I am so sorry John for your loss of such a young soul. I remember when Jett was born and the proud pappa you were. God bless you and your family. Screw the insesitive indivuiduals, where only Karma will prevail in the end.

by ipym Jan 02 2009 7:09 PM
To use this death as a platform to attack anyone's beliefs or lifestyle is just sad.
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Only Love Can Do That said...

A lot of what's being said is not things that I would say. Blessings and good will to all who were touched by this life that's gone. That's what I say and that's what all who want peace with the dead should say.

That being said, though, you must realize that this is the internet. The internet is not just a conversation; it is the mind of the world. Everything that can be thought is said. It can be challenging to reckon with that cacophony. But silence is not and must never be an option.

No silence. No darkness. No hidden spaces. This is the great triumph of the internet. So don't worry; the dead will be well remembered here. In time, here, the dead will be as the living.

pignotti said...

Here is another example, from Barbara Graham, OG critic, and now a highly zealous Anon. I'll just post the link since I do not wish to repeat the obscenities she posted here:

Sorry, "only love can do that" but I cannot see this kind of hate speech as a "triumph" and to me, she seems to be coming from a very dark place. Barbara is, of course, free to speak her mind just as others are equally free to criticize her. The kind of us vs. them mentality displayed in the above posting is no different from what we see in cults and will not get criticism of Scientology taken seriously.