This week our selection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a shocking short documentary on the evangelical war on evolution; a bird’s-eye view of perhaps the first ever avatar-attended virtual peace rally; and a troubling home movie of a U.S. Humvee engaging in bumper-car action in Baghdad.
No. 1: Evangelicals Make War on Evolution
This short documentary is perhaps as scary as it gets: Creationists indoctrinate children into believing that humans and dinosaurs coexisted a few thousand years ago.
While thousands of people were in D.C. protesting the war on Jan. 30, more than 120 digital versions of people gathered online in the Second Life world to stage a virtual protest.
Watch a video of it:
No. 3: How Americans Get Around Town
“Countdown” aired this troubling video of American soldiers negotiating Iraqi traffic by bumping cars out of the way and driving on the wrong side of the road. The soldiers would rather avoid making themselves stationary targets than build goodwill among the already outraged Iraqis.
No. 4: A ‘Comatose’ Congress
Reacting to Congress’ inability to even bring a debate about Bush’s troop escalation plan to the floor, Jon Stewart said, “It turns out they weren’t even capable of hollow posturing.”