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Powerful Anti-Hate Ad Imagines What Harvey Milk, Matthew Shepard, and Others Would Be Like Today: VIDEO

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A powerful new ad from the Anti-Defamation League takes a look at a number of well-known figures whose lives were cut short by hate, imagining what their lives might be like today. MLK Jr., Anne Frank, Harvey Milk, Daniel Pearl, James Byrd, JR., Matthew Shepard, and Yitzhak Rabin are included in the ad which marks the organization's centennial year.

The ad is set, appropriately, to the music of John Lennon.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Wow, how powerful was that... and emotional too

    Posted by: RONTEX | Mar 22, 2013 10:10:44 AM


  2. wow. tears. what a great ad!

    Posted by: DRG | Mar 22, 2013 10:17:49 AM


  3. excellent video, in one F'd up world!!!!

    Posted by: disgusted american | Mar 22, 2013 10:25:04 AM


  4. ce video c'est belle...et tres triste.

    Posted by: lucas | Mar 22, 2013 10:35:18 AM


  5. Emotional to say the least. All those amazing people, lost too soon.

    Posted by: FAEN | Mar 22, 2013 10:35:28 AM


  6. Beautiful

    Posted by: C.J. | Mar 22, 2013 10:35:37 AM


  7. Illegal aliens have no right to disregard American laws. Enforcing those laws isn't about "hate" it's about protecting this country and its best interests.

    The Jordanians attacked Israel and lost. End of story. They continue to attack Israel, hiding behind women and children. The hate there is towards Israel not from Israel.

    This video is polluted.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 22, 2013 10:40:17 AM


  8. very good ad

    Posted by: Lukefromcanada | Mar 22, 2013 10:42:26 AM


  9. David, America had open borders for most of its history, and it prospered. People came freely. Those who were able to make it stayed. Those who couldn't hack it went back home. There should be more books written about the Irish and Italians who went back to the motherland because they couldn't make it in America. The answer isn't closed borders. The answer is no welfare for immigrants. Let them come, if there is no welfare, those who have the work ethic will make it and those who don't will go back home just as other immigrants in the past did. I believe in open borders.

    Posted by: lucas | Mar 22, 2013 10:46:01 AM


  10. David, America had open borders for most of its history, and it prospered. People came freely. Those who were able to make it stayed. Those who couldn't hack it went back home. There should be more books written about the Irish and Italians who went back to the motherland because they couldn't make it in America. The answer isn't closed borders. The answer is no welfare for immigrants. Let them come, if there is no welfare, those who have the work ethic will make it and those who don't will go back home just as other immigrants in the past did. I believe in open borders.

    Posted by: lucas | Mar 22, 2013 10:46:03 AM


  11. @ David

    What part of imagining a world with no hate didn't you understand. Arguing about what the hate should look like is rather beside the point.

    I'm sure Anne Frank was persecuting the Nazis, too. Sheesh.

    Posted by: Lymis | Mar 22, 2013 10:54:43 AM


  12. Lucas -

    America has not had open borders for most of its history. The Page Act was passed in 1875 and the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882. Regardless, that was then and this is now. An open border would result in an environmental, economic, and cultural disaster in America.

    The Irish and Italian immigrants were a drop in the bucket compared to the 12 million illegals now in this country and the tens of millions who would be here if idiots have their way with immigration laws.

    Moreover, Martin Luther King fought for the civil rights and well being of black people. It's all sweet and nice to say that he was about all people, but let's be real.... his primary concern was black people as well it should have been. Do you honestly think that MLK would approve of an open border policy that would further exclude negroes from the employment market?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 22, 2013 11:00:50 AM


  13. Lymis - you are unworthy of debate

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 22, 2013 11:02:36 AM


  14. Spot on David Hearne. A REAL wall is needed.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Mar 22, 2013 11:06:23 AM


  15. Umm...Please don't defame MLK, did you ever listen to his "drum major" speech? He was no racialist. He was for all the poor and disenfranchised. Try not to conflate your own myopic views with those of MLK. He spoke out with compassion for Latinos and even for the Vietnamese during that sad war...You need to do some research because you are obviously uneducated. He was a pacifist who believed in the equality of all human beings.

    Posted by: lucas | Mar 22, 2013 11:11:15 AM


  16. Someone please help me out with this 12 million number...Where the hell does it come from? Did they survey illegal immigrants or something. Or is it just the right number to get the right wing's panties in a twist about the brown invasion of America?

    Posted by: lucas | Mar 22, 2013 11:14:01 AM


  17. Lucas:

    Thanks for making sense and speaking the truth. But you're trying to communicate with the most heartless queen to ever come to Towleroad.

    "A REAL wall is needed"

    Yeah, UFFDA, that would be a great public works project. Let's build it in Idaho!

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 22, 2013 11:45:59 AM


  18. At 76, I have seen all kinds of hate and sadly too much of it comes from religious groups,political groups and plain ignorance. I have seen great progress,and thankful to see changes at every level. It's time to put homophobes and heterophobes OUT of business once and for all.

    Posted by: Jerry Pritikin the bleacher Preacher | Mar 22, 2013 12:22:59 PM


  19. Such a great ad. It shows what a loss the world has suffered through hate and bigotry.

    Posted by: John Freeman | Mar 22, 2013 12:58:39 PM


  20. Lucas :

    "He spoke out with compassion for Latinos and even for the Vietnamese during that sad war..."

    Which has nothing whatsoever to do with amnesty and a defacto open border. The US has millions of Latino citizens with rights equal to any other citizen. Illegal immigrant and Latino are not synonymous even if most of our illegal alien population is also Latino.

    "He was a pacifist who believed in the equality of all human beings."

    Which has nothing to do with illegal immigration.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 22, 2013 1:05:05 PM


  21. Lucas :

    According to the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS), an estimated 11.5 million unauthorized immigrants resided in the United States as of January 2011.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 22, 2013 1:08:41 PM


  22. Derrick :

    Actually, I was thinking that a Great Wall of America would be a wonderful public works project. We could get the illegals to build it, making sure that they were working on it from the Mexican side when the wall is completed. I nice sphinx every few miles would raise it to the enduring monument category. Rushmore would be a joke by comparison.

    Or we could simply mine the border zone. It would be cheaper and more entertaining.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 22, 2013 1:12:31 PM


  23. incredibly moving.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 22, 2013 1:12:51 PM


  24. Why do I suspect that Jerry Pritikin is simply Bob Pritikin's alter ego?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 22, 2013 1:13:39 PM


  25. @Lucas and @Lymis, please don't feed the trolls.

    Posted by: David | Mar 22, 2013 1:15:31 PM


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