The creepy little video below, originally posted to YouTube on March 14th as “God is Good”, has been making the rounds at Facebook and on forums. No one can figure out if this girl is: A) Being satirical, B) Batsh** insane, or C) Just an evil freaking psychopath who enjoys taking credit for epic natural disasters.
The answer is A. As revealed by the site Social Times yesterday, the vlogger is “Tamtampamela”. She has shut down her YouTube account, but other YouTubers have reposted her “explanation”:
So this was a stupid troll prank. But the sad truth is, lots of people have been expressing the same general view as Pamela’s alter ego. The governor of Tokyo declared the tsunami could be divine punishment for Japan’s egoism (but he apologized). Two days ago, on his radio show, Glenn Beck opined that earthquakes could be messages from God. This is every bit as daffy and offensive as Pat Robertson’s contention that Haiti was ravaged by an earthquake only because Haitian slaves made a “pact with the devil” during their slave revolts of the late 18th century. This was apparently Robertson’s mangled take on a Vodun ceremony performed in 1791.
Robertson then urged the people of Haiti to “turn back to God”, apparently not realizing that at least 80% of Haitians identify themselves as Catholic.
Meanwhile, comedian Gilbert Gottfried was fired merely for posting tsunami jokes on his Twitter feed. Hmm.