Sunday, January 17, 2010

At the same time as the American Empire is waging wars abroad that punish millions of people for the actions of a few hundred barbaric religious fanatics the domestic scene of the USA continues to cough up personalities with huge followings who would put Al-Queda to shame for sheer brutality and lack of the common moral values that keep human society together. One of these is the tele-evangelist Pat Robertson who has already become infamous for remarks such as that the devastation of New Orleans was due to "support for abortion". To say the least Robertson would be far ahead of Osama in the line-up for the "scum of the Earth award" if he had political power. It's sobering to think that the Vice-Presidential candidate (and maybe future Presidential candidate) of one of the major political parties in the country in charge of the world's largest nuclear arsenal was of his ilk. Robertson tried and failed in a bid to lead the Republican Party back in 1988, but I'm speaking of somebody more recent.

Robertson's latest is that the tragedy of the Haitian earthquake was because of some mythical "pact with the Devil" that the insurgents who fought against the French slavery system during Haiti's war of independence back in the early 19th century "signed". Yeah, I'm sure. Personally I'm not a Christian, but I hope that sincere followers of that faith recognize what a great slander it is upon their beliefs and respond accordingly. It is, of course, totally insane, and it says buckets that this should be taken as 'legitimate comment' in the homeland of the greatest empire the world has ever seen.

The following article from the Care2 site tells more about this atrocity, and asks you to sign a petition demanding an immediate apology from Robertson. The possibility of this is doubtful, but it's worth the effort to at least go on record as being opposed to barbarism. Robertson is one of the few people on earth that make decent people wish that the income tax bureaucracy was more efficient. If you want to read more about this lowlife, and have the stomach, there is a Wikipedia article on his antics, including all the failed prophecies that the Lord "delivered to him".
Pat Robertson is Going to Hell:
And he might be taking you with him. Because if there is a god, Pat Robertson is one of the devil's pied pipers.
People who love their fellow man do not expound on the cause of natural disasters and unfathomable human suffering, they just do what they can to help.
Here is what Pat Robertson said on his Christian Broadcasting Network show Wednesday (1/13) about the devastating earthquake in Haiti that many sources are now saying has claimed the lives of as many as 500,000 people:
"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French ... and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, 'We will serve you if you'll get us free from the French.'
True story. And the devil said, 'OK, it's a deal.' "Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another."
After a firestorm of protest and criticism, CBN released a statement to clarify Robertson's comments, claiming:
"On today's The 700 Club, during a segment about the devastation, suffering and humanitarian effort that is needed in Haiti, Dr. Robertson also spoke about Haiti's history. His comments were based on the widely-discussed 1791 slave rebellion led by Boukman Dutty (examine the actual history of the Haitian Revolution-Molly ) at Bois Caiman, where the slaves allegedly made a famous pact with the devil in exchange for victory over the French. This history, combined with the horrible state of the country, has led countless scholars ("scholars" ?????-Molly ) and religious figures over the centuries to believe the country is cursed."
The statement goes on to detail Robertson's compassion for the Haitian people and his relief efforts already underway.
Of course Robertson has a long history of claiming natural disasters are sent by god as divine retribution for sins he arbitrarily determines:
I suspect that the devil knows a lot more about Pat Robertson than he knows about the devil.
Sign the petition to demand an immediate apology from Robertson.
Go to this link to sign the following brief and to the point petition demanding Robinson apologize.
"Pat Robertson, your ridiculous treatises are deeply offensive. We demand that you immediately apologize to the people and government of Haiti."

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