Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yahweh Needs Him A New, Less Shit-headed Spokesperson

From John Cole's Balloon Juice, quoting John Cook's "Gawker":
Galactically vile Christian cleric Pat Robertson told his CBN viewers today that Haitians are “cursed” because their ancestors “swore a pact with the devil” to liberate themselves from the French in 1804. “True story.”

What else would he say? Robertson can’t let human suffering pass without finding a way to insinuate that God did it deliberately because he hates gay people, black people, Catholics, or whatever other poor dying sap he can find to cruelly mock and use to his own political and fundraising advantage…

Pat Robertson is as hateful and seized by superstition as any Taliban mullah with a knot in his forehead from obsessively banging it into a prayer mat. The motivation for this latest proclamation is no doubt the fact that about half the people in Haiti practice voodoo, an amalgam of Catholicism and African animism that dates to the importation of West African slaves there in the 16th century, and that was common to the slaves whose uprising against their French owners eventually became the Haitian Revolution…

So because the people of Haiti practice a different religion from Robertson—about which everything he knows he learned from watching The Serpent and the Rainbow—it follows that their historic liberation in a bloody war must have been the result of a negotiation with a malevolent supernatural being who intervenes in worldly affairs. And every tragedy that has befallen their ancestors since has been deliberately directed at them by an all-powerful and loving god who wants to kill them, repeatedly, because they gained freedom by striking a deal with his enemy.

Who’s the fucking witch doctor?
I was expelled and exiled from Eschaton for expressing the opinion that the demise of Jerry Falwell, three years or so ago, was not a matter for remorse but for celebration. Likely my expressed opinion of Pat Robertson would have occasioned the same response from the "serious" side of the Left-blogosphere:
I will be absolutely delighted when Pat Robertson dies, and I hope he dies in excruciating agony, extending over several days, with his skin flaying off in painful sheets, while his organs are oozing out his orifices, and beinjg gnawed by vermin...
Just die, you feculent motherfucker!

On the matter of how this fits with the rest of the rightard ideology, Balloon Juice poster Anne Laurie put it well:
Actually, I think Cook gives Robertson more credit than the old thug deserves. Forget the religious disagreement—the “Curse of the Revolution” fantasy has been passed down from bigot to bigot for two hundred years and counting because it’s simply impossible for them to believe that a bunch of African savages and half-breeds could win an actual war against the majesty, however tattered, of the extremely white French nobility. The people who came up with this bullshit were direct spiritual ancestors of the Birfers and Teabaggers who can’t believe that a Black president could be legitimately elected and seated in “their” White House.

2 comments:

Mr. Pelican said...

If there's one person who looks like he made a deal with the devil, it's
Rob-yer-son ( and rape-yer daughter, given a chance). This monkey in greasepaint doesn't look like he's much older than I am, but I'm thinkin' Dorian Grey here.

freeman said...

woody sorry got the O/T post but...
This health bill will probably fail if the special election goes south for the Dem’s in Mass. Offering an ultimatum to the house, before Tuesday would be a threat we could actually deliver on of incredible proportion !!!

If Coakley loses, The Health Insurer Corporate Welfare Act of 2010 goes down and the American people win.
May I suggest a little hard ball ?

Demand the progressive caucus kill the bill NOW or we will kill democratic chances of retaking Kennedy’s vacant seat through posting on the entire blogosphere and letters to the editor in all 50 states explaining our case and soliciting contributions for the opposition candidate . We have the next 4 1/2 days to make good on the threat !

Why not send a strong message that we will actively work against Coakley’s candidacy over the rest of this election unless the progressives who pledged to kill this bill without a PO make good NOW on their promises ?
It’s better than playing dead and will serve as a wake up call for those facing re election in November !
Kennedy’s seat is very symbolic….Short of a national strike this would be the most visble possible shot across the bow of the status quo imaginable !!!

A PUBLIC OPTION DEMAND FROM THE HOUSE OR THE LOSS OF KENNEDY’S SEAT IN THE SENATE , THE DEMOCRATS SUPER MAJORITY IN CONGRESS AND OBAMA’S HEALTHCARE REFORM ALL IN ONE FELL SWOOP

THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT !!
That is all ...