Archive for August 22nd, 2005

And Here’s to You, Mr. Robertson

Sheesh. Anyone wondering why Christianity is increasingly becoming irrelevant needs only look at the deranged ramblings of the religion’s best-known and most visible mouthpieces, such as the loathesome Pat Robertson:

There was a popular coup that overthrew [Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez]. And what did the United States State Department do about it? Virtually nothing… Within about 48 hours that coup was broken; Chavez was back in power, but we had a chance to move in. He has destroyed the Venezuelan economy, and he’s going to make that a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent.

I really hate to point out the obvious, but… this isn’t 1950. As I’ve said elsewhere, nobody with two clues to rub together is impressed by or scared of the Red Menace. Anti-Commie witch-hunts were a huge failure half a decade ago, and trying to whip the sheeple into another round isn’t going to produce much of anything.

Boy Wonder then went on to say:

if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war…But this man is a terrific danger and… This is in our sphere of influence, so we can’t let this happen. And without question, this is a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil, that could hurt us very badly. We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability.

In the strange, strange world of Pat Robertson, Chavez is a “dangerous enemy” who “could hurt us very badly”. Why? Because he doesn’t like us, and has threatened to suspend oil exports to the United States. Venezuala’s military is almost laughable, compared even to our weakened military of today. The only way he can truly harm America is by exploiting our dependency on foreign oil, by crippling our economy, not our soldiers. So Robertson, who clearly went to the same sort of redneck boarding school that coughed up John Bolton, thinks that the best way to address this danger – the best way to shift attention from our unquenchable thirsy for the world’s oil – is to kill President Chavez. Brilliant… absolutely fucking brilliant.

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