Conservative Christian televangelist Pat Robertson, a whipping boy for the liberal media and university elite, blamed the January 12 Haiti earthquake on that nation’s past. He said:
“(S)omething happened a long time ago in Haiti and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. Napoleon the Third and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, ‘We will serve you if you get us free from the prince.’ True story. And so the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal.’ They kicked the French out, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free.
“But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other, desperately poor. That island of Hispaniola is one island. It’s cut down the middle, on the one side is Haiti, on the other side is the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etc. Haiti is in desperate poverty. Same island.
“They need to have, and we need to pray for them, a great turning to God. And out of this tragedy I’m optimistic something good may come. But right now, we’re helping the suffering people and the suffering is unimaginable.” (end of Robertson quote)
So we have a devout Christian expressing a traditional Biblical proposition that those who act contrary to what is perceived as God’s will, or those who act contrary to what might be perceived as that which is righteous and good, may be punished by unconnected reprisal through spiritual retribution alone. This is simply an expression of religious dogma that has been spoken in a billion different ways by people of all stripes throughout history.
Remember the ‘hippies’ talking for years about the Hindu concept of ‘karma’, that you get back in life what you put out? Or the old secular saying, “What goes around, comes around”? Or the idea accepted universally across the globe that “you reap what you sow”?
Yet Robertson was absolutely savaged in the media. And this quote will be resurrected every time the media wish to trash him.
Now a nutty Follywood actor named Danny Glover said about the earthquake: “When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?”
This also is an expression of religious zeal in saying that mankind will be cursed for not reaching an international agreement on so-called ‘global warming’ at the Copenhagen climate meeting. Because it represents the pagan religious belief of the Church of Climate Armageddon that when we treat Mother Nature – who is God to the enviro left – wrongly, that we will pay a price.
But Glover’s thought really is much more insidious than that. Because a thought like Glover’s represents the intersection of junk science and junk religious paganism, neither of which is based in either science or genuine religious spirituality, but instead is an expression of the false say-anything intellectual deceit that animates the enviro movement today. You know, the stuff Al Gore tries to pass off as fact (sea levels will rise 17 feet, all the glaciers are melting, planet has “a fever” etc.)
Yet Glover’s comment was mostly ignored and received much less media play than Robertson’s even though it was infinitely more stupid. Maybe they went soft on him because he’s black.
Now we have another quote from another leftist, the dictator Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, whose every word is somehow quickly passed through the American media’s nonsense meter like Omar Abdulmutallab going through the screeners at Amsterdam airport. Chavez said that the Haiti quake was a result of American underground nuclear bombs that are intended to be used to destabilize Iran.
But the reaction from many in the American media was essentially to ignore Chavez as if to say that Chavez is not nuts. Which is trying to prove a negative. Which you can’t do unless you are in the American media defending a dictator.
In the same week that these quotes came out, we had another quote from another screwball. But this time it was not from a flaky dictator or a washed-up actor, but from a cable news commentator. This is what Ed Schultz of far-left MSNBC said before the Massachusetts election that threatened to replace Democrat US senator Edward Kennedy with Republican Scott Brown:
“I tell you what, if I lived in Massachusetts, I’d try to vote ten times. I don’t know if they’d let me or not, but I’d try to. Yeah, that’s right, I’d cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. ‘Cause that’s exactly what they are.” (end of Schultz quote)
Look at his words. Isn’t that illegal to “try to vote ten times”? Is Schultz promoting lawbreaking? Should he be arrested for provocation?
Then he says, “I don’t know if they’d let me or not…”
Gee, Ed, you better check with your precinct boss. If it is a Democrat, he will arrange it. He always has.
Will Schultz be thrown off the air for promoting voter fraud? Will his comments be replayed over and over as an example of Democrats’ nonchalance about stolen elections?
No. The media will bury it. But his quote is much more serious than Robertson’s, or than his jesting tone lets on. It is too close to truth to be even vaguely funny because voter fraud is a very serious issue in America today, particularly with the exposure of ACORN corruption, the suspiciously close win by Al Franken in Minnesota in the 2008 election, or suspected Democrat fraud in the 2002 US Senate race in South Dakota or the 2004 gubernatorial election in Washington State.
But hey, they’re Democrats. They’re used to this stuff.
Here is what uber-liberal Chris Matthews said on MSNBC a few days before that Massachusetts vote:
“You know in the old days…if the Democrats faced this kind of a disaster in the works (a potential loss of Edward Kennedy’s seat to a Republican) you’d go back to your ones, the people you were sure are going to vote Democrat, and you`d make sure they got to the polling place…
“You`d get them lunch, you`d get them a car. You`d make sure they got there, and in some cases you`d be buying people to get them… But I hear talking to somebody today there aren`t people up there in Massachusetts like that anymore.” (end of Matthews quote)
Look at this quote: “…and in some cases you’d be buying people to get them…” ??
This isn’t just stupid. This is illegal. But to Democrats, you do anything to win. And then admit it. Ha-ha-ha…
But you’ve got to feel sorry for poor Matthews when he said of his old-fashioned Democrat party… “But I hear talking to somebody today there aren`t people up there in Massachusetts like that anymore.”
Darn it… Whatever happened to the good old days when Democrats could steal elections fair and square, like the Kennedys stole the 1960 presidential election for JFK?
Remember how the media savaged Dan Quayle over every mistake he made? Or George Bush over every malapropism he spoke? Yet when Democrats talk about voter fraud, these same media think nothing of it. Chris Matthews even cut off Dan Rather recently when he started to say that “Obama couldn’t sell watermelons…” by the side of a Texas highway. No, you don’t want to expose a liberal.
Barack Obama said he had campaigned in “57 states”. Vice president Joe Biden talked about “a three-letter word, J-O-B-S…” Those goofs were buried in the media and ascribed to politicians who were “tired”. Because these liberals, always portrayed as ultra-smart, indeed make more dumb statements than conservatives, and the media must cover that up.
In fact the Haiti earthquake hit just in time to save the skin of Democrat US Senate majority leader Harry Reid of Nevada who was quoted as having said that Obama did not have a “negro dialect”. Or Bill Clinton’s alleged statement to Ted Kennedy that black people like Obama would have been “getting us coffee” just a few years ago?
No, those statements now are dead and gone just as the prospects of the Democrat party in the November 2010 elections are buried under the rubble of Democrat stupidity like Ed Schultz and Danny Glover and Barack Obama himself mocking the pickup truck of US Senate candidate Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Except that that was Brown’s real truck. Because Brown is a real person who is now a real United States senator, not “an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea-bagging supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees” as MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann described him.
So who really are the nut cases in the American media? Pat Robertson speaking Biblically? Or Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and Danny Glover?
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