Jan 14, 2010 - 8:25 pm
(Steely Dan reference)
It has been announced that Pat Robertson, self-proclamined diviner of god's will, has proclaimed that the people in Haiti have been so severely struck by calamity because some time ago, a long time ago, before Pat was even born, to say nothing of the Haitians who live or who have died in the past few days, sometime before today and days gone by, Haitians sold their souls to the devil in order to get out from under French imperialism.
Regrettably, there are people who believe Pat, else he would not be the rich charlatan and poor soul that he is.
I am being kind.
I am offended.
It goes on everywhere, even here: those who purportedly KNOW, despite themselves, they promulgate their ridiculous notions and people believe. The people in Haiti deserved it, gays are evil, rock 'n' rollers are the children of satan (or Santa). It goes on and on.
We are sadly less than we can be.
And I wish I was as smart as all of these idiots.