Leave it to two of the most deplorable figures in the American media to use the recent earthquake in Haiti as a platform to express their ongoing discontent with the Obama administration’s domestic policies, and as an opportunity to spew not–so-carefully hidden hate rhetoric under the guise of religious ‘humanity’.
A mere day after the Haitian earthquake, Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson have polluted the media, perhaps unsurprisingly, with more of their infamous mind numbing drivel.
Here are Limbaugh’s comments, as broadcasted on the Rush Limbaugh Show earlier today:
If that wasn’t painful enough to endure, earlier today television evangelist Pat Robertson appeared on CBN to comment on what he understands to be the root cause of the Haitian earthquake: a ‘deal’ that the nation-state made with the ‘devil’ a long time ago.
Hopefully, the comments from these bumbling ‘jesters of humanity’ will compel our readers to reflect upon how the inhumane is located within the human. If you’d like to make a donation to the earthquake relief initiative taking place through Partners in Health, please click here.
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I would love to check his source on quoting the devil.
Isn’t there a bible verse for this? Oh ya, Thou shalt not take God’s name in vain. Isn’t it vain to presume that you can say that God wants you to diss (disrespect) badmouth (see above videos) or go to war in His Holy (healing love) Name? What if that law (commandment) is purposely downplayed to mean cussing, just so opportunists can purport speaking the the authority of God, the Almighty, Creator of all, and who loved us enough to create a forgiveness plan via the Word of God made Flesh (aka Jesus Christ), to even forgive you, Rush and Pat, for your unkind words.
One more thing…He (the Almighty via Jesus) said “whatever you do to the least (poorest, most downtrodden, most disenfranchised) your have done so unto me” (Jesus, Father God, and Holy Spirit). That doesn’t even begin to explain the love mandate (oh that’s right, some people think a neighbor is ONLY someone of the same color, creed, etc), “to love your neighbor as much as yourself”.
This is maybe even more disturbing than the rants of two lunatics:
“While on the ground in Haiti, the U.S. military can also interrupt the nightly flights of cocaine to Haiti and the Dominican Republic from the Venezuelan coast and counter the ongoing efforts of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to destabilize the island of Hispaniola. This U.S. military presence, which should also include a large contingent of U.S. Coast Guard assets, can also prevent any large-scale movement by Haitians to take to the sea in dangerous and rickety watercraft to try to enter the U.S. illegally.”
carlos – thanks for that link. disturbing indeed, but unfortunately not too surprising. the dirty politics of ‘doing goodness’ reveals something of the ugliness of neoliberalism. it’s slogans: maximize productivity! everything – including catastrophe – is an opportunity!
You’re welcome, Aisha.
Adding insult to injury, Obama has chosen Bill Clinton and George W. Bush (the man who let die scores in New Orleans!) to chair the US relief efforts in Haiti:
These two individuals have only entertainment value to a rational mind, drawing emotional responses of anger, pity, disgust etc… One should not waste time getting aroused from their rants.
It would be more interesting to understand the motives and consequences of the overthrow of the Aristide government by the groups that committed the act (US, Canada and France). How has the socio-political and economic history of Haiti contributed to the extreme poverty and injustice Haitians face today?
41 Then he shall say to them also that shall be on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink. 43 I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you covered me not: sick and in prison, and you did not visit me. 44 Then they also shall answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to thee? 45 Then he shall answer them, saying: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least, neither did you do it to me.
46 And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the just, into life everlasting.
Gospel According to Saint Matthew, Chapter 25