Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pat Robertson Hatin' On Haiti

Boy the competition for this week' TransGriot Shut Up Fool! Award just got a little tighter.

The entire planet is focused on expeditiously getting help to the people of Haiti following a devastating 7.0 earthquake and once again Marion 'Pat' Robertson opens mouth and inserts foot in the wake of a natural disaster.

Pat went off on a bizarre tangent over the successful slave rebellion that ejected the French and led to Haiti's independence during his 700 Club broadcast.

"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. "They (Haitians) were under the heel of the French...and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said 'We will serve you'...and so, the devil said 'Okay, it's a deal' and kicked the French out," Robertson said.

During an earlier report with a reporter for Robertson's CBN News, the televangelist questioned whether the earthquake in Haiti was a "blessing in disguise."

Haiti's Ambassador to the United States Raymond Joseph verbally pimp slapped Robertson and gave his clueless behind a history lesson he sorely needed when he appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the situation in his country.

In addition to being a racist fool wallowing in vanilla flavored privilege, you've shown yourself to be ignorant of history as well. Haiti is the world oldest Black republic and the second oldest in the Western Hemisphere after the United States.

One of the causes of Haiti's poverty is because the Southern slaveholders didn't want a repeat of Haiti's successful revolt on US territory and sought to make life difficult for the nascent nation. France forced Haiti to pay crushing reparations in exchange for diplomatic recognition.

Speaking of recognition, because of Southern opposition the United States didn't extend diplomatic recognition of Haiti until 1862, a year after the Southern states jumped off the Civil War and seceded from the Union.

There's no truth to the rumor that President Obama proclaimed Pat's mouth a disaster area, but I suggest that Pat change the name of his show to the more apropos title of the 666 Club.

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