Tuesday, August 23, 2005

In the World of Crazy Pat

Poor Pat Robertson. God speaks to him, you know. Of course, most of the people who say that God speaks to them are on seriously heavy medications.

Pat has been letting his mouth overload his ass for decades now, ever since he decided to catapult his television celebrity (he is the guru and chief talking head of the 700 Club and the so-called 'Christian' Broadcasting Network) into a bid for the Presidency in 1988. Surprisingly, he beat George HW Bush in the Iowa caucuses, which led me to consider emigrating to New Zealand to escape an Iranian-style religious government in the USA. However, Crazy Pat faded fast in the primaries, which caused me to breathe easier.

But his failed bid didn't faze him, nor did it stop him from shooting his mouth off. He suggested (loudly) that we should kill Libyan leader Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi back in the 80s. He came out and said very matter-of-factly that it was Americans and their many sins who were to blame for the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

Now he wants the Bush Administration to send its top-uber-secret Hit Squads to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Why? Well, Chavez is socialist, a friend of Fidel Castro, and his country sits on a big pool of oil (Venezuela is a founding member of OPEC). Crazy Pat suggested that Chavez's socialism could provide an entree to Islamic extremists and Communists into South America.

This statement gives valuable insights into the world of Crazy Pat. He, like many fundamentalists, sees the world in terms of black and white or good and evil. But to trot out Communism to flog like a dead horse, not to mention openly speaking about killing a head of state, smacks of a deeper psychosis. As pointed out above, he's done it before, so maybe it's high time we had Crazy Pat put away.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep an eye out for ex-Marines distributing "Fair Play For Venezuela" leaflets.

3:36 PM EDT  
Blogger Walt said...

On CNN, GOP "strategist" Greg Mueller said that Crazy Pat sounded flippant and that no one would take him seriously.

Again, recall that we have a lot of crazy people in this country. What happens if someone does take Crazy Pat up on this?

This wing of the GOP needs to stop engaging in magic thinking.

4:38 PM EDT  

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