Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Robertson calls for the head of Chavez

This will be the buzz today. Pat Robertson, head minister of the church of the misinformed, says the US should assassinate Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez before he does something drastic like disempower the oligarchy that had been robbing the country blind before Chavez was democratically elected. The depth of Robertson's ignorance on the matter is breath-taking.
ROBERTSON: There was a popular coup that overthrew him [Chavez]. And what did the United States State Department do about it? Virtually nothing. And as a result, within about 48 hours that coup was broken; Chavez was back in power, but we had a chance to move in. He has destroyed the Venezuelan economy, and he's going to make that a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent.
Of course the truth is the US was covertly behind the failed coup and we had our guy there ready to take over when the people rebelled on the streets and saved Chavez' life by returning him to office. Not to mention Chavez didn't ruin the economy, the oligarchy did with their months long strike, the sole purpose of which was to disable the economy in order to create chaos and cause the poverty stricken segment of their society, (that being the 80% indigenous) to turn against their revered leader. It didn't work. Chavez stared them down.

This level of deceit would be disturbing enough if it was only coming from Robertson. However it appears to part of an organized effort by evangelical preachers to push the Bush party line and it's working to a great extent. This is where the Bush supporters are brainwashed into believing everything is just peachy in Iraq. According to a radio report I heard this morning, the regular churchgoers are most likely to be Republican and are the least concerned about casualties in Iraq. Further proof can found in interviews with the churchgoers, here.

With this many false prophets manipulating the minds of the poor and uneducated, one wonders how much longer we can hold the Armageddon off.

Update: His statements are even more astounding on tape. Video here.

Update: My former co-blogger in Detroit, John Needham checks in with a link to a great piece in the Chicago Trib byCharlie Madigan. I don't buy the whole analysis on Venezuela but he's right on with this:

Dear God, protect us from TV religious people who endorse assassinations of any kind, and watch over them that their mouths and their minds may be quieted so that your own order, "Thou shalt not kill," might somehow carry some weight amongst them and those who hear them.


And don't take a millennium to get it done this time around.

Thanks, God. As always, your humble Rambling Gleaner.

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Anonymous John Needham said...

Greetings Libby, Charlie Madigan over at the Chicago Tribune has an excellent commentary posted on this here.

It is worth a quick read....happy computing!

2:25:00 PM  
Blogger No Blood for Hubris said...

Me, too.

11:20:00 PM  

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