On-line Opinion Magazine…OK, it's a blog
Random header image... Refresh for more!

Puke Robotson

He just can’t keep his ignorance from spewing forth.

There are bricks in my Mother’s fireplace that know more about history than Robotson.

He didn’t have guts enough to wear the robes and hood that normally accompany this bit of racial libel. Some people feel the need to believe that there had to be some supernatural reason that blacks were able to establish their own nation in the Americas, so the “deal with the Devil” was created. [This is not the first time I have heard this particular piece of garbage. I grew up in the segregated South.]

The creation of the nation of Haiti was not as simple or straight forward as is normally presented in US history books. It was an extended struggle, not a simple slave revolt. It is more accurate to say the main war was to prevent the reintroduction of slavery by a foreign army. It has to be seen in the context of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.

As a side note, by the time the man who would become Napoleon III was born, the main war was over. Napoleon III mucked about in Mexico and the US Civil War, not Haiti.

5 comments

1 Kryten42 { 01.14.10 at 12:43 am }

Yeah, it’s been on the news because some Aussies are still uncounted for there. A tragedy. (And you are right about the history, FWIW).

Robertson has to spew this kind of garbage because his ass-kissing imbecilic followers expect and demand it. Without his imbecilic legions throwing him their money, he might have to actually get a job. 🙂 He does however provide one valuable service (he and the many others like him). If you count their followers, you will have a fair idea of how many ignorant imbeciles there are. What the World really needs to do is have a law that all such should be sterilized and sent to an island, such as Haiti for eg, and the World will be a *FAR* happier, saner, nicer place for the rest of us. 🙂

2 LadyMin { 01.14.10 at 11:13 am }

His level of ignorance is just stunning… not only of history but of geology and science in general. I suppose the devil directed them to build a major city on a fault line too.

3 Bryan { 01.14.10 at 5:50 pm }

You have to understand his context, and the worldview of his followers to know why he said it. Anything bad that happens is G-d’s punishment for the unbelievers. It is necessary to know that to evangelicals, Catholics aren’t really Christians, and they were targeted with black and Jews by the reborn Klan after World War I.

Mr. Duff, in the context of the US, Haiti is black, but the Dominican Republic is Hispanic. Reality of genetic make-up, or what you can see with your own eyes, has no part in the concept. Most of the Spanish colonies in the Caribbean were “liberated” by the US as a result of the Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century, while Haiti had been independent for nearly a century at that point. The Dominican Republic is not exactly a power-house economy, and only looks good in comparison to Haiti.

Actually Nature through that fault line created the protected harbor that made Port au Prince an obvious choice for settlement, just like Nature made New Orleans necessary where it is.

4 Kryten42 { 01.15.10 at 8:42 am }

I was chatting today with an old friend who, like myself, is an ex Catholic etc. We both tried the other branches, Anglican, Baptist, Baptist Union, Pentecostal, etc, etc… for years (truly!) and decided they were all well off the rail’s and in the dirt (to put it politely). We had been to some evangelical meetings (and I will refrain from describing them, it would require a couple iced Vodka’s at least), 😉 We decided that the whole Satan/Devil thing is now how the various Religions keep some control and get paid. Something like (Catholic example, from experience):

Me: Father, I sinned this week. But Satan made me do it!!

Father: Satan makes all men sin my Son. But you must try harder to resist, and prayer will help. Your penance is 5 Hail Mary’s and 8 Lords Prayers. oh, and don’t forget a donation on your way out. God will smile on you for helping us continue His work. Now, go. and don’t sin again! But if you do, I’ll be here for Confession next Saturday. Lord be with you my Son.

That’s how I remember it (I stopped going at around 18). I’m reasonably sure it’s accurate. I went home and I was felt very annoyed. I was pretty quiet at home (unusual for me, go figure!) 😉 And Mom asked what was wrong. I eventually told her what happened, and that I didn’t feel right about it. I realised that I felt something akin to: “OK. You sinned. So what? Everyone does. That’s what Satan does. But you come tell me, say a couple prayers, and give the Church some money, and you’ll be OK for another week. And if you don’t donate, you won’t get forgiven.” Anyway, I got in trouble because Mom went to the Father to talk about it and he got annoyed with us… etc. *shrug* There was more to it than that, but you get the idea. I’ve heard similar stories from others, and the Puke type Evangelicals are far worse!

So… enough about that! 🙂

Brian… have you seen this? I decided to go read the FAS Strategic Security Blog which I used to read regularly, but haven’t had a chance for the past few months. 🙂

Anyway, I thought I’d post it here because there’s nothing more than can be said about the Puke that hasn’t been said. 😉

So, I read a recent article that basically supports some of our (and especially your) thinking of the Obama Administration (and why little if anything will actually be accomplished in the foreseeable future). Here’s a snippet to illustrate:

The government’s much anticipated Nuclear Posture Review, originally scheduled for release in the late fall, then last month, then early February is now due out the first of March. The report is, no doubt, coalescing into final form and a few recent newspaper articles, in particular articles in Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times, have hinted at what it will contain.

Before discussing the possible content of the review, does yet another release date delay mean anything? I take the delay of the release as the only good sign that I have seen coming out of the process. Reading the news, going to meetings where government officials involved in the process give periodic updates, and knowing something of the main players who are actually writing the review, what jumps out most vividly to me is that no one seems to share President Obama’s vision. And I mean the word vision to have all the implied definition it can carry. The people in charge may say some of the right words, but I have not yet discerned any sense of the emotional investment that should be part of a vision for transforming the world’s nuclear security environment, of how to make the world different, of how to escape old thinking. As I understand the president, his vision is truly transformative. That is why he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. His appointees who are developing the Nuclear Posture Review, at least the ones I know anything about, are incredibly smart and knowledgeable, but they are also careful, cautious, and, I suspect, incrementalists who might understand intellectually what the president is saying but don’t feel it (and, in many cases, fundamentally don’t really agree with it). A transformative vision not driven by passion will die. As far as I can see (and, I admit, I am not the least bit connected so perhaps I simply cannot see very far) the only person in the administration working on the review who really feels the president’s vision is the president. Much of what I hear from appointees in the administration has, to me at least, the feel of “what the president really means is…” If the cause of the delay is that yet more time is needed to find compromise among centers of power, reform is in trouble because we will see a nuclear posture statement that is what it is today neatened up around the edges. But if the delay is because the president is not getting the visionary document he demands, delay might be the only hopeful sign we are getting.

Nuclear Doctrine and Missing the Point

yeah… really! *sigh* Comments such as this are guaranteed to make Governments feel all comfy and happy… not!

Most reports leaking out from the review participants hint that the NPR almost certainly will not include a declaration that the United States will not be the first to use nuclear weapons. The current U.S. policy is to intentionally maintain ambiguity about how and when we might use nuclear weapons, to keep the bad guys guessing. The new review could keep that basic idea and still be a little less ambiguous around the edges.

So… when (and why) exactly did the USA become the global ‘bogeyman under the bed’? Just curious. 🙂 And, did anyone ask the citizens what they think, or was it simply decided that the citizens are too stupid to be able to understand such things? 😉

The next few years do not bode well.

5 Bryan { 01.15.10 at 8:03 pm }

The “Devil” concept gives lie to monotheism. If there is only one G-d, what’s with the Devil? Yeah, pay to play has become the goal of modern religion.

When Bush announced preemptive war, all bets about the US were off. Once you endorse first strike, you jump to the front of the “bad guy” line. No one is going to believe anything else for years, and I don’t blame them. That was a taboo right up there with turning your sister into kebabs after you married her among the things you aren’t supposed to do.

Frankly Obama is a dead fish when it comes to actual enthusiasm for any policy proposal. He has shown no passion for anything that he says he wants to do, and passes the responsibility for enacting his agenda on to others. I guess that’s the difference between being a community organizer like Obama, and being a community activist – the organizer just suggests a lot of possibilities and waits for someone else to do something about them.