Concerto for blunt instrument

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Nut-job Robertson calls for assassination of Venezuelan president

Pat Robertson, far-right televangilist and basic Republican nutcase, called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chaves on Robertson's "The 700 Club" show on the U.S. Christian Broadcasting Network yesterday. While seemingly not a very Christian sentiment, it's hardly surprising coming from a Republican spokesman who has in the past, along with fellow far-right whacko, Jerry Falwell, blamed the ACLU, pagans and gays for 9/11.

If such talk wasn't so dangerous we could simply see it as more whacky entertainment coming from the flat-earth people, but the fact of the matter is that the present government in Washington really DOES want Chaves gone. The White House and their rightwing extremist friends in DC have, as you probably know, attempted to remove Chaves in the past. Robertson's inflammatory over-the-top preaching adds more fuel to the fire. And, of course, Chaves IS sitting on some very big oil reserves and we all know what that means in terms of geo-politics.

As in the past, Robertson will perhaps backtrack or offer some sort of vague apology, but that's merely part of the man's game. He makes such controversial statements initially to inflame the reactionary extremist elements in U.S. politics. Retractions garner much less notice. In the final analysis it's simply more bomb-throwing from the rightwing Republican pulpit; more inspiration for the zombies. God help us all.


Blogger dearkitty said...

More Robertson here.

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