"And you know Kristi, something happened a long time ago in Haiti and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French, uh you know Napoleon the third and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the Devil. They said we will serve you if you'll get us free from the French. True Story. And so the Devil said "OK, it's a deal." And they kicked the French out. You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other, desperately poor. That island is Hispaniola is one island. It's cut down the middle. On one side is Haiti, on the other side is the Dominican republic. Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etc.. Haiti is in desperate poverty. Same island. Uh, they need to have, and we need to pray for them, a great turning to God and out of this tragedy. I'm optimistic something good may come."
Right, poverty isn't the rich white christians fault in America, its the fault of the poor.
"Sell all you have and give to the poor" - Jesus
"if anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself" - Jesus
"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven" - Jesus
The western oligarchy, and their mouth piece Bill Clinton, staged a quiet coup and removed their last democratically elected head of state when he attempted to institute a national minimum wage that was above the the $500 PER YEAR that foreign companies that operate out of Haiti are willing to pay for local labor. The monied elite are and have long been Pappy Bush's New World Order and are a contigous line of old money that traded slaves in the Carribean.
That Old/New World Order have decided to keep Haiti in pernament pain for daring to throw off the yoke of slavery and "steal" the O/NWO asset...themselves.
The scariest part of the drivel that comes out of Pat Robertson's mouth is the concept that he may actually BELIEVE it, whether it's the earthquake in Haiti, blaming 9/11 on homosexuals and liberalism or predicting disaster in Dover, PA after their court's ruling on Intelligent Design. The man is truly a phenomenon.
It's the same old Heads I Win Tails You Lose unfairness of religion toward humanity. Everything good comes from god and religion while everything bad comes from humanity. Hey Pat haven't you heard - unfairness is immoral. You're sinning now.
Pat's history isn't much better than his theology. He's off by two Napoleons in the quote (the Haitians fought Napoleon I, not Napoleon III). I suspect that Pat was thinking about the famous Haitian "voodoo" when he was talking about making a pact with the Devil. If there was a pact that was ever responsible for Haiti's poverty though, it was made with the French, not the Devil. While Haiti was the only nation ever to be founded through a slave revolt, the enmity of the French was an ever-present danger until 1825, when the Haitian's agreed to pay a huge indemnity to compensate the French for the loss of their slaves. The loans they took out (from the French to pay the French!) loaded them up with a crushing debt that stifled their economic growth right from the start. They also faced the enmity of their neighbors (including the US) who feared the example of a successful slave revolt and suffered economically from that too. Haiti has never been able to crawl out from under a heavy burden of debt and that, more than anything else, is why she remains impoverished.
I think the earthquake though, had more to do with movement along the Carribean Plate faultline than either the Devil or the debt!
I'm at a lose really...I should not be this surprised,but damn he says this shit when the bodies are still warm and people are suffocating in rumble. Its crazy pieces of uselessness like him that make me wish I had a god(s) to pray do and it would listen.
Not to be callous and insensitive, but when the hell is this prick going to die...
So many deists, should I hit them,
Select a few and take them on?
Or curb myself, abstain, and let them
Continue their ceaseless Jesus con –
Incontinent, uncurtailed spew,
Pleading Jesus love for you and you,
(Brownie points accumulated
By saving us, Christ adulated
Or else be sent to hell and fire) --
That bubbling brimstone I desire
Instead of silly heaven with their lord:
Sounds pretty boring with that horde.
They can keep their holy wiles and ploys,
Give me earthly life and earthly joys.