Thursday, November 08, 2007

Know Your Christo Fascist(s)

Thomas B. Edsall
The Huffington Post
Pat Robertson's Giuliani Endorsement - Hold On To Your Wallet

November 7, 2007 05:32 PM
Read More: 2008 Election, 2008 Elections, Christian Conservatives, Pat Robertson, Republicans, Rudy Giuliani, Breaking Politics News

Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign has hungered for some form of blessing from the religious right. Today, the former New York City mayor and supporter of abortion and gay rights got an unexpected endorsement from televangelist Marion G. "Pat" Robertson.
But the world famous Christian conservative's declaration of support left out a few things.

did not, for example, refer to Robertson's approval of abortions for the purposes of population control as expressed in China in a 2001 CNN interview.
Nor did the Giuliani campaign's press release mention Robertson's business partnership in a gold mining venture with former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor. For that matter, what about Robertson's suggestions that it might not be a bad idea to assassinate or "take out" Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and North Korea's Kim Jong-Il?
near-legendary status on the Christian right is based on his founding of three institutions, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN); his television program, The 700 Club; and the formerly extraordinarily influential Christian Coalition.
On matters affecting the bottom line, however, Robertson - who has made himself millions as the proprietor of a Christian empire - has repeatedly demonstrated his willingness to let his belief in free market capitalism override traditional morality.
In terms of Robertson's ostensible commitment to the 'sanctity of life,' the biggest shocker was a 2001 CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer when Robertson stunned viewers with this comment:
"If every family over there [China] was allowed to have three or four children, the population would be completely unsustainable ... I think that right now they're doing what they have to do. I don't agree with the forced abortion, but I don't think the United States needs to interfere with what they're doing internally in this regard ."
Why this tolerance of a seemingly abhorrent practice from the normally fire-and-brimstone television preacher? Perhaps, it was connected to a company, Zhaodaola, that Robertson helped found and financed. At the time of Robertson's endorsement of the Chinese government's population control measures, Zhaodaola was setting up Internet facilities in China and was in need of government support.
Another Robertson company, Freedom Gold, set up shop in Liberia during the brutal dictatorship of Charles Taylor, under an agreement which provided the government, and its head, Taylor a share of the profits.

(Ah and here is pretty boy floyd of the religious rite, Ralphie Reed, who when he is not busy with Abramoff bilking the American Indians (again), he is bilking the evengelicals, or campaigning for "values" all over Alberta with Stephen Harper, current corporate prime minister of Canada)

In a 2001 column criticizing Robertson's Liberian investment, the Washington Post's Colbert King wrote:

"The international community has received a steady stream of reports detailing police floggings, kickings and burning of a detainee's skin with hot plastic to extract confessions; victims stripped naked, made to kneel on iron bars and whipped with belts and cables; the jailed people lying face down on the floor while police walk on their wrists and forearms."

Welcome to the American Christian inquisition called privatization in the name of God, or, bombing you to the 16th century to bring you "freedom (from your oil, land, etc)" Want to keep your natural resources? Well then we'll just start a civil war and drive you from your land.
If you won't go... a hurricane, or earth quake or fire will arrive with the complement of American "disaster forces" behind": Blackwater, Halliburton, KBR, the privatized Nazi Army of the Bushites.

Let us keep publishing the facts about these scum bags until, like their propaganda, someone starts to see and believe it. Please send this far and wide. We MUST get the truth to the people.