Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Pat Robertson Gets it Right!?

Christian Televangelist Pat Robertson has made some intelligent statments today! Doesn't mean I agree with everything that he's saying, but there's no denying that an evil genius is still a genius--or, in Robertson's case, reactionary front brain function is still front brain function...

With regards to Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez, Robertson said "We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability." Most major news outlets are now running their lead story: Robertson says "Assassinate Chavez".

That wasn't the intelligent part...

Robertson's evidence of front-brain function was this: "[Chavez is] a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil, that could hurt us badly." Right you are, Pat. What scares me is that Robertson is the apparent vanguard of the Neocon's venezuela trial balloon. He has correctly identified that--from the perspective of America's neocon elite--Chavez and his oil reserves are a grave threat. The interesting part of the show will be convincing the rest of the sheep to put themselves in that camp--a camp that is a rational (if amoral in my opinion) choice for elites, but an irrational choice for the commoner. Act II: News reports will say that Chavez supports the communist, drug-running FARC in Colombia, constituting a "clear and present danger" to the national security of the United States. Get ready...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, Paula Zahn seems to think Robertson "might be on to something," reports the Daily Show. Let's see, maybe if we say "Hugo Chavez," "Strongman," "Communist," and "9/11" all in the same sentence enough times, we could build up some popular support to get rid of him. "Drug Running" could be the new WMDs - and an even stronger reason to beef up border patrols. Could be the central issue of the '08 election. I mean, he's in our Sphere of Influence for goodness' sake... How dare he.

Anyway, I have to agree. Chavez does appear to pose a threat to our current way of life. And I wouldn't be surprised if someone were to "take him out," as Robertson said. But I think we'll see a lot more Spin before we see any action. (a new member of the Axis of Evil?) It would look kinda funny if Chavez just disappeared right now, after Robertson's call. 'Course, maybe it could be blamed on the Religious Right...