- "Don't know much about history, don't know much biology..."
"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti," Pat Robertson said
Wednesday on the Christian Broadcasting Network, "and people might not want to talk about it." What is it??? In order to win their freedom from the French, they made a deal with the devil. "They said, 'we will serve you, if you'll get us free from the French." Accordingly, all of their problems since have been a result of that poorly considered pact. ("It's a true story," Robertson added. Huh!?!)
Of course, we were all just waiting for Robertson to say something crazy, after he blamed Hurricane Katrina on legalized abortion and agreed with Jerry Falwell that "the ACLU has got to take a lot of blame for [9/11]."
Anyway, to win their own freedom, Americans made no pact with the devil. (Just the French, which is close.) Obviously, that's because they were overwhelmingly white. If you think about it, what Robertson said starts to make sense. How else could dark-skinned peoples have defeated a white-European army, if not with the aide of Satan himself?
Oh, sorry. Living in a post-race society means we can't say that racism is racist anymore, right?
Anyway, isn't it a lot easier to blame the Haitians' crisis on themselves? Especially because if you've been listening to Democracy Now! all week, you know that Haiti's poverty is totally our fault.