Moral Contradictions

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Out of the loop...

...when Pat Robertson proved yet again he's completely senile.

All I have to ask is why have some come to defend him and his statements? Why have those same people charged his detractors with being pro-Chavez? Can't everyone agree that Robertson's missed his daily medication?

Anyways, I hope to get back in the blogging world sometime next week... maybe when my head stops spinning.


  • Welcome Back! I can honestly say that I know nothing about Hugo Chavez. A friend sent me an e-mail a while back telling me she was going to buy Citgo gas as a protest against the Iraq war. She sent me this link from Common Dreams:

    Then I found this article on the internet by Greg Palast:

    Hmm, this guy Chavez won a democratic election with 56% of the vote. He says he's using the profits from oil to help the poor. Now he's offering cheaper gas prices to the poor in the U.S if he can find a way to get past all the profit mongers. Perhaps I'm just plain ignorant, but this guy doesn't sound like some evil despot to me. Am I hangin' around a bunch of lefties Nathan. Enlighten me!

    By Blogger Marty, at Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:38:00 PM  

  • Hehe, thanks for the welcome Marty. I'm still around on a temporary basis, but Verizon tells me I'll be hooked up w/ dsl Wednesday.

    As far as Chavez, I don't know too much except he was overthrown awhile back and President Bush didn't lift a finger.

    I do know that Pat Robertson should remember more often who he is supposed to be representing: God, not American Foreign Policy. Unfortunately, he seems to damage everything he touches.

    By Blogger Nathan, at Friday, August 26, 2005 10:49:00 AM  

  • One other comment about democracies and President Bush. The Administration wasn't too happy with Turkey, you may recall, when their legislature overwhelmingly denied the US access to launch the invasion of Iraq. Nevermind they did it via the democratic process, which the US had criticized in the past.

    Our government seems to assume that all democracies will naturally be on 'our side'. We walk a fine line when on one side of our mouth we say 'we want democracy throughout the world' and then criticize them out of the other side with 'why aren't you bending to our will?'.

    Oh yeah, did I mention that Pat Robertson's the crazy one?

    By Blogger Nathan, at Friday, August 26, 2005 10:54:00 AM  

  • A clarification:

    Chavez was overthrown a while back (maybe with US assistance, maybe not) and Bush rushed to support the coup leaders and was much chagrined when it became clear that Chavez was NOT overthrown.

    By Blogger Dan Trabue, at Tuesday, August 30, 2005 2:50:00 PM  

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