Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Republican Spokesman Pat Robertson Blames Haiti's Fight Against Slavery for Earthquake

Pat Robertson essentially stated that the Earthquake is just punishment for Haitians for their desire for Freedom. They basically deserved it, according to Robertson.

from Ta-Nehisi Coates:

Here's Pat Robertson equating an attempt by slaves to claim their freedom with "a pact with the devil:"

"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it," he said on Christian Broadcasting Network's "The 700 Club." "They were under the heal [heel] of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you will get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it's a deal."

The Haitian Ambassador to the United States responds to the racist and ridiculous remarks of Pat Robertson.

The President of Haiti thanks America.

Rachel Maddow discusses the shared history of the United States and Haiti.

1 comment:

Margaret said...

I have just returned from Haiti, as part of a post-quake medical team. I have never met a more kind and Christian people with such stoic suffering as I have in Haiti.

I think it is the American Dream that has the pact with the devil.
Hope for Ayiti,
Margaret FNP, EMT-P