One could make a sport of pointing out the many examples of Pat Robertson's profligacy. As I mentioned in my previous STFU entry regarding pernicious Pat, for a self-proclaimed religious leader, this pathetic excuse for a human being spends more time demonstrating his immorality, stupidity, arrogance, self-centeredness and overall bigotry than do both of the main political parties during a presidential campaign.
When I wrote about Pat in my July 20 STFU entry, I mentioned several examples of his double-standard and apparent moral disregard for his own teachings.
For instance, when he turgidly attacked President Bush for speaking out against Liberian President Charles Taylor, Robertson failed to identify his significant financial ties to Liberia and, more specifically, to the blood-soaked government headed by Taylor. Pat had millions of dollars tied up in a joint venture with Taylor and decided to attack Bush on moral grounds to try to protect his own financial interests. This impugning of Bush in a case where the world was speaking with one voice — except for Pat Robertson — certainly raised quite a few questions. Once the truth of Robertson's ties to Taylor became clear, Pat attempted to adumbrate the situation while simultaneously slithering back into his dark corner of the world.
As nonplussed as I was in response to that situation, Mr. Robertson has once again opened his mouth and allowed to pour forth some wretched and immoral diarrheic diatribe that leaves me bewildered and in awe of precisely how far off the beaten path this one man can really go before his ambit and influence completely fall apart.
His latest faux pas brings to light piss-ant-Pat's apparent desire to bring death and destruction to Americans and, more specifically, to the American government.
During a recently televised interview of Joel Mowbray, author of "Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Endangers America's Security," Robertson said, "I read your book. When you get through, you say (to yourself), 'If I could just get a nuclear device inside Foggy Bottom [State Department headquarters], I think that's the answer' and you say, 'We've got to blow that thing up.'"
I truly found myself in awe of the audacity and clear violence being advocated by Robertson, a self-proclaimed Christian leader who, by all accounts, should be endorsing and following the teachings in the bible rather than the hijacked and distorted version of Islam that we have come to associate with such terrorist ideas.
It doesn't take a genius to understand that Robertson is wishing death and destruction on citizens of the United States and is clearly asking for a terrorist act to be committed against a significant part of our government. Rest assured that I am not a blind supporter of our federal government, but I do not believe that advocating violence and terrorism against any portion thereof is the solution to my concerns and discontent.
During a press briefing on Thursday, October 9, 2003, the State Department's spokesperson Richard Boucher summed up my response in a delightfully simple and direct manner when he, in response to a question regarding Robertson's comments, said, "I lack sufficient capabilities to express my disdain."
Robertson is a faux ami of the American people and a hypocritical teacher of a wickedly distorted and inherently evil version of Christianity. His continued anti-American rhetoric, apparent support of terrorist acts, bigotry, double-standards, overwhelming self-interest in direct contradiction to the religion he claims to believe and teach, and obvious pejorative tendencies toward all things not specifically destined to better his financial and political standings make Pat Robertson one of the most dangerous men of this day and age.
It frightens me to think that there are still people in the world who believe he is a devout and religious man who is strictly following the teachings of the bible. These people, suffering from the worst form of herd mentality, are being taught to believe that hate and overwhelming self-interest are the true and righteous path — regardless of the cost to others.
There are no words to describe how disgusting I find this man, and I cannot put into words the level of remorse I feel for the mindless fautors who are being pulled toward moral bankruptcy by this senile worm who worships himself and has raised his own importance beyond that of the god he claims to serve.
Because I do not believe in quid pro quo as a way to punish (not even the death penalty), I will not hope for a Martin Luther King Jr.-style assassination of Pat Robertson; I will not hope that he will experience a JFK-like moment; I will not dream of a nuclear device exploding under his bed while he sleeps one night. No, I don't wish death and destruction on anyone, not even one so deserving as Pat Robertson.
All I hope for is that his followers see him for what he truly is, a venal, supercilious charlatan who is using religion to lift himself above the very god he publicly prays to, as evinced by his every action and word.
Pat Robertson, let me reiterate — shut the fuck up!