As the A-merry-can government (Hillary will be in Haiti tomorrow) and her people continue to give generously to the relief effort in Haiti, unfortunately we are constantly reminded of the evil hearts that dwell in many who live among us.
I am talking, of course, about the Rush Limbaughs, Glen Becks, and Michael Medveds of the world. These men, in their own twisted demented ways, have chosen to use this tragedy as a wedge issue between political groups and races, and as an opportunity to tell us of the superiority of the christian religion and capitalistic form of government. What a shame.
Rush was going on and on about Obama, using this horrific tragedy to score cheap political points and discouraging people from donating funds to the government to help the relief effort. Beck was basically saying, on his program today, that Obama preferred black people to white people and that he was dividing the nation because he was so involved in the Haitian effort, but waited three days to come out and calm the nations fears about the panty bomber. (Damn it Kanye! See what you started?) Medved had a some fraud masquerading as a man of god on his program, telling his listeners that Haiti has to be rebuilt into a Christian nation, (No, it wasn't Pat Robertson) and that part of the (The Haitians) problem is that they worship old African religions and believe in voodoo. Yes, he really said that. Medved and his guest wanted strings attached to A-merry-ca helping to rebuild Haiti. Only if they embrace our culture, religious teachings and way of life. "Flood the country with missionaries". Yeah, that's the ticket. Because if they pray hard enough god will shift his wrath the next time.
“There are people that have been trying to save Haiti, just as we’re trying to save Africa. You just can’t keep throwing money at it, because the dictatorships there just take it all,” he continues, apparently having drifted onto the topic of Haitian poverty. Besides, even if the people did get the money, that would just stop them from bothering to support themselves. “It’s a simple matter of self-reliance.”
Hmmm, "self reliance"; a familiar conservative theme. Sorry Rush, I am guessing that a 7.0 magnitude earthquake would have put a serious ass whupping on all those hard working A-merry-cans in places like Beverly Hills and West Palm Beach as well. Oh come on field, you still don't get it do you: God will spare you his wrath when you are self reliant and your government follows conservative free market principles. But if you are a stinking progressive commie, or a country without Christian principles, well then, that's your ass. Well, if that's the case, I guess Haiti's neighbors over in Cuba better prepare themselves.
Yes my friends, sometimes tragedies have a way of bringing out the best in people. But sadly, it can bring out the worst in people as well. And with some people, that is never too hard to do.
Before I go, props to Sixer's center Samuel Dalembert, who wrote a check for $100,000.00 for the Haitian relief effort. Sammy, that was serious Field Negro behavior. Now just keep working on your game.
*Pic from Gawker.com