Bill Moyers on Haiti

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    Jan 25, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
    http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/01222010/watch3.html

    I've been reading Mark Danner's book, Stripping Bare the Body and his chronicling of Haiti's history when the quake happened. Reading it further was a lot harder after the images started showing up. Danner's own take on Haiti was about history, and not nature, and not the racist Christian propaganda put out by Pat Robertson and other conservatives.

    Here's his article for the New York Times:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/opinion/22danner.html


    On Moyers, I was angry to see Christopher Dodd speak so plainly about Haiti. I loathe that man already and that thing he said about the powerful financial interests in Haiti and their ties to America make having a populist priest the leader simply unacceptable.

    Watch the video, it is utterly germane and important to Haiti's suffering.
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    Jan 25, 2010 7:50 PM GMT
    Well Pat Roberson though he may have done some good things in the past.. Was extremely foolish to say what he did, he's put his foot in his mouth quite a few times lol.

    However ease up on trying to say that is how all Christians, or people on the more Conservative side are, because that is not true. There has been a lot, and no doubt more after this mess. Christians over there doing missionary work, and trying to help make things better for the people which they were on the road to doing, which is part of what made this quake such a kick in the teeth.

    Pat Roberson and those other morons do not speak for all Christians or Conservatives. And aren't even real Christians to vomit the stupid shit up they say.
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    Jan 25, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
    I agree 100% about Pat Robertson not representing the mass majority of Christians. That extremist moron is a horrible embarrassment to christianity. But because he is such an ignorant, right wing extremist, I am not one bit surprised at the disgusting, horrible comments he made about the people of Haiti. That man has no compassion and zero credibility.
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    Jan 26, 2010 12:52 AM GMT
    Well I'm not so sure if missionaries are the proper way to help... It's Haiti after all, and most of the people practice voodoo. There's a strong church presence but it hasn't been on the best grounds with the Haitian people in about... always.
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    Jan 26, 2010 2:50 AM GMT
    IHG84 saidWell Pat Roberson though he may have done some good things in the past.. Was extremely foolish to say what he did, he's put his foot in his mouth quite a few times lol.

    However ease up on trying to say that is how all Christians, or people on the more Conservative side are, because that is not true. There has been a lot, and no doubt more after this mess. Christians over there doing missionary work, and trying to help make things better for the people which they were on the road to doing, which is part of what made this quake such a kick in the teeth.

    Pat Roberson and those other morons do not speak for all Christians or Conservatives. And aren't even real Christians to vomit the stupid shit up they say.



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    The same can be said for islam too, or any religion for that matter
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    Jan 26, 2010 11:46 AM GMT
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    Jan 26, 2010 2:38 PM GMT
    free_spirit09 said



    "What is now decisive against Christianity is our taste, no longer our reasons."

    Nietzsche



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