In the midst of the collective outpouring of grief and support throughout the world for the people of Haiti, struck this week by a mind-blowing magnitude 7 earthquake, there was one man who just couldn't pass up the opportunity to babble hate-speech incoherently on the teeveebox. That man is Pat fucking Robertson, who I would like to nominate as douchebag of the month, if not the year. He claimed on CBN that Haiti signed a pact with the Devil to kick the French out of Haiti. He doesn't even wish them good luck with their disaster that he obviously believes is totally their own fault for signing a pact with the devil over two hundred years ago. Think about that for a second. Pat Robertson believes not only that the people of Haiti needed to sign a pact with the Devil in order to oust the French, but that two hundred years later they are still paying for it. I found the whole thing abhorrent. Pat has no sympathy for people who have been stomped on repeatedly economically, politically, and now physically and deserve our sympathy, and has no respect whatsoever for the Haitian people, their culture, or their history. The Haitian ambassador to the US responded extremely effectively on Rachel Maddow afterwards. Seriously, watch the video; the man is understandably upset and lays the smack down thoroughly. I hope he gets the chance to say it to Pat Robertson's face, too.
As if I needed another reason to hate Pat Robertson. This time I have decided to do something about it. I've created a website, http://patrobertson.isajerk.org/, to tell the ugly truth that must be told. Reload the page and every time it tells you something you didn't know about Pat Robertson. If you're too lazy to hit the reload button, you can click on the facts instead, and if you find one you want to share, there's a permalink under each one. Also, if you want to help with the situation in Haiti rather than blaming late eighteenth-century Haitians for it, there's a donation link for the Red Cross there, and here, too. Especially after the pathetic response to Katrina, we need to show the world that we can still get it done. Spread the word, space cadets.