Friday, September 02, 2005

America-haters and the Double Standard

On 9/11, Matt Drudge commented that the loss of a bunch of investment bankers was not so bad ("after all, they're scum" he said). To him, the outrage was that a bunch of towelheads would have the temerity to take it upon themselves to violate US sovereignty. Soon after 9/11, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson justified the attacks on America as God’s punishment for tolerating sins such as feminism, homosexuality, abortion and drugs. Have they had any comments on the disaster in New Orleans and Mississippi? Their silence is very telling.

Meanwhile, our old friends at Move On have undertaken a national fund-raising effort on behalf of the victims of Katrina, even asking Move On members and supporters to offer their homes as shelter for those made homeless.

How is it that the folks at Move On, whom so many have accused of being “America-haters”, have shown more solidarity with their fellow Americans, than the uber-patriotic Robertson, self-anointed messenger of God?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot find any citation linking Drudge to that comment about investment bankers.

As for Robertson, the 700 Club homepage has been running updates on its "Operation Blessing" charity's activities every day since August 29. As of today it has delivered 143 truckloads of supplies and made 99 cash grants to affected areas totaling over $2 million.

October 01, 2005 12:18 PM  

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