Liberals, gays, Muslims, the poor, and now Haitians are being demonized. Pat Robertson says the earthquake in Haiti was a result of Haitians making a pact with the 'devil'. Well, the Haitians did, sort of. The made a pact with European 'devils' to buy their freedom.
Nonny Mouse at Crooks and Liars articulates my fears about our country in the post The Real Face of the Devil:
Now, the rest of it I can laugh about, it’s too ludicrous to take too seriously. But we’ve seen what happens when those with the ear of the gullible and the fanatic preach intolerance. And those who pray for death as a fitting punishment for those of any religion but the ‘true faith’ cannot stand back and claim their hands are clean and their conscience clear. They cannot preach bigotry and fanaticism and buy their way out with ‘humanitarian aid’ for the suffering – aid shackled to condemnation is not ‘humanitarian.’ They cannot be excused for being ‘delusional’ or ‘uncompromising’ or ‘pious’ or ‘misunderstood.’ Religion is not an excuse to give up one’s humanity, any more than National Socialism was. Those who preach death and intolerance in the name of God – anybody’s God – are no better than those who egged on the suicide terrorists who slammed planes full of innocent people into buildings.