Monday, October 25, 2004

New Crusade

"Blow them all away in the name of the Lord!"

So said Jerry Falwell yesterday on a CNN interview with Jesse Jackson conducted by Wolf Blitzer. Not surprisingly so far I've searched the CNN transcripts for yesterday and there is no transcript from this program so if I hadn't heard it with my own ears I wouldn't have really thought it possible that such statements could be made on supposedly informative TV these days.

I mean did I just awake in the middle ages? Wow! If this is the Christian way of approaching things God help us if any heathens gain power. Mind you when Jesse responded that it was not Iraq which attacked the US but Osama and Al Quada hiding out in Afghanistan, Falwell like most Americans found it difficult to wrap his mind around the difference and started a mini-tirade. I guess all non-Americans are the same; a threat to U.S National Security. Can you say rampant Xenophobia?

Isn't it rather sad when a 'man of God' can come on TV and spout such hostility. What happened to loving your fellow man?


obifromsouthlondon said...

Not suprising. The christian fundamentalists are just as bad as the muslim ones. hail and brimstone. You could bang on all day on about how iraq aint afghanistan and it will make no difference.

btw saw your booklist had king leopold's ghost. I read that book two years ago and it left me cold. Went to belgium on a visit. as I walked around I wondered how many souls were plundered harvesting rubber to give this country its great wealth. effin' rubber of all things. leopold didnt even visit the place. I recommend you read "things fall apart" by chinua achebe. great book.

Jdid said...

way ahead of you brother. I have read that book a couple of times. Actually did it for o'levels in high school back in the day.

I've got a copy of the Joseph Conrad's Heart of darkness that I need to get around to here as well.