OK, Ok. I'm as shocked as you are to see this boob in the news again. He's apparently so desperate for attention that he's taken to sharing any half-baked, cockamamie thing that pops into that twisted little brain of his.
Actually, I don't think he's dumb at all. I think he very sharply playing to his base with these jaw-droppers. He's stoking the indignation from his true believers who are presumably part of a thinning flock now that the nation is beginning to wake up from its 9/11-induced, pants-shitting, weak-kneed, save-me-daddy, embrace of all things Republican/Conservative.
All pathetic fund-raising gestures aside, it's great to once again see the kind of commitment to balls-out wackiness that died-off with the cancellation of The Three Stooges. And really, Ol' Pat's made each barnburning whopper better than the last. The latest titty-twister from the mouthpiece of God's America:
During the February 6 edition of Christian Broadcasting Network's (CBN) The 700 Club, host Pat Robertson said that "Europe is right now in the midst of racial suicide because of the declining birth rate." Robertson blamed the declining birth rate on the existential philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre, which, according to Robertson, "has permeated the intellectual thinking of Europe" and has left Europeans without "a faith in the future." (via Media Matters.)
Did you catch that? The Satre inclusion was sheer brilliance. No doubt. I mean who would've thought to go there? But the real gem here is buried a wee bit deeper. Go on read it again.
There you go. That's right, he said "Racial Suicide." What race do you suppose he was talkin' about? African immigrant Europe? Naah, probably not. Asian immigrant Europe? Doubt it. And he sure as shit wasn't talking about Arab immigrant Europe. Well, perhaps, then, he was alluding to the Jewish or Gypsy or maybe even the Catholic population? Maybe, but I sincerely doubt it. No. I think we all know who he was name dropping here.
Yea, he was giving a shout out to the White Anglo population--or, rather, I should say, he was baiting his followers with yet another variation on an old theme; his golden goose of the last 4 1/2 years: racial panic. The same loopy horseshit tactic that "White Might" groups like Aryan Nation and National Front or whateverthefuck use. The same racial apocalypse sermon that's used to scare dipshit teenage rednecks and braindead, beerbellied yay-hoo's into shaving their heads, hoisting Nazi flags and on occasions, when they outnumber them by about 30 to 1, beat the living shit out of folks with the poor fortune of being different than them. Wow. Think about it. Pat Robertson, close personal friend and religious guiding light of the president of the United States, Pat "drop by the White House on a whim" Robertson and his tax-exempt organization are using the EXACT same tactics that abominable, neo-Nazi thugs and various home-grown terrorists use to gain and keep followers. It's truly amazing.
So, hooray, Pat Robertson. Whether this latest tantrum is a tactic to shake more dough from the pockets of suckers, or you really are afraid that the philosophical legacy of Jean-Paul Satre (and his sinister gang of depressed thinkers) has sent the whole of Europe into a self-loathing, fuckless, downward spiral, you sir, have once again struck comedy gold. Congratulations!