Uh, Pat, look to home.

SouthernFemaleLawyer ran a letter to Pat Robertson from the Devil which made this point:

But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I’m no welcher. The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves folks desperate and impoverished. Sure, in the afterlife, but when I strike bargains with people, they first get something here on earth — glamour, beauty, talent, wealth, fame, glory, a golden fiddle. Those Haitians have nothing, and I mean nothing.

I have to say after reading that, couldn’t Robertson be making a mistake. Shouldn’t Pat look a little closer to home to find the country that made a pact with the Devil for its Independence. Isn’t there a possibility that country is the US. Wouldn’t that explain how this country can be so >wealthy, yet so screwed up? Ever see Bedazzled (the Original Peter Cook and Dudley Moore version, not the later remake)? The devil gives you riches and what else you want, but there is usually a catch.

The last scene in the convent is a scream.

As OSO said at The Saturday Afternoon Post, “Good point. No way a bunch of black slaves could have outfought a modern European army.”

You’ve got to admit this line of reasoning has a point, couldn’t a country make a pact with the devil so it could defeat a much more powerful force. But, I’m talking about the US defeating Great Britain during the war of independence.

Britain was a much more powerful army and was doing a pretty good job of kicking colonial arse. The US did make a pact with the French that some, such as Benedict Arnold, might classify as a pact with the devil. But what about a real pact with the devil?

Wouldn’t that explain a lot about the US’s politics?

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