Greetings, and salutations!

If you’re reading this, you probably either know me, or have too much time on your hands. Either way, welcome! As this is my first blog post, I figure I might as well cover something both ridiculous and news-worthy.

So, as you have probably heard at this point, Haiti was hit by a large earthquake. By large, I mean big enough to have aftershocks registering in the 5.0 range. Let me put it another way: The Haiti earthquake was an 8.0 scale earthquake. The earthquake that made the Mississippi run backwards in 1812 was an 8.1. There is widespread devastation, with untold amounts of missing or dead civilians.  It’s a tragedy of the highest matter.  Yet,  some view it as inevitable.

After the Haiti earthquake, Pat Robertson released a video claiming that the earthquake was “God’s judgement” against Haiti for “making a pact with the devil” 200 years ago to free themselves from Napoleon Bonaparte.  Now, no matter your views on rebellion, no matter whether you agree with the Haitian government, I think we can agree that such a statement is both insensitive and hasty. To say that one of the greatest natural disasters of our time on an innocent populace was an act of God brought about by their ancestors 200 years ago is to me a statement you better have an obscene amount of biblical backup for.

Of course, the Obama administration immediately denounced his statements. No surprise there, right? Here’s the kicker though: Pat isn’t the only theorist on Haiti. Remember Danny Glover? Lethal Weapon, 2012, and probably half a dozen other movies I’ve heard of but never seen. Well, according to him, Haiti’s problems were caused by global warming. Go back and read that sentence again, I’ll wait. He goes so far as to say “When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?” Now, I’m no expert on the environment, but I’m pretty darn sure that the shifting of the Earth’s tectonic plates has very, very little to do with a rise in carbon dioxide, or angry protesters threatening to take over a meeting. Correct me if I’m wrong on that one, though, as I very well could be.

So, herein lies the problem: Obama hasn’t said anything about Glover as of yet. I’m fine with the administration denouncing extreme opinions, don’t get me wrong. However, I think it should be done to BOTH sides of the field, rather than the one that you’re pretty sure you can ignore because it isn’t voting for you anyway. The facts of the matter are this: Both gents are going off of opinion. They don’t have scientific proof to back up their ideas. So, if you are going to denounce, you better denounce both, or explain why you agree with one and not the other. Otherwise, you are a hypocrite, plain and simple.

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