Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ignorance is bliss (or at least a steady writing gig)

I haven't really blogged on Haiti, mainly on the basis of, what can you say? It's a horrific tragedy, with the number of people losing their lives running into the hundreds of thousands. It's not really something you can editorialize on.

Case in fucking point! The fact that this guy uses a picture where his eyes are closed is eerily on-point. (Link from Roger Ailes)

One more time for the World. Vodou is not Satanism. It's an indigenous spiritual tradition that overlaps with Christianity. And you might want more background in it than the laundromat showing Serpent and the Rainbow before you start bloviating.


susan said...

I've never been able to figure out how it is that Costa Rica and Haiti share the same island but the former is a US territory and the other is a pariah state. Now the US has gone in there with a military rescue mission led by George Bush which can't be much of a comfort while idiots like this guy call them satan worshipers.

Ben said...

Sadly, they're not in much position to turn down any kind of rescue mission. I think the real lesson of Haiti is just how frail all of us are.