Last night I interviewed Carl Dix, of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and Rob Boston, of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and author of "Pat Robertson, Most Dangerous Man in America" about the devastation in Haiti.
It is still stunning to me how many people who ought to know better still think that the United States can act as the "good guys" in this situation. Listen to Carl Dix -- he breaks down the reality of how the U.S. military has a whole history of plundering Haiti, but not only that, how the U.S. military is currently working actively to suppress the Haitian people and to keep much of the needed aid OUT of Haiti.
Then, Rob Boston gets into who exactly Pat Robertson is. This is important because while some people rejected Robertson's lunatic ravings about how the Haitian people brought this earthquake on themselves for making a pact with the devil years ago, the fact is most people dismiss Robertson like he's no big deal. Rob Boston gets into how Robertson is still attending inaugurals for governors as an "honored guest" and how, even more, the strategy he built up for a theocratic-fascistic take-over is still influencing millions of "true believers" as well as the political landscape more broadly.
To listen in a pop-up window, follow this link: http://www.equaltimeforfreethought.org/2010/01/24/show-334-haiti/#