Add Pat�s reco to my
last article on Hizzoner, How low does
Rudy go?; his resume now lower than ever thanks to the endorsement of
televangelist and Christian
Dominionist Pat Robertson (check the link, too, for Pat�s scandalous resume
with the Dominionist church he leads, advising his sheep to smile at their
enemies until they get a chance to stab them in the back. Then you�ll have a
good idea just how low we go in America, that is, to hell and back).
The �Endorser�s� Dominionism
For instance, �On
December 24, Christmas Eve 2001,� I wrote, �Pat Robertson stepped down as
president Of The Christian Coalition. Lo and behold behind the nativity scenes,
religious conservatives believed Robertson�s step was taken so that President
Bush could take his place as head of the American Holy Christian Church. So
reported Katherine Yurica in �The Despoiling of America�How George W. Bush
became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State.�
�From 1982 through
�86, Robertson, plus other radio and TV evangelists, rallied Christian soldiers
to this new political faith. It turned them literally into an army of political
ops. Most of us didn�t have a clue that this �militant agenda� dressed up
as Christianity�s lamb was licking its chops with a scheme for a government
coup that would turn the U.S. into a wolf (or Wolfowitz), seeking a world
empire for the 21st Century. Yet as early as 1994, lone journalist Frederick
Clarkson warned that Dominionism �seeks to replace democracy with a theocratic
elite that would govern by imposing their interpretation of �Biblical Law.��
And this to eliminate" . . . labor unions, civil rights laws and public
As to the
citizenry I wrote, "Women would be generally relegated to hearth and home.
Insufficiently Christian men would be
denied citizenship, perhaps executed. So severe is this theocracy that it would
extend capital punishment [to] blasphemy, heresy, adultery and
homosexuality." Sound like yesterday�s news? Well, that ain�t all. Today
as yesterday, Dominionism is into stealth. As stealthily as Robertson himself,
distributing at an Iowa Republican County caucus this memo, "How to
participate in a Political Party," which read: .
�Rule the world for God.
Give the impression that you are there to work for the party, not push an ideology.
Hide your strength.
Don�t flaunt your Christianity.
Christians need to take leadership positions.
Party officers control political parties and so it is very important that
mature Christians have a majority of leadership positions whenever Possible,
God willing . . .
Christian lock on political power? There goes the separation of church and
state. Thanks to good old Pat Robertson, everybody�s friend. He even said he
warned Bush about Iraq. Could he have smiled and lied again? Now as you pull
the blade out of your back, you can see why these folks have gotten all kinds
of control, since 1986, in the Republican Party and government throughout the
U.S. They stay secret, and hold to undermining government social programs for
the sick, poor and elderly, all the while beating the drum for laissez-faire
economics, asking folks to �look to God and not to government for help.� Well,
okay, but He/She/It/The Force/The Void may be busy running the universe.
estimated 35-million plus American Christians subscribe to Dominionism
in the U.S., and don�t even realize themselves how heretical, how seditious
their goals are, thanks to the great job the televangelists and their churches
did in painting a picture of an �outside enemy,� a kind of spiritual al Qaeda,
which in reality is the secular society we call �the home of the brave and the
land of the free.�
more, they�re running on time to overthrow that society, since the complete
takeover of American government was set for 2004. Yabadabadoo! So unless we
resist the GOP�s agenda, we can kiss our culture, Constitution and laws
goodbye. If in saying this I scare the hell out of you, remember that�s their
aim: to scare the bejesus out of you.
you know, Dominionism was born in a movement called Christian
Reconstructionism, founded by the late RJ Rushdoony, his son-in-law Gary North,
old Pat Robertson, Herb Titus, the former dean of Robertson�s Regent University
school of Public Policy (used to be CBN University); Charles Colson, born again
Nixon crook; Pat�s political strategy guy Tim LaHaye, Gary Bauer, the gone
Francis Schaeffer, and Paul Crouch, coincidentally founder of TBN, the world�s
largest TV network, and a battalion of bobble-head TV and radio evangelists and
talk show hosts.
trick was to start with the Gospels and turn the spiritual �Kingdom of God�
into a real-life political empire, to be taken by force; first stop the U.S. of
out Jesus and his original message, �My kingdom is not of this world,� the Dominionists
came up with their �Gospel,� sole purpose to drive Christians into politics and
make world domination (as in Dominionism) happen. That�s so Jesus could came
back to earth, and the world table would be set for his rule by his ever-loving
regents, all Judases, pockets jingling with sell-out silver.
Communism, Secular Humanism and neoconservatism go to work for a Militant and
truly evil Anti-Christian Religion. . . ." And so on.
Pat�s endorsement vs. the truth
This should give you an inkling of who we are dealing with
as the �endorser.� Meanwhile, read the full article for the full odor of
brimstone and the devil with the big grin and shiny white teeth. Suck up the
first resume to get a more complete picture of �America�s Mayor� and why the
citizens of his own New York City and state did not hand him a win as their
choice for the Republican presidential candidate, Tuesday, November 6t; nor did
they choose him above Democrat Hillary Clinton in a poll for president.
is looked at as incompetent in his own state based on his mayoral and personal
ethics, just imagine what a mess he would make of America, already deep in the
doo-doo of Iraq and Afghanistan, and Cheney itching to sack Iran. Yet here�s
what Robertson said about Rudy in the New
York Times Caucus Blogs, �Rudy
Giuliani took a city that was in decline and considered ungovernable and
reduced its violent crime, revitalized its core, dramatically lowered its
taxes, cut through a welter of bureaucratic regulations, and did so in the
spirit of bipartisanship which is so urgently needed in Washington today.�
Rudy Giuliani took
credit for reducing crime, which had already had started to decline during
Mayor David Dinkins' administration. Rudy also claims credit for the addition
of police, which was initiated by Dinkins and added to through funding from
Clinton�s anti-crime bill, detailed in my Rudy story. His figures on tax cuts
are inflated as well.
As to the �spirit of
bipartisanship,� Rudy was originally pro-abortion and pro gay marriage, which
issues he has flip-flopped on. In fact, after his second marriage broke up,
Rudy roomed with a gay couple, as Frank Rich reported in Rudy,
the Values Slayer, in the New York Times. He roomed with them until he
could put his life together and find his third wife, Judy Nathan. He has also
frequent �cross-dresser� at public events. Could he be gay and pushing his
way out of the closet? How embarrassing.
Pat�s rhetoric vs.
But then Pat goes on
with his Rudy-revelation: �Our world faces deadly peril: nuclear-armed North
Korea and the foreboding of nuclear arms in Iran; deadly violence from Hamas
and Hezbollah against Israel; the possible overthrow of Pakistan�s government,
and drawn out wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In all of the crises which confront
our nation and the world, we need a leader with a bold vision who is not afraid
to tackle the challenges ahead.�
While Pat rings the
nuclear alarm bell on North Korea and Iran, he forgets to mention Israel�s 200
plus nuclear warheads sitting at Dimona in Israel. He forgets to mention as
well that the violence of Hamas and Hezbollah has been more than matched by
Israel�s violence in its quest to colonize a country into which Jews were
inserted by the UN and a beleaguered Harry Truman in 1948, and against the
unanimous wish of the entire Muslim world. To not expect a military response
was sheer insanity.
As to Rudy being �a
bold leader with a bold vision . . . not to afraid to tackle the challenges
ahead,� In his eight-year tenure as mayor, Hizzoner was not even able to
provide his bold, brave New York firemen with working radios so that hundreds
of them would not have lost their lives on 9/11. And that�s just the tip of
Rudy�s iceberg. Yet here�s more Rudy foam from Pat . . .
�He proved time and
again that he is a true fiscal conservative. Rudy served as a high official in
the Justice Department of Ronald Reagan, and later as a United States attorney,
won acclaim as a valiant crime fighter. Justice triumphed as he took down mafia
dons, drug traffickers and corrupt politicians. He understands the need for a
conservative judiciary and with the help of the distinguished Ted Olson, who is
here today, and other members of his team, has assured the American people that
his choices for judicial appointments will be men and women who share the
judicial philosophy of John Roberts and Antonin Scalia.�
As to Rudy�s fiscal
conservatism, ask Mayor Bloomberg who had to clean up the financial mess Rudy
left behind, what he thinks. As to Rudy Giuliani as a crime-fighter, he
recently grabbed headlines by saying that the mafia planned to kill him. It
turns out three out of the five New York crime families when given a vote had
chosen not to kill him. Why could that be? His own family ties to the mob? Or
was he better for business?
As to Giuliani�s
Reagan Justice Department service, AP writer Calvin Woodward generously called
him a Maverick at the
Reagan Justice Department, which was a nice word for a consistent pain in
the department�s rear. As to Ted Olson, Bush appointee as solicitor general, he
is another good old boy from the Reagan administration, a fitting partner for
John Roberts and Antonin Scalia, also stuffed by Bush into their "slightly
to the right of Genghis Khan" seats on the stacked Supreme Court.
In fact, on Election
Day, November 7, 2000, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia�s son John
accepted a position with the Florida law firm of Greenberg Traurig; and on
November 8, the day after the election, Greenberg Traurig partner Barry Richard
said he was called about representing George W. Bush in the Florida
presidential recount, which ultimately led to the 5-4 Supreme Court vote
placing Bush in the presidency. The timing of these actions raises significant
questions about inner machinations between Bush-Cheney 2000 and Greenberg
Traurig, if not the Supreme Court itself.
So goes the truth
behind the Robertson rhetoric and Giuliani reality. Nevertheless, never underestimate
the power of disinformation. In a recent trip to South Dakota, I was asked
frequently what I thought of Rudy Giuliani. Somehow he seemed like a hero to
those good, rural, red state folks. My answer to them all was �to know Rudy is
to reject him.� And then as now, I told them why and watched their eyes open in
Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer living in New York
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