Monday, January 31, 2011

We've Got Them Too

In the interests of fairness, I'm obligated to point this out. Truth be told, I'd struggle not to fucking deck him if I saw him. He's got one of those really punchable faces, and an attitude like a 'BOOT GOES HERE' sign on his arse.

There's only so many things a person can say to a reporter and stay among the ranks of the recognisably sane. This isn't one of them:

Green, 60, is founder and director of Christian Voice, a fundamentalist group he set up in 1994, whose website thunders against the vices — family breakdown, crime, ­immorality and drink among them — that are ruining the lives of ‘real people’. Green’s ­pronouncements are often outrageous. For example, after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005 and killed more than 1,600 people, he claimed it was a result of God’s wrath and had purified the city.

Thankfully, the fucker doesn't have the ear of any MPs I know of, so that's something at least. But after dealing with some of the religious nutcases I see in news from other parts of the world, this guy - while horrible in his own way - just seems kind of a mediocre effort in terms of craziness. I've read of rabid theocrat anti-Semites advising world leaders, children being burned at the fucking stake after someone accused them of witchcraft, babies being held under faucets by Mormons to get them used to punishment for disobedience, good men being beaten to death for daring to question the idea of capital punishment for homosexuality, other good men being shot by their own security guards because they thought it was a bit over the top to execute atheists...this guy's craziness doesn't begin to compare. That said, he's a piece of shit and I'll be glad when he's fucking dead. Because I'm just like that sometimes.


  1. How popular is this type of thing among people over there? I'm guessing not nearly as popular as the crazies are over here in the U.S. Nonetheless, it is always worrisome when that sort of mentality spreads and starts to get a foothold in the culture. I've lived under the rule of people like this for so long that you'd think I'd be desensitized to it. Instead, I get angrier with each passing day.

  2. It's better than getting used to it.

    And no, we don't have many maniacs like this. I think it's partly that our entire culture has a little bit of self-mockery in it, so we don't take things as seriously sometimes.