Friday, March 30, 2007

"Down came the World Trade Center towers. That was God speaking. "

Who said that most recently? It was Michael Savage, a stark-mad talkshow host:

God abhors a spiritual vacuum. That is why he has permitted, in fact probably not only permitted, but in a way orchestrated the rise of radical Islam.


SAVAGE: It's becoming increasingly clear to me that God wants radical Islam on this planet at this time -- that it's not actually the scourge you think it is. What it is -- it's a counterpoint to the Romanization of the United States of America and the West. The collapse -- the spiritual collapse of the West, the death of the West in that regard, is being countered by the birth of fanatic religion, which is fundamentally a fanatic love of God, when you think about it.


SAVAGE: And God, who is the center of this monotheistic religion, has said, "Oh, you don't worship me anymore? Oh, you don't like me anymore? Oh, I don't exist anymore? Really? All right, I'm going to show you boys in Hollywood and you girls in New York City that I do exist. But since you're very hard-headed, stiff-necked people, and you don't really believe that I exist because you've gotten away with everything you've done all your life without any repercussions, I'm going to show you I exist in a way that you can't believe." Down came the World Trade Center towers. That was God speaking.

The god of the fundamentalist is a vengeful god and a god with a very bad aim if the purpose was to attack the Hollywood media and the uppity women of NYC. How did Pentagon get its share of this god's rage? What was this god trying to smite with the tzunami? And why was the Democratic victory in last year's elections allowed? Or was that the devil smiting the faithful?

Now, Savage is quite mad, but he is not alone in sympathizing with the Islamic terrorists. Dinesh D'Souza also blamed the secular values of America for the attacks and so did our own radical clerics in 2001. In some ways their fellow Americans are more attractive enemies to these children of the wrathful god than the true terrorists.

And all the time while writing this my heart is bleeding. I knew two young men who died in the World Trade Centers. Their memory deserves better than this shit.