Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Foulwell Fallen

Today is Wednesday, 16 May 2007.

Jerry Falwell, who died yesterday, would have had us imagine that he bestrode this narrow world like a colossus.

No more than his “betters”, Goldwater and Reagan, was Foulwell the Author of the River of Rancid Republican Reaction [yes, I’m goin’ all Spiro Agnew alliterative on ya], but merely a speck of rubbish, a bit of undigested beef [goin’ Dickens here], a middling merchant of hate, floating along with such peers as Pat Robertson and Billy James Hargis, peddling his filth in a stagnant by-pool, preening himself that he was the “Christian” Goebbels.

A life-long segregationist white supremacist, anti-Semite, and homophobe, Foulwell long advocated a genocidal nuclear attack on the USSR by the USA, pretending that the Bible promised that, were the USA to strike first, God would insure that the USA was immune to Soviet nuclear weapons.

Foulwell called his enterprises “faith”. The fact that he installed his sons as heirs to the family business suggests that Foulwell spelled “faith” $$$.

Not only did he make a wasteland of his life, but he deceived and wasted many other lives.

Let us speak ill of the dead, who, in their lives, did ill to the living.


Anonymous RtR said...

I have been wrestling with my conscience over my discomforting visceral belief that Reverend Falwell left the planet a better place by his departure rather than by his visit.

I believe I have reached an understanding with my conscience through the following accumulative method:

It's not just the exclusionary interpretation of the Bible, leaving only those passages that justify judgmental authoritarianism.
It's not just the evangelical effort to convert the unbelievers.

It is the violent arrogance of a moral dictator who purchased religion into the state as a matter of public policy in order to fashion an army of God to compel the Constantinian faith of unbelievers.

I shall not be bidding the Reverend farewell.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous la_libertine said...

From what I understand, he'll come back as a kind of person for whom he showed the LEAST mercy in this life... such a selection there!
Perhaps in this next life he'll be a gay, black, Jew (or Muslim), child of an unwed, homeless, drug-addicted mother...
Ahhh, karma - can't avoid it!

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Hari said...

It's possible the imps of hell resemble Tinky Winky with a pitchfork.

8:23 AM  
Anonymous rtr said...

It's possible the imps of hell resemble Tinky Winky with a pitchfork...for a penis? Under La Libertine's scenario, Jerry is in for a very rough time of it.

(Check Hitler's regimen in "Little Nicky.")

12:53 PM  

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