The better nature of our angels

The naysayers who don’t believe there’s a Supreme Being in the sky watching over us alllike to use something like this as an example: If God loves us all, why are there catastrophes that kill innocent people and destroy their lives?

And why does it always seem to be the poorer of us worldwide who are victimized?

Scientific logic might assume that God has nothing to do with the wrath and that poorer countries and nations suffer the consequences of natural disasters because the infrastructure can’t deal with the devastating consequences.

As in Haiti, for example.

The theological response might assume that the Almighty tests how the wealthier and more powerful nations respond in kind to the disasters put on Earth and suffered by the poor.

Both arguments hold water. In the end, though, the tide is in favor of the theological point of view, because it brings out the best in those of us affected by a people devastated by a disaster that —– no matter what delusional evangelical nitwit Pat Robertson says — wasn’t perpetrated by a vengeful God angry at a country that made “a pact with the devil.”

And we who feel compassion for the loss of life and the suffering of others who cry out for our help don’t need the contempt fueled by the misanthrope of all media, Rush Limbaugh.

Unlike Robertson, who used the wrath of God to explain the tragedy in Haiti, Limbaugh, a demagogue to the nth degree, took the opportunity to spew his disdain for people whose skin color is brown, and used the tragedy as just another venomous attack on President Obama.

Limbaugh suggested that Obama was happy for the earthquake in Haiti, and that his administration will “use this to burnish their, shall we say, credibility with the black community, in the … the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country. It’s made to order for them.”

Making political hay out of the Haiti tragedy. There you have it, America, straight from the horse’s ass.

Humanity would be a better word if it didn’t have the word human it it, right, Maniacal Media Misanthrope? Not everyone is as self-serving as you.

Limbaugh espouses so much hatred for Obama, he fears not for the safety of those in Haiti, but rather that the president will look like the leader many hoped he become.

The manipulator of millions has made it public on numerous occasions that he wants this president to fail.

All presidents, no matter what political persuasion, take the lead in the world wherever a major catastrophe hits. And they succeed in bringing nations together to help with humanitarian aid because the world looks to us, not only because of our wealth and power, but because of our leadership through our faith and our compassion.

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush have been called upon by President Obama to help with U.S. relief efforts in Haiti. Former President Bush, who ran as a “compassionate conservative” in 2000, is about to show the world why.

It’s the joining of forces together for a common purpose that gets under Limbaugh’s white supremecist skin. Like kyrptonite to Superman, so is unity —- on any stage — to this King of Disdain.

Like the equally insipid Pat Robertson, Limbaugh’s idea of humanity is saving the white race from itself.

No one really thought Limbaugh was going to have some kind of epiphany during his recent health scare over the holidays while he was in Hawaii.

The specialists said they couldn’t find anything wrong with his heart. Obviously, because he’s dead inside. His mouth just continues to work. He has no soul. Only money. And millions of worshippers who let him spew the hatred they have bottled up inside for anyone and everyone they believe has ever done the white race wrong. Or the misogynists who get meaner by the day because women don’t even acknowledge that they exist. Or worse, more angrier at women by the day because they can’t get it up anymore.

So they turn to their mouthpiece, to listen to the program where contempt trumps compassion on any given day.

And they are forever happy in their contempt.

Ignorance is bliss.

The misanthrope manipulator has his millions, in dollars and followers, but millions more are following the better angels of their nature with millions of dollars to aid the humanitarian effort in Haiti.

Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s gem of a commentator, put it best when she referred to people joining together for this common purpose as “an international capacity to help.”

Countries all over the world —- from Finland to China — have responded quickly to offer their support in search and rescue missions and to provide medical care and shelter to those suffering from the devastation.

The better angels of our nature always wins in times of crisis, no matter where those affected live on God’s good earth.

We don’t need scientific evidence to back up that fact.

It’s human nature. We step up and put the human in humanity whenever we’re called upon to do so.

Contempt be damned. Espousing contempt is like making a pact with the devil.

And compassion always gives the devil his due.

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