Pat Robertson blames "Jewish radical" for destroying U.S. Air Force singlehandedly
Pat Robertson wasted no time pointing fingers at the true culprit behind the U.S. Air Force’s decision to NOT require new enlistee to say “so help me God” at the end of their oath—the JEWS.
Or one Jew in particular.
“You’re supposed to defend us, and you got one little Jewish radical who is scaring the pants off of you,” he declared on this morning’s The 700 Club of Self-Righteous Dicks.
Why is it important he’s Jewish? Brother Pat doesn’t enlighten us on that. He just wanted you know what kind of guy we’re dealing with.
Which is weird, because that’s not the guy the Air Force is dealing with. Military Religious Freedom Foundation President Mikey Weinstein, who Robertson called out by name, isn’t the one who threatened to sue on behalf of an atheist airman and forced the rule change. It was the American Humanist Association we have to thank for that. No word yet how many Jews are associated with that organization. Perhaps The 700 Club will update us.
It’s clear “Jewish” is supposed to add extra scorn to the accusation that the Air Force is running scare of whoever it is they’re running scared of. I’ll let you play the fun guessing game at home whether Robertson is insinuating Jews are physically weak or just morally degenerate.
Yes, I suppose “both” is an option.
(via Raw Story)
SIDE NOTE: I didn’t want to blunt the point of anti-Semitism in this article by mixing this all together, but there are two other quotes by Robertson I want to point out.
First, the Air Force is full of pussies.
“You want these guys flying the airplanes to defend us when you got one little guy terrorizing them?” he asked. “That’s what it amounts to.”
Second, it’s not like atheists are being forced to say they believe in God; they’re just being forced to ask for his divine guidance and help. Check out this nifty bit of logic:
“You know, we swear oaths. And ‘so help me God,’ well, what does it mean? It means with God’s help, and you don’t have to say you believe in God.”
See? Just say the words. And if you don’t believe they mean anything, that’s fine. Believing the words you’re saying has never been an important oath-taking anyway.
(In fact, I am pretty sure I read a book once that said, “Swear no oaths at all.”)
Besides, who even needs the Air Force? As Wonkette found out the hard way, every single awesome pop culture reference you can think of involves Navy pilots, not the godless Air Force anyway.