November 10 2007
The advance of the Iraqi insurgents has managed to shake up U.$. domestic politics. Television preacher and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson endorsed R. Giuliani for president on November 7.(1) A similar-minded colleague of Robertson's, Jerry Falwell died in May.(2) Giuliani is the former New York City mayor most famous for being in charge the day of the 9/11 destruction of the World Trade Center.
Not since before the movement that elected Reagan president in 1980 have we seen such an endorsement by a "social conservative" for someone else. Giuliani is openly pro-choice on abortion and has divorced three times. Pat Robertson is the most famous remaining social conservative.
The logical choice for Robertson would have been Huckabee. Yet as MIM has pointed out many times, U.$. politics has the hidden agenda of oppressing the Third World. At this time, we are getting a peak inside the machine.
This particular endorsement proves that imperialist warmongering is the real glue of imperialism, not social issues. Pat Robertson has spent the last generation using social issues to hitch voters to the Republican Party. A noted Christian fundamentalist, Pat Robertson is exactly the kind of guy that many shoddy and supposedly Marxist analysts pointed to as proof that progressive advance revolves around denouncing "Christian fundamentalism." Whatever it was that "Christian fundamentalism" was this past generation, it just went out the window as Robertson sensed the advance of the Iraqi insurgents and a need to find the candidate most suitable for warmongering.
Like many others, Pat Robertson has figured out that it is possible to bash Iran while upholding gay rights and the right to have an abortion. During the Vietnam War, cultural conservatism received many harsh blows as well. The fact that Robertson turned to Giuliani and that Giuliani is still leading national polls in the race for the Republican Party nomination for president shows that the Iraqi insurgents have upended U.$. politics. What Pat Robertson was really doing all this time did not become clear till now.
1. "November 9, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The reaction from leading US social conservatives to Pat Robertson's endorsement of pro-abortion and pro-gay Rudolph Giuliani for the Republican presidential nomination has ranged from outraged denunciation to conspicuous silence. Robertson's move is especially significant since the evangelical protestant leader's "700 Club" program influences millions of Americans and he has in the past had major influence on US elections."