a haitian-american "prophetess" (who is apparently also a miami businesswoman) is taking advantage of the earthquake in haiti to spread her wacko message among the emotionally vulnerable haitian people. apparently even the government is "taking her seriously." she had a public meeting with the haitian president. all because in 2007 she tried repeatedly to warn that haiti was headed "for a disaster." so far i haven't read that she actually specified the date or nature of the imminent disaster. now she has thousands of people fasting and is keeping a sketchbook for of god's plans for the new haiti. here's the link:
note how the tone of the article is clearly sympathetic, and it's from fucking TIME, for chrissake! the media jumped all over wyclef jean's charity for its questionable bookkeeping, even though it was committing SUBSTANTIAL aid to haiti, while this bitch gives NOTHING but pie-in-the-sky fantasies and delusions of collective guilt, clearly playing on people's frailties, and she's hailed as some kind of fucking giver of hope.
my stomach turns at the thought of exploitative jackals like her. even if she isn't benefitting financially, she's clearly getting off on her messiah complex.
"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
--Hunter S. Thompson