Friday, June 11, 2010

#35: William G. Boykin

a.k.a Lieutenant General “My God is bigger than your God” Boykin

Purveyor of possibly the most staggeringly bizarre argument ever made, concerning G. Bush after his reelection: “Why is this man in the White House? The majority of Americans did not vote for him. Why is he there? And I tell you this morning that he’s in the White House because God put him there for a time such as this”.

Boykin (now retired) was the United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, and has played a role in almost every recent major American military operation. He is also a born-again Christian, author of "Never Surrender: A Soldier's Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom". Boykin has cast the "War on Terror" in Biblical terms, seeing the war on terror as a battle between good and evil, or more precisely, between the soldiers of Jesus and the heretics (a Pentagon investigation concluded in 2004 that he had violated regulations by failing to explain these remarks were not made in an official capacity). As an example, listen to Boykin giving a speech about hunting down Osman Atto in Mogadishu: "He went on CNN and he laughed at us, and he said, 'They'll never get me because Allah will protect me. Allah will protect me.' Well, you know what? I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol." Hence his nickname. Believes that terrorists are after America not primarily because terrorists hate freedom but because Muslims hate Christians and the U.S. is a firmly Christian Nation (see the entry for David Barton).

Boykin’s relative loudness and official position eventually lead even to George Bush officially emphasizing that Boykin’s statements in no way reflected the point of view of the president or the administration (Rumsfeld took Boykin’s side, however). Pat Buchanan is also a fan of Boykin, apparently subscribing to the view taken by several WorldNetDaily columnists that the criticism of Boykin is an attack on Christian values in America by the Democratic Party.

Some quotes here.

A (relatively) sympathetic interview here.

Diagnosis: Batshit insane. Has probably contributed significantly to making the world a worse place to be.

21 comments:

  1. And he's still running strong and bright. This time, apparently Obama has created brownshirt groups (Nazi-style) to force in healthcare.

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  2. You can see Boykin interviewed by Bryan Fischer here.

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  3. This one is worth having a look at as well.

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  4. Boykin endorses Santorum for the 2012 elections, and plenty of crazy is brought in the wake of that.

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  5. ... and when subjected to criticism, he reacts just the way you'd expect from a first-class fundamentalist bigot.

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  6. More fantastically ridiculous paranoia here. (You didn't know that US Department of Treasury was undergoing profound changes to become sharia friendly, did you?)

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  7. To think that this guy used to be in a position of actual power is pretty baffling.

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  8. Here's Boykin again claiming that Islam (and therefore secularism, since these are the same things) is Satan's willing whore.

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  9. Reason-wise, it is still clearly going downhill for Boykin. And it started out pretty low.

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  10. He's now been added to the rooster of the Family Research Council. Serves him right.

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  11. Here's Boykin explaining how progressives and liberals are exactly like Hitler and Stalin and Lenin because Hitler, Stalin and Lenin were progressive liberals. Also, the ACLU is Marxist to the letter, and America is moving rapidly to Marxism (no, he doesn't understand what Marxism is, but he doesn't like it and he doesn't like the ACLU, so therefore ACLU = Hitler, and also Islamic and a secularly Jewish).

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  12. Here’s Boykin trying to argue that Obama bases his policies on the Communist Manifesto, a document Boykin evidently has no knowledge about whatsoever (but hey: Boykin doesn’t like Obama, Boykin doesn’t like Communism; hence, Obama and Communism must be the same).

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  13. Boykin continues to be silly in the same ways as always. Here is some seriously silly discussions about Syria, Biblical prophecies, and the end times. And here he claims that Obama is creating a marxist nation (no, he has no idea what that means). Little new to see, in other words.

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