Thursday, May 31, 2007

Billy Graham. Now that is an explicable phenomenon that somebody like me, who has lived here for 24 years, will never understand. Here was somebody who blessed racial segregation, and railed against the civil rights movement. Here was a man who used to sit with Richard Nixon and engage in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories (read the CD version of the Haldeman dairies). Here is a man who spoke most callously and cruelly about AIDS victims. Yet, he is considered a wise man. What gives? Nobody knew what a phony he was except Harry Truman who banned him from the White House (I told the story before).