There is a literal firestorm building and the supporters of Duck Dynasty and the beleaguered reality show star Phil Robertson are refusing to bend to new charges of racism. So should he stay or should he go now that the PC police have tried to hang the charge of racism around the neck of the head of the Duck Dynasty popular show?
New supposed revelations are circulating in the mainstream media and amongst fellow travelers in the gay community that they have latched onto other comments from Robertson’s GQ interview and condemned him for now showing dark racist intentions in his heart.
Robertson is quite open about his upbringing in the southern culture of the pre-civil rights era that birthed him. He is quoted as saying, “I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash,” said the Wire.
That was the beginning of a statement which any person using commonsense should understand without having to go through years of civil rights study and history. The Duck Dynasty leader of his family was not making a statement of fact about the mistreatment of blacks during that era of racism and disenfranchisement. He was stating a fact based upon his own perspective and his reality.
What was Robertson supposed to say? Was he supposed to admit to realities that were different from his own? Was he supposed to say that his upbringing was somehow to reflect the civil rights marches of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and Congressman John Lewis of Georgia?
Robertson, who is a man of faith and of God, was admitting in an interview that appears to be wide-ranging as well as purposefully revealing in who he is and why he and his family have generated nearly $400 million for A&E and Wal-Mart’s coffers. So what does America want and what more importantly do civil rights leaders, and alphabet soup pundits expect from him who is a self-proclaimed “bible-thumper?”
In a season that is supposed to be focused on God and truth and fellowship, it appears that the hysteria both from the gay community and the now simmering anger in the black civil rights community is bent more on destroying a man’s faith and integrity than righting a supposed misspeak.
The challenge is not for Robertson or Duck Dynasty to eradicate or revoke the belief of a man who spoke his mind on private matters and not on his show, but for Americans to focus on the attack on his First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
The politically correct police would have all Americans embrace the reality and the thoughts and words that bring comfort to their secular immoral and highly politicized version of religious beliefs. Sorry, but this is not the way the millions of Robertson’s followers or the man himself think or feel.
Read carefully the words of this man, and see if you can reel in racism from these words, “We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues,” reported the Wire.
Where is the racism in saying that “They were godly’ they were happy; no one was singing the blues?”
For those Americans who would rather side with the PC police and continue to find new and inventive ways to lock down free speech and maim Phil Robertson, check yourself. He and millions of his followers are unwilling to neither witness nor permit the undoing of those cherished rights that all Americans should hold dear.
Perhaps the PC police are the true racists and they have something against honest truth talking southerners. You be the judge.
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