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IMAGE: Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Robertson family and star of the hit series Duck Dynasty.
Phil Robertson of the show Duck Dynasty (seen above) has been suspended indefinitely by A+E Networks, after he exercised his 1st Amendment right – expressing his own personal belief system about sexuality and religion.
Firstly, let’s all sober up for one minute. It’s important to note straight away that Robertson expressed his views during an interview in mens GQ Magazine – read almost exclusively (dare we say, and most regrettably) by straight men. GQ Mag willingly published the interview, not A+E Networks. GQ are published by Conde Nast who also do Cosmopolitan, Vogue and many other women’s titles. So why wasn’t GQ targeted? Because activists wanted remove Robertson from TV, even though what was said in the GQ Mag interview – which was actually a hit-piece against Robertson (you must read article to gain the full context) would be unlikely to ever be said on air with A+E TV. Read the full text of Robertson’s interview here.
Duck Dynasty has become a ‘reality’ sensation for the A&E Television Network (A+E Networks), garnering over 9 million-viewers on a regular basis and has broken several ratings records over the course of its four seasons and is the most watched ‘non-fiction’ cable show in history. After pressure from gay rights groups like GLAAD and other ‘communitarian’ types of groups, as well as some in media, A&E caved-in, deciding it was time to sideline the star of their cash-cow show.
While we know many will find Robertson’s personal views to be offensive from that of a public figure, it must be noted that he did so in a candid fashion. Let’s also not forget that freedom of speech is a safeguard against tyranny for all people - all walks of life in America, and without this basic fundamental right, the entire constitution would unravel.
Many Americans are quickly forgetting that rights to freedom of opinion and expression must be preserved for all, otherwise that right no longer exists in its totality.
Political Correctness is a Wedge
Division has become all too prevalent today, with many groups looking to exploit and polarize the masses with ‘political correctness’ at every turn, making sure that we all fall in line with the same ‘common core’ belief system. There is an arsonist in the room and the elephant is on fire, as our individualism has been slowly sapped by a Marxist apparatus deeply rooted in America, arguably since the country was sacked by a cabal of bankers a hundred years ago. That’s right, the towering institutions of today molding young minds are controlling behavior through mainstream, digital and educational media in ways that would make old hands Hitler and Stalin blush with envy. You could say that in the 21st century, the mask of sanity has slipped and communism – under the guise of progressive-ism, has become the not-so-secret face of America.
Watch how manipulative CNN host Don Lemon is in this clip below, within seconds, he tries to reduce Phil Robertson as a racist for his remarks. Unbelievably, Marc Lamont Hill, goes on to approve of corporations holding people accountable for their own personal beliefs…
Ironically, all of the pundits who are up in arms over Robertson’s personal opinions – do not even watch his TV show. That’s a point which is lost on most ‘media experts’ throughout this debate, but demonstrates how politically correct mobs tend to operate.
Marxism and Political Correctness are the Siamese twins of cultural consolidation, consuming other belief systems through a majority rules (or who can shout the loudest) doctrine, practiced by ‘Rules for Radicals’ followers, as this article on the history of political correctness points out:
“Cultural Marxism, or Political Correctness, says that all history is determined by power, by which groups defined in terms of race, sex, etc., have power over which other groups.”
Out of these concepts, comes a careful selection process as to those who are to be viewed as true victims. This ‘kinder’ ideology is somewhat flawed, as the very groups seeking acknowledgement for suffering tend to be the least understanding of conflicting points of view. The examples of this are all around us.
Remember in November media mogul Oprah Winfrey was busy fanning the flames of socially engineered racism and was given a medal of honor by the White House just one week later:
“She (Oprah) claimed that the current U.S. President has been ‘disrespected’ because of the color of his skin, but rest assured, as Winfrey has a ‘final solution’ to end racism in the world today.” She tells the BBC:
“there are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.”
Here the liberal hypocrisy is fully exposed, If we as people have to tolerate Oprah’s call for the death of ‘others’ over their apparent personal views (or Winfrey’s sweeping political generalizations), then people should tolerate Phil Robertson and his personal views…
IMAGE: ”We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm‘ - The Robertson family.
‘Duck Dynasty’ Family: ‘We Cannot Imagine the Show’ Without Phil Robertson
The Hollywood Reporter
The Duck Dynasty stars have issued a statement amid the controversy surrounding family patriarch Phil Robertson’s anti-gay remarks. The Robertson clan says they “cannot imagine” the show without him, and that they are “in discussions” with A&E about the future of the series.
“We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible,” reads a statement posted on the family’s Duck Commander website.
“Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right. We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.”
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