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Fri Dec 20, 2013, 08:24 PM Dec 2013

"My Facebook Note Re: Phil Robertson" [View all]

My Facebook Note Re: Phil Robertson

by Jaxpagan

Aside from actually catching occasional snippets, I've never watched Duck Dynasty, despite being from that state, and that part of the state, and that town (Monroe, La). Or maybe because of that - I grew up with people like them, and I saw this "flip-side" of the folksy humor a long time ago. Kinda done with it.

But after Phil Robertson spewed all over his GQ interview, my Facebook page (which carries an amazing diverse array of people, at least for the moment) came alive with posts on one side or the other, and I thought I had to respond to it all.


To Mr. Phil Robertson:

So much to go through here – let’s start with the race thing, since that seems to be the most recent dustup:

To say you “never saw a Black person mistreated” in the Deep South in the 50’s and 60’s, is genuinely astounding. You’re talking about people who couldn’t vote, walk in the wrong part of town, drink from the wrong fountain, sit down in a diner, or show inadequate “deference” to any white trash idiot no matter how poor or stupid he was. You’re talking about people with few if any genuine rights who were consigned to those fields because they were actively excluded from anything else. You saw nothing but Black people being mistreated, and just because you never saw some white guy actually standing over them and beating them with a chain is no excuse to play dumb about it.

I’ve never really watched your show, so I don’t know much about your outlook beyond what you’ve unfortunately shared with the class in the GQ interview, but I come from the same place as you, Chief, so I’m pretty sure I know your type – and I’m willing to bet I know which side of the Obama-Tea Party divide you fall on.

And given the Tea Party tendency to hysteria about “tyranny”, apocalyptic ranting about that “armed revolt” that well may be necessary to “take our country back” and just general bitch-whininess about every stitch of the Social Safety Net, or every minor act of the public sector to, you know, actually deal with our national problems . . . then for you to say that Blacks in the pre-Civil Rights South - people who were actually oppressed, actually persecuted, actually denied representation in the government that controlled their destiny and actually restricted in life by law, social convention and the ongoing threat of violence - if they occasionally sang or joked to lift their spirits, or didn’t just break down sobbing in the goddam fields over their miserable lot in life, then they must have been happy as clams . . . makes you a fucking idiot.

And as for that mountainous spew of bile about gays . . .

The Bible uses the same word – toevah (literally “taboo”) to describe eating shellfish and wearing mixed fibers. I’m guessing you’ve never protested a Red Lobster, or complained that the cotton-poly blend in your hunting camo violated your faith. So I’m going to guess your “Bible defense” for your homophobia is so much bullshit. I’m going to guess you don’t go around thinking “I sure would love to embrace and welcome my gay brothers and sisters, but the Bible just won’t let me.”

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Beautiful smack down.

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That was a thing of beauty Warpy Dec 2013 #1
Jesus never wore camo. Major Hogwash Dec 2013 #2
Robertson has been around during the mistreatment of blacks, they had their water fountains, could Thinkingabout Dec 2013 #3
Yes. The very fact that he lived where he saw "colored" and white faucets, toilets, and DeschutesRiver Dec 2013 #4
He said he was doing the same work. Skip Intro Dec 2013 #5
Sorry Skippy Pantagruelsmember Dec 2013 #6
He was done anyway Go Vols Dec 2013 #7
no link? n/t Skip Intro Dec 2013 #9
Right here... countryjake Dec 2013 #13
He even goes to church in cammo? Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2013 #23
That video was taped at the Berean Bible Church's Wild Game Supper... countryjake Dec 2013 #25
no comment? countryjake Dec 2013 #15
So praising "the good old days" isn't implying that blacks should be subservient to whites? nomorenomore08 Dec 2013 #10
Where was he praising "the good old days?" Skip Intro Dec 2013 #11
At best, what he said was astonishingly ignorant. Implying that African-Americans were happier nomorenomore08 Dec 2013 #16
here's what he said Maeve Dec 2013 #18
He certainly is trash. That's for sure. nomorenomore08 Dec 2013 #19
Well ProSense Dec 2013 #12
'Fauxrage'? Really? muriel_volestrangler Dec 2013 #22
You said... countryjake Dec 2013 #24
One of the best I've seen. Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2013 #8
My family moved to Alabama in 1976 awoke_in_2003 Dec 2013 #14
K&R! TeamPooka Dec 2013 #17
This is all a scam. I bet the show's ratings will go up and they will put rhett o rick Dec 2013 #20
Beautiful in your face from jaxpagan to Cha Dec 2013 #21
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