Monday, December 30, 2013

Political Correctness Running Amok

The suspension of the "Duck Dynasty" star for discussing his religious beliefs to a GQ reporter was a despicable act of cowardice on the part of the A&E network. What made A&E's sin more egregious  than other comparable situations is that the whole character the guy portrays on "Duck Dynasty" is of a plain-speaking, Christian conservative redneck. His comments to GQ were simply an expression of his character which has made A&E ten of millions of dollars. A&E knows good and well what brand of Christianity this guy subscribes to, and then the network pretends to be outraged when he expresses his views!

The political correctness crowd needs to develop some sense of nuance about these things. When Michael Richards addresses two Black hecklers during a stand-up act by calling them the N-word seven times in two minutes, that is something that deserves to be a career-killer, because it reflects the racial hatred that is inside of him. When Mel Gibson goes on an anti-Semitic rant after being arrested, that is something that deserves attention, because it reflects the hate that lives inside of him. The political correctness crowd needs to be talking about these two instances, and others like them, rather than about the relatively innocuous comments of the "Duck Dynasty" star.

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