Sunday, December 22, 2013

Duck Dynasty

I know I’ll get it from both sides on this one. Just wrap this around your brain, and then ask yourself does it make sense. A&E hired Mr. Phil Robertson because he’s a ‘Redneck’; the show became a number one cable show because he’s a redneck. The show Duck Dynasty is based on the lives of hillbilly rednecks, and it’s a successful show. This shows how our society has dumbed down; and we wonder why our education system ranks amongst the lowest when it comes to industrialized countries.

Here’s the part where I’m confused, A&E fired Mr. Phil Robertson because he expressed his redneck views in an interview with GQ. Am I the only one confused, or am I viewing this from a half empty glass point of view?

To me, it’s like hiring Mr. Chiwetel Ejiofor to portray the true story of Mr. Solomon Northup in the movie “Twelve Days a Slave”; and firing him because he did a good job of portraying what slavery was like. I don’t know, maybe I’m the one who needs help, I guest the moral of the way our society is setup these days; do a bad job of what you do, and keep your job.

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