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Phil Robertson, Diversity & Offensensitivity
American Conservative, by Rod Dreher

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Posted By:drive, 12/20/2013 7:57:57 AM

Everybody has been focused on Phil Robertson’s remarks about homosexuals. His rednecky comments about blacks and non-Christians haven’t received nearly as much press, which just goes to show you who has the most cultural power. Here’s what he said about blacks: “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. 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:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 12/20/2013 8:16:22 AM     (No. 9661315)

This article provides a backhanded defense of Robertson as the ignorant, old southerner that can´t help the fact that he holds crazy views, and we should just tolerate and pity his type until they die.

The implied conclusion is that everything Robertson said is wrong and outdated.

I am not so sure God´s word ever gets outdated.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Gretchen, 12/20/2013 8:20:24 AM     (No. 9661323)

Rod epitomizes what he laments in the article. He stoops to pat Phil Robertson, Paula Deen, and elderly blacks on the head, all the while telling us how enlightened he and the rest of us under the age of 50 are. Tell that to all the victims of the Polar Bear Game...

I´d tell him to get his head outta his you-know-what, but he´s so comfortable there.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: wyowumin, 12/20/2013 8:27:47 AM     (No. 9661340)

Seriously stupid contemptuous article basically accusing Phil Robertson of being a subconscious, ignorant, illiterate bigot.

For your information, Mr. Dreher, Mr. Robertson and all but one of his six siblings are college educated and Phil has a Masters degree. Do you?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/20/2013 8:53:12 AM     (No. 9661379)

Rod would have shocked yesterday afternoon if he had been sitting at a nearby table and eavesdropping on the conversation at our table in a small neighborhood cafe!

Several "older" white women, born and bred in New York City and still living here in Manhattan, a mixture of Republicans and Democrats. It´s not only old men from the rural south who express similar thoughts.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 12/20/2013 9:02:38 AM     (No. 9661393)

Why would blacks have been happier in "the good old days?" Everyone knows that´s just CRAZY!!

Oh, wait... I just remembered...

They had higher church membership and church attendance, more intact families, lower rates of birth out of wedlock, lower unemployment, lower rates of imprisonment, lower rates of murder...

Their contributions to music prior to (approximately)1968 were awesome. Also dance, theater, athletics, military service, etc., etc.

Even the KKK and the slavemasters would have trouble racking up the number of offenses the Progressive ideology has committed against the self-respect, social integrity and future outlook of the black community!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: arcady, 12/20/2013 9:02:43 AM     (No. 9661394)

Hmmm, something tells me Mr Dreher never read:
"How can you say to your brother, ´Let me take the speck out of your eye,´ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?"

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Reply 7 - Posted by: AltaD, 12/20/2013 9:14:32 AM     (No. 9661428)

I wonder if Dreher would put Walter Williams in the same category as Phil Robertson. Mr. Williams often speaks of how the welfare society has lead to the decline of the black family.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: spahrkl, 12/20/2013 9:51:08 AM     (No. 9661514)

not my comment but worth saying it here.

Ironical it took a duck call to wake up the Christians of this nation.

Algore sold his TV station to the Terrorists
and because of diversity they are allowed to fill the airwaves across this country, but let a Christian recall the words of the Bible and all Hell comes down upon them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: arcady, 12/20/2013 10:36:31 AM     (No. 9661611)

regarding #8´s comment... It would be great if people took duck calls to political events. Using them as a way to cheer and show approval or even to show displeasure...perhaps disrupting the opposition. Just a thought...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: enuf8, 12/20/2013 10:57:25 AM     (No. 9661645)

As usual, trying to take words out of context to prove the words are ´creepy´.
What I perceived from Robertson´s words were that he was No Better than the blacks in the cotton fields as he worked along with and aside of blacks.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 12/20/2013 11:54:29 AM     (No. 9661737)

It’s far more sophisticated to hold the nuanced views of a Phil Robertson on race and sexuality, than the monotone, simplistic views of the so-called elites.

It takes no thinking or judgment to be politically correct – someone else does your thinking for you. Nor does it take any guts. Come out in favor of pc and you will be lauded for your “courage” by the herd of independent thinkers.

Robertson, OTOH, has had to think thru his entire approach to life. He started out as wildly uninhibited and dissolute, and came to a life of discipline, sexual fealty and reverence for life and God. He had to change himself, his very way of thinking, to do this. And he spoke of it without self-pity, rancor, or self-consciousness.

Of the two points of view – political correctness or Phil Robertson – one respects the latter. The former merits only contempt. Oddly, Phil Robertson does not hold the politically correct in contempt. I do, and many who think as I do agree with me; but Robertson, for all his simplicity and roughness, is a Godly man in an unGodly age. He has moral courage. He loves those who scorn and sneer at him.

God sure-enough works in strange ways.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: bugboy, 12/20/2013 12:03:59 PM     (No. 9661757)

I grew up in Louisiana and I, like Phil, can say that I never saw a black mistreated. That is not to say it may or may not have happened but I never saw it. But I grew up in a small town.

I must say that 50 years ago blacks were more like whites then they are today.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: just another nerd, 12/20/2013 2:21:05 PM     (No. 9661987)

The author sure is full of himself and his enlightened thinking. I guess you don´t have to make sense to write for a publication these days. All young people think those older than them are stupid and outdated. It takes a few life experiences before the light comes on and they realize their elders knew what they were talking about.

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