I freely admit that, despite my disgust with the entirety of the Hipster subculture, I do love me some irony. 😉 I especially love irony that based upon- and caused by some jabbering idiot making idiotic statements, comparisons, and demands without even bothering to consider the overall context of the situation, themselves, or the agenda and/or constituents that they claim to represent.
The grifting blacktivist, Jesse Jackson’s latest jabbering screed is a perfectly example of this.
The irony! Feel it burn. Little is better on a cold, Winter’s day.
Phil Robertson’s homophobic comments to GQ were MORE OFFENSIVE than the words uttered by bus driver who tried to force Rosa Parks to sit on the back of his bus in 1955 … so says civil rights leader Jesse Jackson.
Jackson came out firing against the “Duck Dynasty” star this week … explaining, “These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago.”
“At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was ‘white privilege.'”
Jackson is demanding a meeting with A&E and Cracker Barrel execs … and even issued a Friday deadline … urging the network to uphold Robertson’s suspension from the reality show.
Firstly, given the “Black Community’s” fear and loathing of homosexuals, which far outpaces the “homophobia” of normal, White Americans but which is largely swept under the rug by the media, it’s very ironic that Jackson would make any statement about Robertson’s comments.
Out of fairness I have to say that TMZ could have got it wrong. Jackson could have been talking about Robertson’s comments on the happiness of the local Blacks way back when.
If that’s the case, Jackson’s jabbering isn’t ironic; it’s just a ridiculous and insulting false equivalency, but an expected one from a creature that makes it rent off of maintaining racism in the “Black Community”.
Secondly, the irony of some aging ghetto grievance-monger acting in even the least way as if his opinion or that of the thuggish hordes he claims to speak for would matter at all to a restaurant chain named Cracker Barrel is beyond the pale.
This is, indeed, the Blackest irony. 😆
It seems that the paramount queer activist group GLAAD who spearheaded the assault on Phil Robertson which led to A&E’s suspension of him aren’t so happy right now. It seems that this group, which specializes in attacking anyone and everyone who isn’t on board with the gay agenda, has been on the receiving end of unprecedented levels of angry backlash from normal Americans over their manufacturing outrage and attacking the popular American television personality because he said homosexuality was a sin.
GLAAD’s Vice President of Communications Rich Ferraro, speaking to The Wrap, seemed neither too glad nor too gay about the people’s response to GLAAD’s actions. 😉
“In the five-and-a-half years I’ve worked at GLAAD, I’ve never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments,” the media watchdog organization’s vice president of communications Rich Ferraro told The Wrap.
He said those reactions range from those who simply believe as Robertson believes to those who feel that GLAAD and A&E’s actions limit the reality star’s free speech.
Unsurprisingly, yet ironically, and hysterically, GLAAD’s mouthpiece sound a bit butthurt over Americans’ response to A&E’s suspension of the Christian television personality at GLAAD’s behest.
I guess, however, that the voice of the angry queers is just going to have to learn to bend over and take it. I wouldn’t think, given his obvious and openly proclaimed preferences and proclivities, that this should be too hard for Ferraro.
Hard or not though, it something that Ferraro, GLAAD, and queers in general are going to have to learn. American culture has become, for good or ill, very tolerant of homosexuality. We’re not in the least, however, tolerant of agendists manufacturing outrage, attacking our own, and decrying a negative opinion of homosexual sex as defamation, “hate speech,” or some other form of bigotry.
Addendum / Update: I’m betting that they’re not only not glad but downright sad now. A&E has reversed their suspension of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson and on Jan 15, will be airing new episodes of the show that include scenes featuring the feisty patriarch.
“There’s no negotiation to have; we’re doing the show,” said an insider close to the situation. “We’ll figure out a solution. It’s just not going to happen overnight. Everybody will take a break for the holidays and regroup afterward. That’s probably the smartest thing for everyone to do. Time heals a lot of wounds.”
That’s going hurt GLAAD’s feelings because it either means that normative American’s outrage beat out GLAAD’s or that the whole suspension was just a publicity mechanism and that A&E just used GLAAD and their following like a cheap rent boy.
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So the Art & Entertainment Network (A&E) has indefinitely suspended one of the stars of “Duck Dynasty,” Phil Robertson because in an interview with GQ he said some things which offended queers, Blacks, and their enablers and supporters. What this means for their most popular and profitable series remains to be seen.
But, while seemingly very stupid, suspending Robertson for this reason, any reason, or no reason at all is completely within their rights.
If we’re going suspend, terminate, and otherwise vilify, pillory, and attempt to terrorize into submission people who say things that offend various groups within America’s borders, I just wish we’d do so fairly and apply the same treatment to the various queers, Blacks, and other less than mainstream personalities that spout things that offend the majority of the average American citizenry.
That won’t happen though because political correctness is wholly and solely based upon pandering to- and applying a far lower standard of expectations to non-normative, minority cultural adherents.
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