Thursday, December 19, 2013

Duck Dynasty; the Tipping Point?

For far too long, a majority of Americans have been quietly ignoring small groups of malcontents that continue to push their agendas in the face of the people who may not agree with their views but are tolerant of allowing those views to be heard. Is the latest attack on Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson the final tipping point?

There comes a time when a bully is finally confronted by the victim and the outrage is so pent up that the results are rarely good for the bully. The American people’s compassion and tolerance have been pushed by many. The atheists, the gay community, the democratic and republican big government types, race baiters, and the political correct coalition have all been pushing their agendas by belittling the majority of American’s core beliefs…

The Duck Dynasty is a program that I have only watched once. I am not a huge TV guy. But it is the largest cable TV show in the history of cable. It is a family that lives by many of the core values the majority of Americans live by. At the end of every show they say a prayer and praise Jesus. That alone makes it a target of every politically correct group in the nation. But here’s the problem, the cumulative number of politically correct groups in comparison to the majority of Americans are not worth comparing. But even though their numbers are small they have figured out how to drive the conversation in their favor.

Tolerance is not accepted by these minority groups. Their creed is: if you don’t believe the way we do, you must be silenced and destroyed. That is not a core value of the Americans they are intent on destroying. A majority of Americans is truly tolerant and believe in free speech and liberty for all. But the groups they are tolerating do not want the majority to have those same courtesies.

The network A&E decided that comments made by Phil Robertson about his religious beliefs in a personal interview by GQ Magazine, and shared by a large majority of Americans, was an opportunity to punish him by firing him from his family’s show. This may be the tipping point.

No matter how you feel about the comments made by Phil Robertson about the gay lifestyle, in America tolerance is how we best react to people’s individual opinions. We don’t have to agree and we especially don’t have to watch the show, but to silence a man’s opinion because a small militant group has decided this opinion is to be silenced, we must reject their actions.

It is time that the majority of Americans that are tired of being told their beliefs are no longer allowed to exist in America, fight back. We need to treat these small radical and intolerant groups the way they have been treating us for years. We need to shut them up by shutting them out of our concerns. We no longer should ignore their radical agenda and we must respond in numbers so overwhelming that these groups understand and everyone observing has no doubt, they are the minority opinion in America.

The attack against the religious beliefs of a member of the Duck Dynasty family may be the attack “heard around the world” by the overwhelming majority of the good tolerant people, no longer willing to ignore the assaults on their beliefs…

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