Friday, December 20, 2013

Ya Just Can't Make This Stuff Up!

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


Below is a statement made by Ian Baynes, Congressman from the 11th district of Illinois. I guess to the muddled minds of some floating on the fringes the comparison makes perfect sense.

Yep, for some the best thing to do when in a hole is to keep digging, I guess.

BUCK DYNASTY STAR IS ROSA PARK OF OUR GENERATION


Friday, December 20th, 2013 @ 4:23PM

Today, Ian Bayne called Phil Robertson, star of the A&E series “Duck Dynasty,” the ‘Rosa Parks’ of our generation.

“In December 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand against an unjust societal persecution of black people, and in December 2013, Robertson took a stand against persecution of Christians,” said Bayne.

Parks, famous for refusing to give up her seat on a bus for a white person, as was the rule of her day, provided inspiration for a movement of equality of black people and white people in America.

“What Parks did was courageous,” said Bayne. “What Mr. Robertson did was courageous too.”

Bayne believes that the Duck Dynasty star knew that going on GQ would result in the current controversy going on surrounding his suspension, as well as his suspension.

Bayne added that this exposure of Robertson’s situation is an eye opener for many who may have been previously in disbelief that the bible is fast becoming considered “hate speech” by the media and society.

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Via: Memeorandum


8 comments:

  1. wow

    When I heard this guy was put on hiatus by A&E, the first thing I thought was, oh no, the left really doesn't care about this, but the righties are going to play the victims of liberal abuse. They love the whole victim thing when they get that rare chance to pretend.

    JMJ

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  2. THE most idiotic analogy of recent memory, for sure.

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  3. I believe this beauty is only a candidate for the 11th district.

    This may hurt his campaign.

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    1. You're right Ducky, my bad. Should read congressional candidate from the 11th district of Illinois.

      Thanks.

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  4. When SOME people on the right get called on their bigotry, first thing that happens is they take on the mantle of victimhood. Robertson is no Rosa Parks. She risked imprisonment for daring to demand she be treated like white citizens, and not a second class citizen. Roberts got a slap on his wrist for expressing his bigotry. Even if he claims his religion sanctions what he said about gays and lesbians, it's still bigotry. And he apparently never read anything by any African-American who lived through Jim Crow. What he said about the happy, happy A.A.s he knew was just plain ignorant. People keep their blinders on so that they can deceive themselves into thinking everything was just one big fun time during that era. It wasn't. In fact any African-American man or woman could be tortured and hanged for the merest infraction of Jim Crow, and the southerners who committed those crimes never feared they'd be brought to justice. They got away with murder of American citizens. African-Americans who lived through that era were terrorized on a daily basis.

    They weren't "singing the blues" as Robertson ignorantly stated? Does he have any clue at all how stupid that statement was? Where does he think the blues came from? Duck hunting?


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  5. Morris Dees of the SPLC said it more eloquently than I did:

    "I don’t know anything about Robertson’s experiences. But I grew up on a small cotton farm in Alabama and also worked in the fields alongside African Americans. It shouldn’t even be necessary to say that they were treated as second-class citizens, most of them mired in abject poverty and with very little opportunity for anything more. There was no such thing as equality in any sense of the word.

    And of course black folks didn’t go around saying anything about “these doggone white people.” The threat of racist violence was ever present, and there was virtually no chance any white person who harmed a black person would face anything close to justice. I wonder what Robertson would say about the four little black girls who were killed in the Klan bombing of Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church – or the many, many others who were lynched over the decades? What would he say about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old who was murdered for supposedly flirting with a white woman in Mississippi? Were they happy about their situation, too?

    Those like Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, who trot out First Amendment arguments to defend the offensive speech of Robertson and bemoan the consequences they face, are equally misguided. Sure, Robertson has every right to say hateful, offensive things wherever and whenever he wants. But there is no First Amendment right to have a TV show. There is no First Amendment right to be free from criticism. No one is calling on the government to shut him up.

    Maybe Robertson simply doesn’t understand the hurtful nature of his words. Maybe he was blind to the reality of life for African Americans when he was growing up. Maybe he still is. Being oblivious to the suffering of others is at the root of racism."

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    1. Shaw: I agree with most of what is said. However, I think Dees' "I wonder what Robertson would say about...." middle section is pointless. I doubt Robertson is on a Grand Wizard of the KKK level and condones any of these extreme acts of violence. I think Dees would have done better to come up with examples that were more subtle. Things that perhaps someone like Robertson might have supported.

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    2. Dennis: Just because you missed the point does not mean there was not one. The point is that those things were happening, and the sole reason was racism... but Robertson minimized racism with his ignorant comment about African Americans not "singing the blues". The point was NOT that Robertson would have condoned any of those things, I'm sure he would not. But those acts of violence perpetrated by racist white folks happened and everything was not as happy as he says he remembers.

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