The A&E reality show Duck Dynasty has become a flashpoint in the modern American culture war and the recent remarks of the patriarch of the family, Phil Robertson and subsequent Marxist backlash is proof that the culture war is far from over as some would make you believe, it is just beginning.
Duck Dynasty is the story of a Louisiana family who innovated the modern duck call to take them from poverty to being multi-millionaires. Phil Robertson founded the company Duck Commander in 1973 and took it from being a small one man operation to a business that specializes in various animal calls, hunting gear, and now even the wine business. The story of Phil Robertson and his clan is the epitome of the traditional Christian America that the Left and modernists hate, and that is why the Robertson family resonates with so many Traditional Americans.
Phil Robertson was raised in abject poverty while growing up. Like many poor Whites of America, government programs and help seemingly never made it out to the holler to help those in need. Phil and his six siblings were raised to be able to provide for themselves and their family through hunting, foraging, hard work, and family ties. As a young man he was a talented football player and gave up the opportunity to join the NFL to start his own business, Duck Commander. Far from being a dumb hick that the media portrays him as, Phil received a Bachelors in Physical Education and went on to get a Masters Degree in Education.
Phil married Kay Robertson and together they opened up a bar after Phil got out of college. Although raised in the Christian faith, Phil walked away from the Church and began engaging in a hedonistic lifestyle. Alcoholism and rampant sin threatened to sink him and his marriage as Phil fell into the tar pit of modernity. Only through hitting rock bottom and seeing the love of his wife who refused to give up on their marriage did Phil begin to seek help. A Christian man who was in his bar began to work with Phil to understand the Gospel and how to transform his life by accepting Jesus Christ, which he did at the age of twenty eight. Although working through his troubles were not easy, with the support of his Traditional family and the power of the Holy Spirit, Phil overcame his issues and began to live a righteous and Christian life.
Phils experience with hunting and the outdoors gave him the experience to sidestep the big hunting industry corporations and begin making his own duck calls. Within only a few years, Duck Commander was bringing in tons of business and money to the young Phil Robertson. Working with his brother Si and the rest of his family, Phil was able to build a business built on integrity, Faith, great customer service, and a product that beat everything else on the market. Phils son Willie became CEO of Duck Commander after graduating college at the University of Louisiana and was able to catapult Duck Commander into being a hugely successful business that retained the founding principles of Phil’s original one man operation.
A&E decided that the Robertson family would make a great addition to the lineup of reality shows that were being produced. Between children being sexualized in a pedophiles dream, people hoarding literal tons of useless crap, and countless examples of hedonism, A&E made room for the Robertson family to cater to an audience they had neglected, Christians.
Following the business and family exploits of the Robertson family, Duck Dynasty soon found a huge audience, dwarfing A&E’s other television programs. In the modern American culture, almost nothing is marketed towards Traditional White Christian culture. From Si’s stories about his life and time in Vietnam to the constant use of prayer and family togetherness that permeated every interaction between the Robertson clan, normal White Christians related. The Robertsons being a very wealthy family but maintaining their Faith, giving to charity, providing ministry to those in need (including Baptisms and counseling), hunting, a love of the outdoors and firearms, and the unrepentant political incorrect attitudes gave White Christian America its first heroes in years.
The first sign that A&E might not be comfortable with actually giving Christians a pulpit was the “bleeping” controversy. The network began to provide “bleeps” that are usually used to cover up swearing while showing normal Robertson family interactions. This made the Robertson family seem “normal” by modern American television standards, but it wasn’t accurate in the slightest. The importance of maintaining one’s heart, body, and soul as being a temple for the Holy Spirit was of huge importance to Phil and his clan. Swearing was not tolerated to the degree that Stonewall Jackson would be proud, and that meant the network had to try and “spice things up.” A&E couldn’t stand that a celebrity family would actually practice what they preach, so the network had to lie in order to push the narrative that all Christians are as degenerate as the mainstream media says we should be.
Alongside misrepresenting the language choices of the Robertsons, the very name of Jesus Christ began to be cut out family prayers for fear of offending non-Christians (who weren’t watching the show in the first place). Phil confronted the producers and told them “’You Hollywood cats are counting time by Jesus just like I am.’ I would think that out of all of the people that walk planet Earth, if we’ve all decided in America to count time by just one of them, Jesus of Galilee, I don’t think it hurts to throw his name in there from time to time.” With threats circling of shutting down production the producers blinked and allowed the name of Christ to be spoken on occasion, but the battle lines were clearly drawn between the Robertsons and the anti-Christian producers in Hollywood who had nothing but disdain for Christians professing their Faith.
The idea that the free market and money is the way to make change in this System is fundamentally flawed because at the end of the day the powers that be but a Leftist agenda ahead of profit. Regardless of how large the support is for Right Wing ideas, the media bosses would never give us a positive representation, the narrative matters more than money. This is why the recent comments by Phil Robertson in GQ Magazine created the firestorm they have.
When asked about homosexuality Phil responded by quoting Corinthians and said to an America wide audience “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.” Robertson stuck by a Biblically solid Christian position, and the Leftist media went hog wild over it.
Christians in modern America are not allowed to stand by their convictions if they are to be in the media and approved of by the System. As Scripture said in the Gospel of John “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world,the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” You can either have the love and approval of the world or serve Christ, you cannot serve both. The Zionist masters who control the media alongside their Gentile lapdogs understand that a strong and militant Christianity is a sure path to the destruction of their capitalist empire. Christianity must be ostracized from society, be mocked relentlessly, and be driven from the West by any means necessary. Christianity and its Traditional values are the antithesis to organized Jewry and their money grubbing Satanism, which is why the battle between international Jewry and the Christian Church has been raging for over two thousand years.
Phil Robertson and the entire Robertson clan would not be cowed by money or pressure, the things they valued were not diamonds and jewels but the message of Christ and their family. Christians who put their stock in Faith and folk cannot be corrupted by the Zionist paymasters and that means they need to be destroyed. For years countless “Christian” superstars clapped along to the modernist song and dance, but not the Robertsons.
The response from the organized Left after Phil Robertson’s comments against homosexuality came out was furious. Professional gay activist Wilson Cruz attacked Robertson by shrilly declaring “Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe. He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans — and Americans — who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples. Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors, who now need to re-examine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.” The economic terrorism had begun, and the Robertson clan was under attack.
One should note that the GLAAD spokesman explains perfectly the worldview of the Left. Christians are to be tolerated as long as we attend churches that don’t preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “Christians” who reject Tradition and the very essence of the Gospel while embracing Liberation theology and Leftist empowerment are accepted, if only to discredit and help destroy the true Church. As the communists did in Eastern Europe during the Soviet era, modern Leftists are doing everything in their power to destroy Christianity. One cannot worship the State and the perpetual struggle for an egalitarian world if they worship Christ, thereby to gain their Leftist utopia the communists must destroy true Christianity in all of its forms.
From the campaigns of social conservatives Rich Santorum and Pat Buchanan to the simple desire to have Christ in Christmas, the Left mocks and attacks anything that breaks from their orthodoxy. If someone refuses to be bribed, they will be mocked, if they resist name calling then the Left will deploy economic terrorism to take away the ability for thought criminals to feed their families and be forced into submission. This playbook has been used ad nauseum and few have resisted it. The ability to get scraps off the table and avoid the focus of the Left to be a collaborator is a proposal that most take up, but not Phil Robertson.
Almost immediately after GLAAD and other homosexual groups denounced Phil for standing for his Christian convictions, A&E capitulated and announced that Phil Robertson would be on “indefinite leave” from Duck Dynasty. The public announcement from the company was sniveling and pathetic, it read “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series ‘Duck Dynasty.’ His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.” The network was willing to take Duck Dynasty to the bank and make countless millions as long as the Robertson family didn’t anger the gods of Leftism, but when a belief in Traditional families and sexuality is announced (a belief held by the majority of Duck Dynasty viewers) it was time to commit seppuku.The Left began to celebrate at driving out another “hateful and bigoted” Christian in another rout of the culture war, but the response from Christians was ferocious.
As soon as it was announced that A&E had betrayed the Robertson clan for standing for the principles that they had been professing, the normally gelded conservative movement took a stand after being propelled by the White Christian base. The power of the masses when they actually rise up is a power that the elites cannot ignore. The traitorous Republicans and the communist Democrats remain in power mostly due to apathy of the majority of this country. While most White folks wont protest their own demographic displacement, the cause of PHil Robertson and Duck Dynasty was awoken a sleeping giant.
The grassroots support for Robertson against the homosexual lobby and the Establishment Left proves how weak the Left really is in the hearts and minds of White Christians. While GLAAD spokesman Cruz Wilson may say “What’s clear is that such hateful anti-gay comments are unacceptable to fans, viewers, and networks alike. By taking quick action and removing Robertson from future filming, A&E has sent a strong message that discrimination is neither a Christian nor an American value” but the facts completely contradict this. While the vast majority of the elites in the media, business, and education system are proponents of or followers of the Leftist narrative, mainstream White America is almost entirely unreconstructed, only stiffled. Homosexual lobbyists may think that Robertson’s comments were “unacceptable” but the backlash against A&E proves that while the Left may hope they control the minds of the people, they haven’t even come close.
The top story of Drudge Report on December 19th was a series of articles about the Duck Dynasty controversy. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said that “Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana.. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”
Texas Senator Ted Cruz released a press release saying that “The reason that so many Americans love Duck Dynasty is because it represents the America usually ignored or mocked by liberal elites: a family that loves and cares for each other, believes in God, and speaks openly about their faith.” This gets at the core of the fact that the political class understands that Duck Dynasty might as well be a representative of the old Religious Right. Country living and values has become the unofficial Christian and White identity, thus we are all to one degree or another the Robertson family, they represent everything the Left hates and so many of the core principles of Traditionalists. As Willie Robertson said when asked why so many Americans like Duck Dynasty “It’s a combination of the faith, the positive and the family aspect … and it’s funny.” It isn’t because of depravity, big special effects, or modernity, folks like Duck Dynasty because it speaks to their true folk and religious identity.
Tea Party darling Sarah Palin threw her hat into the ring to tell her followers “Free speech is an endangered species. Those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us,” An attack on the Robertsons is an attack on all Christians in this country.
The value of organizing the Religious Right cannot be understated, the tens of millions of White Christians who are increasingly ostracized from the “Mainstream America.” Our values, our Faith, and our folk are under attack and every day more people are awakening to this. Traditionalists must understand that the culture war is just beginning and folks like Phil Robertson are some of the first casualties in what will be a long and vicious war. There can be no compromise in the culture war and we must use opportunities like this to galvanize and radicalize normal White Christians into fighting for their values.