Love as a Decoy and Ducks as a Many-Layered Narrative

John:

There’s a reason I don’t often write opinion posts … because people like Daniel write much better opinion and arguments than I. The post is lengthy, but well worth the time, as it gets to the heart of the issue: that there’s more to the issue than just ‘free speech.’

Originally posted on northierthanthou:

phil-robertson-getty-gospel-according-to-phil-gq-magazineIf I does it, I get a whippin’.

I does it!

At least I should get a whippin’ for posting about this already tired story, but what the duck! I have a few words to tap out over Phil Robertson’s interview with GQ Magazine.

For me, the most striking thing about the recent dust-up over the Duck Dynasty star is a recurrent theme of decoys and deceptions, perhaps even self-deception. In the GQ article, the author’s (Drew Magary) focuses on one prominent theme about the show itself, the role of Duck Dynasty in a message of redemption. That message begins (at least chronologically) with Phil Robertson’s own transformation from an drunken, abusive, and neglectful husband and father to an upstanding head of a household filled righteous dignity. The message will end, so we are told when Duck Dynasty has run its course and Phil is free to make his…

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4 comments

  1. “Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him?” — The Apostle Paul, I Corinthians 11:14. I have thought it fascinating that Phil never read that part. ;)

  2. I liked the comment by SNL’s Seth Meyers at his news desk. He showed a photograph of this angry Phil guy and said, “Sometimes you CAN tell a book by its cover.”
    But, as you said, greed wins out on this one. Sometimes I think there’s just no hope for corporations. No hope at all. The collective minds there are afraid of loss – loss of money first, but also loss of their prestige, all the perks, etc. Such weakness. Shame on them.

  3. I thought these guys were amusing until they joined forces with WalMart. Phil was so entertaining when he railed against his little yuppie grandchildren. What a fucking hypocrite! I don’t want to hear about christians unless they’re following Christ’s teaching and loving their brothers as they love themselves. I suspect that Christ himself was a man of color, not a white bigoted redneck, exploiting people in other countries for quick cash. He’s just a mean, “saved”, drunk.

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