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reply to post by Lingweenie
"if I went around saying whatever I want about someone."
is it libleous?,,or slanderous or hurtfull???,,it's ok,,,,,cause its "free speach"???
do u have any reverance for the cost in , blood,,that ,,it cost others, too give u the gift of "free" speach?
reply to post by openminded2011
I'm not silencing Phil... just speaking out against his hate speech.
This guy sold out when he and his family prostituted themselves to the boobtube industry and began marketing themselves like laundry detergent. Anyone who isn't an idiot should know you have to be careful marketing yourself to a mass audience and that there are things you can't say from all sides of the cultural divide and the political spectrum if you want to stay on TV. It's way too late in the game to start crying about freedom of speech. This show has been edited all along to present an acceptable image.
Then he went on to say that black people were better off when they didn't have the same rights as white people. How do you define that? I'm not making stuff up here. You need to pay attention to what that hateful man is saying. Seriously. It's not okay.
Can you find the source for me? I'd like to see how he said that.
About all the Duck Dynasty merchandise, that's all A&E. Yes the Robertson's likeness is used, but that's all A&E's doing.
I knew that Duck Dynasty guy was homophobic & a racist before he made the comments.
They say dont judge a book by its cover but Jesus look at that cover
reply to post by openminded2011
Agreed, at least in principle. I'm not silencing Phil... just speaking out against his hate speech. He has a much larger audience than me though! The other issue is, does AE have a right to fire him or silence him and then again, that answer is yes....it is their network and show. No one is stopping his free speech though...he could go to any news outlet and give another interview any time he wants and it would probably be printed/aired and read/watched by millions.
Point one...he has a right to say what he wants. Point two...his right to free speech wasn't impaired or taken away. Point three...I have a moral obligation to stand up and against hate speech like his. Point four...AE has a right to fire him if they want...he's basically their employee. Point five...what is the issue then if his right to free speech wasn't taken away?
“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field. ...They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’ — not a word! ...Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
While this is possible, it is highly improbable. Robertson is 67 years old, born into the Jim Crow South. Only a man blind and naïve to the suffering of others could have existed there and not recognized that there was a rampant culture of violence against blacks, with incidents and signs large and small, at every turn, on full display. Whether he personally saw interpersonal mistreatment of them is irrelevant.
Louisiana helped to establish the architecture for Jim Crow. First, there were the Black Codes that sought to control interactions between blacks and whites and constrain black freedom.
First of all, I didnt say we were on the verge of despotism. My meaning was that the groundwork is being laid for the emergence.
I cannot believe that people (which they do) would rather trade their freedoms for security.
As our govt grows, it becomes ever more ponderous in nature, allowing for the excesses of which we are getting a taste of here and now.
It wasn't until WWII was in full swing that some germans (non-jewish, of course) began to realize what they had lost. Some realized earlier, no doubt, but as long as prosperity was the name of the day they were fine with it. Others realized, or rather, owned up to the facts only once the war was being lost....
With the right leadership, the right conditions, despotism emerges easily and at times very quietly.
The NSA is violating our right to privacy. The IRS is exercising it's (or was) power on behalf of a single political party. One branch spying on another (House of Reps cloak room, by the executive dept) and it goes on and on...that doesnt even take into account the lies and deceptions perpetrated on the populace.