We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. - Karl PopperThe true story here isn't that an inbred intolerant insular southern racist bigot is a racist bigot but, that conservative luminaries and high-ranking Republicans are willing and eager to defend him.
"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," Sarah Palin, brightest star of the conservative firmament.
According to Sean Hannity, Phil Robertson's comments reflect, "old fashioned traditional Christian sentiment and values."
"He talks very specifically about not being judgmental toward anybody, that’s God’s decision, not his. I mean, it is remarkable. There’s sections there where he sounds like Pope Francis." Newt Gingrich compares Phil Robertson to Pope Francis.
I have told you people again and again. You will be made to care. Personally, I've always taken comfort in the idea of hell fire — that God truly is just and the unrepentant will be in for a smiting. Erick Erickson gushes about the comfort and joy he gets deep down in his loins at the knowledge that he will be in Heaven watching liberals burn in hell.
"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." LA Governor Bobby Jindal.
Of course, the First Amendment concerns Government's making laws prohibiting the free exercise of or abridging the freedom of speech. The Private Sector does everything better. Robertson had a huge forum to express his views, a GQ Magazine interview.
What Republicans don't like are the consequences of their free speech. Republicans don't believe in Personal Responsibility. Conservatives believe in Right-Wing Supremacy. That they are Entitled to dominate and lord power over everyone they deem a lesser class of American. But, Right-Wing Victimhood never howls so loud as when people point out their intolerant, hateful bigotry.
Conservative Values are Oppression, Subjugation and Adulation of the Rich. Conservatives hate Democracy and Freedom. While issues, like rampant bigotry amongst the Duck Dynasty family, may seem trivial it all serves the purpose of rallying right-wing racists and bigots, conservative hypocrites and domestic terrorists to the Republican cause of fastening the chains of Wage Slavery upon the Nation.
Additionally, I entreat ALL Republicans to get out and make these comments. Republicans should start every interview with comments comparing Gays to Terrorists. Do it. Have the courage of your convictions. Don't let the "intolerant left" and mainstream media stop you from espousing your beliefs.