My goodness. Phil Robertson can’t win for losing with the left. This time, the NAACP is taking a dump on him for his comments in the same GQ article for his comments on black people.
But here’s the problem – he didn’t say anything that should have caused any kind of anger. At all. Here’s the quote on his upbringing in the Jim Crow South.
“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.”
|That may be where he got this phrase.|
So the Human Rights Campaign and NAACP wrote a joint letter to A&E. Here’s some of that nonsense.
“We want to be clear why Phil Robertson’s remarks are not just dangerous but also inaccurate. Mr. Robertson claims that, from what he saw, African Americans were happier under Jim Crow. What he didn’t see were lynching and beatings of black men and women for attempting to vote or simply walking down the street.”
The true idiocy of that statement is that it really just parrots what the Duck Commander said. All he said was that where he was, he didn’t see it. Maybe they didn’t have a lot of racial strife in rural Louisiana like other places had.
Who are these people to say that the black people Robertson knew weren’t happy in the first place? They didn’t meet them.
Also, Robertson qualifies his statements that black people these days, on the whole, with a huge portion on welfare and entitlements, aren’t all that happy. Many of them are crammed in government housing, which is essentially a new Jim Crow that keeps them dependent on the dole. That’s just factual.
Finally, the biggest qualifier Robertson notes before he says they were happy is that they were godly. That sounds kind of familiar.
“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:10-13
Ol’ Phil understands that Jesus is far more freeing than anything the government can do, even though the government was right to strike down Jim Crow laws (though Affirmative Action is just as much BS).
But for people who worship the state and believe all their rights come from such, they’re never going to understand this notion, and they’re always going to flip their shit over anyone who says that black people were anything but miserable in the South pre-civil rights movement.
They’ve obviously never been to a Third World country, where people have nothing and are ecstatic to give whatever they have to a guest.