Let's first look at what happened with the fall of Duck Dynasty from a nonpolitical standpoint. In the heart of the Bible Belt, there are many Conservatives who, while not accepting gays, did not see Roberton's remarks about America being a better nation when Jim Crow laws existed, or his remarks on marrying underage girls, as very Christian. Yes, the tide turned against Robertson and his show, and this seems to be a case of someone who could not handle "stardom" without sticking his foot in his mouth. But what about the people in rural Louisiana, where Robertson comes from? I have been there, in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes, and I can tell you first hand that, while racism does exist there, it is dying out. These are some of the most Conservative people in the nation, and most of them will give you the shirt of their back if you need it, and color is no longer a prerequisite to get that shirt. I have been to clubs there where blacks and whites not only got along, but were friends with each other. This is no longer the deep South of the 1950's and 1960's. The Klan has been eviscerated, and people of colors both black and white are more tolerant today. It is unfortunate that the man who got a hit show on the air at A&E does not share in that tolerance, and has given a black eye to a culture that is American as apple pie.SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - JTK Productions said Thursday it cancelled the planned appearance of members of the hit A&E show "Duck Dynasty" due to "unforeseen circumstances." It turns out the reason is a low number of ticket sales.
OK, now to get political. America has changed for the better, but the politics on both sides of the aisle does not recognize that change. Many Democrats will still bash the Deep South, only because it is the Deep South. However, I submit to them that there is less racism in the Old South than there is in New York City. Don't believe me? Then do a Google search on red-lining, which is a common practice in the North, a practice which denies black home ownership in lilly white subdivisions. And to the Republicans' support of Robertson? Let it go. You are better than that. Prove it.
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