Sometimes you have to wonder if race hustlers like Jesse Jackson are just mailing it in these days
For instance, to those who watch “Duck Dynasty,” the very idea Phil Robertson — whose son and company CEO Willy has an adopted black son, and not just as a moral showpiece and lifestyle window dressing, having adopted him before the family’s widespread celebrity — is racist must seem surreal; and to hear people like Reverend Shakedown try to excoriate people for their racism when, to any sentient human no longer afraid of the PC bullying of the leftists’ ethnic front mob, it is clear that it is Jackson himself who is the opportunistic, hateful racist, not only with respect to whites (and of course, the denizens of Hymietown), but also when it comes to those he presumes to represent, whom he keeps locked away in liberal chains as he plays Samuel L Jackson to any would-be Djangos expressing the uppityness of those working to flee the plantation for the “right wing” world of individual liberty, autonomy, self-reliance, and opportunity.
Saddest, though, is that our own media continues to try to press hoary memes of inveterate redneck racism — even as a disinterested media from across the pond remains far more dubious:
He is the tough take no nonsense Duck Commander on his hit show, but at heart Willie Robertson is a big softy.
The Duck Dynasty star opened up about his pride at being able to promote adoption and about providing a loving home to his large family.
The 41-year-old and his wife Korie, 40, have five children running around their Lousina home.
Making things a bit more interesting, of the Robertson’s children, three are biological – John Luke, Sadie, and Bella – while Willie Junior, who goes by Lil Will, was adopted as a baby and their oldest Rebecca was a exchange student who later became their foster child.
Willie Jr? Bi-racial. Rebecca? Not an Aryan uberwoman.
But, you know. The family is white, from the south, and they hunt. So, really. Why should the Reverend Jackson not have made the assumption that they are racist hillbilly haters, right?
‘We are not currently in the process of adoption, but I always keep an open mind and heart to it.’
The couple adopted their 11-year-old son Will when he was just five weeks old and then Korie fell pregnant with their daughter, Sadie, just a month after they bought their new son home.
While raising him from a baby, the family was always open about their son’s adoption.
‘It’s never been a secret. For one thing, he’s biracial, so it was obvious.
‘But here’s the thing: when we look at him, we don’t see an adopted kid. It doesn’t even cross our minds.
‘He’s as much ours as our biological children.’
With their reality show’s popularity continuing to be on the rise Willie is passionate about being open about his family in order to encourage others to help children in need of loving homes.
‘If we’re able to make even one family consider adoption, we’ll do it.
‘I don’t know where his life would have been – I won’t say it would have been bad – but he probably wouldn’t have been with a father if we hadn’t adopted him. There are so many kids out there who need help, and it doesn’t matter what age, color, sex they are.’
With the extended family all but becoming overnight celebrities thanks to the A&E show, as well as Willie’s brothers and father all working for their hunting business, the Duck Commander, there has been a few fights here and there, Willie told People.
But they will always be family: ‘At the end of the day, we’re always fine. We are a strong family.
Which is precisely why the media, the race-industry, and the LGBT pressure groups won’t break them.
Add to that that the joy of watching such a strong and confident family has galvanized millions around them, and it’s easy to see that the “right” hasn’t lost the culture wars. They simply have spent the last couple decades being told they have, even by many cowards on their “own” side — only to have it dawn on them that this was just another of the left’s Big Lies.
Pressure a world built out of the manipulation of language and you find that a facade of rhetoric is easily punctured, made up as it is of a simulacrum of reality, not reality itself. It just takes the guts to storm that particular castle.