“What is Duck Dynasty?”
About two weeks ago during lunch I asked James what many in this nation might think to be a question that signifies I must live under a rock.
I honestly asked “What is Duck Dynasty?”
The title gets thrown around here and there on television but I really had no idea. After he gave me the 10-second answer to my question I had to look at him to see if he was not embellishing the answer, or if he was being totally factual.
Obviously, given my question we have never watched the show, and just based on the redneck quality of what I have since learned about Duck Dynasty never will. Why would we?
More to the point, why would anyone?
What passes for entertainment too often is something I more and more find really perplexing. It has nothing to do with my age, and I certainly am not snooty or elitist. Rather my feelings are based on valuing my time on earth, and using it more wisely with good reads, movies, and friendships. Frankly, having time for Duck Dynasty is not even something I can fathom for our home.
Now the question that is being debated nationally is what shall happen to a bigot from Duck Dynasty.
Clearly there is only one acceptable avenue for any television network to take when such outrageous and dreadful comments are made about people, as in the case of Phil Robertson’s gay tirade. He must be fired, and if that means the end of the show then that will be a lesson, much like the ones parents try to impart to their children on a daily basis. There are consequences for bad decisions.
But for the rest of the country, given that there are so many truly great ways to be entertained and lifted up at the same time why should there be any second-guessing as to what needs to happen to the bigot?