The A&E Network’s suspension of Phil Robertson, star of the most popular reality show in the history of television, for espousing views on homosexuality identical to those found in the New Testament may not be the first PC lynching in the history of our country, but it is certainly now the most prominent. It is also a singular example of how political correctness, via cultural relativism, is used to undermine democracy and freedom of speech and is, at its core, fascistic.
Yes, I just used the f-word and quite deliberately. PC and cultural relativism are the godchildren of Martin Heidegger and Michel Foucault, the philosopher apologists, respectively, for those most totalitarian of leaders (and great supporters of homosexuality… yeah, right) Adolph Hitler and the Ayatollah Khomeini. I know this flies over the heads of A&E executives who are unlikely to have read much, if any, Heidegger or Foucault, or know anything of the philosophers’ relationships to those dictators, but they should know how their minds have been manipulated, because what they have done is outrageous and reactionary.
But before I go further, let me make clear where I am coming from, so my biases are on the table. I am not a Christian. In fact, I am not even religious in any conventional sense, vacillating between agnosticism and some vague inchoate theism of the “something must be out there” sort. Moreover, I have been a firm public supporter of gay marriage for well over a decade, far longer than our supposedly “progressive” president whose views on the subject “evolved,” if at a slightly slower pace than Joe Biden’s. On top of it all, although perhaps less significant, I have not watched more than five minutes of Duck Dynasty and couldn’t care less about the show.