Yesterday I saw this and mentioned briefly how this is really just more indication that the GOP is self-destructing:
Indeed, the death throes of the GOP are becoming quite hilarious. I would never have expected this to come out, that Republicans (any Republicans) thought it would be a good idea to have this guy run for a government office. But, in keeping with my mantra of maintaining an open mind, I decided last night to watch the show and see if my suspicions about this guy were valid.
The guy above–whose name I don’t remember–is the owner of the family-run company that makes duck calls. That told me immediately that this family–the Robertson family–has no respect for any form of life that is not human, since they have literally built their financial empire on the corpses of living beings. But… that’s not news to me. The Republican Party is filled with people who hunt and have no respect for any living thing that isn’t a human (and a lot of them don’t have respect for living things that are human unless they are the same skin color, religion, and nationality–and are straight).
It’s… difficult… for me to like anyone who literally carves out a multi-million dollar empire based on the concept of helping other people kill things. But, if I was to get any kind of understanding of these people, I had to put that aside and ignore it for the moment.
I couldn’t ignore the fact that they became millionaires by helping people commit murder because… THEY KEPT BRINGING IT UP. I wanted to give these guys a fair chance to show me that they were anything more than hillbillies with guns, and they took every single opportunity to show me that is all they were: hillbillies with guns.
They are the real-life Beverly Hillbillies. Instead of discovering oil, though, they made duck calls–which is worse, really, since duck calls are used to commit murder. Let me cut any hunters reading this off at the pass. Before you ask me, “How is it murder to hunt?” you must first answer me: How is it not? See, you’re the ones committing the action, so you’re the ones who have to explain it. Like with the abortion thing. You say (if you’re a hunter, you do; there’s a 1 to 1 correlation between hunters and pro-life people) that abortion is murder and you ask pro-choice people how it isn’t murder, don’t you? Of course you do; you’re constantly asking pro-choice people why they can say abortion isn’t murder. So let me do the same to you: how is hunting not murder?
Anyway, they all state several times throughout the show that their lives revolve around hunting and fishing. This isn’t exactly surprising when you look at them. And it’s clear, after watching for a few minutes, that their lives do, in fact, revolve around hunting and fishing. They are obsessed with hunting and fishing, and this is made so much worse by the fact that they really just like killing things.
Someone Please Arrest Them
I know they’ve broken some kind of law. In fact, they were confronted by a warden in one episode for trespassing; they were filmed breaking the law and lying to the warden. Granted, the whole thing is certainly staged. I’ve little doubt of that, but if it isn’t staged, then they need to be arrested for violating the law.
They are obsessed with killing beavers, which is remarkable, because… they don’t eat beavers. Despite all the weird shit they do eat (like rats’ hearts and stuff), they don’t eat beavers. But they frequently spend their time hunting beavers and hunting beaver dams, killing the poor animals indiscriminately, violently, and psychopathically. It is psychopathic behavior to set a beaver dam on fire.
It broke my heart–and made me cry–to see these psychotic hillbillies wantonly murdering innocent, harmless animals for no reason at all than simply because they could. I watched them grab their automatic weapons (which they shouldn’t have) and unload entire clips into beaver dams. I watched them take a flamethrower and set a beaver dam on fire. I watched them shoot dozens of bullets into the water at a poor beaver that was trying to get away from those fucking maniacs.
And they just laughed, kept shooting, and kept having fun. They make their own bombs, they use flamethrowers, they use automatic weapons, and they decimate nature as they viciously, unnecessarily, wantonly, and psychopathically torture and murder living things in their bloodlust. And this is what their show is about. AND THIS IS THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WANTS IN GOVERNMENT?!
There are few ways one can die that could be worse than being burned alive. Being trapped in a building with no way out as it burns around you and as dozens and hundreds of bullets fly through the air into the building has to be the worst possible experience anyone could go through. And these fucking lunatics did it to these poor, innocent animals SIMPLY BECAUSE THE POOR, INNOCENT ANIMALS WERE THERE.
There was no other reason. The beavers were there, so that gave these violent, murderous psychos the right to butcher, torture, and murder them. “The beavers build dams, and then there’s no water. And the water controls the ducks. If there’s no water, there’s no ducks.” That was their justification for slaughtering in horrible ways the poor, innocent beavers. They had to kill the beavers because if they didn’t, then they wouldn’t be able to kill other things later.
See, they had to murder the beavers so that the ducks would come and so that they could then murder the ducks.
Why are these people not in prison? Why is this insanity, this violent psychosis, this torturous and murderous tendency not illegal? How is it that people can go on television, using flamethrowers to massacre innocent living beings, and NOT be locked away?
These men are insane. How does it matter whether they do these terrible, unforgivable things to a village of humans or a village of beavers? Why does the species of the victim matter? Didn’t we agree more than a century ago that a victim’s race shouldn’t be a factor in determining the consequences of actions committed against that victim? Shouldn’t we have intellectually evolved by now to the point where we recognize that the victim’s species shouldn’t be a factor either?
White people once thought they were the kings and queens of Planet Earth (and most of them still do think that). But our society finally came together and said (though it’s still a work in progress), “Race shouldn’t matter. Race is inconsequential. We’re all people here.” The next step is for our society to come together and say, “Species shouldn’t matter. Species is inconsequential. We’re all Earthlings here.”
I wish one of you crazy motherfuckers from Duck Dynasty would read this. I can back up everything I said in this blog with facts and reason. “Violent” is to have the desire to cause suffering to others. “Psychotic” is the inability to feel empathy toward others. “Murderous” is having the tendency to kill.