World Net Daily, the main source of news for those who think that National Review and American Spectator suffer from a creeping liberal bias, reports the following on the latest appearance on Sean Hannity’s FOX News show by Phil Robertson, the scion of the Duck Dynasty clan:
“Phil Robertson, who got himself suspended from the popular TV show for calling homosexuality sinful, has his own controversial strategy for dealing with ISIS jihadists terrorizing the Middle East–-‘convert them or kill them.’
“While Barack Obama may not have a strategy for dealing with ISIS, Robertson laid out a stark, black-and-white choice for Americans in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity Tuesday night.
“’You either have to convert them, which I think is almost impossible,’ Robertson told Hannity. ‘I’m not giving up on them, but I’m saying convert them or kill them.’
“Robertson explained the genuine evil exists in the world–-and ISIS is a manifestation of it.”
I am not making this up. This is not an item from The Onion. The article can be found at: http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/duck-dynastys-targeted-strategy-for-isis/
In Robertson’s skewed moral view, ISIS is so patently evil that we need to employ the same extreme strategy against them as they are employing against anyone and everyone who doesn’t conform to their narrow view of religious righteousness: convert them or kill them. And neither he nor Sean Hannity seem to have had even a passing moment of recognition that he was advocating the very thing for which he was denouncing ISIS as evil incarnate.
We have been running some posts on the widely acceptable bias against hillbillies. But, in this case, I think that it is almost as if Robertson is trying to push the worst stereotypes to new extremes, to demonstrate that a hillbilly—or at least someone who plays one on tv—can very truly be dumber than a stump.