A lot of people refer to the religious and political right as the western equivalent of the Taliban. The legislation against women and children, both in mandating intrusive, unwarranted medical procedures, and to require factually inaccurate medical information be provided, as well as attempts to suppress the scientific research of reproduction and human sexuality. So, it is clearly hypocritical of Sarah Palin to be supporting this guy's 'free speech' content, as long as he doesn't mention one of her own underage daughters by name:
Phil just LOVES shooting and killing things.
"My idea of happiness is killing things! boom boom boom! "His attitudes about women and sex are equally primitive, focusing only on physical reproduction and male pleasure:
“It seems like, to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man’s anus," Robertson told GQ. "That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”On the one hand, he thinks all men should be vaginally oriented, with no other sexual options.
The right, particularly the far right, holds beliefs that amount to a pro-rape culture, one which views women and girls as a commodity for their pleasure, not as full and equal human beings with minds and emotions that should be developed and fulfilled for their advancement, rather than servicing males.
Conservatives like this jerk like to use the Bible to justify bad things, ranging from misrepresenting slavery and the Jim Crow laws, to justifying pedophilia and statutory rape to a god given right to guns and violence. We see it from Palin, we see it from Phil Robertson here.
They do the same thing with the founding fathers. That claim about the quotation from George Washington is totally false. It has been debunked here, at Snopes.
The complete quote that's (incorrectly, it turns out) attributed to Washington is,
"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."
Paul Boller and John George, who co-wrote They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, & Misleading Attributions, indicate that no one's found any evidence that Washington ever wrote or spoke such a thing. And Boller's written separately on the topic of "Washington and Religion" before, so he would know.
(I see that some sites on the Internet maintain that Washington issued this statement on 17 September 1796, which happens to be the date on which he delivered his famous farewell address. That line in nowhere to be found in his farewell.)
We've touched on that here before, in particular the rural Minnesota culture of guns and the exploitation of very young girls. It is unique to the misogyny of conservatives, along with the utterly despicable notions of masculinity and femininity. The date for the trial of one of the prosecutors involve in a gun fight in the courthouse over the statutory rape of an underage girl, where that prosecutor, Tim Scannell is himself now on trial for the same thing, has been postponed to later this month after a change of venue. Read that here.
No one should be surprised at the close correlation between conservative sexual perverts and the obsession with guns. They go together.
No one should be surprised at the revisionist history with fake facts either; because the facts and objective reality are not the friends of the red neck conservatives.
An example? Here is another comment made by Phil Robertson, where he demonstrates he has no idea about either religion and history than he does religion and biology.:
“For the sake of the Gospel, it was worth it,” Phil tells me. “All you have to do is look at any society where there is no Jesus. I’ll give you four: Nazis, no Jesus. Look at their record. Uh, Shintos? They started this thing in Pearl Harbor. Any Jesus among them? None. Communists? None. Islamists? Zero. That’s eighty years of ideologies that have popped up where no Jesus was allowed among those four groups. Just look at the records as far as murder goes among those four groups.”
What passes for wisdom and knowledge among conservatives is so badly flawed, that we do not dare let these people determine the course of our country. They are making us less secure, less competitive, less productive, and definitely lowering the national level of intelligent discussion. They are sick AND stupid.