Duck Dynasty may be America’s “number one non-scripted television show” but its my number one least liked show. I realize I may be offending some of my viewers but I have opinions and I’m not afraid to share them. If you choose to despise me for how I feel, that’s fine, though I hope instead that you would respect me more for expressing my opinion and standing up for it.
Duck Dynasty does nothing but idolize ignorance. The show is pure drama, whether its the men bitching back and forth at each other trying to show whose more manly, or griping about how technology and “the man” are out to get them. In the two episodes we watched today, one swore the eye dr. was out to get him and the other considered the real estate agent the equivalent of a snake who was after their money just because he didn’t want to move. He didn’t even care that his wife was interested in moving, it was his place to make the decisions and not hers.
The mindset these people have is: “If they don’t wear camo, or they try to make me do something I don’t want to do, they’re out to get me. If they don’t live my lifestyle, they’re doing it wrong. Men act one way and women act another.” These are the people the media uses against gun owners. They show people like the guys in Duck Dynasty and make them look irresponsible and crazy (one shot his shotgun into the water which I’ve always been taught is a no no for gun safety). They are the embodiment of what anti-gunners picture us all to be.
And while its not seen in the show, this same mindset is what breeds racism. I live in an area surrounded by people like this and racism runs rampant. I know its hard to accept that others live differently than us, but that does not mean they want to take everything from us. They aren’t out to get us. They’re just different. The United States of America was founded by people who were different. Disliking people because of their skin, where they come from, or just because they live in the city or suburbs is pure ignorance. I know a lot of great people who live in extremely rural areas. I also know great people who live in city apartment complexes. And I know great people of many races. Some of them even enjoy the same hobbies like hiking, hunting, shooting, and fishing.
Sorry for the rant, I’m just sick of everyone idolizing such pointless nonsense. My motto has always been “can’t we all just get along?” That’s what I want. I don’t hate the people in Duck Dynasty but I really dislike the producers and directors who are making money by poisoning the minds of my fellow Americans. Feel free to comment below and speak your mind. I’m interested to see what everyone else thinks of the show.