Friday, December 20, 2013

Moloch vs. Mammon



As I had hoped they would, the Robertson clan has announced, in effect, that they will walk away from Duck Dynasty unless Phil Robertson is reinstated.

And my friend Tom Richard comments on Facebook ...

Since the entire Robertson family now supports Phil, and is willing to walk on A&E, money, which is the only thing that matters in this society, will do the talking. This is the part I find interesting - has the LGBT community become financially powerful enough to take down the most popular non-fiction show on cable TV, or will A&E have to cave? That's about the only relevant question here. The rest was decided long ago.

In other words, which is the more powerful demon - Mammon or Moloch?  The love of money or the devotion to the Culture of Death?

My money is on money.  Corporations suck up to powerful interest groups like homosexuals in order to protect the bottom line, not because of any ideology, honor or sense of right and wrong.  Corporations are just like politicians in that sense.  To be perceived as "sensitive" to the so-called LGBT community is only valuable if it enhances your public image and increases your profits.  But if the homos will cost A&E the most popular show on television, I can't imagine they'll stand by them.

The question becomes, then, how can A&E save face and save Duck Dynasty at the same time?

... Although what Tom Richard is really saying is, "Yes, money will win.  But do the LGBTs have the financial resources to swing this?"




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I, Tom Richard, authored the quote that my good friend Kevin speaks of, and don't want to interfere with his post, which makes a good point. However, I'm providing the entirety of the quote so that the reader may not misinterpret what either of us is saying. I said:
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This is a tempest in a teapot. If we're talking about culture wars, the big news was written years ago. We lost. Sad, but we lost. Period.

He quoted the bible - that's brought commercial condemnation for quite some time now. Nothing new there.

Geraldo Rivera said on Fox last night that A&E would rue the day they suspended this guy. Since the entire Robertson family now supports Phil, and is willing to walk on A&E, money, which is the only thing that matters in this society, will do the talking. This is the part I find interesting - has the LGBT community become financially powerful enough to take down the most popular non-fiction show on cable TV, or will A&E have to cave? That's about the only relevant question here. The rest was decided long ago. Good grief, we've got far bigger problems than gay sex - we have planned parenthood and government sponsored abortion. We have war for war's sake. We have an abandonment of the idea that Christ lives - he's just a "symbol for some" now. And we're talking the fate of Duck Dynasty? Too little, too late.
8 hours ago.
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The entirety of what I said meant that the Church has far more important "fish to fry" (to use a Catholic term) with respect to mores than whether or not DD airs. While Kevin's use of this quote is appropriate within the subcontext of this post, I thought it worthwhile to include the entire context of it.