Phil Robertson is the quickly becoming the giving tree of the internet. First we had his controversial GQ interview where he equated Gays to Bestiality, then there was his claim that black people were perfectly happy before the civil right movement, and now Phil’s weighing in on the proper age to settle down and marry. Not shockingly his views on this issue as well are way outside the mainstream.
AndrewSullivan.com highlighted this nugget that gives us even more insight into the mind of America’s new favorite debate topic. Here’s Phil Robertson from an interview in 2009 discussing the right time to settle down and marry.
Look, you wait ‘til they get to be twenty years-old and the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket. You got to marry these girls when they’re about fifteen or sixteen and they’ll pick your ducks.
There’s even a video of Phil’s statements for us to watch and enjoy.
Videos like this make me wonder if Phil’s a big fan of “Mad Men”. Now there’s a show that properly displays a woman’s role in society. I guess the question at this point is when do we stop caring about Phil’s long list of comments. I do agree with him on marrying women at a young age if you’re looking to keep them under your thumb. The only way to keep a woman barefoot and cooking is grab them when they’re young. Otherwise they get “educated” and learn about free will. That could ruin a woman. Once that sets in there’s now way to get them to pluck your ducks.
Let’s just all agree to treat Phil the way we treat any other raving long bearded reactionary. He isn’t a political figure, or the leader of a religious group. He’s just a man who’s happy to do what he wants while his wife walks five steps behind him picking up the pieces. If that means violating statutory rules, well that’s the price one has to pay for a hot meal each night. How did Phil’s best friend Sarah Palin have enough time to clean dead Moose and cook it for her family while she was the Governor of Alaska? Todd must have caught her before all that learning spoiled her brain.