A&E's MiscalculationSubmitted by Molusk on Sat, 12/21/2013 - 19:53
While I have never watched the show and don't know what it's about, it's funny to me how A&E executives didn't count on and weren't prepared for the possibility of people risking a contract or millions of dollars to stand by family or for their beliefs.
They probably had no conception that such people exist, not knowing any themselves, and don't know what to make of it. Now that they're aware, they must feel confused and disoriented, and I would think it's more likely than not they will cave once the hysteria blows over and the shrieking subsides to keep the show going, regardless of who is whining about it.
Not because they aren't committed in a hollow way to their own religion of political correctness, or don't fear its enforcers, but because their greed outweighs their fear and commitment. They're not committed enough to give up tens of millions of dollars in order to engage in a witch hunt, as much as they enjoy it.
Their greed will undermine their resolve and be the undoing of their other evil impulses. Vice will devour vice, and money will probably win out of over its adversaries. The moral anchor of political correctness will prove weaker in the long run than its object of hate, which is real faith, and that's how it should be.
Every good story has a moral.