Netflix's The Ranch Blasts Environmental Protesters
If you're looking for a "Roseanne" alternative before "Last Man Standing" returns, "The Ranch" is a great show to binge. This scene is an example why. Yes, it involves fired actor Danny Masterson. Not to make light of what Masterson's been accused of. I just want to point out the scene below was filmed before he left the show.
Some backstory. Part 4 ended with a natural gas pipeline the Bennetts were counting on, being canceled due to protests. Then Rooster (Masterson) meets a girl in a bar.
Rooster: So, Megan, what brings you to Garrison.
Megan: I've been here protesting the pipeline.
Megan: Yep, and we actually stopped it.
Rooster: You know, you f***ed up a lot of peoples' lives with that protest.
Megan: We stopped an oil company from fucking up the environment.
Rooster: A lot of ranchers in this town were depending on that money. This is our land, you can't tell us what to do with it.
Megan: I can when it affects my planet.
Rooster: (scoffs) You know, I've heard guys talk about a hot chick who was too annoying to hook up with? I never believed it until this minute.
Imagine that. A scene on television where environmentalists aren't greeted as liberators. A scene which shows how little environmentalists give a rip about the lives they affect. Especially the lives they leave behind when they go back to their soy bikini waxes and overpriced urban center everything.
Here's a summary of the season from the Media Research Center:
Not only did this season demonstrate the damage ill-informed protesters can do, they showed a community pulling together and turning to faith, complaints about mainstream media, and the Bennett family patriarch even quoted Ronald Reagan, his "one true love."
In Part 6, due out later this year, Masterson is replaced by Dax Sheppard. A veteran returning home from war. So it doesn't look like the show will lose its right leaning ways anytime soon.
So yes, maybe you canceled Netflix because of "Obummer." But the company is offering an alternative to "lamestream" TV. Not everything is as terrible as media likes us to believe.