Netflix's The Ranch Doesn't Cave to Politically Correct Messages

Posted: Jun 21, 2018 11:00 AM

*Warning: Graphic Language Content

Netflix comedy “The Ranch,” starring Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, both from “That 70s Show,” has proven repeatedly that it will not cave to the politically correct message that is constantly being pushed by media, Hollywood and pop culture.

We saw the most recent example of this when Part 5 (Season 3, part 1) was released on Netflix on Friday. Part 5 begins soberly, when the Bennets find out that the pipeline, which had been announced in Part 4, would be coming through Garrison, Colorado, bringing themselves and many other ranchers much needed income, had been canceled due to some protesters.

Rooster, the redneck playboy of the show, meets an attractive woman in his mom’s bar, and discovers she is one of the protestors. He tells her, “You f****d up a lot of people’s lives with that protest.” The Bennets had invested everything they had to buy the ranch next to theirs, expanding their operation, only to have everything come crashing down, because of protestors. This scene occurs in episode two of Part 5 “It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right.” 

Rooster realizes that he can’t overlook the fact that Megan participated in something which spurred events which hurt his family and community, even for a one night stand.  

Megan responded to his “you f****d up a lot of people’s lives" comment: “We stopped an oil company from f*****g 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.

In Part 4, it was explained that the pipeline is actually safer for the environment. 

“These protesters are just spewing talking points; they don't even know the facts. They've come in from out of town knowing nothing about the pipeline or the local needs, messed things up for everyone, and now they're going back home, leaving everyone else to deal with the aftermath,” reports NewsBusters

This is not the first time that “The Ranch” has pushed back against politically correct messages. Back in June, when Part 3 was released, we found out that Colt had gotten Heather pregnant.

“I’m getting an abortion.  I’m 23, Colt, I’m not ready to have a kid. I’ve seen how hard it’s been on my mom and Darlene to raise kids by themselves,” Heather tells Colt. 

Colt promises that he will be there, and that she won’t have to raise the baby alone. 

“I don’t want to talk about it, Colt,” she concludes, “I made up my mind,” says Heather

 “This is wrong,” he says. “You can’t just take the easy way out,” Colt pushes back. 

Sitting in the abortion clinic, Heather realizes she can’t go through with it. 

“I can’t. I can’t do this.  I thought it’s what I wanted but, now that I’m here and it’s all happening...” 

Colt asks her if she want to leave and not come back. Heather asks if that is still okay with him. 

“Yeah, that’s always been okay with me,” says Colt.

Following allegations of rape and sexual assault by three women, back in 2017, Masterson was written out of  “The Ranch.”

“I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix’s decision to write my character off of The Ranch. From day one, I have denied outrageous allegations against me. I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one,” Masterson told the Huffington Post.