Skip to comments.Dumb As A Rocker: Popular Musicians Unite To "Oust Bush"
Posted on 12/04/2003 2:29:15 PM PST by vladog
Rolling Stone magazine is reporting that popular musicians are uniting to "oust Bush." According to the article, Bruce Springsteen, no stranger to anti-establishment and anti-American acts, told a crowd, "shout a little louder if you want the president impeached." John Cougar Mellencamp is declaring on his web site that America has "been lied to and terrorized by our own government, and it is time to take action." A number of other musicians, including Don Henley, James Taylor, Jethro Tull, Moby, NOFX, Green Day, Offspring, and Willie Nelson were cited among the rebels without a clue.
Natalie Maines of the infamous Bush-bashing, skin-baring, pseudo-apologizing Dixie Chicks was quoted in the Rolling stone piece as remarking on her recent political involvement: "I had gotten too comfortable in my life." I think she is right about that, though not in the way she means.
When people or a society in general gets too affluent or comfortable, they begin to be able to afford nutty and counterproductive ideas. (Larry Burkett describes this phenomenon brilliantly in his book Whatever Happened to the American Dream). When necessity and responsibility aren't there to force you to make wise, responsible decisions, you can afford to become indulgent and sloppy in your attitudes.
Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), most of us can't afford to be dumb as a rock, or dumb as a rocker. We don't have money to pay amoral lawyers to get us out of trouble when we do something really stupid. We average folks can't afford to take off a few days from work to go join a peace march or urinate on a few flags. Most of us can't afford to go live in another country (France?) if we screw this one up beyond hope. We're also usually more in touch with an absolute, transcendent moral center that would not allow us to fool ourselves into thinking our acts of lunacy were noble.
Most other conservatives and I certainly do not begrudge rockers and country stars the right to speak their mind (what little of it is actually being exercised) and try to convince others to agree with them. But they do need to be grown-up enough not to whine and pout when other, more mature people disagree with them. They need to be intellectually honest and stop throwing around the "censorship" whip, or at least crack a book (other than the Communist Manifesto, the quotations of Chairman Mao, or Rolling Stone) and learn that censorship is performed with force by governments to silence dissent, not when citizens or privately owned businesses refuse to listen to their Marxist, infantile drivel.
No, what those of us who disagree need to do is start voting with our wallets. I've been a fan of Don Henley's music since the Eagles and even now, but he'll not get another dime out of me, as long as he's working to undermine the values I cherish in America. I plan to disagree not only with my voice, but also with my keyboard and my cash.
A lot of average, everyday people using their voices got CBS to cancel the revisionist, hatchet-job known as "The Reagans" and relegate it to Showtime, where only a handful of Leftists would see it. Common folk speaking their minds (to the tune of 300 calls per hour) also got Abercrombie & Fitch to pull their sexualized and semi-pornographic 2003 Christmas Field Guide from its stores. Good people are waking up to the fact that they are NOT powerless, that they CAN make a difference, that they DON'T just have to sit there and take it when rich liberals malign their values.
A lot of everyday Americans can put these Hollywood and recording industry rocks in their place and reveal them for the spoiled crybabies they are. I plan to be one of those Americans who will "out" the "ousters" for the Left-wing socialists they are. I plan to do it by striking at the very heart of their beingwhich they keep in their wallets.
It requires only a lukewarm IQ to figure out how to avoid this problem. If the Dixie Chicks had not used a foreign concert as an opportunity to attack the USA; they would still be as popular (if not more so) than they were before the cow opened her mouth.
Nah, just shut up.
One would think so, but it isn't likely.
No, foolish mortal. The reason people aren't buying albums from these artists isn't because the artists are producing crap. It's not because there are less new releases than there were 30 years ago. It's all the fault of you greedy file-sharing users out there... The RIAA always knows what is best.
Slap SF Ping!
RIAA = Gestapo
Said the Boss: "9/11 brought new life to my career and this Bush fellow wants to deprive me of my livelyhood by wiping out terrorism. He has got to go."
How about we shout a little louder about an unintelligible "singer" whose so overrated and snooze dead boring that you know exactly what his albums are going to sound like before he even releases them? "Duh duh the RISING! duh duh the RISING..NA NA NA NA" Wow, Gee Bruce, what a suprising new original sound. Maybe if you shove it into our ears a billion more times until our brains are mush, we`ll think just like you and want to impeach a President who is following his oath of office.
After hearing that song, I thought Bruce had become the new Viagra spokesperson.
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