Originally posted by tdreader:
Excelman, Performing anti-war music nowadays would be like going to a high school homecoming pep rally and cheering for the opposing team.<snip>
Originally posted by excelman:
Yes, and look what happened to the Dixie Chicks.
It is a sad day when we are told that if we don't support this president, then we are not a patroit, and that if we question his (so far all bad) decisions, we are against America, that we support the terrorist, or that we are some kind of "blame America first" mindset. I guess all that retoric was hatched by Karl Rove, and fed to Fox news to futher propigate their lies. PART TWO
excelman. What came first, the Chicken or the egg?
With the music of the Vietnam era, some specific songs come immediatly to my old and tired mind. Therr is the "Ballad of the Green Beret" A voice commentary from a Canadian calling on his friends to "Support The USA. On the other side, the music of Woodstock, Hendricks "National Anthem" "War, what is it good for" and others.
We are not hearing this kind of music today. There are no equivalents to "The Ballad of the Green Beret" or "War." Actually there are equivelants to "War," on the internet, and I believe in the small clubs around Colleges.
Corporate interests are served by protecting American interests abroad. The are not served by resisting American Aggression abroad. Corporations Control Broadcast, Cable, Print. They do not control INTERNET. Internet is available to almost everyone, but it is huge, confusing, disorganized anarchy.
Google "war music" and get 612 MILLION hits. Try "anti war music." 97 million hits. There are 75 million hits, and this is number two http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5174757/
if it ain't pro-war, it ain't on country radio - COUNTRY MUSIC.
Music is propoganda.
Effective propoganda is, by necessity, widely disseminated. If you have a debate, you have at least two sides. Pro, and Con. If only the pro side is heard, the pro side wins, regardless of its validity. CONTROL OF THE MEDIA CAME FIRST. That is the Reagan Legacy, and while not a single NEO CONSERVATIVE WILL SAY IT OUT LOUD, The neo conservative movement would have stayed marginalized without the loss of the fairness in broadcasting doctrine.