One of the biggest differences between leftists and right-wingers is us righties aren’t fans of entertainers lecturing us on politics. Unlike leftists, who think celebs are the ultimate authorities on all things political. Moral. Style. All of it.
Take this for example. The Washington Post is attacking country singers. For the sin of not vocally hating guns. Yeah, for reals.
Country singers like to talk about how they provide fans with a form of escape, but that just can’t be right. How are songs about everyday life supposed to help us escape from our everyday lives? Country music isn’t a way out of reality. It’s a way to get deeper inside of it.
[It’s] disheartening to see Paisley, the CMA telecast’s co-host for the 10th consecutive year, acquiescing to Nashville’s disengagement reflex and encouraging listeners to “turn it off.” Especially at this year’s CMAs, where not one artist found the courage to say a single word about gun control after 58 fans were shot dead at a country music festival in Las Vegas last month.
You’d have to be a real pompous ass to criticize someone else for not being vocal about causes you believe in. Maybe those country singers aren’t dissing on the boomsticks because they like them. Ever stop to think of that? Of course not. Thinking isn’t a requirement when writing for The Washington Post.
This is just like leftists to be incapable of understanding that other viewpoints exist, and not everyone is “feeling the Bern” or “with her.” Maybe people turn on the CMAs to watch country stars croon. Not to hear about Today’s Leftist Cause.
Country music is a genre that prides itself on gunfights and driving pickup trucks. If you’re looking to raise an army of “socially-conscious,” anti-gun, eco-warrior pantywaists, you’re not going to have much luck in Tennessee. I’d suggest looking elsewhere. Like all of Hollywood.