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Sun Jul 4, 2021, 10:56 AM

FYI. Fuck lee greenwood. Hate that mf song

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Reply FYI. Fuck lee greenwood. Hate that mf song (Original post)
Roland99 Jul 2021 OP
kimbutgar Jul 2021 #1
agingdem Jul 2021 #5
rhiannon55 Jul 2021 #2
moose65 Jul 2021 #22
underpants Jul 2021 #3
no_hypocrisy Jul 2021 #4
Turbineguy Jul 2021 #6
aeromanKC Jul 2021 #7
LakeArenal Jul 2021 #8
Orrex Jul 2021 #9
mountain grammy Jul 2021 #10
FoxNewsSucks Jul 2021 #11
Initech Jul 2021 #12
NCDem47 Jul 2021 #13
WarGamer Jul 2021 #14
Politicub Jul 2021 #15
WarGamer Jul 2021 #16
Politicub Jul 2021 #24
njhoneybadger Jul 2021 #17
Polybius Jul 2021 #18
rsdsharp Jul 2021 #19
Midnight Writer Jul 2021 #20
Politicub Jul 2021 #25
gulliver Jul 2021 #21
CrackityJones75 Jul 2021 #23
Blue Owl Jul 2021 #26
CrackityJones75 Jul 2021 #27
Wounded Bear Jul 2021 #30
CrackityJones75 Jul 2021 #31
Ilsa Jul 2021 #28
Raine Jul 2021 #29

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:03 AM

1. I agree !

I cringe every time I hear it. Such a bs fascist propaganda song.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:08 AM

5. absolutely!!

every time I hear that nauseating song I think Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld and all our brave young men and women who sacrificed life and limb for a bullshit war those assholes lied us into ...

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:05 AM

2. That song makes me twitch

That ridiculous line "I'm proud to be an American because at least I know I'm free" is such soulless garbage that I don't know where to begin.

Suffice it to say that being proud of an accident of birth makes absolutely no sense and people who think that way are morons.

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Response to rhiannon55 (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 01:42 PM

22. Ditto

It grates on the ears worse than nails on a chalkboard.

Iíve never really understood some peopleís desire to proclaim their so-called love of America at every turn. And the whole ďbeing proudĒ thing? Ugh. Iím proud of things Iíve done, things Iíve accomplished. Being American is an accident of birth for me.

On a side note: the idea that we have to constantly state that America is the greatest country in the world when weíre clearly not. Ugh. I donít get it. Other countries donít seem obsessed with stuff like that. Maybe Iím wrongÖ..

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:05 AM

3. Ugh. Had to listen to it for months in the Cav early 90's

Every. Stinking. Day.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:06 AM

4. The public elementary school plays it -- right after the Pledge.

Please note the irony: the demographic of this school is minority white and majority African-American, Hispanic, and Arab.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:11 AM

6. It really is awful.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:11 AM

7. Sold his soul to the Devil

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:15 AM

8. It's not the song. It's the ideology they used to own the song.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:20 AM

9. Couldn't possibly agree more

And let's include all other bullshit hyper-nationalistic "country" music that follows the same empty-headed pattern.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:23 AM

10. K & R

completely agree!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:25 AM

11. Is same here

Never liked it much anyway, and the right wing use of it makes me puke

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:37 AM

12. Amen to that!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:48 AM

13. Sung by a white, straight male.

He and the songwriters were probably thinking, "everyone lives like we do". ---NOT!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:49 AM

14. the song isn't as bad as the people who push it...

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:53 AM

15. The song doesn't exist in a vacuum. It is written to appeal to

a sense of faux patriotism, so the audience is part of the experience. Thatís how art works.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 11:54 AM

16. I see nothing wrong with patriotism.

But my definition of patriotism may differ from the knuckle draggers who claim to own the phrase.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 01:46 PM

24. The song jumped the curve from patriotism to become a nationalist anthem.

I donít see anything wrong with patriotism, either, and consider myself patriotic.

But nationalism rots a country from the inside out. We are witnessing its effects firsthand.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 12:01 PM

17. In agreement

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 12:05 PM

18. I like the song

I don't like him.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 12:20 PM

19. I was working mornings on a country radio station when that song came out.

When a song gets into the hot rotation (as this POS did) it gets played A LOT. I liked country over Top 40 because the songs didnít seem to burn out for me as fast. This took about a week to get old. And that was before we started to play it every 70 minutes. Beginning at fucking dawn for me.

God, I loathe that song. And thatís not even taking into consideration the dishonesty of the lyric ďIíd gladly stand up and defend her STILL today.Ē The connotation of ďstillĒ is that he defended the country before. Iíve never seen any evidence that he served in the military.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 01:32 PM

20. My brother once filled in for a band that played at the local American Legion.

During their set, they played this song.

He said as they started, everyone in the place stood at attention and either saluted or put their hands over their hearts.

Then, a fellow picked up the American Flag there and started marching around the bar, and everyone fell into a line behind him.

This line snaked through the place, the guy in front waving the Flag back and forth and marching with a high step.

At the end of the song, a lot of the people were weeping.

At this point, the singer went backstage, and emerged moments later wearing a star-spangled jumpsuit and an Elvis wig, and they went into a medley of Elvis tunes.

Ah, life in the good old USA.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #20)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 01:48 PM

25. Random acts of conga line. They can pop up most anywhere.

Sounds like it was a wild party.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 01:39 PM

21. It's got Detroit, LA, and New York in it...nothing wrong with that.

Still, the people who sing it for the "God Bless the USA" and the "I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today" yet still support Trump are truly living in irony world.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 01:46 PM

23. It got booed at the metrodone

 

I used to go to a lot of twins games at the metrodome in the early 2000ís and they would play it between an in ing and at some point people got so sick of it they started booing it.

It is an awful awful song.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 01:58 PM

26. It's like the prequel theme song for MAGA

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 01:59 PM

27. To me it completely illustrates "patriotism" today

 

ďPatriotismĒ as it is being called today is nothing more than people vomiting stars and stripes in an attempt to show off to other faux patriots. It is the monster truck rally or car show of civics where people compete to build the trucks that are lifted higher with bigger tires louder sound systems, more outrageous everything.

I donít mean to belittle mechanics and enthusiasts at all but the meaning of patriotism is so completely lost that many people have no idea what the hell it is anymore. Patriotism has become a way to pigeonhole people into a caricature of what ďAmericanĒ should be instead of focusing on improving life for all Americans regardless of their background or their lifestyle. To be patriotic one should understand that there are differences among us but that we are all each otherís countrymen. That there are inalienable rights that we observe and feel obligated to protect regardless of our differences.

These ideas are so completely lost on many people here in the U.S. that it is pretty scary that symbols and propaganda and rhetoric have replaced what patriotism is all about. The irony being that we are the UNITED States yet there anything but a desire to be united in todays concept of patriotism.

It is gross and disgusting and I am growing more and more to despise 4th of July in part because of it.

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Response to CrackityJones75 (Reply #27)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 05:20 PM

30. I think they call that "jingoism"...



Oh, and BTW, I hate that fucking song, too.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #30)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 05:24 PM

31. You are 100% correct!

 

Jingoism.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 02:12 PM

28. What show or event was it played on today already?

A car race started early?

I dislike it, too. Too sappy. Too many untrue assumptions. People are free in many, many other places. But I bet most of those who like it are thinking about gun freedom.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Jul 4, 2021, 05:10 PM

29. I don't give it much thought. 🤔 nt

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