Now it is time to investigate music. This topic does not lend itself so easily to Mathematical analysis. I did hunt for right-wing music, but I found it difficult to find anything that I was remotely familiar with (anything that was specifically supportive of) the 2016 Stupidparty Presidential contenders. Yes, many of these politicians try and requisition good songs to enliven their damp dark gatherings- often to get cease and demand letters from the artists – who dislike their music being used to promote ignorance and bigotry.
- Mitt Romney: During his 2012 campaign, rapper K’Naan objected to the use of “Wavin’ Flag” by the Romney campaign and threatened legal action.
- Newt Gingrich: At campaign rallies, the 2012 Gingrich campaign used the theme for Rocky III, “Eye of the Tiger.” Gingrich was sued by one of the co-writers of the song, Frank M. Sullivan III.
- John McCain: Jackson Browne, John Mellencamp, and the Foo Fighters have at various times asked John McCain to stop playing their music. Mellencamp objected to the use of “Our Country” and “Pink Houses” at his events. Jackson Browne went one step further. Browne sued McCain and the RNC for using “Running On Empty” in commercials attacking President Obama.
- Ronald Reagan: A famous example of both the artist not being on the same page with a politician using a song (and the politician not understanding the meaning of the song) when Reagan wanted to use Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” in 1984 because they saw it as a patriotic song, totally oblivious to the actual lyrics, that are about a Vietnam veteran who has a terrible time when he returns home.
- George W Bush, Michelle Bachmann, Paul Ryan, Charlie Crist Sarah Palin have all committed similar offenses.
Can these guys not come up with their own music? Well, I have to give this guy credit, this is what he sings in his shower as he plans to give freedoms to freedom fighters to torture supposed (but not proven) terrorist freedom fighters who would rather freely die than see this man perform in the shower.
Oh, of course, the musical talents of Mike Huckabee.
Note the following lyrics from this song—just as Huckabee (a stupendously hypocritical pseudo-Christian) likes to rant about sexualized lyrics from real artists.
Well, the first time that I got it I was just ten years old / I got it from some kitty next door / An’ I went to see the doctor and he gave me the cure / I think I got it some more / […] / Well, I make the pussy purr with the stroke of my hand / They know they gettin’ it from me / They know just where to go when they need their lovin’ man / They know I’m doin’ it for free.
But of course, there is one guy who has taken on the responsibility of bringing a tune to bigotry. His genre is not quite up my alley—I am not even sure what genre he would be listed under—so I will let you decide. Some more time, bring it on…. Ted Nugent, Stupidparty songwriting superhero…. Take it away Teddy baby….
I guess that if you are a really high on something Stupidparty, there is a message to be found there somewhere.
Well, have gotten all that out of the way so let’s move onto to the other side of the isle, the critical thinking isle, where people like the idea of helping other people. How does progressive music compare to Stupidparty music?
Even better than that, how can we use music to reveal the absurdities that surround us ever more oppressively, how can we fight back using music as weapon? Because just like facts and science, movies and comedy are weapons too—and these are all weapons that we have that Stupidparty does not have.
Can we add music that arsenal?
All American Stupidparty Disciple:
Big Bad John—victim of a Coal Mining Villain—who just got his just deserts:
We take down each Myth—each one biting the dust. One by one, and another one and another one:
Pro-lifers equal poverty, disease and death.
This is not the way the world ends—but our very existence is threatened by Stupidparty.
Just to irritate fake Christians, abstinence-only twats, and prudes everywhere. We really love to take the piss—and in French no less.
More fodder to irritate my favorite target demographic.
Yet more fodder, special bonus track for those who might need more persuasion:
Can one enjoy life without getting caught in the trappings of money and its corrupting impact?
Imagine a world without Stupidparty:
Wakey! Wakey! Our Democracy is hanging by a thread.
Yes, good things can come from Texas. A few years ago, the Dixie Chicks were the most popular female group in history. They had the No. 1 country single and were about to embark on a sold-out worldwide tour when lead singer Natalie Maines made an off-the-cuff remark in London. On the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, she said she was ashamed that President Bush was from her home state of Texas. Not since Jane Fonda’s trip to Hanoi had an entertainer enraged so many people with a political statement.
Let’s only elect presidents that care about humanity, who represent the people, not the asset strippers.
Without a healthy planet we will all get sick, wither and die:
Go Donald Go—let’s drive everyone out of their caves—out into the sunlight, with nowhere to hide:
To fight AIDS, we needed science, tolerance, and information, not prayer, hate and stupidity. Same with Ebola, and the same when the next inevitable plagues hit mankind. Bruce Springsteen leads the charge against hate–boycott North Carolina!
America has transformed itself, become cutting edge – on the issue of gay marriage, in the space of ten years. The war has been won— it’s just that the Stupidparty has not figured that out yet. This has happened because of artists, actors, writers, poets etc. No wonder it is this same group of people that must be repressed, mocked, silenced by any type of fascism, or dictatorship–whether it be Stalin, Hitler, Mao or the right wing circles in the USA.
Oh, must not forget transgender:
Cat Stevens found his spiritual home in Islam: (though I am not a fan of any organized religion.) If there is a god, there is only one place to find it—in your heart. If your God makes you do stupid irrational things, then you have the wrong God, and probably the wrong friend group; start afresh.
More gay pride push back against bigotry:
And how long must we wait? As long as the young fail to vote and as long as the poor and the minorities are discouraged from voting. Until then aging white farts rule:
The world can come together. The US can rejoin humanity, plus enjoy, participate in international team sport again. Try Rugby, America’s fastest growing team sport, a sport that has more than six minutes of action over a four-hour mass overdose of commercialism, simply to enrich the billionaire owners of virtually every major league sporting franchise.
Yes, there is a whole world out there hoping America can be part of it.
Please feel free to try and inspire me with other musical ideas.