There is a hell of a lot to cover here....
1. NO. You never get in the way of people's rights. Even bands that are to the extreme right of yours truely have the right to complain.
2. The part I find sad about this particular song is that the character that the lyrics belong to ASSUMES that the "redneck agenda" is the only
one....lol... typical teen...which is what the character IS, lol... ANYONE who gets up on a soapbox with persuasive speech has an AGENDA (otherwise
what's the poin in trying to persuade the masses???), often they form PARTIES, and the extremists (always plural, there isn't a group out there
without the insane, the immoral, the self serving, those who just like to manipulate, those who thrive in chaos, and drama queens(both genders)),
complaining about ANYTHING that changes or stays the same. It doesn't matter, life is NEVER fair......which brings me to....
3. This album is basically a modern style opera....scary, it's more like the Church version of an Opera (hence, Jesus of Suburbia is a rather apt
name for the character who is singing this, artistically).....because there is none prancing across the stage acting out the parts.....it goes through
the F* this stage to the living out a wasted life to waking up and realising that life is never going to be perfect. It's a well thought out
storyline, though one that I don't agree with. Just like I don't agree with Vagner's Ring Cycle....which IS the SAME beliefs that Hitler
held....having a Jew portraying Satan, making them the ulitmate evil, and that as long as you had real love, you would die saved (so much more, not
covering now, go look it up, lol).... Wagner was a HUGE BIGOT, yet he is still considered one of the greatest composers of his time, and can be
indirectly blamed for Hitler,
It's to the point were I, as a musician have to decide if I'm going to sing ANYTHING he wrote. It's not like
Greenday's music affected the outcome of the election, unless the song angered Republicans enough to get them to vote, lol...
4. They did do this type of thing in the Vietnam Era. It lost us a war because the media and people like Jane Fonda went much further (see Hanoi
Jane; people have been hange for treason for less than she did.) And the diffrence between Jane and Greenday in this case is that Greenday is not
getting on the airwaves DAILY, telling our troops that they are bad men for being over there in duty to their country. This is ONE song which covers
dissent over ONE issue which happens to have NOTHING to do with internal or external security. If anything is done about this song other than
ignoring it, it makes it's point more viable than it was beforehand.
5. There is no such thing as just a song. Multiple things are erroneous with this line of thinking.
a. This is one of the few tecniques that WORKS in education. Students who can put lessons to music learn the music much faster....ever notive how
much easier it is to sing a verse of a song than to memorise a poem? even if you can't sing?
b. music is a natural subliminal messaging system. Subliminal messages are those that only your subconscious is listening to/seeing, right? Every
time you put music on in the background so you can do other things, the subconscious listens while your consciousness figures out a math problem,
washes dishes, whatever. (you ever notice when a whole cd or track goes by and it suprises you?) God, there needs to be some major testing done in
c. there's even further problems, specific types of music, and specific changes in music are mood enhancers...(get ANY of your really good horror
flims out and listen ONLY to the sounds that lead up to when the boogeyman jumps out......I'm extemely sensitive to this part of movies, suspense
music leaves me a wreck...Dragonfly killed me, and I liked the plotline and admit there was nothing frightening about the movie....find Threnody For
Hiroshima by Penderecki, it is emotionally disturbing for most people because you can hear the bombs drop and hear the people dying like cockroaches
when you bomb a home) If you want someone to agree with the political content of your music, you have a better chance by writing something catchy, in
a genere they like, with the correct emotional ties to the music. This song does that and does it well.
d. there are WORDS in songs (otherwise it is a pice, NOT a song...technical diffrence, I know...but still important) This work is biased. The
words have a strong political leaning. For example: the word
is a negitive connotation...and in the context it's used in is halarious because an idiot is someone not capable of holding a public office (someone
who is not capable of intelligent work because of retardation) ...while I think some Democrats on here would agree with this usage as in all
Republicans are unfit to hold office due to a lack of sufficient brainpower
. Exteraneous cursing, which always adds negative emotions.
Example: Fouscore and seven years ago our F*****g forefathers brought us to this A**wipe nation.
First, rather offensive, second, changes the
nobility of the forefathers and the beauty of the ideals for this country into utter rot. It totally destroys the direction Abraham Lincoln was going
for...you know, peace and unity? The lyrics are completely biased so as to portray a specific character's opinions and beliefs, not outright
6. The media is controlled by the general population? Newscasters are against gays (majority of them are democrats, fund the democratic party, and
often use leading questions as if they were lawyers, lol...and often is is VERY left wing biased)? Come on, I'd love for someone to post some
information about a redneck news anchor in the major networks. Hell, how about one who is openly a redneck on a minor/local network? Several states
put to vote gay marriages practically AS SOON as most sides started up debates....and most of them refused gays the right to marry....and no one can
say that gays didn't do their part in being heard at this point because you are insulting their political influence (they have a lot), their capacity
to be seen on TV FOR their sexual orientation (Ellen Degeneres was NEVER that funny, nor Rue Paul (sp??) that sexy, lol...), nor the fact that I know
of sooo many gay rednecks....*hears banjos playing in the distance*. True rednecks, theones that give the rest of us rednecks their bad reputiation
have little to no moral class, lol...(and I'm a Coonass(i.e. Cajun/subspecies of Redneck, lol)) Someone please put up the actual number of votes and
for whom in the last 10 presidential elections...
...or better yet, for the gay rights votes...and look at the numbers. Most of those who vote
are educated. Most of those who vote are older than 25. Most people vote for their OWN agenda. Mon Dieu, this is something else........lmao.