“Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack,”
“I went out for a ride and I never went back.”
Those brilliant words from the pen and voice of a brilliant singer, Bruce Springsteen, reflect American values at their best, don’t they?
Wait a minute…they don’t reflect any values at all.
And if Mr. Springsteen sang those words, doesn’t it stand to reason that he’s inciting men to abandon their families for greener pastures? He’s appealing to those reprobates that are “deadbeat dads”, right?
Let’s listen to what Mr. Springsteen says about this, shall we?
“’When you let that genie out of the bottle — bigotry, racism, intolerance — they don’t go back into the bottle that easily, if they go back in at all,’” Springsteen said. ‘Whether it’s a rise in hate crimes, people feeling they have license to speak and behave in ways that previously were considered un-American and are un-American. That’s what he’s appealing to.’”
No, Bruce wasn’t talking about himself, silly! He was referring to a presidential candidate:
“Bruce Springsteen…accused Trump and his supporters of being ‘un-American’ racists during a podcast.”
Kevin Kerwin used to list Springsteen as his favorite singer, but not anymore. He is the owner of a small computer repair business in Oregon and heard the above podcast recently. The statement by the “Kid from Jersey” was enough to send Kerwin on the warpath.
“An Oregon business owner put a sign in his store window blasting “ignorant liberals” in light of the Chicago hate crime shocked the country this week.
“To all ignorant liberals, including Bruce Springsteen,” one of the signs on Kevin Kerwin’s storefront reads. “The 4 people who kidnapped & tortured a disabled teenager just because he supports Donald Trump shows everyone you are a party of complete morons. I’m embarrassed to call you Americans. Go straight to hell where you belong. We’ve had it with you idiots.”
Mr. Kerwin is correct when he talks about embarrassment. A majority of Americans who aren’t ashamed of their country or its achievements got out to the polls and voted their conscience despite being embarrassed for the elite snobs of the entertainment industry.
Just because you can write a misogynistic happy tune and glamorize abandonment of your family, doesn’t mean you’ve cornered the market for lecturing others on ethical behavior.
Quite the contrary: It makes you a hypocritical degenerate.
Source: Western Journalism