Monday, February 12, 2007
What does that mean?
The Dixie Chicks won FIVE grammys last night including album of the year for "Not Ready to Make Nice" and best Country Album. The trio certainly has talent and has produced lots of good music. And it ultimately doesn't matter to me who wins a grammy except for what it says about our culture and those who are attempting to define who we are. You may have mixed feelings about the Chicks verbal attacks on the president and our country's stands while touring on foreign soil. I respect the right to think and say whatever you wish. But it concerns me that not only this group but so many who achieve fame via music or athletics begin to take themselves so seriously and use the microphone to push an agenda that is poorly thought out. Again, that is the right of any individual in our country, thank God. But the attitude displayed by the title of their winning title demonstrates that those on the far left who regularly demand tolerance of all idealogies are not really as tolerant of those who differ from them as they pretend. Maybe Ms. Maines will run for office now that we can all get alone. I watched some of the grammys show and it was a pretty good oldies show, but not so impressive.