Saturday, July 5, 2014

Springsteen? Mellencamp? Creedence? Heretics All!

-Will Grigg, July 4th
As a necessary accompaniment to today’s saturnalia of state worship, the kind folks at Newsbusters (published by the Media Research Center, which is devoted to “exposing & combating liberal media bias”) have published the War Party’s equivalent of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum.

In this case, rather than “heretical” books, the guide describes “5 Songs You May Not Know are Un-Patriotic.” The MRS offers this public service on behalf of those who earnestly seek to have their every thought taken captive by the sacred nation-state, and seek to avoid sullying their lips by humming along to infectious songs secretly laden with “anti-American” sentiments.

Heading the roster of proscribed tunes is Bruce Springsteen’s much-misunderstood “Born in the USA,” which is censured for expressing anti-Vietnam War views and lamenting the plight of veterans left wounded and unemployable after being sent abroad to kill foreigners who posed no threat to us.