If there’s one upside to an unnecessary war, it might be its role as catalyst for good music…
Bad War Makes Good Music
“I read the New York Times every day, and watch the news. And I was completely disgusted with it. I just felt like…I just needed to write a song. I really wanted to write a song to piss my dad off because he is a Bush supporter.” ~Pink
“I hope the president is proud of the fact that we live in a country where we can do things like that, where we can have dissent, talk, communicate and share our opinions. I also think it’s pretty narcissistic to think that one of my songs will be heard by the president of the United States, but hey, that would be really cool.” ~Pink
Celebrities and Soapboxes
No doubt somebody is wondering aloud: What gives celebrities the right to climb up on their soapboxes and express their political views?
Humbly speaking on behalf of Pink, I’d guess because she was born in Pennsylvania, that makes her a U.S. Citizen and thus, the employer of the person her song addresses.
I’d also guess that, with 25 million albums sold, the taxes on her personal income are paying a higher percentage of the president’s salary than the average U.S. citizen, as well as funding the Pentagon, the CIA, Dick Cheney’s new branch of dictatorship, a preemptive war sold with lies and fought with depleted uranium, and the demolition of a good portion of Baghdad.
But most of all, I’d guess that celebrities can preach from their soapboxes because they have the same rights the rest of us have to preach from our own respective soapboxes. Yep…I think this oft-heard complaint really boils down to soapbox envy. Hey — if it’s really the size of your soapbox you’re not happy with, don’t knock celebrities for expressing their views; get a bigger soapbox.
Pink’s Dear Mr. President…click below to listen…
[tags]Pink, Dear Mr. President, George W. Bush[/tags]