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Thread #132629   Message #3003701
Posted By: Taconicus
10-Oct-10 - 08:55 AM
Thread Name: Its a song - 'Vote Republican'
Subject: RE: Its a song - 'Vote Republican'
I've always disliked political hate speech masquerading as folk music, regardless of whether I like or dislike the target of the song. Songs that badmouth and/or ridicule people, parties, and movements are only enjoyable to those who hate the same people as the singer does. It's a mob-mentality propaganda device, a tool for unifying opposition against a common enemy by using the most primal of human groupthink emotions: hatred of the other. Its a version of 1984's "Two-Minute Hate" done to music.