Country Music and Liberal Values: Loretta Lynn
Over at DKos is a reference to a Loretta Lynn song about contraception that really shows that Country Music is far from a right wing genre but was founded on liberal values almost as much as folk music (a related and cross-pollinating genre). The song, "The Pill" says it all about why the Republican attack on contraception is a fundamentally anti-women and anti-freedom stand (not to mention a way to make sure abortion rates increase):
Loretta Lynn, whether she would have billed herself as such, was without question a feminist singer (in fact I think she is referred to as a "hillbilly feminist"). In addition to being pro contraception, she also sang a song, Rated X, highlighting hypocritical standards for women in society:
And you can bet the Bush family, Billionaire Koch Brothers, Mitt Romney and the 1% would have NO idea what Coal Miner's Daughter is all about (though I bet Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama would):
So let's remember that the Republicans and America's right wing are fundamentally anti-working class and anti-middle class. And Country Music, for all my personal preferences, is fundamentally a working class genre. So why the hell are the Republicans and their Billionaire Masters hijacking the genre?
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