republicanfan74, if Eddie was a conservative, would you be bitching this much???
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I don't know, I think its better for entertainers to just shut up, be brain dead, not give a fuck about anything, not take a stand or opinion in any regard, and fill the time with their mindless work.
My point about shut up and entertain us is i don't remember vh1 previewing the show as political diatribe. The first thing eddie said...
Even today, after decades of liberal secularism shoved down our students, polls still show over 80% of americans consider themselves christian.
The show may not have been pushed as such, and yet the first moment you heard politics come out of his mouth, you had the choice to listen or not. Apparently you chose to listen. That choice is not on Eddie.
Eddie doesn't work for you. He works to be true to his vision, and he doesn't owe anyone anything. If you pay (contract) to hear him share his point of view, or if you sit in front of a tv and do so (another contract), that's up to you--Eddie is not accountable for your actions. It sounds like you disagree with points of his view.
I would think Americans appreciate the processes to uncovering truth, which include the dissent of the groups outside the majority--in this case, the 20%. An unchecked mass of any sort can get pretty ugly.
My point about shut up and entertain us is i don't remember vh1 previewing the show as political diatribe. The first thing eddie said was a comment about chenney and bush. Please explain to me how calling bush a liar contributed to any song pearl jam ever created.
If you really believe any of those references to god in the dec.... was anything but a reference to the judeo-christian god, then our teaching of our founding fathers, culture and society has been whitewashed by our secular academia.
Futhermore, just because islamic states use sharia law to govern their people and we use our constitution, dosen't mean the founders did not envision a christian nation. Even today, after decades of liberal secularism shoved down our students, polls still show over 80% of americans consider themselves christian. Every presidents swears his oath on a bible, makes references to god in all speaches, in god we trust on our currency. I hope you know what god their referencing. Both houses of congress open each session with a prayer and so on.
I think the secular, liberal agenda pushed by hollywood, academia and the press has created a pretty ugly scene, since the 60's. Teen-pregnancy, crime, the most expensive piece of crap public school system in the world and every other social ill is a by-product of liberal ideas.
Fortunately, through future gains in coming elections, our country may improve.
I've said it many times in the past and I'll say it again...
Organized religion has been the biggest downfall of man.
I see that ugly wave in a very different light--in the light of natural human evolution. As humans are growing into health, it entails addressing the wounds we've inherited. As we progress towards health, it includes opening up those festering ulcerations and cleansing them so that they can heal. It's not a pretty sight, but it's a necessary one.
Your bias against all that is liberal is obvious.
If i wanted political opinion, i would have went to the proper outlet for it. I just wanted to hear some good pearl jam music and maybe here how the song came about. I garuentee you if you asked anyone attending the concert if they came to here his opinion about political topics or came to hear good music, you know the answer.
And I'll say this once again--arrogance and condescension is the downfall of man. When we're "right" we are not understanding what's really happening. Instead we are looking at our own agenda.
If you think the drug-abuse, crime, illiteracy, high divorce rate and other problems with our country as evolution, my point is made.
Please explain to me how observing the wrong direction our country has taken the past 4 decades and hoping for a change for the better is either arrogant or condescending.
I go to see Pearl Jam. I expect that to include both music and politics, as it always has. I would have been very surprised if Ed hadn't taken advantage of the megaphone provided by VH1 to discuss his political views ... that would have been totally out of character for him. My question is, why would you expect Pearl Jam to be something different than they've always been?
I see you take your voting cues from your favorite performers. I realize to fan's like you their experts in this area. Please explain how calling bush a liar in any way contributed to any debate.
Thank god yourself and he are in the minority.
Thank god yourself and he are in the minority.
Why can't actor's and singer's just do what we pay them to do, ENTERTAIN US!!!!
the funny part is that you get the timeline right but you are looking at it from the microlevel. at a larger level the power corporations have helped facilitate many of these things that you are lamenting.
did that go for reagan, as well?
isn't it ironic when a liberal entertainer speaks their mind the right screams for them to shut up, yet the political figure they hold in highest regard was a 2nd rate actor who acted opposite monkeys!!! kinda makes ya laugh
Please explain to me how Boeing, Walmart, Cocoa-cola, ext. contributes to our social ill's. They provide jobs, and make or sell products.
As far as academia is to blame, school policies like social promotion, political correctness, removal of corporal punishment, NEA oppisition to choice, which would encourage improvement through competition are some examples.
Hollywood for pushing sex and violence and a total lack of any moral substance. The rap industry which has done more damage to inner-city problems than anything. The liberal media machine which despises what this country stands for and seeks to transform us into Europe.
All the areas i just listed are operated by huge majority of people who consider themselves liberal.
The liberal media machine which despises what this country stands for and seeks to transform us into Europe.
Oh, the horror!!! Europe, ewww! They have less crime, they imprison a lower percentage of their population, they have lower poverty rates, everyone is guaranteed access to health care, higher education is available at a reasonable cost, they have more vacation days than we do, they have a fabulous public transportation system, their environments are cleaner ... sounds like a real hell-hole, I sure hope we don't turn into that.
I have said repeatedly that I am not against any entertainer taking about issues, just not at their shows. As for Reagan, I believe he left the entertainment field when he ran for gov. and president as Arnold did.