The Dixie Chicks: What’s the big deal about patriotism?

Posted by: ST on June 17, 2006 at 4:34 pm

The Chicks are still flaming mad about the treatment they received from other country music stars after comments Maines made to a British audience in March 2003 in which she stated she was ashamed the president of the US was from Texas:

The Chicks can’t hide their disgust at the lack of support they received from other country performers. “A lot of artists cashed in on being against what we said or what we stood for because that was promoting their career, which was a horrible thing to do,” says Robison.

“A lot of pandering started going on, and you’d see soldiers and the American flag in every video. It became a sickening display of ultra-patriotism.”

“Pandering”? Earth to Robison: Country music stars have always been among the first in the music biz to put their support behind our troops. And about that “ultra-patriotism”? Maines is quoted as saying:

“The entire country may disagree with me, but I don’t understand the necessity for patriotism,” Maines resumes, through gritted teeth. “Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country… I don’t see why people care about patriotism.”

Taking pride in your country and what it stands for? Bah! Who gives a fig!

Hat tip: Malkin, who posts photos that will likely nauseate Maines.

Update I: I like what Tammy Bruce has to say about the Chicks’ latest rant:

Ms. Maines exemplifies the Ugly American–someone who completely takes for granted the extraordinary lives the American idea has given to people like her. She noted “you can like where you live and like your life…” but like a classic MalNar simply can’t see beyond herself.

I would suggest she move to Syria or North Korea or Mexico, and see exactly how much she’d like her life in those pits. Perhaps she could also make a short visit to one of our citizen swearing-in ceremonies and chat with those people who have braved all to become American citizens. Those are people who, unlike Ms. Maines, understand the importance of joy of freedom, have fought to live it, and know that it is only in America where dreams come true.

Bang on.

Read more via The Coalition of the Swilling, Flopping Aces, Expose The Left, California Conservative, Cold Fury, Real Ugly American, Rhymes With Right, Ed Driscoll

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  • 19 Responses to “The Dixie Chicks: What’s the big deal about patriotism?”


    1. stoo says:

      Why am I not surprised that this would appear in a british paper, rather that
      oh, say, the Dallas Morning News or the Houston Chronicle?

    2. NC Cop says:

      And nominees for the “Absolute Dumbest people on the face of the Planet” are…………..

    3. benning says:

      They just keep getting uglier and uglier, dumber and dumber.

      Who’da thunk it?

    4. david foster says:

      “About what? This land is our land?”…even an old leftist like Pete Seeger could write lines like “this land is your land/this land is my land” but today’s “progressives” can’t relate to the emotion or understand why it’s important.

    5. Lorica says:

      Pandering??? Is she completely out of her mind?? Her original comment was only pandering to the anti-American feelings in the crowd. Delusional is all I have to say about these idiotic people. Let’s Look at the 1st release off their new CD, “Not ready to make Nice”. Excuse me??? Didn’t you individuals apologies for your stupidity already?? Yes you did, so obviously you already attempted to “make nice”. When that didn’t work, and your bank accounts were getting low you create a new CD. With this new CD they decide to take back their apology. How do you take back an apology that has already been accepted?? What kind of stupid, lowlife, assnine, -edited Lorica, Goofball, dumb thinking, individuals are we dealing with here?? I am laughing my arse off just writing this, as they are so completely off their meds.

      As far as their comments on patriotism do us all a favor and just get out of our country. Go live in some liberal paradise, say like France. Life in the U.S. would be so much better with out idiot dumbasses like yourselves. Then after living in France for 20 years, you will probably enjoy singing in your burka, as per studies, France is soon to be an Arab country. I remember a phrase way back in my youth, “America, Love it or Leave it. If you don’t like what the majority of Americans love, patriotism, Get out of our country. Yeah we true Americans aren’t ready to make nice either, so get yourselves out of our country. – Lorica

    6. Severian says:

      These people show the same amount of respect, appreciation, and love for this country that a spoiled, pampered child does for the toys and stuff his parents lavish on him that he never had to suffer or work to earn. This is, yet again, another of many indications that the leftist/liberal mindset is immature and juvenile. Here son, here’s a $400 iPod. Eh yeah, oh I broke it using it to whack the wall with because I was bored, get me another. What total BS.

      This is the the type of thing you get when society and education fail to teach that each person is a part of society, this country, and that they owe a debt to the country for the benefits the receive. But hey, not many vote, no one willingly goes to jury duty, so this is just the pathological extreme example of the same thing.

      Unfortunately, there’s way too many people who feel that dishonoring and sticking it to their country proves they are more elite and highbrow than those dumb ol’hicks who actually respect the flag and the country and it’s traditions. The reverse is true, those who honor and respect things, country, parents, traditions, are the intelligent and elites, the rest are just deluded bottom feeders.

    7. Mwalimu Daudi says:

      Sorry for the slip-up ST – did not see this thread when I posted here.

    8. Dennis says:

      Patriotism isn’t about supporting a war designed to make Halliburton rich. Patriotism isn’t about borrowing trillions from China to run America because George Bush’s administration gave OUR funds to Big Oil. Patriotism is fighting for freedom; something our current administration is determined to take away. The Chicks may be ashamed George Bush is from Texas, I’m ashamed he’s from America.

    9. Lorica says:

      LOL Good one Dennis, Hell I didn’t even see your lips move cause you sounded like Dem leadership. We had 8 years of your patriotism, trust me, it isn’t about bjs in the Oval Office either but you defended it. You know what I would like to see, a recent picture of your hero Billy Bob holding Holy Scripture again. Haven’t seen him in a church since he got out of trouble with Monica either. Or how about defending the treasonous activity of selling secrets to China, or nuclear power plants to our enemies, or how about selling nuclear bomb secrets to Iran. Yeah we all know about your brand of patriotism. You all had 8 years to ‘fix’ these things instead you ran the status quo, and didn’t do anything, but let everything come to a boil point. Drastic times make for drastic measures. Good luck winning elections, Hate Haliburton is just not going to cut it. – Lorica

    10. Saskboy says:

      “Only in America,” eh? Why invoke Brooks & Dunn to defend your position that the majority of country stars aren’t exploiting patriotism to sell records?