Skip to comments.Springsteen: Silence Is Unpatriotic
Posted on 10/08/2007 7:24:26 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
(CBS) It's hard to picture, but Bruce Springsteen turned 58 last month. His breakout hit, "Born to Run," is 32 years old. While rock stars his age are content to tour with their greatest hits, Springsteen launched, last week, what may become his most controversial work as a songwriter.
Even now, Springsteen is an artist in progress, having moved from stories about girls and cars to populist ballads that echo the dust bowl days of Woody Guthrie. Springsteen has put all that together now in his first tour with the E Street Band in four years. As correspondent Scott Pelley reports, he has returned to full-throated rock and roll, and a message that's sharper than ever, damning the war in Iraq, and questioning whether America has lost its way at home.
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Bruce can pound sand...
I’ve no problem hating him now.
Couldn’t stand him before. Cats in heat carry a better tune.
I couldn’t give a flying ***k what BS thinks.
Even before he shilled for sKerry, he was a fake “working man” balladeer. Another phony liberal cloistered in his fortress mansion doling out platitudes and looking down on us little people.
You are a disappontment, Brucie, and your albums are no more than inferior flying discs anymore.
Born to run, born to surrender - a disgrace to New Jersey.
Yeah, it just sucks that Iraq has gone from the bottom of ranking of political freedom in the M.E. to 4th place in political freedom.
You can thank GWB you frikin' a-hole! I guess Iraqis don't deserve non-state sponsored frikin' TV and the Internet, cell phoes, and the FREE Frikin' PRESS! Like you HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!! Jackass!
Here's hoping a young, buff, fit, Marine kicks your little dictator totalitarian loving butt!
Shut up and sing, Bruce.
Its called hubris sir, and unfortunately your hubris is not coupled with any wit, intelligence or judgment.
No, just shut up, Bruce.
Why isn’t this guy’s patriotic dissent being crushed? Things just aren’t the same since the Magnificent Bastard left the scene.
Bruce has always been a Pinko.
He believes that Woody Guthrie / John Steinbeck nonsense about evil capitalists and angelic working man.
Springsteen is another millionaire who wants to destroy the middle class and have two classes: the workers and the ... enlightened leaders. Of course, enlightened leaders are all millionaires who won’t have to stand in line while their children die waiting for treatment.
Edward’s two Americas are the lower and middle classes. He too wants to abolish the middle class.
What a bunch of awful human beings and stupid to boot. Their taxes to pay for this will cripple the country.
China will invade Taiwan as soon as Hillary takes “command.” She and the Dims are too weak to do anything. Plus, Hillary has been bribed by the Communists.
I tend to agree. I'm not sure if he can do any worse than the execrable "Streets of Philadelphia." On the other hand, "Pink Cadillac" and "I'm On Fire" are pretty good songs, even better when covered by someone other than Bruce.
See my post #14. Bruce generally sucks, but even he gets something right once in while.
Better: Shut up, Bruce.
The guy wrote a song that empathizes with suicide bombers.
Sad. I enjoyed his music growing up. Quite the poet.
Now, a rich moron who screwed around on his wife with the girl that plays the tamborine.
57 channels and nothing on - indeed.
Shaking my head. Bruce can kiss my NJ arse. If he wanted to write inspiring songs that will make a difference then why are so many of his songs so d@mn depressing?
Rumor has it that he's been screwing around behind the new wife's back too.
A very very rich 911 widow who lives in Rumson, is the specifics of the rumor. His tamborine wife will take home the motherload of divorce settlements, but Bruce will just print more, in that regular old working guy way.
And he bought his daughter a $800,000 horse (she just took up riding) to smooth things over with her. You know, like the guy who works down at the mill.
There is no greater barrier to “revolution” than a strong middle class.
All leftist agendas are focused on removing that barrier — morally, culturally, and especially economically.
‘moved from stories about girls and cars to populist ballads that echo the dust bowl
damning the war in Iraq, and questioning whether America has lost its way at home’.
i bet if u looked between brucie’s ears you’d see a dustbowl....bwhahahaah i’ve only seen the boy sing once or twice but when i did i noticed he exhibited weird facial contortions.....leading me to think he had some proctological malfunction...he didn’t seem serene back/down there...the lad appeared ....... well... UNCOMFY..i think this condition might now have spread to his cranium and is somehow presently preventing him from backing his country in a struggle for it’s very survival. But, i could be wrong about this this is just an opinion you understand, since because i aint no proctologist r nuthin’.
Never could stand him either. But, I told this one girl in high school (who loved him) he was great. Ya know... gotta give a little to get a little. Oh, the shame. ;-)
Why did he change his name to appear less Jewish? Has anyone asked him that?
He sounds like he's on the toilet pounding out something else when he "sings".
Born to run.....off his mouth like a barking moonbat. Whoah oh oh Ohhhhhhh.
I don’t know how anybody else protests these idiots. In my case, I refuse to listen to their music; I always mute or change the station.
I have taken all my CDs of these cretins and either given them away or destroyed them. I gave 5 CDs of Sheryl Crowe to my girlfriend in Saigon, Vietnam.
Just look at how Sinead O’Connor is doing without attention. I know...who??
The thing all these a’holes need and crave can be removed by a small adjustment on the part of all of us - stop paying attention and stop buying.
One girl I knew flat-out announced "I don't like introverts!" (Ie. people who think before they speak.)
I stared back and said nothing to her.
Hope that answers your questions. ~Pandora~
Springsteen turned radical lefty when he started hanging out with Sting in the early 80’s, doing publicity tours with Rolling Stone.
People who don’t say anything have no right to complain about what happens because they didn’t say anything, even if what they says is so stupid that you would thing they had a Phd from an ivy league university.
Perhaps I was ill-informed. Someone convincingly told me it was: “Springstein -> Springsteen”.
Let’s just wait for Wikipedia to establish the facts....
Springsteen is unpatriotic.
Just stating the obvious. On the other hand, silence (from him) would be a lovely thing.
Springsteen is an artist in regress. My memory is not what it used to be, but as best as I can remember, it has been at least 20 years since he released any good music.
There all better now.
I like singers who can actually sing. So Springsteen can shut up. It would be the most patriotic thing he could do.
If it were a contest between idiocy and silence, I would say liberal idiocy is way more unpatriotic, and dangerous, then silence.
I would think, Bruce, if you want to do something patriotic, get some wisdom and understanding. And if all you can do is spout idiotic statements, keep silent.
The E street band, like lots of bands, can crank out some good rock n roll when they want to...
But Bruce is just plain not smart enough to understand complex topics. He’s better when he doesn’t write his own stuff.
...wow how cutting edge, a hippie rock star singing about how much he hates conservative values.
How brave of him (and original).
If he really wants to show courage about free speech, he should get himself a conservative talk show on an AM band...or maybe he could start an underground conservative college newspaper.
What an *********.
It’s always Viet Nam for these brain dead cretins.
Here is a funny story about how Bob Dylan reacted to Neil Young’s anti-war album in 2006.
From USA TODAY - Interview with Edna Gunderson
Dylan aims to tell a truthful story and nourish it on stage. Keeping it real doesnt mean copping ideas from CNN or responding to the conflict du jour, which is why you wont find an updated Masters of War on Modern Times.
Didnt Neil Young do that? he jokes, referring to the rockers recent anti-war disc. What more is there to say? Whats funny about the Neil record, when I heard Lets Impeach the President, I thought it was something old that had been lying around. I said, Thats crazy, hes doing a song about Clinton?
Why can’t a SINGLE entertainer sing about the blessings of freedom and liberty that God has graced our nation with? And extol the sacrifices made by extraordinary men and women to secure those blessings throughout our history? Why can’t these people praise the continuing sacrifices of today’s American men and women who defeat tyrants and bestow freedom on enslaved people?
He’s just a fraud opportunist trying to cash in on liberal sympathies. His music always sucked why should it be different now.