Clay Bennett for July 25, 2023

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    Flashaaway  7 months ago

    I expect he has the Roy Rogers guitar with a rifle in the neck.

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    adhansay  7 months ago

    ‘Guthrie saw the battle against fascism as the ultimate battle of good versus evil.’ WikipediAGuess who’s on the evil side …

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    brwydave Premium Member 7 months ago

    What do you think will be the pre-speech music at the next Trump rally?

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    feverjr Premium Member 7 months ago

    Guthrie wrote about Fred Trump, wonder why….. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Man_Trump

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 7 months ago

    You just know Aldean will open at rallies for the QOP.

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    ElEfJay  7 months ago

    Calling conservatives fascists is like calling liberals communists/socialists. There is a world of difference between the two, but some dance closer to the line then others. Really, the whole point is to dehumanize the other side, making it harder to ever come together as a nation or a people.

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    A# 466  7 months ago

    I wonder if Aldean would have the temerity to make records with folks like Sonny Terry or Lead Belly? If Aldean wants to channel patriotic violence, he could sing more than just the first verse of the national anthem. If he wants to show his espoused simpatico with the downtrodden “common man”, he could cover some of Guthrie’s protest songs (commentaries) — they are just as valid today as they were then.

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    aristoclesplato9  7 months ago

    Expect a flood of nonsense and lies from the left about thinks like Aldean and DeSantis. With the parade of rats jumping the SS Biden and more evidence surfacing regarding the Obama administration Biden bribery scandal, the left are going all out to distract.

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    fusilier  7 months ago

    A’propos of boots, The Dropkick Murphys put out an acoustic album of unpublished songs by Woodie, “This Machine Still Kills Fascists.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH_Zc8vX3zc

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    James 2:24

    Disclaimer – I send them money, they send me songs (however, DIL#1 did play bagpipes at one of their live shows 10-12 years ago.)

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  7 months ago

    Youtube: Jason Aldean – Try That In A Small Town (Official Music Video)

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    davidthoms1  7 months ago

    Aldean is one of those all hat, no cow, cowboys!

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    Gen.Flashman  7 months ago

    Woody was a member of the Almanac Singers which included Pete Seeger. The group was under the control of the Soviet Comintern and between the German-Soviet NonAgression Treaty and the German invasion of Soviet Union was opposed to any assistance to Britain or war preparation in US such as the draft.I have always been a fan of both Seeger/Guithrie and still have about 25 CDs of their music.

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    mac04416  7 months ago

    I find it fascinating that if you don’t like what someone said, you call them something awful that they are not just to vilify them and cancel them.Like calling this guy a fascist. There is nothing fascist about the song. Does anyone know the definition and history of Fascism?

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member 7 months ago

    FYI:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Aldean

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    Newenglandah  7 months ago

    I often ask myself "what would Woody and Pete (Seeger) do?

    Somehow, I think the answer would involve writing a protest song.

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    verticallychallenged Premium Member 7 months ago

    It seems as if Clay has triggered the fascist-curious commenters with today’s comic. For reference: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascism (includes the age-appropriate definition for kids) https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/fascism-meaning-and-history This last link is also comprehensive: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/fascism

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    Donaldo Premium Member 7 months ago

    What exactly is fascist about a song that calls for law and order?

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    ladykat  7 months ago

    I prefer Woody Guthrie.

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    Motivemagus  7 months ago

    And just like so many right-wing “fighters,” he’s whining and moaning about “Cancel Culture” in front of a full auditorium, either wholly blind to the irony or wholly cynically using it to promote himself. Heck, it could be both! We’ve already seen that this crew can maintain contradictory nonsense in their heads as long as it makes them feel better about themselves, the poor little snowflakes.

    A real “fighter,” a real “man,” would acknowledge the evil resonance of his video filmed at the site of a lynching, and change it because he’s got the guts and brains to learn. Instead, he just whines about being caught. Sad!

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    CEELYS2  7 months ago

    Woodie was a communist.

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    Bookworm  7 months ago

    Well after all, those halcyon days of segregation and lynching, and when women knew their place, and when gays, lesbian, and all of that ilk just didn’t exist, were the days of the Great America the MAGA crowd would like to return us, aren’t they? /s

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    martens  7 months ago

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition:

    communism kŏm′yə-nĭz″əm, noun

    A theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of all members.

    A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people. The Marxist-Leninist doctrine advocating revolution to overthrow the capitalist system and establish a dictatorship of the proletariat that will eventually evolve into a perfectly egalitarian and communal society.

    fascism făsh′ĭz″əm +noun

    A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.

    A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government. Oppressive, dictatorial control.

    It looks to me as if the common property of both ideologies is authoritarian in nature, so that must be the basis for the name-calling from both Left and Right. Maybe neither is an adequate label to throw around?

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    198.23.5.11  7 months ago

    Trump is waist deep in the big muddy….and the big fool says to push on……

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    willie_mctell  7 months ago

    Gibson bridge but not Gibson pick guard.

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member 7 months ago

    Really nice. Historically relevant and still timely.

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    artjohn42  7 months ago

    Jason is probably not an actual fascist, but is cynically sewing up his bookings in the MAGAVERSE at least through to the election.

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    Mark DeMist Premium Member 7 months ago

    Aldean is from Macon Georgia which is not a small town. His agents told him that appealing to the MAGA crowd is where the stupid money is and the agents were right.

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    Northgalus2002  7 months ago

    Jason Aldean was born in Macon, GA (not a small town) and has a mansion outside of Nashville, TN (also not a small town). He has been criticized by Sheryl Crow (who was from a small town) and other artists for his video and song.

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    Free Radical  7 months ago

    This land is your land, this land is my land……………..

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    pamela welch Premium Member 7 months ago

    Nailed it, Clay!

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    AtomicForce91 Premium Member 7 months ago

    A White girl spitting in the face of a police officer must be so racist.

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    loonygardener  7 months ago

    in my favourite jpgs I have the three comics that was done regardingR. Crumb’s take on Trump and shared them with two of my more aware granddaughters. they’re priceless. I also turned them onto John Gorke’s son Bottles Break that was done back quite awhile ago that mentions it’s name…I knew about the tRump’s a looooong time ago and tried to not step in it (so did my very wise mother who lived through the Depression)

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