Apr 2, 2009

Video: John Rich’s “Shuttin’ Detroit Down”

from Kasama. Posted by Mike E.

Check out this sharp example of ”rightwing populism.” John Rich wrote anthems for John McCain during the election (”Raising McCain“) and pro-military anthems (”The Good Lord and the Man“).

Now he is doing this populist protest song on the “Wall Street Bankers” and the economic crisis.

Merle Haggard compared it to “Okie from Muskogee” (at least according to John Rich’s self-promotion). Rich already compares Treasury Secretary Geitner to Dracula, includes themes contrasting New York City and “the real world.”

I don’t think it will be long before the themes take an even more explicit “anti-socialist takeover” edge. And yet, who can doubt that this is aimed at where many people live (and where many people are suffering)?

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