• July 17, 2024

YES! Joe Rogan Went To Bat For Jason Aldean And What He Said Is Absolutely Perfect…

The image of unvaccinated, masked Americans was the liberal social outcry of 2021.

By 2022, it was “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines.”

Even though 2023 is still young, the greatest moral panic among leftists this year may revolve around the risks involved in trying it in a small town.

“That” what is it? Liberals will respond that it is participating in social justice marches, identifying as black or brown, or simply flying your freak flag.

Regardless, the music video for Jason Aldean’s song “Try That in a Small Town” is endangering Americans, particularly hyphenated Americans, who are the only ones the left cares about.

The left contends that because it was shot outside of a courthouse where a man was once lynched, it glorified lynchings, even though the location has previously been utilized for a Hallmark film and other filming projects.

Even though many of the more aggressive demonstrators depicted in the movie were white, the fact that it juxtaposed pictures of protestors led to claims that the video was an insult to Black Lives Matter protesters.

The Spotify podcaster Joe Rogan made this observation on a show this week. Many of the same people who are now criticizing a song that doesn’t explicitly call for violence are also the same people who frequently ignore rap and hip-hop songs that explicitly call for violence in the most bloodthirsty, outrageous terms.

Rogan mentioned that “people are upset at the country music channel” CMT over the video for “Try That in a Small Town,” which it had removed from the regular rotation, during an episode with Canadian psychologist and scholar Gad Saad.

“The level of outrage — like, now, I’m not saying that’s the greatest song the world’s ever known, you know?” he continued. “But, the level of outrage coming from people that are upset about that song is so strange when there are hundreds of rap songs out there that are infinitely worse — and also enjoyable. And no, no complaints at all.”

“Misogynistic. Qualifying violence –” Saad said.

“Yeah — and no complaints at all,” Rogan responded.

He added that “We’re not even talking about old stuff. There’s new stuff too. There’s, there’s, there’s hip hop. There’s wild rock songs. There’s a lot of wild s***. And to be focusing on that one — and it’s the racial aspect of it. It was crazy because like the real antifa problems that were happening during the BLM, I think it was a lot of white people doing that, wasn’t it?”

“Oh yeah,” Saad responded.

“It was like, a lot of lost liberal whites who are very angry, who decided to take up this movement and smash things. So, like, the racial aspect of it — there’s nothing racial about the lyrics,” Rogan said.

WARNING: The following video and tweet contain graphic language that some viewers will find offensive.

Mind you, Rogan isn’t the first to bring this up; Twitter star Amiri King also shared the song’s video and some sample rap lyrics.

However, don’t bring up these uncomfortable realities with the left or the media. (And I reiterate.) They’ll simply refer to it as troll bait like Rolling Stone did after Twitter users pointed out that the publication once gave “Cop Killer” by Ice-T’s band Body Count a rousing recommendation.

The journal continued with an essay by Karlos K. Hill, a professor of African and African-American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, concerning “violence,” “racism,” and “dog whistles” in Aldean’s music.

“All of what I see and feel is just the conservative narrative of Make America Great Again,” Hill wrote. “‘Look at the chaos, the ways America is unraveling. You better not try that transgender stuff in a small town. You better not try that abortion rights stuff in a small town.’ That’s the cultural polarization in this country. That’s the irresponsible part.”

This, however, isn’t irresponsible:

The magazine’s response?

“This is a familiar pattern to anyone who’s paid attention to the past few decades of conservative punditry. When the heat gets too high on the right wing, they try to change the subject to hip-hop.”

Right.

A song that makes no clear mention of violence other than from “fiery but mostly peaceful” demonstrators is considered to be a tacit call to “violence,” but what about songs that do? By bringing them up, you are merely changing the subject.

Hip-hop and rock music’s most graphic and detailed acts of violence have been exalted for years by the mainstream media.

Changing their position to attack Aldean over ear-splitting “dog whistles” is at best dishonest and at worst, intentionally foolish. Because a country musician is involved, it is a scandal without controversy.

 

The Daily Allegiant