For context, watch this video:
Sabra posted this on her Facebook yesterday, and one of her commenters had this to say:
When you rage against the Nashville Sound what you are really running down are the fans who support it – – those retards in flyover country that the Left typically despises.
I guess I should have seen something like that coming, but it still rubbed me the wrong way. Why?
Because I don’t have any problem saying that a lot of today’s “country” music is made for unintelligent and shallow people, and I don’t see why that has to be made into some sort of political issue (i.e., if you think this music is dumb you’re a lefty coastal snob). You could make the very same argument in regards to the “bro-country” phenomenon (which is basically the phenomenon embodied in all the songs mentioned in the original linked video). After all, if we’re going to be honest with ourselves, we’re going to have to admit that there are a LOT of people in “flyover country” who like this stuff, as evidenced by how well it’s selling. Somehow I doubt it’s going to be your stereotypical latte-sipping Manhattanite who typifies the audience for this “music.” And in that case, if running down the music is the same is running down the fans in flyover country, well then, I’d have to say that’s an instance of the blind squirrel of the Left finding its proverbial nut.
Why? Because, well, this “bro-country” phenomenon doesn’t reflect well on anyone — the people who write and record that stuff, the people who like it, or the genre the music’s fans and creators proclaim it to be a part of. Put another way, “bro country” fans like music that objectifies women and portrays them as playthings. There’s no getting around that, no matter how the situation might be framed as some sort of political debate. If not liking that music and looking askance at its fans puts me on the side of the aforementioned Manhattanite, well, there’s at least one thing we’d be able to agree on, if nothing else at all. Some things ought to transcend coastal elite vs. flyover country rube, and calling out (and at least some agreement on what constitutes) outrageously misogynistic bullshit is one of them.