Thursday, September 10, 2015

Country Music Artist Steve Earle Tells Mississippians They are Racist

As I've said before, when Dylan Rooff was caught after the shooting in Charleston, he said he had wanted to start a race war. The NAACP immediately obliged him but without real racists to be found, they instead  declared war on southern history, and now so does Steve Earle.

  • Arriving at the tail end of a summer that saw the rebel flag yanked from government grounds across the south, "Mississippi, It's Time" tackles racism, war, slavery, patriotism and progression in less than three minutes. "Mississippi, don't you reckon its time that the flag came down?" Earle sings during the first verse, directly addressing the lone state that has refused to abandon its government-sponsored Confederate imagery in light of the June 17th mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. While the song never mentions the church massacre, its influence is felt throughout. 
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