Ready To Run

I adore the Dixie Chicks. Did before the controversy. Do afterwards.

I think it was rather brave to stick their neck out at a time when everyone was in fear mode. There was a strange period after 9-11 and during the initial start up of the war when many folks didn't know how they were supposed to behave, what to think. We were so grief stricken and numb. Of course we "supported the troops" and were "Americans" but there was an unspoken danger of saying anything that opposed the government's action. Those that did so, did it tentatively at first. I think that Natalie Main shouted when the rest of us were still sort of mumbling under our breath.

Now, we hear more vocal opinions about Bush and the war. It's starting to feel like a dialogue again. We are still grieving for those that were and are lost every day. We want what is best for our country. But at last what is "best" is at last up for discussion without the traitor label so ferociously stamped upon it.

So..I'm going to be first in line to watch the Dixie Chicks documentary, Shut Up And Sing hope you will check it too. Promo.


6 comments:

Marmite Breath said...

Oh, Lotta. This is why I love you. You're in my head!

I watched them on Oprah the other day and just realized why I adore them so much.....they're talented beyond belief, funny, smart, gorgeous. LOVE THEM!

This morning I was watching the trailer for Shut up and Sing (via Perez Hilton), and I really want to see it. Hey, anybody who wants to oppose the war is free to do so, and I don't think it makes you unAmerican or unpatriotic to do so. I am a proud military wife, and even if my husband was over there, I would be AGAINST the war, but would fully support our troops and the jobs that they signed up to do.

Go Dixie Chicks!!

Marmite Breath said...

Also, GW is a poophead.

Lotta said...

I think whatever you believe your job as an American is to be an advocate for our troops. So the whole shut up and let the government do their job viewpoint is a crapload.

Girl con Queso said...

I am so looking forward to seeing this.

chicaloungin said...

you can link to nbc and bitch at them for keeping their tails between their legs and not showing trailers for this documentary...
go chicks... the smart chicas are with you!

Red Rollerskate said...

Oh my gosh.... don't even get me started on the traitor thing. Excellent post.