Thursday, October 20, 2005

Bush and Support for the Arts

George Bush has given more support to the arts than any other American President in history. By support I mean content, not monetary support. In fact so much art and music have been based on President Bush that I wonder what the world will do when he is finished with his second term? Will those people that still have John Kerry bumper stickers on their cars keep using Bush as the target for their artistic scorn?

First, popular musicians would be helpless without Bush as a target for their lyrics:

From Green Day; Holiday:

Sieg Hiel to the president gasman
Bombs away is your punishment,
Pulverize the Eiffel towers
Who criticize your government
Bang, Bang goes the broken glass, and
Kill all the fags that don't agree
Trials by fire, setting fire
Is not a way that's meant for me

That's Eiffel towers, just in case you missed it. How about American Idiot?

I'm not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along to the age of paranoia.

Good tune. Now let's move on to Eminem; from Mosh:

They ain't gonna stop us, they can't, we're stronger now more then ever,
They tell us no we say yea, they tell us stop we say go,
Rebel with a rebel yell, raise hell we gonna let em know
Stomp, push up, mush, f*%k Bush, until they bring our troops home come on just ...

It sounds like Eminem is going to start an uprising. Or maybe he's just trying to make some money. Either way...

Finally, it's the artists that will truly suffer from the ending of Bush's second term. Who will they get children to paint about 9/11 being Bush's fault?

But really, without a source of inspiration for such excellent art as this:

...what will these mold-shattering artists do? Who will they sing about? Who will they fantasize about killing when Bush is gone? Who will Belgian politicians piss on in 2009? I think these are important questions for the next presidential election. Who will uneducated conspiracy-obsessed self-loathing money-mongering mediocre artists hate and base their "art" on then?

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