And just when I thought they couldn't possibly commit foot-in-mouth syndrome again, there's this exerpt of an interview with the DC's and the London Telegraph:
The Chicks can't hide their disgust at the lack of support they received from other country performers. "A lot of artists cashed in on being against what we said or what we stood for because that was promoting their career, which was a horrible thing to do," says Robison.
"A lot of pandering started going on, and you'd see soldiers and the American flag in every video. It became a sickening display of ultra-patriotism."
"The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism," Maines resumes, through gritted teeth. "Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country… I don't see why people care about patriotism."
Unbelievable. Do these women live in the same America as the rest of us?
Patriotism is the love for one's country, the willingness to put one's life on the line to defend it and its values. What are America's values? In a nutshell......
“We hold certain Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
There you go, I don't think it could be described any better than that.
The Dixie Chicks can go to hell for all I care. We don't need them or their music.