It sounded like a good idea, holding a “Concert for Valor” on Veterans Day to honor our war heroes.
After all, where would we be without the sacrifices of the men and women who died or were crippled defending this country?
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants,” Thomas Jefferson once said, and time has proved him correct.
So on this solemn occasion, whose bright idea was it to let Eminem on stage?
The superstar rapper definitely appeals to a low-brow, knuckle-dragging liberal set with his constant profanity, misogyny and anti-conservative lyrics, so it should not have been a shock to anyone that he would not be able to refrain from shooting off his mouth at a concert ostensibly intended to honor veterans.
Of course, HBO and Starbucks, two of the sponsors of the concert, aren’t exactly known for their family-friendly standards. When it comes to creating entertainment, HBO’s motto seems to be the more cussing the better, and if it can be cussing supplemented by nudity, so much the better. Starbucks seems to be going the same way with its latest commercial featuring a couple of extra-hideous drag queens to sell its coffee.
Eminem was probably exactly what his sponsors and fans expected: a filth-spewing volcano of obscenity. At one point, he shouted into the microphone, “Happy motherf***ing Veterans Day.”
A lot of people were understandably upset.
A lot of other people weren’t. That would be surprising not so many years past, but seeing the increasing moral numbness of the current generation, it’s simply par for the course.
“Everybody complainin about Eminem cussing at Concert for Valor needs to chill out. Soldiers fight for his freedom of speech,” tweeted one Tim Stroinski.
It’s the very fact that soldiers died for Eminem’s freedom of speech, and he in turn chooses to use it to pollute people’s ears and minds with such garbage, that makes his behavior so disrespectful.
That so many people think what Eminem does is music, much less art, just adds to the sad, dreary image of liberalism in this country.
If HBO and Starbucks were serious about honoring veterans, there are plenty of musicians they could have gotten to do it, like just about any country star, or a band like Madison Rising, the group that performed the national anthem for Dinesh D’Souza’s film “America.”
Sadly, the concert’s organizers, morally speaking, are as tone-deaf as Eminem’s fans.