It’s been a extremely very long time since I’ve really listened to a John Mellencamp track, which is why it was out of character for me to click on on this story. I feel it was as a result of I noticed “John Mellencamp” and “Black Lives Matter” in the identical story and I used to be like “???” Mellencamp is a big-time (some would say “bigly”) progressive Democrat and a long-time supporter of the working class. Mellencamp wasn’t requested to carry out at any of Emperor Child Fists’ inaugural occasions, and Mellencamp says he would have refused even when he had been requested. Nonetheless, he needed to launch new music across the inauguration, which is why he dropped his new single, “Straightforward Goal.” He name-checks Black Lives Matter and I don’t know the right way to really feel about it. Right here’s the only:
The lyrics are: “So Black Lives Matter, who we tryin’ to child / Right here’s a simple goal / Don’t matter, by no means did / Crosses burnin’, such a very long time in the past / 400 years, and we nonetheless don’t let it go / Properly, let the poor be damned and the simple targets, too / All are created equally, beneath you and me.” I feel his level is that who’re we making an attempt to child, in fact black lives matter? Or am I misreading that? Is he saying that BLM is an “simple goal” or that BLM “don’t matter”? I’m so confused, however I need to give him the advantage of the doubt.
Mellencamp additionally spoke to Yahoo Information about his new music and the state of politics right now, saying:
“Slowly however absolutely this nation modifications by the lads we admire and I’m very conscious of that. The nation is altering by what has occurred and, you realize, welcome to Suckertown.”
When requested for his ideas on Trump taking workplace, Mellencamp stated: “You don’t actually know what he’s actually going to do or what as a result of he says one factor and does one other. You already know, ‘We’re not going to have Wall Road concerned,’ and his complete cupboard is Wall Road. I’m simply going to sit down again and see how bizarre it will get.”
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