Cultural Revolutions

A Divisive Statement

The Dixie Chicks have caused quite a stir in Lee Greenwood’s America.  To recap, for those who have taken E. Michael Jones’ advice and drop-kicked their television set out the front door: On March 10, during a concert in London, singer Natalie Maines said, “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas,” after which the crowd cheered.

Why would Miss Maines make such a statement, and why was it so well received by her London audience and throughout Europe?

Not a week before, at a White House press conference, ABC News’ Terry Moran had asked President Bush, “In the past several weeks, your policy on Iraq has generated opposition from the governments of France, Russia, China, Germany, Turkey, the Arab League and many other countries, opened a rift at NATO and at the U.N., and drawn millions of ordinary citizens around the world into the streets in anti-war protests.  May I ask, what went wrong that so many governments and people around the world now not only disagree with you very strongly, but see the U.S. under your leadership as an arrogant power?” 

According to the official website of the White House (, the President responded, “I think if you remember back prior to the resolution coming out of the United Nations last fall, I suspect you might have asked a question along those lines—how...

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