Legendary rocker Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen has never been shy about his liberal views and has often worked them into some of his biggest hits, like “Born in the U.S.A.,” for example.Well, Springsteen has been an outspoken critic of current President Donald Trump — totally not surprising given the fact his is the majority opinion of progressive Hollywood — and he’s finally decided to put him on blast in his latest tune, “That’s What Makes Us Great.”
Fortunately for the rest of common sense America, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld exists.Gutfeld decided to smash on “The Boss” for his dig on Trump, and it’s the kind of high quality takedown we’ve come to expect from his sharp wit and keen understanding of pop culture.
TheBlaze is reporting, The duet with past Springsteen collaborator Joe Grushecky has the Boss crooning lyrics such as:
Don’t tell me a lie and sell it as a fact
I’ve been down that road before, and I ain’t going back
And don’t you brag to me that you never read a book
I never put my faith in a con man and his crooks
“So Bruce Springsteen has released a new protest song that condemns the spread of radical, violent jihadism around the world,” he began, tongue firmly in cheek. “I kid. It’s an anti-Donald Trump song. I mean, why wouldn’t it be?”
The host also criticized the line “love can conquer hate” as it means “the other side” is “hateful,” which Gutfeld said encapsulates “the real lie of leftism. They preach love, but they deem you evil.”Here’s a few more snippets from Gutfeld’s monologue worth a read:
But it’s not Bruce’s fault that there aren’t any truly radical protest singers. You just don’t get rewarded for saying what upsets your peers. Springsteen risks nothing. He only echoes the approved assumptions of everyone in entertainment, and the reward, of course, is pure validation.
It’s funny, Donald Trump may connect more with the average American than Bruce, and he’s a billionaire.I truly long for a real rebellious rocker who actually rages against the machine that he’s part of. It’s not Springsteen. He’s now just Dan Rather set to music. It’s too bad, Bruce had some really good songs. I loved “Piano Man.”
Anyway, either that or “Uptown Girl.”
This isn’t to say that Springsteen doesn’t have the right to musically speak his mind and share his thoughts and opinions.
Isn’t art, particularly music, all about self-expression and originality? Aren’t people searching for music with substance, lyrics and melodies that cascade together in a perfect mix to produce an emotional storm and encourage intellectual reflection?
That’s what it used to be about, but these days all that matters is hashtag activism, which is nothing more than a meter the current culture uses to judge whether or not a person is cool and “woke,” or altogether irrelevant.
[This article was written by Michael Cantrell]