Free Speech

November 22, 2006 at 8:13 am (Uncategorized)

   I was reading an article yesterday about a new movie whose subject is freedom of expression. It dealt with what is happening to free speech in the country to the south of us and it could happen here as well.
   The movie is about the Dixie Chicks, it is not a country music road movie, it is called Shut Up and Sing. It is about what occurred after the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks expressed that she was ashamed to be from the same state as George W. Bush at the beginning of the anti-war movement against the fake war in Iraq. The hunt for the elusive weapons of mass destruction.
    The conservative right in the good old USA tried to railroad their career and basically get them off the airwaves.  The Dixie Chicks got punished by the conservative media and the American public for voicing their opinions. What happened to freedom of speech ? Is it not one of the first amendments in the Bill Of Rights ?  What is sad is that for a period of the time the right almost succeeded.
  I do not believe that the movie is out here yet, but the link has some trailers that are very good and there is a related blog site.

  Also see the Dixie Chicks website, I am not a big country fan, but some of their music is alright.

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