White Knighting the Princess of Country

OneSTDV has written several posts defending country superstar Taylor  Swift and holds her up as the symbol of all that is great about White Christian America. (White Christian Americans of course, love to wear tight leather pants, slide down a pole and then writhe on the floor) A little more than a week ago, OneSTDV defended Swift from Counting Crows, frontman Chris Robinson who denied Swift’s talents. Personally, I say that Swift is a half-decent songwriter for her age (perhaps she’ll get better) with a pretty but flat voice. Let’s face it,she’s not Carole King or Carly Simon

Rule 5, baby!

Despite Swift’s seemingly sweetheart image, she’s actually quite passive-aggressive and vindictive. (See her SNL monologue song)  But Swift’s new ballot “Innocent” which she debuted at the MTV Video Music Awards, heavily speculated to be about Kanye West. (The lyrics “32, and still growin’ up now” and “You’ll have new Septembers” are particularly telling) takes the cake. She basically damns West with faint praise and tells he still has time to improve himself. Now of course, Kanye West is a horse’s ass, but if being interrupted at a phony awards show is such a traumatic experience that she releases a song about a year later, it might say more about her than it does about the actual event. Perhaps she’s a pampered princess who never has to deal with real adversity. This doesn’t mean she’s not a capable songwriter, but she has her own maturation issues to deal with. So perhaps Swift is a cultural symbol, a symbol all the girls we went to high school with who had sweet exteriors and bitchy cores. Hardly a part of America worth defending.


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