May 24, 2006
Standing Up to The Lemmings
I'm not ready to make nice
I'm not ready to back down
I'm still mad as hell
and I don't have time
to go 'round and 'round and 'round
Itís too late to make it right
I probably wouldnít if I could
ĎCause Iím mad as hell
Canít bring myself to do what it is you think I should
- Dixie Chicks, "Not Ready to Make Nice"
It seems easy for many people to get over their own poor behavior. But call them on it, and you're accused of dredging up the past and rubbing their faces in it. They go on the attack, instead of admitting they were wrong and offering an apology for their past words and deeds. Who needs people like that, whether in their personal lives, or as fans? If you have any respect for yourself, you cut them loose and leave them to fend for themselves. People who are willing to drape themselves in the flag ought to be willing to come home in flag-draped coffins. But that supposes people realize that words and actions have consequences. Perhaps that's giving most people too much credit.
Addendum: You can hear the Dixie Chicks song on their myspace page.