(The Setup: During the buildup to rid the world of yet another despotic would-be Hitler, it seems certain of our citizens, who feel left out because they missed out on protesting the Vietnam War, want to distinguish themselves as unsuitable for survival on an obvious evolutionary level. To wit, one Sheryl Crow, a chanteuse of modest talent, who showed up on the set of "Good Morning America" wearing an anti-war T-shirt (please see picture reproduced to the upper left). Needless to say, beauty may be skin deep, but stupid goes clear to the bone. Here's what I sent off to their website to remove my email address from their mailing list. Please note I have yet to receive any sort of reply on this, which tends to confirm my opinion of their intellectual honesty.)
What a terrible shame that Sheryl has chosen to oppose "Mr. Bush's War." Bush's speech before the United Nations was clear and unequivocal: "You are either with us or against us." Ms. Crow has squarely placed herself in the camp of those who feel it is all right to kill four thousand-plus people in the name of a demonstrably insane viewpoint. Please remind Ms. Crow that it will be far more difficult to play her bass from inside a burkah--ah, that's right, women aren't allowed to write or perform music in that camp she has chosen to inhabit. Perhaps she can take up rug-weaving, right after she recovers from the forced clitoridectomy she will undoubtedly undergo. Her newfound friends have no respect or regard for her as a woman, an artist, or a human being, a fact she needs to clearly understand before casting her lot with these anachronisms soon to be cast on the ashheap of history.
As Shakespeare would have it, I digress. Since Ms. Crow has chosen to be an enemy of the Western World, I might suggest she remove herself from it post-haste. I personally will no longer purchase any of her records, nor will I purchase any from other artists on whose recordings she appears, or knowingly view any television program or other recorded entertainment in which she has any part. Further, I will recommend to friends, acquaintences, radio station program directors, recording company executives, and booking agents for the major networks that she become the non-entity she has chosen to be, as soon as is practicable. As she has willingly placed herself in the same category as traitors like Benedict Arnold and that talentless Fonda person (your choice of which), she should be aware of what happens to traitors in wartime. I do not doubt that volunteers could be found for a firing squad with the national mood what it is these days. Giving aid and comfort to the enemy is not something that should be taken lightly.
Naturally, I can understand how those of limited intellect and education might not understand the necessity of war. Just as violence is reprehensible, but sometimes necessary to protect individuals against personal crimes such as forcible rape, so is warfare sometimes necessary to protect nations from violation. We Americans suffer from the silly belief that the world is like a big game of baseball, where everybody plays by the rules, and umpires can settle disagreements over a close call. Unfortunately, the world is filled with people who are demonstrably not nice, don't play by the rules, want us all dead just as soon as possible, and flaunt their inability to work within diplomatic circles as if it were a badge of strength rather than the proof of barbarism it truly is. Political pressure from more civilized nations has not worked, nor has economic pressure. We offered the carrot. Now it's time for the stick. Ms. Crow needs to wise up in a hurry, lest she be under that stick when it comes down.
Needless to say, I will be rescinding my subscription to this mailing. Until Sheryl wakes up and realizes she is part of what these monsters wish to destroy, I'll just have to do without her talent. Right about now, she's not my favorite mistake.
-- Duke Walls