February 10, 2010, - 11:49 am
Didn’t Jack White and The White Stripes get the memo? Dissing our fighting men–especially when you’re a C-List rocker who hasn’t really quite made the big-time–is soooo passe.
Jack White: Thirsty for a Drink of STFU Juice
And it’s a great way to turn off about half of your potential fan-base. Hasn’t America grown tired of punks like White, attacking those who volunteer to serve, while he sits around strumming his guitar? I know I’m well beyond tired of it.
White is upset that the White Stripes song, “Fell in Love With a Girl” was used in a Super Bowl Air Force Reserves recruiting ad. While I’m all for harvesting the value of copyrighted music, lyrics, and performances, White’s objection goes further. Here’s what this cretin wrote on the White Stripes website:
The White Stripes take strong insult and objection to the Air Force Reserves presenting this advertisement with the implication that we licensed one of our songs to encourage recruitment during a war that we do not support. . . . We simply don’t want to be a cog in the wheel of the current conflict.
Of course, mixed into this statement is some phony “we support the troops” BS, which is–per usual–baloney. If Jack White and his defunct White Stripes really supported the troops, he wouldn’t post such a demoralizing statement against them and efforts to recruit those who would fight to protect White’s right to compose such dreckish “music.”
Oh, and here’s a tip to Jack White: a wheel has spokes, whereas a cog is generally in a machine. If you’re gonna attack our troops, you might try getting your metaphors straight.
Tags: Air Force Reserves, American soldiers, cog, Fell in Love With a Girl, Jack White, The White Stripes, U.S. military, war we do not support, wheel of the current conflict, White Stripes