Heh, the music of my youth is so vile and corrupting (90s music), I try not to listen.
Just the other day, Nirvana’s “Rape Me” came on local radio… I just now posted one of the few redeeming songs that come to mind, though too being a Southerner I was listening to older Southern rock. (We’re not as generational as some other parts).
Apparently, there are at least three different songs called “The Hanging Tree”. One of them is taken from Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games novels, a very interesting trilogy which I am currently reading. Another is the Marty Robbins song which I remember from when I was a teenager and that is the one which most appeals to me. And then there is this other one – I guess the title has some appeal.
Red Phillips is clearly showing his loyalty to the Bolshevik atheist destroyers of our civilization, with his support of the 1980s, a decade of criminality and satanic debauchery. Bluegrass is also part of the liberal communist Islamic agenda because of its peasantish character and its constant themes of drunkardness and disorder. Hank Williams, the king of bluegrass/country, was a Soviet/French/Pakistani agent who was assassinated because he was about to turn from his evil ways and start advocating for traditionalist feudalism of the 12th century, the establishment of an absolute monarchy in America, and was planning to switch his musical style to gregorian chant.
peasant > bourgeois . Communists wouldn’t want peasants, though I realise the Hippies were peasant-like. A Communist might think he wants peasants, but then a Communist can also be wrong.
Capitalism was needed to process peasants into a proletariat mass. Lenin didn’t find the peasants all that useful. Under feudalism peasants might not be in charge, but they thrive and wield considerable power regardless. They’re a force of Tradition, though of course you’d put knights and monks above them. Peasants are only in a sense chaotic (they’re unfit for being in charge – there’s need of a king or aristocracy); in another sense they are deeply traditional.
I dunno its history, but Bluegrass tends to be traditional (I heard what seemed to be a reoccurring message on the aforementioned station: Watch where you’re going, and remember where you’ve been.)
Bluegrass tends to be devout. The station mixes Gospel with less religious music.
While it can push intoxication, as Merle Haggard said: “White Lighting (moonshine) is still the biggest thrill of all”. The song I posted is explicitly against intoxication – a man falls to his doom via pills and drink.
This is the first I’ve heard of Hank Williams and Soviet assassination, but I’m likely much younger than you.
Many of the more urban folks you might identify with aren’t as rooted as the Bluegrass folks. Bluegrass tends to be natural and presents a more accepting view of life (as if God’s in charge, not they) – something that’s deeply agrarian and vitally needed in this technological age. Man is fallen, but Nature is the work of God. It’s interesting this particular song takes a more Celtic Christian view of Nature, in its continuance of opposing Pagans and view of them as a great evil.
Some of the Trads I’ve run into are the equal of any Communist: One recently was pushing for progress as the ultimate good. He was posting at one of these racialist sites, which tend to include very different ideas impossibly linked as if they’re in some way related. Regardless, he seemingly identified as “Fascist”, which tends to view itself as “Traditional”. That’s not to say all Fascists are bad, or even remotely similar to each other. The word is almost meaningless.
If you have a website or whatnot, I’d be interested in browsing, even, or perhaps especially, if this is replied to with a flurry of curses. I’m likely younger than you, and I’ll tell you right now that the environment is not the same as when you were younger. Trads need to be capable of adapting. I say this, perhaps wrongly, predicting how you might reply and might view the current appropriate action. Fighting the wars of old won’t necessarily help.