What happened with Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town”? Why did it suddenly blow up months after being released to little acclaim or applause? According to an industry insider quoted by Fox News Digital, the reason for the song’s success is that ‘”Big Victimhood’ profiteers” latched onto it and went on the attack, which exasperated ordinary people that just want to listen to music in peace.
Particularly, the allegation that the song is “pro-lynching” infuriated many Americans, who have had enough with the constant slander and libel surrounding everything they enjoy that isn’t to the far, far left. So, when the slanderous attacks on the song came out, average Americans responded by downloading and listening to the song while supporting Aldean, leading to a big backfire for the victimhood crowd.
Such is what business expert Josh Cadillac spoke to Fox News Digital about, saying that it is crazy that the song drew so much controversy from the music industry when that same industry routinely promotes songs with vicious, violent lyrics.
“There are songs that are top of the charts, songs and names I can’t even mention here because they’re so, they’re just so off color,” Cadillac commented, hinting at the violent or degrading content of many rap songs that makes them impolite to discuss yet still promoted by avaricious members of the music industry.
Continuing, Cadillac noted that the controversy blew up because the content was political and allegations of “racism” turned it into a hot-button political topic, so news outlets were able to make a quick buck off supporting one side while celebrities and politicians could raise their profiles by jumping into the outrage-filled fray.
Speaking about that and describing the outrage complex that has been built around never-ending battles over what should just be normal things, Cadillac said, “There’s a new player in town called Big Victimhood. You know, there’s Big Agro and Big Pharma and all those folks we’re supposed to worry about. But there’s victimhood, creating people, turning them into victims and making them hyper-aware of being a victim has become big business. It’s just it’s been a huge money stream and a huge, huge method achieve power for people.”
Cadillac wasn’t the only one to point out how a social media complex built around culture war battles and outrage ratcheted the fight over a song to a hyperbolic degree. Author Rob Swymer did as well, saying that social media users now look for anything and everything to get angry about.
Commenting on that, he said, “I think that people are just so sensitive now, and they are looking for anything and everything. And, you know, I mean, I’m going to say the big elephant in the room here is in the social media. With social media now, everything is exasperated, and people have opinions about everything. And this goes back and, you know, I’m a mental health disruptor, right? So, I deal with it every day. And I do believe that this also can represent a mental health issue.”
He added that the message of Aldean’s song is entirely unobjectionable, saying, “You know, people don’t have to look and peel back the other layer of who he is and who what he stands for. And there’s nothing wrong, in my opinion, to stand up for a community standing up for what’s right in that community. We need to get back to small town.”
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