Though much else is now going on, Jason Aldean’s “Try that in a Small Town,” an anthem of the average American who is sickened by what’s going on in the cities and wants a return to common-sense policing policies and public morals, continues to get the left agitated. Such was shown last month, when a collection of communists crashed a concert of his to burn American flags.
As a reminder, over the summer, “Try That in a Small Town” exploded in the charts and on YouTube after a new music video for it was released showing footage from riots. When paired with the lyrics, in which Aldean decries rampant crime in the cities and notes that such would not be tolerated in small towns, it made for a powerful message.
So, conservative music consumers jumped in with both feet. Subsequently to the music video’s release, views on YouTube of the music video shot up from 350,000 to almost 17 million, sales jumped to 228,000, and streams of the song shot up from 1 million to 11.7 million, all in a week.
And as much as conservatives loved the song, leftists hated it and still hate it. Such could be seen in a September incident in which “The Revcoms,” a “revolutionary communist” group, crashed an Aldean concert and burned American flags.
Posting the video on their X (formerly Twitter) account, “The Revcoms” said, “‘Jason Aldean’s country hit, it’s a pile of fascist shit!’ #JasonAldean’s frothing fascist fans didn’t like our message too much 😉 And these ‘good ol’ boys’ (and girls) sure do love this flag! What part do they like most? Slavery? Genocide? War? Keep watching to the end 🇺🇸🔥”
"Jason Aldean's country hit, it's a pile of fascist shit!"#JasonAldean's frothing fascist fans didn't like our message too much 😉
And these "good ol' boys" (and girls) sure do love this flag! What part do they like most? Slavery? Genocide? War? Keep watching to the end 🇺🇸🔥 pic.twitter.com/Ze5l94tg5D
— The Revcoms (@therevcoms) September 10, 2023
According to the Huffington Post, after the flag burning started, police officers showed up and declared the demonstration an unlawful assembly. The police then threatened to use chemical and less lethal munitions to force the communists away, but the group peacefully dispersed before shooting started or arrests were made.
The Revcoms describe themselves on X (formerly Twitter) as “Revolutionary communists. Followers of Bob Avakian and the new communism. Fighters for an actual revolution to end all oppression. Emancipators of humanity.”
During the song’s time in the sun, podcast host Joe Rogan chimed in to note how ludicrous many of the claims made about it were, saying, “The racial aspect of it was crazy, because the real Antifa problems that were happening during the BLM, I think there was a lot of White people doing that wasn’t it? It was a lot of lost liberal Whites who are very angry, who decided to take up this movement and smash things.”
Rogan also noted that many songs of which the left approves are far, far worse, saying, “I’m not saying that’s the greatest song the world has ever known, but the level of outrage coming from people that are upset about that song is so strange when there are hundreds of rap songs out there that are infinitely worse.”
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