Coming for Toby Keith? Criticism About Country Songs Are Examples of the Left’s Inherent Racism 

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Democrats have made an entire political movement around their racist views. They express their racism in subtle ways, such as suggesting that the average Black person is “incapable” of getting an ID card for voting, unable to perform math, and cannot get ahead in the United States based on their own merit. 

It’s condescending, and for the Black community, these negative and harmful racially based viewpoints should be far more offensive than a line in a country song. 

It all started with an uninformed “TikTok influencer” dissecting a song written by country superstar Jason Aldean. She used no less than six videos to point out alleged racist references in “Try That in a Small Town.” In doing so, Destinee Stark exposed her own inherent racism, even though she is, herself, a Black American. 

Her protests seem centered around the country star’s “call to violence,” which consists of Aldean speaking up for his right to bear arms and his desire to defend it. Many have commented that Aldean’s references to criminal activity in cities are racist, even though the singer makes no comment on the racial identity of criminals. 

It’s almost as if the left immediately classifies all criminals as Black. 

The song also stands up for American values, warning against trying to “cuss out a cop, spit in his face” or “stomp on the flag and light it up,” warning the perpetrators not to “try that in a small town.” Obviously, the left would be offended by morals and values. 

Aldean defended his song, writing on social media, “When u grow up in a small town, it’s that unspoken rule of ‘we all have each other’s backs, and we look out for each other.” He added, “It feels like somewhere along the way, that sense of community and respect has gotten lost. Deep down, we are all ready to get back to that. I hope my new music video helps y’all know that you are not alone in feeling that way.” 

It’s that simple. Or it should be. But the “Tik Tok influencer” wasn’t done yet. At the urging of her followers, she turned her attention to Toby Keith’s classic country tune, “Beer for My Horses.” 

The attention-seeking “TikTok influencer” seems to take exception to the famous sing-along, feel good song’s lines, “‘Grandpappy told my pappy back in the day, son, a man has to answer for the wicked that he done. Take all the rope in Texas, find a tall oak tree, round up all them bad boys, hang them high in the tree for all the people to see.” 

Stark believes that this is a reference to “lynching” people of color, once again proving that she believes all criminals are Black. Contrary to what the left believes, not all criminals are, in fact, Black. And, not all lynchings were conducted exclusively on people of color in the old west, which is the era country music references in songs such as this. 

But she’s not done yet. She went on to take offense to the lines, “‘We got too many gangsters doing dirty deeds. We’ve got too much corruption, too much crime in the streets. It’s time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground,” which she claims is “literally advocating for police violence and police killings.” 

Her offense seems to be again that only Blacks can be corrupt “gangsters,” and while her observation that the lines incite police violence is patently absurd, it should be noted that the song was published long before “police killings” was a hot topic of debate. 

Those offended by “racist” country music lyrics need a history lesson to put things in context. 

Of the 35,000 estimated “cowboys” in the late 19th century, about 9,000 were Black. They rode alongside their white counterparts roping, wrangling, cooking, and busting broncos. It’s estimated that freed slaves in some states accounted for more than one out of four cowboys. 

And most assuredly, since cattle was a source of wealth and there was little law enforcement in the wide-open plains and prairies, the Black cowboys assisted in hanging thieves, rustlers, murderers, and rapists right alongside their white counterparts.  

A thief was a thief, regardless of skin color. 

So, while “TikTok influencers” feign righteous indignation over country songs written twenty years ago by a superstar who is currently battling cancer, songs like “WAP” and fine, outstanding lyrics like “Let The Bodies Hit the Floor” are not only accepted but they are also glorified. 

It seems the left could use a dose of cowboy common sense.