The roots of rock run deep, and are based in freedom, rebellion and independence.
Questioning authority, the status quo and “establishment” ideas have been the subject of countless songs spanning decades. Many artists have aligned themselves with liberal ideas for years. But with the current state of the democratic party leaning so heavily left, not all in the industry are falling in line.
The iconic rock group KISS, known for not only their music and flamboyant style but for their smarts and business acumen (you’re doing something right having revenue streams dating back to the mid seventies in their business) demonstrates again why they’ve maintained a fan base and strong sales for more than a generation.
Currently on their “Freedom to Rock” tour, the group recently demonstrated their love, respect and appreciation they have for the country that has given them so much. According to Truthrevolt:
Kiss is on their “Freedom to Rock” tour, which launched on July 4th, and as they’ve done before, Kiss put their patriotism and love of our military in the forefront by giving Hiring Our Heroes $150,000 and selecting a current member of the National Guard or Reserve in all 32 cities of the tour to be a roadie for the day to work backstage with the crew and prepare for the evening’s concert. In addition, Kiss partnered with Veteran Tickets Foundation which offers discounted tickets to veterans. To top it all off, the band also gave $125,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project.
But it gets better. At a recent stop in Worcester, Massachusetts, this week, Kiss brought its roadie for the day onstage, along with other members of the military past and present, and led the entire arena in the Pledge of Allegiance, something the band has done before. However, this one had a bit of a special message to a particular NFL player — a not-so-subtle knock to the recent shenanigans by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, lead singer Paul Stanley said:
“You should remember, patriotism is always cool. Loving your country is always cool. Standing up, respecting and honoring our military is always cool. So, to show some respect between pick-throwing, we’re going to put our right hands over our hearts and why don’t we say the Pledge of Allegiance.”
This must really drive the left wing zealots crazy. Irreverent rockers standing up for our country, saying how great it is and demonstrating patriotism. It’s hard to imagine anyone disagreeing or being offended by this but amazingly enough they’re out there.
It was great to see what KISS did. While the media celebrates disrespecting our flag, promoting anti-American propaganda disguised as protest and seemingly always standing up for the perpetrators as opposed to victims, their actions offer comfort in knowing that there are plenty out there who believe in our founding principles and that you are not alone.
Source: Allen B. West