I don't get it. I don't understand the logic of boycotting the Dixie Chicks because of the comments the singer made about being ashamed that Bush is from Texas. It doesn't make sense to me. Keep in mind that I'm just a Canadian, so maybe I'm just not tuned in to the American way of thinking. Doesn't the whole "Freedom of Speech" thing give her the right to express her views? I will agree that just because you can say something doesn't mean you should. And perhaps her comment should have been kept to herself. But she felt the need to say it, so why are they being punished? Destruction of their CD's at organized events, and boycotting concerts seems like an over reaction to me. Why are the actions of Eddie Vetter of Pearl Jam not reaping the same consequences? What he did was vastly more mean spirited than the Dixie Chick comment.
I guess I don't get it because here in Canada, comments about our Prime Minister are more frequent and more malicious than what she said, and people don't let it get to them at all. There are no boycotts, book (or CD) burnings, cancelled concerts or anything like that. Perhaps the Canadian "Freedom of Speech" actually works the way it is supposed to?