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Thread #147588   Message #3423039
Posted By: Howard Jones
20-Oct-12 - 10:07 AM
Thread Name: Republican or Conservative folk singers
Subject: RE: Republican or Conservative folk singers
Desi C, that seems a remarkably condescending opinion of the working classes. Do have the same objections to those poor ignoramuses who vote Labour because their union tells them to?

Political allegiances are complicated things, and people's views don't always fit into convenient categories. Large numbers of the working class have been traditionally conservative, with a small c if not a large one, and plenty of middle-class people vote Labour.

Besides, why should someone's political views have a bearing on their musical preferences? I think the question arises because those who feel strongly about politics tend to view everything through a political prism, including music. They find it difficult to understand that others may not regard music in the same way, and that people who share their taste in music may possibly not share their political beliefs.