Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hank Williams Jr.'s New Song “Take Back Our Country

Hank is pretty much all anti-government in this song.

Note the graphic accompanying this youtube was created by the youtube poster and not HW. I'm not sure the poster meant it this way, but the image shows the U.S. flag as being the prison bars.


  1. On the contrary, I think that is EXACTLY the way he meant it. "if the shoe fits"... Very powerful image - I dare say we will see it again.

  2. The song laments that we couldn't build Boulder Dam nowadays because of regulations. Renamed Hoover Dam, its building was authorized by Congress in 1928. So we need to take back our country so that the government can spend money to build things? That doesn't sound anti-government. It's yet another "let's-go-back-to-when-socialism-was-good" songs. It always sounds good until the wealth is sucked dry.

  3. Where was this song 8 years ago? Oh, wait...

    From Wiki:
    On October 15, 2008, at a rally in Virginia Beach for Republican presidential nominee John McCain, he performed "McCain–Palin Tradition", a song in support of McCain and his vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.[9] He has made many contributions to federal election campaigns, mostly to Republicans, including Michele Bachmann's 2012 presidential campaign.[10]

    He's only "anti-government" because his team isn't the one doing the lawbreaking and murdering. He's just regurgitating the same "Obama's a commie" neocon tea party schlock and wouldn't utter a peep if it were Mittens who slaughtering Persians and flying domestic drones because he'd be "keeping us safe" from the big bad Muslim bogeyman.

  4. I think there's some truth to both sides here.

    Hank, along with Ted Nugent, is probably a neo-con at heart. However, both men have been quite outspoken in recent years, at a personal and financial cost. (Remember when Hank sang the "Monday Night Football" theme song?). It's more difficult to be in their position than some far-Left, Hollywuss media darling who was credited with "challenging Bush and his wars" but is now silent about Obama's wars and hypocrisy.

  5. An excerpt from his song of many years ago, "The American Dream":

    Reagan is a cuttin the budget makin the democrats scream
    Says we gotta control inflation Quit spendin our money on everything
    But this years tax increase why its the biggest in history
    Round and a round we go where we stop who knows

  6. Personnally, I much prefer Josh Thompson's, "Way Out Here."

    Note, also, the difference in the the treatment of the flag in Thompson's official video.

  7. What if I don't want the country back, but instead want it to leave me alone?