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Neil Young Doubles Down on the Crazy

This time around, NeilYoungLies.ca is debunking his "green" anti-progress nonsense.

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Kathy Shaidle

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January 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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Last September, I wrote about rocker Neil Young’s bizarre, factually challenged — and slanderous — criticisms of Canada’s oil sands.

For instance, Young compared resource town Fort McMurray to Hiroshima. This is kind of unfair to Fort McMurray, which, while verdant and pleasant, has nowhere near as many skyscrapers and neon signs as that Japanese city.

Young made those and other foolish remarks while traveling across Canada in his $1-million Volt/Lincoln Continental hybrid.

He caught a lot of well-deserved flak at the time, which makes it all the more incredible that he was just at it again.

This time, he used a Canadian concert tour as his vehicle for his misinformation campaign.

Young’s “Honor the Treaties” tour features performances by the singer-songwriter, interspersed with buzz-killing on-stage conversations with “First Nations leaders” who claim “Turtle Island” — their name for Canada — is stealing oil and gas from their lands.

Predictably, Young’s gallivanting got millions of dollars’ worth of free publicity from the country’s liberal media, especially from state broadcaster CBC.

That’s why new group called NeilYoungLies.ca has launched, dedicated to setting the record straight.

[Disclosure: I know some of the people working for the organization -- Canada's "right wing conspiracy" isn't so vast.]

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Pfft. All the posters remembering how great Young used to be are part of the problem. He's always been an America-hating jerk.

In the words of some guys who saw through his BS:

"Well, I hope Neil Young will remember, a Southern man don't need him around, anyhow!"
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Yep - liberals look across our fruited plain & see groups of victims: minorities, women, non-Christians. Then they ask how can I exploit this group, for votes, for money, for power, without exposing my true agenda.
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Young is a walking tribute to the fact identity sells and also corrupts art. In a few years, it'll be a half-century since Young has made a decent album. His reward for that is 65 million. That's how you wreck art, and by extension, a society.

And I loved this guys work through to After the Gold Rush. It was unique and innovative. After that Young fell down and has never gotten up. Some of his work is so bad in recent years it is embarrassing.

"It's Neil Young so it MUST be good. It's a black guy so it must be a diverse and new look. It's a woman, must be moral. It's a Muslim, must be vibrant.

Liberals are naive morons, and they are dazzled by identity to the exclusion of all else, like teeny-boppers. Meanwhile artistry takes a deep dark dive to the bottom of the ocean.
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Just another case of the 'have yachts' trying to run the lives of the 'have nots'
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If only we aging nerds had known you could amass a $65,000,000 fortune singing bleating, pajama-boy lyrics and playing fingernails-on-the-chalkboard guitar riffs. I have to hand it to Neil for that social insight.
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Neil Young now looks like Joe Clark with long hair. No wonder he`s gone nuts. (To our American Friends: Joe Clark briefly interrupted Pierre Trudeau`s reign as Canadian PM. Would have been a disaster if he`d had a clue...)
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You're mostly right and not to defend his politics, while Young's work has become spotty for sure, in fact, he has made the odd decent album over the period you decry, as well as some very good ones with Crazy Horse. Harvest, Ragged Glory, Prairie Wind, Silver and Gold, Psychedelic Pill and a few others stand out. Musical skill and political wisdom do not go hand in hand which is something most of the 60's and 70's stars couldn't quite get a handle on. I love John Lennon's music but he is the poster child for political naivete.
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Here’s the New York Times (!): But [Neil Young's] own life has been one of spectacular excess, materialism, and hedonism...

Can't find any of that verbiage in the New York Times article linked on The Truth About Neil Young site. A web search only brings up that site and PJM. Just sayin'...
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I'll check that out.
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Greetings:

I heard that Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Dung are reworking the lyrics for a new version of “Four Dead in Ohio” to memorialize the Benghazi murders because they’re important too. To wit:

No soldiers or bombers coming,
You’re totally on your own.
The President’s gone out golfing,
Madam Secretary’s at home.
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"This is your brain........ This is your brain on dope."
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The natives in Canada can't even agree on who owns what between themselves. That's why when Champlain started expanding New France, he got suckered in the ongoing war between the Huron annd Iroquoi (the Iroquoi won, wiping out the Huron). In B.C., I believe the natives are claiming 120% of the land there.
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Neil Young is one of the last true Rock and Rollers. His POV hasn't changed in all that time. So I give him a pass and play Tonight's the Night. [so he's a useful idiot is ok with you... The Futon]
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