(NewsReady.com) – After terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001, several artists released songs about, or dedicated songs to, that day. During the first night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), they decided to destroy the context of some of the most well-known music stemming from that act of terror.
Bruce Springsteen was one of those musicians. In 2002, he released his album “The Rising,” which featured a track with the same name, and another called “My City in Ruins.” Although the tune was written in 2000, the rocker performed it at the America: A Tribute to Heroes telethon on September 21, 2001. From then on, it was considered one of the sacred songs used to memorialize that fateful day.
Well, it was anyway.
On August 17, Springsteen and Biden both tweeted a video montage of scenes from the country over the last few years with the two songs playing in the background and a campaign message from the presumptive Democratic nominee.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) August 18, 2020
Fans were outraged and slammed Springsteen for desecrating the songs they felt connected to because of the 9/11 attacks.
Going to compare this election to 9/11 now? Damn man. That’s a powerful album for a needed time. This is just a time where there’s a president that people just don’t like.
— Cork (@corkzillaWVU) August 18, 2020
The #DemConvention is using Bruce Springsteen’s “The Rising” – a song written about unity & rebuilding after 9/11 – to promote divisive rioters who have caused countless arsons. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/RArHwaNSN1
— Ben Johnson (@TheRightsWriter) August 18, 2020
There’s no low the Democratic Party won’t stoop to. To use music associated with the worst terrorist attacks in American history at a political convention proves it. What are they going to do next? Campaign at the site of the Twin Towers?
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