Hi readers. I’ve been enjoying Kinky Friedman’s songs since the early 1970s. Back when his band was, Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys. I don’t agree with him in a lot of ways, but his views are, at least, worth hearing and considering.
The only country-western song ever written about the Holocaust, Ride’em Jewboy, stands up as one of the best CW songs of the 20th Century in my opinion. Give it a listen.
Heck, he’s the founder of the Utopia Animal Mission rescuing stray dogs. He can be wrong about a lot without being wrong about a lot else.
In a lot of ways he didn’t intend I think he’s probably right when he says Israel is Texas in the Middle east. It used to be Ireland in the Middle East until the Northern Irish got tired of blood feuding with the kinfolks over religion. But Texas never met a war it didn’t like and killing and exploiting the weak and powerless is a song that resonates among them. A lot more than Ride’em Jewboy ever did.