I just wanted to ask a question in order to get some sort of discussion started on this matter.
The question is: Should musicians keep politics out of their music? Or vice versa, should musicians keep their music out of politics?
It seems like a real clear cut issue in that it is a First Amendment issue so I guess what I am really asking is more along the lines of do you listen to music strictly for entertainment purposes or do you support specific artists based solely on their political and/or worldviews?
Or do you support specific candidates or support specific political issues because a particular artist does?
In my case, I do not support bands based solely on political/worldviews. There are even a few bands whose music I really like but I don't listen to them often because I do disagree with their particular worldview. And also, in my case, I do not support specific candidates or political issues based on the fact that a particular artist or band that I do like supports those causes or candidates.