Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor spoke in an interview with Music Feeds and explained the great myth about United States of America. He said that America isn’t gthe freest country in the world.
Here’s the statement:
“The great myth is that America is the freest country in the world, and that’s just not true. We are seeing a certain type of fascism coming in, and playing itself out. Now, while more and more people are starting to wake up to the fact that it is an absolute sham in the White House, there are still people who are clinging to that rhetoric like there’s no tomorrow.
Horrible things are happening in the name of that rhetoric, to people innocent, guilty — doesn’t matter. It’s happening for terrible reasons, racist reasons, and completely imbecilic reasons. I think just the whole country is pretty fucked up right now. That in itself is bad enough. I see it everywhere I go.
It’s tough to handle sometimes, you know. It’s tough being kind of stuck in the middle, empathizing with the people who are being fucked with, but also being stigmatized because I am a white male and obviously I’ve come from Satan. It’s hard. It’s hard. It’s hard to keep your objectivity when so many people are throwing their unbridled opinion at you, constantly instead of looking at it from the standpoint of how do we heal these wounds and make things better for us. Not for just individuals but for us.
I have various theories of why this is happening, but nobody wants to talk about it. They just want to talk about how things are affecting them instead of how things are affecting other people. Sometimes we have to look and do things for the greater good, instead of the singular good, you know. It’s a tough time. It’s a tough, tough time.”
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