Rage Against The Machine and Prophets of Rage guitarist Tom Morello spoke in an interview with NME and explained his thoughts about USA president Donald Trump.
He claimed that Trump is an abomination, here’s the statement:
“While Trump is an abomination, I think it’s important not to look at him independent of the system that produced him. And it was years of these neoliberal policies that were supported by Clinton and Bush and Obama and the other Bush that caused the working class to really suffer. And they sent their kids overseas to fight in ridiculous, immoral wars.
I come from Trump country — the small town in Illinois where I come from, Democrats don’t even run. And the options [available] to people are [either] you join the army, you work at Walmart [or] you sell meth.
And they looked at a broken system, and Trump provided some of the easiest answers, which is it’s the Mexicans’ fault, it’s the Muslims’ fault — that sort of racist way of dividing and conquering the working class that has had success before and certainly has had success with this demagogue.”
“It’s one more reason why people should not be silent in their vocations. There’s the standard operating procedure of the parties, of the newspapers, of the talking heads in the media, and then there’s this wildcard Trump who is raging against the machine in a way that is attractive simply because it stands in stark contrast to this spoonfed version of history and society that you get.
It’s very important, if you have an outsider view that differs from that, like I do, I think it’s crucially important, whether you’re a journalist, whether you’re a cameraman, whatever your occupation is, to not leave your convictions behind in your vocation and to enter that debate. We all have a megaphone of different sizes to speak up.”
You can watch the entire interview below.