Randy Blythe Says America Needs To Stop Being So Bipartisan, Isn't A Fan Of Trump
While not quite as outright as Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, Lamb of God frontman Randall Blythe has voiced his concerns over the current President of The United States. Blythe goes fairly in-depth about his political views with Yahoo, saying that under Donald Trump's leadership, reality has become subjective.
He adds that while he did vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, he didn't do so because he felt the urge to vote for her.
Reality has become entirely subjective. That’s why it doesn’t matter what I think. I will say this. Me not voting for Trump and voting for his Democratic opponent was strictly a choice of the lesser of two evils. This is one of the worst, if not the worst, most bizarre, brutal electoral seasons I’ve ever seen.
And I think it’s been the craziest in the lifetimes of many people who are way older than me as well, you know? There were dick jokes in the primaries. They weren’t metaphorically comparing penis size. They were actually doing it. This is what politics is right now. Regarding our Tweeter in Chief, people don’t care about the veracity of his statements. But I think really it’s a matter of kind of waiting for him to be impeached.
When asked if he thinks Trump is a dangerous person, he puts things into more general terms by saying that anyone in his position could become dangerous. He also adds that the amount of bipartisan fighting in the U.S. has become a problem, which anyone with access to news or information can see that it absolutely has.
Of course he’s dangerous. Any person who is the President of the United States is dangerous. You have the codes to the nukes; that makes you a danger. And if you’re the President of the United States, I don’t care who you are, you’ve got to be a little off, because no sane person would want that job.
I don’t even know what to say, really, other than people need to learn to communicate with each other again on both sides of the political spectrum. We can’t be a bipartisan country to the degree of severity that America has become. It just can’t be that way, because nothing is going to get done.
He also adds that Trump's vision for America might have worked back in the day, but definitely not now.
President Trump sold this fantasy that we’re going to return to the 1950s and be in some sort of idyllic Beaver Cleaver world that was only good for middle-class white Americans in the first place. And that idea is gone. It’s dead and it’s not a valid option in this modern world. We’re not going to batten down the hatches and shut the rest of the world out. Life doesn’t exist that way anymore.
Basically, the world is a mess and all you can do while this shitstorm is going on is try and be a moral person, at least, and not pay attention to too much of that noise. I do my best to do the right thing in my personal life because I sure as fuck can’t change what’s going on in the Oval Office.
If there's one thing to take away from this, it's how well-spoken Blythe is. Dude gives his answers extremely well without slamming the other side, or without slamming opposing views. Though is it really shocking that Randall Blythe is well-spoken?
Other musicians recently weighing in on Trump include Kerry King, Corey Taylor, Wes Borland, Randy Blythe, Body Count's Ice-T, Metallica's Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich (but not James Hetfield), Axl Rose and Tool's Maynard James Kennan.
[via The PRP]