Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Shows Why Celebrities Should Steer Clear Of Politics
I’m a free speech absolutist, so obviously I’m not against celebrities speaking their minds about politics. I just don’t think, given how loose a grasp most of them seem to have on the issues, it’s a wise career move.
Case in point, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, who is an enormously talented musician but probably shouldn’t have accused President Obama of staging the shootings in Aurora and at the Sheikh Temple to create impetus for gun control.
“Back in my country, my president … he’s trying to pass a gun ban, so he’s staging all of these murders, like the ‘Fast And Furious’ thing down at the border … Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there … and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple.”
He continued, “I don’t know where I’m gonna live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America.”
I thought it was pretty stupid when all the left-wing celebrities were bellyaching about “fascist” America under President Bush, and I don’t think it’s any better when right-leaning celebrities do it.
Though, for what it’s worth, Mustaine sort of has a point about Fast and Furious. The Democrats have been using guns crossing the border as a talking point for gun control here in America for some time. Finding out that we had a federal program aimed at flowing guns across the border is suspicious, to say the least.Tags: aurora shooting, Barack Obama, dave mustaine, Fast and Furious, gun control, megadeth