With every election, people threaten to leave the United States if their disfavored presidential candidate takes office. Donald Trump’s presence in this election cycle (and his Super Tuesday victory) has inspired a larger percentage than normal to make that threat. The number of people actively Googling how to move to Canada has reached an all-time high, and several musicians have probably joined that cyberclub. Miley Cyrus has already promised to pack her bags if the White House turns into a Trump Tower, and a host of other Trump opponents have expressed similar displeasure.
Fortunately, U.S. citizens can vociferously complain about politicians without fear of retribution, but even the Brits are complaining about Trump. Both the Rolling Stones and Adele have asked Trump to stop using their music at rallies. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor would add his name to the list of non-Trump fans, but he’s already a member. Last fall, he spoke his mind by saying, “Republicans need to f*cking disavow Trump.” Well, that didn’t happen, but Taylor says the time is still absolutely right, and it’s okay to be angry. In fact, he encourages it.
Speaking on his Beats One radio show, Taylor says it’s time to put down the phone and get rowdy:
“I’m damn sure not going to shut up about it. This is not what people fought and died and sacrificed everything for, and I’ll be damned if I let my country go down that road again. I know that as soon as people hear cursing, they tend to tune it out. But if you’re not cursing, you’re not pissed off enough. You really need to get that in your blood because that’s the only way we’re gong to shut this sh*t down.”
The episode, which aired on Wednesday, features Taylor citing the reporter who was placed in a chokehold at a Monday Trump rally. So, we haven’t yet heard what Taylor thinks of Thursday evening’s mess of a Fox News debate. Taylor speaks to the sacrifices of the Civil Rights Movement and the Civil War, and he wonders, “Jesus Christ, what decade is this? How is this okay?'”
Taylor, who will soon tour with Marilyn Manson, fashioned his appearance after horror cinema, but what really scares him is Trump in the White House.
(Via Rolling Stone)