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Velvet Revolver Singer Gets Political: Is GEORGE BUSH A Fascist?

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Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland has released the following political statement on the eve of the U.S. presidential elections:

"Ever since the fall of the Soviet Union there has been a lack of a balance of power. This lacking has created an environment whereas any American president — or 'two' presidents with the same name — could impose their will globally and unilaterally, for a number of reasons: anti-terror (defense spending), democracy (oil). Democracy, democracy, oil, oil, oil — 'All we need is oil / da, da, da, da, da.'

"The initial argument for war in Iraq was to rid the region of weapons of mass destruction and remove Saddam from power, making the region and the world safe from a maniacal dictator. Somehow the motive has blurred into something completely different altogether: 'A free and democratic society for the people of Iraq,' most of whom don't want what we're selling them, and never will.

"And then there's the Patriot Act whose name couldn't be more misleading or closer to the antithesis, and would never have been passed had it not been for the fall-out factor of 9/11, and the fact that the Bush administration was playing off every American's fears of one another. They didn't take away our civil liberties, we allowed them to be taken away! But what are we going to do about it now!!

"What does this election all mean to us? To you? To me? I believe this goes back to the foundation of ideals that this country was founded on — those God-given inalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And brothers and sisters: with civil liberties under attack and censorship abound, I implore you to make a choice for freedom. A freedom for youth. Freedom of youth is the freedom of the future.

"Twelve years ago, as an artist I felt a freedom to express my ideals, thoughts, and hopes, even those that were not consistent with what was considered politically correct or deemed in line with current patriotic values. But all that has changed. Censorship has reared its ugly head. Not since the days of 'McCarthyism' in the 50’s has their been an actual public fear of persecution that was based in reality. Since I started this last album — the creative process, press, video, lyrics, album art, website art — I have been up against an unseen enemy that has been put in place by this current 'fascist-like' regime: censorship, and the persecution that comes with it.

"Ever since our media blitz in Hollywood (we did a free show in front of 3,000 kids), I have been speaking out candidly about these issues. Now, in the middle of an American tour, the frequency of which I’m selected for 'Special Security Screening' at airports has jumped from about 30% to 80-90%. Once again I say to you; it's not whether we're moving in the direction of a fascist state, it's whether or not you want it that way. Do you?

"I remember the weeks following 9/11. The tragedy, the sadness, and that overwhelming feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop… then something else happened. America came together and rose out of the ashes like a Phoenix for the first time in my life. The ideals, hopes, and common bonds that once were the bedrock of this nation rose again to the surface and we let the world see what we were made of — our unity, brotherly love, and honor, even if brought together by tragedy.

"I feel that George Bush took advantage of us. Took advantage of our loss. Took advantage of our pain. Took advantage of our grief, and used it for his own selfish designs. The question is not whether or not this happened, but if we’re going to do something to change it. Please make a vote that shows America does not belong to George Bush. That the White House is not an heirloom of the Bush Dynasty. Place a vote to restore honor and pride back to America and the presidency. Vote for John Kerry.

"If you’re asking, 'Why did you post this now? The day of?' It's because I want it to be the last thing on your mind before you hit that booth!"

Source: Blabbermouth

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30 Comments on "Velvet Revolver Singer Gets Political"

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1. Muffy writes:

shut the f*** up & stick to singing! This guy is a heroin addict for crying out loud!

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Satan writes:

Was a heroin addict, and is alive and still kicking as we can clearly see, if Scott Weiland doesn't want to vote for trhe nazi regime than that's great, cuz you country in a prison state and WE need people to speak their minds....stop trying to police people from saying what they believe in and try for once to evolve for f-cks sake!!!

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 3:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. bonescraper101 writes:

I think its a littel late Scott. Oh, and stop with the heroin and what ever else your taking. Dont screw up your career (again) by making a stupid move.

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 8:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ME writes:

STFU about his herion addiction... he overcame that and now hes getting on with his life... he is entitled to his own opinion and its not his fault that people listen to what he has to say more than ordinary people.... so let him have his opinions and leave it be

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brokenwings13 writes:

yeah, sure, and in 2 months, they'll have to cancel their tour so he could g o to rehab AGAIN! this guy is a lost cause, he's like courtney love.

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brokenwings13 writes:

oh my crap, i just sorta of agreed with muffy.

shoot me please.

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 9:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ME writes:

well see wont we =\

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 9:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brokenwings13 writes:

he'll be there, or maybe he'll be in jail for beating slash with a crack pipe!

Brownie went as slash, i thought that was kick ass.

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 9:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brad writes:

i havent posted on this one yet


f*** sh** a$$ c*** c*** f***er p***y douche the sad girl puts balls in her mouth

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brad writes:

*sigh*


much better

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Joe writes:

I wish he would just OD and get it over with. Evey body that can play a f***ing guitar or sing thinks they know something about the world. Most of these a$$holes are high-school drop-outs.

# Nov 3, 2004 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brokenwings13 writes:

we really shouldn't wish death on someone, but like i said, him and courtney love
are one in the same, let's call the firing squad!!!

# Nov 3, 2004 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. writes:

he has no idea what hes talking about. but he always has nice jeans on

# Nov 3, 2004 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brad writes:

i have lost faith in all humanity


im moving to canada. f*** america

# Nov 3, 2004 @ 9:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. fuck u brad writes:

america is the best f***en country in the world we just have a lot of sh** heads in it and a dumbass president. go ahead move to canada, thats one less dumbass

# Nov 3, 2004 @ 9:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. brad writes:

america is the best f***en country in the world


its ignorant statements like that make me hate where i live. let me rephrase my comment. i dont hate america im just really fed up with it. i mostly hate the f***tards that live here

have you been to every country?
we have some of the highest murder and crime rates in the world. Its not all its cracked up to be.

i hear england is lovely

# Nov 3, 2004 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. brokenwings13 writes:

england is good. i'm going to school there in order to get out of texas.

and besides, losing faith in humanity is easy, when you can't think straight.

although, humanity has been gone for awhile now. i wish it were different.
all of it is all hate. they can't see through that enough to realize that everyone
and everything has to be politically correct.

# Nov 4, 2004 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Joe writes:

I think you should pack your sh** and get the f*** out then. You piece of sh** Brad. You f***ing reap the rewards of this country ever day and then you say how ashamed of it you are. You are a piece of sh**. Why don't you take your hippy bullsh** back to woodstock.

# Nov 4, 2004 @ 3:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. fuck u brad writes:

people like are making america's society go down

# Nov 4, 2004 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. b-shaw writes:

hey brad is welcome in canada just know this that no band ever plays more than a handful of shows in canada and then they dont come back for a few years ....
the states aint bad
and god bless texas
i love the idea of drive through liquor stores and the fact that u can drive around with firearms stored on a f***ing gun rack....
which you can no longer do thanks to canada s stupid gun control laws

i also found myself agreeing with muffy

# Nov 4, 2004 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. MarineChick007 writes:

you guys have been being observed, you know that?

# Nov 5, 2004 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. brokenwings13 writes:

that's about the only thing texas is good for is drive through liquor stores.

brad's got it easy, he's on the east side of texas, here on the west side, near new
mexico, it's all dry counties, no liquor. DRY!! you have to go to lubbock or over to
hobbs new mexico for some freaking wine coolers!! you can't get bacardi mixers
here! it sucks, you just can't go out and get a six-pack with your buddies to drink
during the game. it's now a long extended process where you have to PLAN to go
to the liquor store, you can't go to a gas station and get a six-pack.

and what exactly are we being observed about marinechick?
is the military watching us? do you download these pages
and give them to the government? or is it the fact that a dozen
or so people can b***h about something?

# Nov 5, 2004 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Andy Christ writes:

Actually, international governments believe there to be dangerous subversive elements within extreme music circles. Big Brother is never too far away....

He has a monopoly to maintain.

# Nov 6, 2004 @ 1:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. MarineChick007 writes:

first: Big Brother sucks.
second: no just by me and my roommate. the fact that we are in a military boot camp for the remainder of our semester, has nothing to do with it. we were just watching you guys. so far we agree with Joe, b-shaw, f*** u brad, and 13.

# Nov 6, 2004 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. MadK writes:

Youre trying to get brad p***ed at you again huh 007? I have to agree with him although. If I had more skills
so i can a good paying job I would move to Holland or Germany. There societies are 20 times
more open than ours.

# Nov 6, 2004 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. brad writes:

hey marinechick. this goes out to you and your butt f***ing army buddy's


I HEART COMMUNISM

# Nov 6, 2004 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. brokenwings13 writes:

yep, you got him p***ed. GOOD JOB! now i have to deal with him!

# Nov 6, 2004 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. MarineChick007 writes:

ever heard of the don't ask don't tell rule brad?

# Nov 6, 2004 @ 11:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. brokenwings13 writes:

that's why he said that! it's a policy, not a rule, by the way.

# Nov 7, 2004 @ 12:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. MarineChick007 writes:

i'm almost sad i'm leaving you guys.

# Nov 9, 2004 @ 5:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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