Perhaps it’s just the opinion of this comic/writer, but there seems to be a growing trend these days of washed-up, penis-compensating metalheads hurling ridiculously insane and hilariously unfounded untruths at President Obama. Metal is dead and for good reason, so perhaps these elegiac poets of creating seizure-like episodes are now pretending to be pundits like they pretend to be songwriters.
In case you no longer trusted the guy behind “Wang Bang Pooty Tang” as a political pundit, the latest washed up metal rocker to deliver rants ala’ Alex Jones was Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. During a concert in Singapore, Mustaine joined the Alex Jones club of tin-foil cap wearing club of unmedicated societal misfits when he told concert-goers that President Obama staged the mass shootings in both Aurora and at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin so that he could move ahead with his anti-gun agenda.
“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.” (Politico)
Here’s the video:
Well, it’s not like the MegaMoron singer will be taking up residence in Singapore anytime soon considering that they have very stringentanti-gun policies. But maybe Somalia will gladly host the singer. Mustaine not only appears to have majorly flunked geopolitics but history as well seeing as the Nazis were actually anti-gun control. It was the democratic Weimar Republic that instituted restrictive gun laws, which were later liberalised and relaxed by the Nazis after the seized power. According to the Weimar Republic1928 Law on Firearms & Ammunition, “firearms acquisition or carrying permits were “only to be granted to persons of undoubted reliability, and—in the case of a firearms carry permit—only if a demonstration of need is set forth.” Hitler’s Nazis would eventually replace this law with the Weapons Law of March 18, 1938, which it seems relaxed gun control requirements for the general population.
But again, I hear Somalia is simply lovely this time of year. Or maybe Nugent/Mustaine in 2016?
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