Every celebrity, musician or anyone of any note has always got to give everyone their own political truth these days. Unfortunately for those of us who actually use our brains to think instead of predicating everything based on our feelings, we have to sit through and sift through the constant crap that is force fed to us on a daily basis — no matter what their opinion might be.
Pop/rock group U2 is back with a new video for their song called, “Get Out of Your Own Way.” The animated video itself is an ode to the Left-of-Center perspective on world politics, but one moment in particular is what has people talking.
At one point, KKK members can be seen marching in front of a rainbow carrying torches. The very next scene depicts President Trump opening the curtains to the Oval Office only to see those very same KKK members marching right outside the window.
Here’s the video (The KKK/Trump part begins around the 1:10 mark):
U2 posted a statement from the creators of the video in the description for the video, the Broken Finger Crew, that basically calls Trump a white supremacist.
“The video addresses the current political situation: 2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people's fear to build more walls and segregation,” part of the statement read.
Funny how these “artists” try and water down their statements by calling out “other world leaders,” but Trump is the only leader that is ever named. If you’re going to mention “other world leaders” along with Trump, at least have the stones to name those other world leaders.
A portion of the song’s lyrics sounds like a chant some college "activist" came up with during their Anarchist Resistance 101 course:
Love has got to fight for its existence
The enemy has armies of assistance
The amorist, the glamorous, the kiss
A fist, listen to this, oh
What? Get back to class!
As of this writing, the video has been out for one day, and has amassed just under 210,000 views on YouTube, while being number 22 on the YouTube trending chart.