MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine discussed politics and music on this past Wednesday’s (November 2) edition of “The Alex Jones Show”. You can now listen to a part of the chat in the YouTube clip below.
Based in Austin, Texas, “The Alex Jones Show” is a syndicated news/talk show hosted by noted right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones who has reportedly accused the U.S. government of being involved in the Oklahoma City bombing and September 11, 2001 attacks.
During the interview, Mustaine said, “The more I pay attention to politics, the more I don’t wanna pay attention to it. And the more that you talk to people on the street, the more people are preparing for some kind of, almost like a final battle or something. It’s really weird. I’m not talking to a bunch of factions or anything like that — cults, anything like that; not by any means — but just talking to the people that are scared. They are scared.”
In a recent appearance on Triple J‘s “The Racket” radio show, which airs in Australia, Mustaine was asked about the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests assailing income inequality, joblessness and big banks, Mustaine said, “I think it’s really dreadful what’s happening. The buck stops with the president of the United States. He’s the most powerful person in the world. He’s also the most divisive president we’ve ever had. I’ve never, in my 50 years of being alive, listened to an American president try and turn one class of people against another class of people. I’ve never — never — heard a president say, ‘Go down and join the protesters down at Wall Street,’ knowing that there are Nazis down there, knowing that there are people down there who are trust-fund babies, that are super, super wealthy and they’re going down there and pretending that they really care; they just wanna be part of the ‘movement.’ And the fact that that whole protest that’s going on down there, it’s costing the police $125,000 a day. And they’re not raising any money for that. Who’s paying for that? The taxpayers. What I would like to do is really help these guys get organized, but I don’t think there’s anybody there that you would be able to talk to about getting organized. If anything, if those guys wanna protest, protest on the steps of the White House, not on Wall Street.”
According to the Associated Press, the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters say they’re fighting for the “99 percent,” or the vast majority of Americans who do not fall into the wealthiest 1 percent of the population; their causes range from bringing down Wall Street to fighting global warming. The movement gained traction through social media, and protests have taken place in several other cities nationwide.