English singer and songwriter Sir James Paul McCartney is dabbling in politics in his new album and we may not like the results.
If you were (or are) a fan of the Beetles, you probably won’t be thrilled to hear that McCartney is getting involved in American politics. Reports are that the singer has written a song about President Trump, and it will be on his new album. He has yet to release the track or divulge whether this will be pro or anti-Trump, but considering his track record and what he has said about our president in the past, it’s a safe bet that it won’t be a glowing support of our Commander in Chief.
Here are some of the comments that he’s made about the President via Real Time Politics:
Earlier this month, he told Australia’s Daily Telegraph his feelings toward Trump:
“I’m not a fan at all. He’s unleashed the ugly side of America. People feel like they have got a free pass to be, if not violent, at least antagonistic towards people of a different color or a different race. I think we all thought we’d got past that a long time ago.”
And his opinions of the President aren’t his first digressions away from the sane and well reasoned. Unfortunately this super-star celebrity is what we would call a super-liberal. Even though he’s not an American, we can look at what he supports and see that he wouldn’t be leaning to the right, were he living her in the states.
Hollowverse reported on McCartney’s politics in the pre-Trump world:
McCartney has actively taken up quite a few causes in his long career as mega-celebrity.
Most, though not all, of McCartney’s activism has centered around animal rights. He explained the genesis of this choice to dedicate his considerable star power to animals, saying:
“Many years ago, I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realized, ‘I am killing him – all for the passing pleasure it brings me’. Something inside me clicked. I realized as I watched him fight for breath that his life was as important to him as mine is to me.”
His activism has included fighting for the preservation of seals, criticizing the Chinese government and boycotting the 2008 Beijing Olympics over their fur industry, and writing a letter to the Dalai Llama, urging him to be a vegetarian.
McCartney has also advocated for democracy in Burma and has undertaken a campaign against landmines.
In terms of U.S. politics, McCartney has been a supporter of Obama and has slammed Bush, saying:
“It’s nice to have a president who knows what a library is.”
Though he’s British, so we can’t call him a Democrat, he’s an Obama supporter and an animal rights activist, so he’s a liberal in our eyes.
You can call him whatever you want, but you can’t call him an American, and as such, the decision made by American presidents are really no skin off his nose, and he can’t possibly have the loyalty to the United States that we have here.
Like any celeb, he’s free to have his own opinion, but let’s remember that not only is he a celeb that doesn’t really live in our middle-class world, he also doesn’t live in our continent, so his comments (or songs) should be taken with the appropriate amount of salt.