Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) recently chatted with Rolling Stone about his new book “America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside The Greatest Country In The World” and the conversation started to veer towards politics due to themes in the book. You can see some of his thoughts on the current administration below.
Taylor on Trump:
“It’s really fucking unfortunate how bad we have just fucked ourselves into an embarrassing … Did you see what he did with the members of the U.N.? Did you see him shove the dude? I’m like, ‘Ugh, you petty, petulant cunt. Would you just fucking get impeached already?’
It is embarrassing that he is the ‘leader of the free world. I will never give him the qualification for that shit. He can’t go away fast enough. And I think people are really starting to see that. His approval rating is at 39 percent in a lot of places. Was there a reason you wiped your ass with your fucking vote, you bunch of dickheads? Good for you.”
He also added:
“…A lot of it has to do with the culture divide. We’re on so many different pages socially, we’ve given to extremes. Why can’t we come to the center, where most of us are, and be able to talk? Instead, we put our backs against the wall and scream at each other. The book is me standing in the middle going, ‘You’re all fucked. If you could get a little closer to each other, you’d not only see that you could talk instead of yell, you’d have more in common than you realize. Until that moment happens, it’s gonna be a fucking nightmare.’”
Taylor, who was a Bernie Sanders supporter, also talked about people not giving Hillary Clinton a chance:
“Why does it have to be so fucking divisive? It’s one of the reasons why Hillary‘s campaign shot itself in the foot. Never mind the fact that people just didn’t like her for no real good reason. With the nightmare that we have going on right now, Hillary would be like a fucking godsend, and nobody wants to fucking admit that. They want to talk about her e-mails and Benghazi, all this fucking bullshit. It’s like, ‘Dude, shove that shit straight up your fucking dumbass. Are you kidding?’”
He also added the following about his personal political views:
“I am a socially liberal and yet fiscally conservative guy, so I can hang with almost everybody. I think if you ask people that, they will absolutely be right on that center line, whether it’s the socially liberal or the fiscally conservative. People agree with all of that.
But it’s only when the politicians themselves start whipping frenzies up and trying to get the base all knocked up on fervor that people stop listening to their inner dialogue, or listening to their common sense, and they immediately lock into that battle. It’s such bullshit. If we all were talking to each other instead of listening to that bullshit in the first place, we would be able to take the power away from them and put it back where it belongs.”
You can read more at Rollingstone.com and pick up “America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside The Greatest Country In The World” on August 8.