System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan Calls Antifa And Black Lives Matter Supporters “Marxist Enemies Of The United States”

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan has made headlines once again for his infamous political ramblings. In a recent post on Instagram, the drummer controversially referred to antifa and Black Lives Matter supporters as “Marxist enemies of the United States.” Here’s his full statement:

“Is there any doubt that Antifa and BLM are Marxist enemies of the United States ? They do almost nothing to hide this and yet millions of Americans , corporations , and sports leagues excuse and support these violent destructive enemies of freedom. They have one goal, destroy America from within while pretending to fight for justice and equality. They claim to be the modern civil rights movement but they have little in common with the pursuit of equal opportunity. The best part is they call themselves anti fascist, everything they do and stand for is the definition of fascism. America needs to wake up , these people are the brownshirts of a high jacked communist far left liberal agenda.”

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Is there any doubt that Antifa and BLM are Marxist enemies of the United States ? They do almost nothing to hide this and yet millions of Americans , corporations , and sports leagues excuse and support these violent destructive enemies of freedom . They have one goal , destroy America from within while pretending to fight for justice and equality. They claim to be the modern civil rights movement but they have little in common with the pursuit of equal opportunity . The best part is they call themselves anti fascist, everything they do and stand for is the definition of fascism. America needs to wake up , these people are the brownshirts of a high jacked communist far left liberal agenda.

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Shavo Odadjian: “I Have About 25 Different Things That I Could Still Bring To System Of A Down”

Shavo Odadjian recently launched a new band called North Kingsley, but that doesn’t mean he is giving up on System Of A Down. During an interview with Metal Hammer, the bassist said that he still has “25 different things” that he can bring to the band if they decide to work on new music.

Odadjian said the following when asked if North Kingsley is his way of stepping away from the idea of a new System Of A Down album:

“No. No way. This is new and it’s great and I can’t wait to take it over the top, and my heart is in this because System is not working. But my heart is always with System as well.

I’ll take the time off and work with System any time they’re ready. I have about 25 different things that I could still bring to System. I know Daron’s got tons of music. We are always writing music.

I’m not closing the book on System because I’m doing this. I know a lot of people are like, ‘Oh no, it’s the final guy, the one who was always System Of A Down, always pushing for System, the cheerleader – now he’s doing this.’

Yeah, I’m doing my own thing because I need to. And when the time is right, I’ll be doing that other thing. I’m not going to close any doors to anything ever.”

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan Makes Controversial Comments About The Black Lives Matter Movement, Claims “There Is No Systemic Racism In The United States”

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan has generated controversy once again for his latest political comments. The drummer recently claimed that the Black Lives Matter movement “never had legitimacy” and that there is “no systemic racism in the United States.”

Dolmayan said the following while responding to the tragic murder of eight-year-old Secoriea Turner, who was shot near the Wendy’s in Atlanta, GA where protests have continued to take place following the police killing of Rayshard Brooks:

“The supposed black lives matter movement never had legitimacy in my view and were always a Democratic Party fundraiser and propaganda tool. Along with antifa they have shown themselves to be the enemy of the people of the United States and have adopted lawlessness emboldened by a sensationalist media and the moronic Hollywood elites who pander to them at every opportunity. They will be brought to justice but when? How many more innocents need to be murdered before we come to our senses.”

A fan then commented on the post saying that “downplaying systemic racism in the U.S. is playing a dangerous game” and Dolmayan replied with the following:

“There is no systemic racism in the United States. Name one example”.

[via Blabbermouth]

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian: “Will There Be Another System Record? I Don’t Know, But The Important Thing Is That We Enjoy Each Other”

During an interview with Sona Oganesyan, Serj Tankian once again commented on the lack of new System Of A Down music. The frontman said he is unsure if the band will ever release a new album, but he did add that their friendship is more important.

Tankian said the following:

“I think we all see eye to eye and we respect each other as friends and bandmembers, which is why we tour, which is why we have fun together, we rehearse together, we’re in the same space, we crack jokes. Our only problem is [not] seeing eye to eye artistically, and that’s not a bad thing. That’s what artists are.

Your dad’s an amazing painter. If he was to have to paint with someone else, who may be one of his best friends, but if they were doing a piece together, and even if your dad respected that guy’s work and if they were doing it together but your dad really wasn’t into the piece, and they just couldn’t agree on it, that’s okay — they can still remain friends and just not agree on the piece.

So that’s really what happened with us ultimately. There were woes of the past, which were aired, and I’m glad they were aired, because it needed to get out — not in public, but amongst us. And they were, and that happened. So that’s fine. The truth is all out there. You can go read it. I don’t need to regurgitate it. But the important thing is that we’ve gone beyond that.”

He continued:

“And the question is, will there be another System record? I don’t know. But the important thing is that we enjoy each other.

My friendship to Daron and the rest of the guys has always meant more than System Of A Down to me. Not everyone will say that to you, but I’ve always said that. Because that, to me, is more important. Because that’s where it started. The music was a byproduct of our friendship; our friendship wasn’t a byproduct of our music.

Everyone has a different way of looking at stuff. We’re four quite different personalities, and irrespective of being friends and all being Armenian, we’re quite different from each other, all of us. And that’s okay. That’s what’s made the music great. So it’s done that. But at the same time, we’re not all the same, we’re not always on the same page, and we’ll never be, really. And that’s okay.”

[via Blabbermouth]

System Of A Down’s Sej Tankian On The Highly Publicized Political Divide Between Him And John Dolmayan: “The Amount Of Online Hate And Stupidity Against Him And I Are Unjustifiable”

System Of A Down have been a politically charged band over the years, but members of the group have had drastically different views in recent times. Serj Tankian has continued to be critical of Donald Trump, while John Dolmayan has continued to show his support for the current administration. However, Tankian insists that they still respect each other and that “the amount of online hate and stupidity against [them] are unjustifiable.”

Tankian said the following:

“My drummer and brother in law @johndolmayan_ whom I love and respect irrespective of our extremely polarized political commentary and differences has always been my stalwart ally in efforts for recognition of the Armenian genocide within Soad.

The amount of online hate and stupidity against him and I are unjustifiable: social media has created an erroneous digital society that partially thrives on this reality. Remember irrespective of the stance, only artists that truly care and are impassioned will risk alienating their base for what they consider the truth.

Our dilemma and possible fallacy is that we have two in one band. Some may consider that a weakness but the artistic, political and social dichotomy if not quadrichotomy (not a word) has made @systemofadown what it is today. Thank you all for reading. We should all do more non-online reading :)”

Meanwhile, Dolmayan has also blasted the media and they way he has been portrayed in articles from outlets like MetalSucks and The Guardian:

“Anyone who perpetuates this kind of baseless attack is as blind to justice as they are void of character. These kinds of fascist tactics are indicative of the establishment machines attempt at silencing free speech and condemning diversity of thought whenever possible .it’s no surprise that the dangerous , billionaire funded ,extreme left along with their puppet mouthpieces in the media and entertainment industry resort to personal attacks and attempt to dehumanize those they deem a threat to their “revolution “.

These people will go to any lengths to destroy any narrative not in line with theirs and when they don’t have a substantive argument or factual backing data they simply insult the opposition and condemn them irrespective of truth.

It worked splendidly for Obama who spent most of his presidential campaigns insulting the character of his political opponents who made no attempt to use similar tactics and lost because of it. Trump simply looked to them for the winning method and took it to a new high ( or low).

This is not what we should be about , these are not the heroes we should respect , and I will not be scared into silence by people who think they have a moral high ground but who in actuality are morally bankrupt.”

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My drummer and brother in law @johndolmayan_ whom I love and respect irrespective of our extremely polarized political commentary and differences has always been my stalwart ally in efforts for recognition of the Armenian genocide within Soad. The amount of online hate and stupidity against him and I are unjustifiable: social media has created an erroneous digital society that partially thrives on this reality. Remember irrespective of the stance, only artists that truly care and are impassioned will risk alienating their base for what they consider the truth. Our dilemma and possible fallacy is that we have two in one band. Some may consider that a weakness but the artistic, political and social dichotomy if not quadrichotomy (not a word) has made @systemofadown what it is today. Thank you all for reading. We should all do more non-online reading 🙂

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Anyone who perpetuates this kind of baseless attack is as blind to justice as they are void of character. These kinds of fascist tactics are indicative of the establishment machines attempt at silencing free speech and condemning diversity of thought whenever possible .it’s no surprise that the dangerous , billionaire funded ,extreme left along with their puppet mouthpieces in the media and entertainment industry resort to personal attacks and attempt to dehumanize those they deem a threat to their “revolution “. These people will go to any lengths to destroy any narrative not in line with theirs and when they don’t have a substantive argument or factual backing data they simply insult the opposition and condemn them irrespective of truth. It worked splendidly for Obama who spent most of his presidential campaigns insulting the character of his political opponents who made no attempt to use similar tactics and lost because of it. Trump simply looked to them for the winning method and took it to a new high ( or low). This is not what we should be about , these are not the heroes we should respect , and I will not be scared into silence by people who think they have a moral high ground but who in actuality are morally bankrupt.

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Serj Tankian On Viral Video Of People Rocking Out To System Of A Down At A Nigerian Wedding Reception: “Simply Awesome”

A video of people rocking out to System Of A Down’s “Toxicity” at a Nigerian wedding reception recently went viral and it caught the attention of the band’s frontman Serj Tankian. He tweeted the following:

In addition to “Toxicity,” the reception also featured Asking Alexandria’s “Final Episode (Let’s Change the Channel)” and Disturbed’s “Down With The Sickness”:

John Dolmayan: “Whatever Your Politics You Are All Welcome, System Of A Down Is For All Of You And Always Will Be”

System Of A Down have been a politically charged band over the years, but members of the group have had drastically different views in recent times. Frontman Serj Tankian has continued to be critical of Donald Trump, while drummer John Dolmayan has continued to show his support for the current administration. Despite this, Dolmayan has insisted that the band’s music is for everyone no matter what their political beliefs may be.

Dolmayan said the following:

“To all the people who disagree with my opinions but still listen to what I have to say and argue respectfully I thank you. I thank you for your passion , I thank you for your heart and most of all I thank you for your different perspectives. As to system fans, some of you have been disheartened by my opinions and that’s affected your love of our music , that’s a shame, don’t be , they are just opinions after all

I accept all of you for who you are as you are and hope you understand disagreeing doesn’t mean not caring for each other. You are why all of us in system have what we have and we owe you a debt of gratitude for sticking with us all these years . Whatever your politics you are all welcome , System of a Down is for all of you and always will be. Music has the power to bring us all together if we can just put differences aside , thank you all I love you all”

This news comes after Tankian recently shared the lyrics for “Temper” online, while also adding: “if you love this song or play along to it and love Trump, you’re a hypocrite.”

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To all the people who disagree with my opinions but still listen to what I have to say and argue respectfully I thank you. I thank you for your passion , I thank you for your heart and most of all I thank you for your different perspectives. As to system fans, some of you have been disheartened by my opinions and that’s affected your love of our music , that’s a shame, don’t be , they are just opinions after all. I accept all of you for who you are as you are and hope you understand disagreeing doesn’t mean not caring for each other. You are why all of us in system have what we have and we owe you a debt of gratitude for sticking with us all these years . Whatever your politics you are all welcome , System of a Down is for all of you and always will be. Music has the power to bring us all together if we can just put differences aside , thank you all I love you all

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Serj Tankian On System Of A Down’s “Temper”: “If You Love This Song Or Play Along To It And Love Trump, You’re A Hypocrite”

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian recently took to Instagram to share the lyrics for the band’s early track “Temper.” The frontman also added: “if you love this song or play along to it and love Trump, you’re a hypocrite.”

Tankian said the following:

“A very early @systemofadown song that was on one of our demos-lyrics below: if you love this song or play along to it and love Trump, you’re a hypocrite-just a simple fact 🙂 “Temper“”

He later continued:

“Let me add that obviously the song was written in the 90s and refers to injustice in the US and injustice by the US via successive Democratic and Republican administrations. I just find the most current one the most repugnant.”

Tankian’s views are extremely different from those of drummer John Dolmayan, who recently slammed people who opposed his right-wing views with the below controversial statement:

“The reason I post my opinions on this forum and open myself up to attack and ridicule is for you , the silent ones who think they are alone in a world where their thoughts are alien or wrong. You’re not alone , millions are with you. For those of you who think you are coming from a morally superior position therefore any differing opinion or viewpoint is invalid think again.

It’s the easy path to think like you , it’s in their best self interests for celebrities and politicians to support you but you will lose in the end because you are the very thing you pretend to fight against. The true fascist, the true bigots hidden in plain sight from the same party who fought to maintain slavery , Jim Crow , non voting rights for women , and who are directly responsible for 70 plus million abortions ,a large majority of whom were black.

You don’t want free speech , you can’t handle free speech because you are cowards and need to be herded along with the rest of the sheep. I’m lucky , I’m in an industry where you CAN be honest about your views wherever they fall with little to no repercussions.

I don’t rely on a movie studio , label , media or anyone else who will bow down to pandering political correctness and am in no danger whatsoever of “ losing my job” because you don’t like what I have to say . This is a dangerous time where free thought and speech is under attack but it will pass , the next generation is watching as they always do and they will overcome your insanity. Oh , happy birthday President Trump and good luck in November!”

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A very early @systemofadown song that was on one of our demos-lyrics below: if you love this song or play along to it and love Trump, you’re a hypocrite-just a simple fact 🙂 "Temper" We want peace with Patriot missiles, Blown to bits are civilian targets, Parade! Laugh! Rejoice! Sing! We’re the victors of…nothing, Spend more money on a war, Your people starving, turned to whores, Slaves of the chosen one paying millions for each bomb, Country without a race , Formed from people you disgrace , White right conservative might , Killers of Kennedy's with no fright , The American way! Freedom cried the marching man, Flags ripped out of their black hands , Beaten! Slain! Tortured! Killed! Their only mistake was being born here , Invade countries just for oil , Send your troops all down to boil , Iraq! Grenada! Nam and Chile! Truman doctrine our own way , Country without a race , Formed from people you disgrace , White right conservative might , Killers of Kennedy's with no fright , The American way! The Government (FBI-CIA) here can suck my balls , Policing the world in overalls , Armed rebellion minority , Disrespected race, color, mind , Crazed loonies all walk the streets , Missing children on milk cartons , Mother selling child for crack , Mr. President check your back , Country without a race , Formed from people you disgrace, White right conservative might , Killers of Kennedy's with no fright , The American way! The American way! The American way!

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The reason I post my opinions on this forum and open myself up to attack and ridicule is for you , the silent ones who think they are alone in a world where their thoughts are alien or wrong. You’re not alone , millions are with you. For those of you who think you are coming from a morally superior position therefore any differing opinion or viewpoint is invalid think again. It’s the easy path to think like you , it’s in their best self interests for celebrities and politicians to support you but you will lose in the end because you are the very thing you pretend to fight against. The true fascist, the true bigots hidden in plain sight from the same party who fought to maintain slavery , Jim Crow , non voting rights for women , and who are directly responsible for 70 plus million abortions ,a large majority of whom were black. You don’t want free speech , you can’t handle free speech because you are cowards and need to be herded along with the rest of the sheep. I’m lucky , I’m in an industry where you CAN be honest about your views wherever they fall with little to no repercussions. I don’t rely on a movie studio , label , media or anyone else who will bow down to pandering political correctness and am in no danger whatsoever of “ losing my job” because you don’t like what I have to say . This is a dangerous time where free thought and speech is under attack but it will pass , the next generation is watching as they always do and they will overcome your insanity. Oh , happy birthday President Trump and good luck in November!

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System Of A Down Cancel European Dates

System Of A Down have cancelled six European dates due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the band did reschedule their Zürich show for June 8, 2021.

The group commented:

“To all our fans, System Of A Down thanks you for your patience and understanding throughout this COVID-19 pandemic.

As you know, our scheduled tour dates for 2020 were forced to change due to the global crisis and we have been working with our promoters and local governments to collectively create a safe environment going forward. With that being said, we are rescheduling our tour for the summer of 2021.

Due to circumstances that are out of our control, this has regrettably led to the cancellation of some of our headline shows that were planned for this year. Though this is disappointing for our fans and for us, we hope to revisit these cities along with many more in the future. The shows affected are listed below.

Cancelled:
03.06.2020 – Amsterdam @ Ziggo Dome: http://saveyourticket.nl/#info
08.06.2020 – Berlin @ Waldbühne: bit.ly/eventimrefund / bit.ly/ticketmasterrefund
16.06.2020 – Prague @ 02 Arena: http://ticketportal.cz / help.ticketmaster.cz/hc/cs/requests/new
17.06.2020 – Budapest @ László Papp Sport Arena: Contact point of purchase
23.06.2020 – Stockholm @ Ericsson Globe: axs.com/se
30.06.2020 – Kraków @ Tauron Arena: Contact point of purchase

We are pleased to announce the rescheduled date for our 19.06.20 Zürich show, which is now 8th June, 2021 at Hallenstadion. Existing tickets are valid for the rescheduled show.

We are also looking forward to playing some European festivals in June 2021. Those festivals will be announcing their line-ups soon, so please keep an eye on all of our social channels for more information.”

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan Says It “Shouldn’t Be A Shock To Anybody” That Him & Serj Tankian Have Different Political Views

System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan has shared a new video to discuss the political divide between him and other members of the band. This news comes after the drummer controversially defended Donald Trump after frontman Serj Tankian called for “the regime to resign.”

Dolmayan said the following:

“We have differing opinions in System Of A Down. That shouldn’t be a shock to anybody, because you have four individuals — we’re not always like-minded and don’t always agree on everything. But you’d be surprised at how civil our conversations are, especially between me and Serj, who seem to have the most diverging opinions on things.

I have a lot of respect for Serj and his opinions, although I don’t agree with them very often these days. And that’s okay. We expand each other’s horizons — I like to think that he learns from me and I learn from him.”

He also added the following about fans commenting on his conservative views:

“Some of you have been sending me messages — in fact, quite a few — saying that you are thankful that I get out there and I put out a viewpoint that’s a little bit different. Others of you have been upset, disappointed, and have voiced their disappointment in different ways — some have been positive and some negative.

I take everything really lightly and I really don’t get too bothered by it. But I have had some dialogue with some people and I’ve enjoyed that — people that think differently, have a different perspective, and I really like getting that perspective.

Look, guys, a lot of you are very young, and as you gain experience in life, you will have different ways of looking at things and different perspectives, and it won’t mean as much to you to fit into certain boxes that people set for you. And I guess in a lot of ways that’s what’s happened to me, although I’ve always tended to think more conservatively.”

He continued:

“People shouldn’t sit there and allow their moral superiority in their heads — because you really aren’t morally superior to anyone, although you may think you are; you really aren’t. Especially if you don’t know the other person — you don’t know every aspect of their life, their motivations for things.

And also, generally speaking, you’re basing things based on your experiences without taking into consideration that your experiences are limited to you and they don’t represent everybody.

I see a lot of very famous people saying a lot of things, and I’m not sure if it’s coming from the heart. But I will always fight for what I think is right. Even if I’m later found out to be wrong, I will judge it then, and I am not afraid to change my position on things. But there’s just a lot of hypocrisy happening.

Don’t believe everything the famous people tell you — they don’t know anything for the most part. I don’t know anything for the most part. I don’t know why things happen and what reasons the government has for doing things.

All I know is they have to think a lot further down the road than we do, generally speaking — they have to think, like, 50 years in the future and how this country’s gonna survive and what our place is gonna be in the world.

And they’re people and they’re gonna mistakes. It’s just that usually we’re the ones — private citizens like us — that pay for it. And I’m deathly afraid that the middle class is getting hit the hardest here, as they always do.

And the middle class is very important here in the United States, as it is in most countries. Most countries try their hardest to develop their middle class, because something like 90 percent of the gross national product is consumed and created by the middle class.”

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Why am I posting this in my robe

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