Roger Waters, part of the creative genius behind some of the best music the world has ever laid ears on may not be able to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election but if he could he made it very clear in a new piece for Rolling Stone Magazine that he’d be voting for Bernie Sanders. The Pink Floyd co-founder opens up about what has turned into a two-person race for the Democratic nomination.
Rogers had this to say about Clinton, “Hillary worries me,” he says. “I have an awful worry that she might become the first woman president to drop a fucking nuclear bomb on somebody. There is something scarily hawkish about her, and she has that politician look down of, ‘You are never going to get a word of truth out of me.”
Roger Waters has never been a shy man, especially when it comes to politics and has been an out-spoken critic of the war machine and the powers that keep it alive. In March of 2013 Waters did an interview with Electronic Intifada, and stated that the American media “was under instructions from somewhere not to report [criticism of Israel] to the American public, on what grounds I cannot guess.”
He did say that Clinton is a “far better alternative than any of the Republican candidates by a long, long way,” but he still has severe reservations about her.
About Sanders though, Waters remarked, “He’s the only person in the race that I see with any credibility,” says Waters. “He seems to speak the truth, far as one can tell at this point. He seems prepared to stand up against big money and the banks and stand up for the predicaments of minorities, the middle class and the working class in this country.”
Some Democrats say that if Sanders is nominated, it will hand the election to the Republicans because the Vermont senator seems so radical but recent polling actual shows Sanders performing better against the GOP than Clinton does. In fact Sanders’ “radical” ideas actually are more mainstream than any other candidate.
“It is true that people become marginalized if their politics appear too far to the left,” he says. “That is why I admire Sanders. When he speaks the truth, he sounds very left-wing, but that is because we have been fed this right-wing bullshit by the whole of the mainstream media since the Second World War. And it has gotten worse and worse and worse, and the outlets for dissenting voices have become fewer and fewer. So he is bound to sound out of step, because he is! And that is what is so good about him.”
Read the Rolling Stone article HERE