Morrissey Draws Parallels Between Olympics and Nazi Germany
Morrissey has never been one to mince his words and he’s certainly not starting now. With the 2012 London Olympic Games well underway, he wrote a scathing letter on the True to You fan site decrying the patriotism and even recalling the conditions of the 1939 Nazi Germany era. Tad dramatic, right?
He has said that he has been "unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism" and then wrote: "Has England ever been quite so foul with patriotism? The 'dazzling royals have, quite naturally, hi-jacked the Olympics for their own empirical needs, and no oppositional voice is allowed in the free press. It is lethal to witness. As London is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the England outside London shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters. Meanwhile the British media present 24-hour coverage of the 'dazzling royals,' laughing as they lavishly spend, as if such coverage is certain to make British society feel fully whole. In 2012, the British public is evidently assumed to be undersized pigmies, scarcely able to formulate thought."
As if that wasn’t forward enough, he took it to the next level with a reference to a time when Nazis ruled Germany. He said: "As I recently drove through Greece I noticed repeated graffiti seemingly everywhere on every available wall. In large blue letters it said WAKE UP WAKE UP. It could almost have been written with the British public in mind, because although the spirit of 1939 Germany now pervades throughout media-brand Britain, the 2013 grotesque inevitability of Lord and Lady Beckham (with Sir Jamie Horrible close at heel) is, believe me, a fate worse than life. WAKE UP WAKE UP."
This isn’t the first time he’s voiced his disdain for the British royal family and patriotism. While the rest of the world referred to William and Kate’s nuptials as the “royal wedding” he called it the “royal dreading” and while his band sported “We Hate William and Kate” t-shirts on tour he claimed that "England may very well be a Windsor dictatorship, but -- PR Weddings aside, it is usually quite bearable." he said. Earlier this year Morrissey's band sported "We Hate William and Kate" t-shirts while in concert.
He doesn’t just hate on all things British and royal, though. He recently said he’d love to live in a time when there is "no more KFC, no more McDonald's but most importantly of all, no more Madonna."
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