London 2012 Rock Star Morrissey Pisses on Olympics @ Royals
Rock Star Morrissey blasts the Olympics and the royals. Morrissey, a London native compared his home country England to Nazi Germany. In an open letter Morrissey true to his feelings wrote about London 2012, the royals and the Olympics.
I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event. 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 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.
Morrissey has expressed previously his disappointment with how his country is run. In his song Irish Blood, English Heart, his lyrics are as follows: “Irish blood, English heart, this I’m made of| There is no one on earth I’m afraid of, and no regime can buy or sell me| I’ve been dreaming of a time when to be English is not to be baneful| To be standing by the flag not feeling shameful|“