Moby Issues Open Letter on Trump’s Win, Asks America: “What the Fuck Is Wrong With You?”

Calls Out Trump Voters, Meat Eaters, Smokers, Christians, and More

Nov 09, 2016 Photography by David Studarus (for Under the Radar) Bookmark and Share


Moby has issued an open letter about Donald Trump's victory in the election last night via Billboard. Moby was a firm and committed Hillary Clinton supporter. The below statement takes America to task but Moby perhaps gets on Vegetarian activist soapbox a bit too much. Also, I'm not sure why musicians like to issue statements that have no regard to capital letters, but oh well, he also makes some valid points. 

"america,

 why are you so afraid of evidence?

you smoke cigarettes, naively believing they won't kill you. you eat garbage, believing it won't make you sick and obese.
 and now you've elected donald trump.

'christians' and family-values voters have en masse helped elect a twice divorced man who openly brags about infidelity and committing sexual assault. 
30% of latinos have helped elect a man who has routinely maligned latinos and called mexicans 'rapists'.
 45% of women have helped elect a man who brags about 'grabbing women by the pussy' and has called women 'pigs' & 'slobs'.
 business-minded middle america has en masse helped elect a man who has led roughly half of his businesses to bankruptcy and lost
 close to a billion dollars in 1995 alone.
 and blue collar middle america has en masse helped elect a trust-fund baby who has, over-time, inherited over $600,000,000.00 from his father.

and in the process you've denied the presidency to an experienced and erudite woman whose only shortcoming is being on the receiving end 
of a 30 year right-wing smear campaign. 
as a life long progressive i'm supposed to be diplomatic and understanding, but america, what the fuck is wrong with you?
 but then i ask myself, very sadly, why am i surprised?
 this is the same america that eats at burger king and is baffled as to why it ends up obese and cancerous and dying 
this is the same america who thinks that granting health care to 20,000,000 people is somehow treasonous.

and this is the america who has now elected a dim-witted, racist, misogynist.
 a dim-witted, racist, misogynist who has ruined businesses and has no policy proposals other than 'build a wall'. 
i guess there will be some cold, bitter schadenfreude in spending the next 4 years watching middle america wake up to the fact
 that donald trump is an incompetent con-man.

the rust belt jobs won't come back. the wall won't get built. and hillary won't get locked up.

donald trump will be impeached, or end his presidency with single digit approval ratings. 
and hopefully, somehow, america will finally wake up the fact that republicans are, simply, terrible. 
reagan and bush sr. and the republicans ruined the economy, bill clinton and the democrats fixed it. 
george w. bush and the republicans ruined the economy all over again, obama and the democrats fixed it. 
in some baffling, habitual masochism americans keep going back to what's bad for them, whether it's food or political parties.

and the climate will suffer.  the inner cities will suffer.  children will suffer.  animals will suffer.  gun deaths will continue to skyrocket.
 we will suffer. all because americans live in this delusional, upside down world wherein they're unwilling to look at evidence.

but here are the facts: 
junk food makes you fat and kills you.
 cigarettes give you cancer.
 and donald trump is a racist and a misogynist who has ruined countless businesses and will be the worst president our country has ever, ever seen.

-moby"

You can read our recent article on the election where we spoke to Billy Bragg, Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, Kristin Kontrol, Mew's Jonas Bjerre, Moby, Thurston Moore, Okkervil River's Will Sheff, Amanda Palmer, Henry Rollins, Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg, Superchunk's Laura Ballance, and Andrew W.K. about the candidates.

You can also read our separate interviews with Andrew W.K., Billy Bragg, and Moby about the election.

Moby recently shared two new anti-Donald Trump songs. "Trump Is on Your Side" is credited to Moby and the Homeland Choir and "Little Failure" to Moby and the Void Pacific Choir. The songs were part of the "30 Days, 30 Songs" anti-Trump campaign put together by author/publisher Dave Eggers and Death Cab for Cutie manager Jordan Kurland. Listen to both below again.

 



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