Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford gave an interview for Rolling Stone. He discussed the false choice between Democrats and Republicans, ISIS and the moon landings. A short excerpt is below.
Which presidential candidate would be the best option to fix the problem?
I don’t buy into the hype. My advice would be none of them. They’re all the same; their campaigns are all funded by the same corrupt corporations that accept the same favors. And I don’t care whether a Republican or Democrat wins; the same shit’s going to happen. That’s why you’ll never see me at the ballot box ever.
Does that include Bernie Sanders?
Yes. I don’t believe in any of it. It’s all bullshit. They’re not the ones calling the shots. Whether it’s the heads of the corporations or the military guys that have been in there for 30 years, there’s no president coming in every four years and telling those motherfuckers what to do.
Donald Trump doesn’t need corporate backing.
Oh, I’ll tell you what’s going to happen right now. He has united these racist people in America to focus on immigration and at the last minute — mark my words — he’s going to drop out and he’s going to hand the sword over to Jeb [Bush], and Jeb will get all the supporters that Trump has. It’ll probably be another eight years of Bush, which sucks but I don’t know that that’s any different than eight years of Obama. It’s a bunch of bullshit just like, “I’m going to get out of Afghanistan and pull the troops out of Iraq.” I’m a conspiracy theorist, so you don’t really want to get me started on this.
Yes, I do.
Like, ISIS? I don’t believe ISIS is real. ISIS has been an inspiration for a lot of the songs that I wrote with Wakrat. I don’t believe that all the different factions in the Middle East have gotten together and said, “OK, we all hate each other and we all hate America, so let’s all put on the ISIS uniform and join forces and just become ISIS.” That’s a bunch of shit. I don’t believe the Jihadi John beheading video. Go look at those videos and study them, and see if you don’t think they’re fake.