your silence speaks volumes
In a way Iím glad that Fred Durst was the only one to speak out against the war. Sure, Fredís monosyllabic gesture ďI want it to go away,Ē wasnít exactly Joan Baez material, but at least he said something.
Most of the stars are complaining that they were told ahead of time to not say a word about the war or anything political. Durst was the only with balls to stand up there and be a real dissident.
The point here is, all of these righteous, outspoken, in-your-face, louder than bombs protesters shrunk back from their dissident duties in the name of their careers.
Money talks, bullshit walks as the saying goes.
Itís a pretty sad commentary on the state of musical activists when Fred Durst is the only one who goes against the grain and speaks his mind. For the others, itís a case of whatís more important to them - not facing the backlash of the Grammy committee or speaking out on an issue that they claim is the most important thing going on in the world right now. Trying to save lives, in their words, or trying to save the space on their shelves for future Grammy awards.
I see how it goes. These musicians are willing to speak out and lash out until youíre their ass is on the line. And then itís every Iraqi child for themselves.
Fred Durst. Go figure.