Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Believes Michelle Obama's Fashion Choices Are Coded Messages
Dave Mustaine is a heavy metal legend, notable for getting kicked out of Metallica for being too much of an asshole. So expecting him to have a reasonable opinion on pretty much anything is setting a precariously high standard. It should come as no surprise that Mustaine is a lifelong conspiracy theorist and a regular guest of Alex Jones, or that he uses the Infowars platform to spew outrageous rumors about Barack Obama. But Mustaine doesn't merely repeat theories he's heard on the internet. He's a born creative, of course he riffs off some truly logic-bending solos of his own from time to time.
Megadeth P.I. is not only still convinced that Obama's birth certificate is fake, but he also says he's seen the evidence with his own two eyes, explaining that there are signs saying "The Birthplace of Barack Obama" in Kenya -- a country where he definitely spends a lot of time. He appears to be a big fan of overly visual clues, having also told Alex Jones that Michelle Obama hides hints about her devious schemes in her fashion choices. When the 2012 election rolled around, Mustaine made the most of the opportunity to rope another candidate into the supposed conspiracy, noting that "George Soros came out and said Mitt Romney is just like Obama. So what do you got there? You've got Obama's mentor saying that Mitt Romney's just like him, and he's leading the polls now" -- a statement that has more gaping holes in it than a Megadeth fan's employment history.
Mustaine's worst quote, given his staunch opposition to Obama and Hillary Clinton, has to be this 2011 gem about Occupy Wall Street, which has aged about as well as planking: "I've never, in my 50 years of being alive, listened to an American president try and turn one class of people against another class of people. I've never-never-heard a president say, 'Go down and join the protesters' knowing that there are Nazis down there."
Irony sells, but who's buying?
The Bassist For Rage Against The Machine Doesn't Believe In ISIS Or The Moon Landing
With police-car-flipping ballads like "Killing In The Name Of" and "Bulls On Parade," vocalist Zack de la Rocha made it perfectly clear which machine in particular he was raging against, even if Paul Ryan missed the message. The other members of the band, however, might have had some slightly different machines in mind.
RATM bassist Tim Commerford believes that the U.S. government invented ISIS, and not in the "stirred unrest in the region which led to its rise" sense. He believes that the terrorist organization is a fictional entity created to justify the bombing of the Middle East. Said Commerford: "I don't believe ISIS is real ... 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." The beheading clips in particular are a sticking point for Commerford, who doesn't believe that ISIS would be capable of producing videos in high definition or with soundtracks. After all, they'd need literally any generation of iPhone to pull off that sort of production, and it's not like those are easy to obtain.
Robert Evans/CrackedWe may have something to say about that.