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Morrissey Investigated by FBI

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taken from www.alternet.org

Huh? Moz, interrogated? In both Britain and America? Yep. It's ridiculous, but given our current regime, it makes a sad sort of sense.

See, Moz has been a long-time critic of both president Bush (whom he's called a "terrorist") and the war on Iraq. He endorsed John Kerry before the '04 election, and urged people to follow his lead in bashing Bush: "With all my heart I urge people to vote against George Bush. Jon Stewart would be ideal, but John Kerry is the logical and sane move." And on his last record, in a song called "America is Not the World," he sang, "America your head's too big, because America, your belly's too big…/In America, the land of the free, they said…But where the president is never black, female or gay, until that day you've got nothing to say to me, to help me believe…"

Yeah. So apparently he got hauled in, questioned and taped by both FBI and British intelligence because of his lack of patriotism. Ugh. Via Contact Music, Morrissey explains:

"The FBI and the Special Branch have investigated me and I've been interviewed and taped and so forth. They were trying to determine if I was a threat to the government, and similarly in England. But it didn't take them very long to realise that I'm not…


"I don't belong to any political groups, I don't really say anything unless I'm asked directly and I don't even demonstrate in public. I always assume that so-called authoritarian figures just assume that pop/rock music is slightly insane and an untouchable platform for the working classes to stand up and say something noticeable.


"My view is that neither England or America are democratic societies. You can't really speak your mind and if you do you're investigated."
 
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why not

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Klubmasta Will said:
this reminds me of the story of the FBI fearing john lennon as a potential revolutionary rabble-rouser, but then ultimately deciding that he did too many drugs to be a serious threat.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/showbiz/articles/20429610?source=Metro

ps. leave morrissey alone, you fucking pigs.

pps. his last album - 'you are the quarry' - was aces.

ppps. *throws a daffodil on stage*
advance buzz on the new album is really good - tony visconti posted on his blog that it's one of the best he's ever worked on, which coming from the guy who produced the best Bowie and T-Rex albums means a lot.
 

Chubbs

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Shit, I feel kinda bad that when i clicked the thread, the first thing that went through my mind was kiddie porn.

Sorry Moz. My bad.
 

why not

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Chubbs said:
Shit, I feel kinda bad that when i clicked the thread, the first thing that went through my mind was kiddie porn.

Sorry Moz. My bad.

i'm a fan, and that's the first thing i thought too.

:eek:
 
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Sunshyne Jones

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Klubmasta Will said:
this reminds me of the story of the FBI fearing john lennon as a potential revolutionary rabble-rouser, but then ultimately deciding that he did too many drugs to be a serious threat.

that's what i was thinkin' too.
 
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Klubmasta Will

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wayne bradbury said:
I think its hilarious to think somebody like Morrisey is a threat to anybody let alone national security.
hey now, he's probably contributed to more teenage suicides than just about anyone. have some respect for the man's ability to wreak havoc.
 

Shug

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Damn, that's creepy. Like, I mean - ha ha, irony is funny and all, I get the joke, yay please stop beating me sir, but do we have to start using 1984 as the literal handbook for domestic policy?

I mean, 5 or 10 years ago, it was "haha, things that made you go hmmm..."

Now it's god damned terrifying. And I'm not just being all dramatic like the Moz.
 
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derek

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the only thing that morrisey is a threat to is sexual identity.

does he still claim to be asexual?

for a sec i thought, when i read the he was being investigated, i had a feeling it was kiddie porn or something.
 
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