posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 03:11 AM
I just watched Radiohead on Colbert Report giving both performances and interviews. First off, I'm a genuine Radiohead and Thom Yorke fanatic and
have been since I was young. They've done so much to shape my tastes and appreciation of music, I really can't explain it.
Having said that...
Thom Yorke's a complete moron when it comes to social issues. I've been aware of his feelings concerning global warming, and yes, he's pretty much
just a liberal, but I had never really heard his responses (or lack thereof) when asked about these issues and more.. (In case you're wondering, I am
not a "republican", I'm also not a "democrat". I'm just an independent seeker of truth)
First Colbert, being the satirically hilarious character that he plays on the show, asks the band "So what's so bad about corporations?? They create
jobs". Thom, speaking on behalf of the band, seriously couldn't think of anything to say. It was actually kind of awkward. I had already thought of
several good points he could have made by the time he finally muttered out something about how the money just keeps going up the ladder or something.
True, of course, but he could have said so many other things with actual substance that people could walk away with, as opposed to some vague
bumper-sticker type of catch phrase.
Then later on, they do a whole spot on global warming, which I figured was going to happen, and was kind of dreading.. Sure enough, Thom (during the
few times he had a thought enough to speak) sounded like an idiot. Some of you may disagree, and that's fine. He and Ed (O'Brien, guitarist) talked
about how hot Texas' summer was, how Bangladesh was getting wetter (?), and how people in America aren't caring as much as they used to because oil
companies are paying disinfo agents to brainwash them..
If you reading this have done any sort of similar research on global warming as I have, you'll understand why this all pissed me off. They always
talk about the hot summers, failing to mention the record-cold and snow winters that preceded them. Why do people fail to connect the dots between the
suns erratic behavior and the extreme weather? Having to change the name from global warming to climate change should have been the first tip. As for
oil companies and disinfo agents, yes I've seen evidence of lobbying and what not, so I'm sure some oil companies are investing in the short-term so
they can capitalize on what they know best. But trust me, they know (at least the companies with representatives at Bilderberg) they can't beat an
elitist agenda this big, so you can bet they're as invested in green energy as Gal Whore himself.
The thing that pissed me off the most was that Thom was implying that it was some big conspiracy, the evidence against global warming. The had the
same tone and frustration in his voice as I do when I'm explaining truth to people. But he doesn't realize he's on the wrong end of the conspiracy.
And really, it doesn't take all that much research to find it out.
Whatever.. I understand that he's busy writing songs, and most iconic musicians are pretty politically challenged, but I just figured he'd have a
little more substance to him, even if its inaccurate substance. If you're going to portray yourself as this politically conscious icon, at least have
something real to say.
Or realize that even if everything is warming (and/or cooling?), it doesn't mean you know what's causing it. If you haven't considered the sun then
you're just a moron. But if you have and still aren't sure, then just say you're not sure
At least it hasn't ruined my appreciation of Radiohead. That would be tragic. They're still incredible