Elton John attacks ‘censorship’ in US
Elton John has said stars are scared to speak out against war in Iraq because of “bullying tactics” used by the US government to hinder free speech.
“There’s an atmosphere of fear in America right now that is deadly. Everyone is too career-conscious,” he told New York magazine, Interview.
Sir Elton said performers could be “frightened by the current administration’s bullying tactics”
Or by their record label intimidating them into not releasing antiwar songs or by radio station networks refusing to play them or by venues too timid to book them or by…
There is, of course, lots of powerful of antiwar music being made. However, it doesn’t get mainstream airplay. Check Thurston Moore’s (Sonic Youth) website. He has dozens of antiwar songs online, all are available in mp3 format and are free and legal to download.
<Elton John> likened the current “fear factor” to McCarthyism in the 1950s.
Even more reason to speak out.