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Johnny Rotten Interview

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Johnny Rotten Interview

Postby djcraig » Fri May 01, 2015 8:00 am

A surprisingly affable Johnny Rotten reflects on his life. My favorite part:

"Do you like Green Day?"

"No, I've never been a fan of them, I just don't understand it. I think it's kind of a tinny, two-bob version of something that was far deeper and carried more significance. And, uh, that for me, as a band, they're not very significant. They're a mélange."


Amen!

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Re: Johnny Rotten Interview

Postby djcraig » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:25 am

Johnny Rotten on Greece, the Confederate flag and Obamacare

MarketWatch: The future of the Confederate flag is in doubt. Some people say it symbolizes a resistance against federal powers, while others see it as belonging to a racist, bygone era. What do you think?

Lydon: Mass hysteria is usual led by fools getting things wrong. Whenever something thing is represented so obviously as a negative I’m always suspicious because that represents a deeper, darker truth. I don’t think that it’s right to assume that it’s a racist flag having studied American history in order to become an American. The next logical steps would be to eliminate all of these flags. Bad people have misrepresented these flags for as long as I’ve studied history. There’s also a movement in Britain to eliminate the Union Jack. You can’t eliminate the past. The truth will never kill you. The truth will set you free. Transparence in all things will lead to a greater sense of humanity. I belong to planet Earth. Let’s have a worldwide flag.

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