Do you remember the band The Cult? They were huge in the 80s, a big part of the soundtrack of my youth. They had come through the punk movement and embraced a resurgence of hard rock.
They were badass musicians with hard licks and catchy lyrics. In a time when rockers were on the way out, they came out roaring with songs like She Sells Sanctuary, Love Removal Machine.
With their style and outlook they bridged the gap between punk and hard rock drawing a crowd that was at once alternative and rocking, setting the stage for many bands to come.
Now they are old, fat and scared of social justice warriors on Twitter.
During a show on Saturday night in Ottawa, Ian Astbury the lead singer of The Cult called out that All Lives Matter.
In saying All Lives Matter just days after the terror attack in Dallas that killed five police officers and wounded several more, Astbury was saying he was with the police officers but also with Alton Sterling – a black man shot and killed by police in Louisiana last week and with Philandro Castille a black man shot four times by police in Minnesota.
But to the social justice warriors of Twitter, that was just too much.
Watch as I show how he was attacked and eventually caved in and apologized and how even then, the apology wasn’t enough for the SJW’s.
We have to stop giving in to these fake controversies created by people on Twitter with nothing better to do than complain, add an ism to their complaint and force people that have done nothing wrong to apologize.
It’s time to say NO to the shake down artists.
I think black lives matter but I also think white lives matter, that Asian lives matter, that hispanic lives matter and yes, even police lives matter.
Bottom line is All Lives Matter. It’s not racist to say that, I’m not going to stop and neither should you.
PHOTO CREDIT: Flickr/The Cult