Neil Young is a passionate individual. Politics and social activism has inspired his music and creativity for decades, so it should come as no surprise whenever he decides to speak his mind on “hot-button” issues.
Having finally become a citizen of the United States in January — giving him dual citizenship with the U.S.A — “Uncle Neil” has now shared a lengthy message on his official Archives site … and it’s sure to ruffle some feathers, at least.
Titled “An Open Letter to Donald J. Trump,” the missive takes critical aims at the President, beginning with this scathing line:
“You are a disgrace to my country. Bragging about the US economy does not disguise the fact that the numbers today are what you inherited almost four years ago.”
A few lines later, Young wraps up his piece with this — endorsing Bernie Sanders in the process, and ending things on a rather dramatic note:
“One of your opponents has the answers I like,” Young noted. “He is aiming at preserving our children’s future directly. He is not popular with the democratic establishment because unlike all the other candidates, he is not pandering to the industries accelerating Earth’s climate crisis, the end of the world as we know it. He is truly fighting for the U.S.A. His initials are B.S. Not his policies.
“We are going to vote you out and Make America Great Again.”
Read the entirety of Young’s post at the Neil Young Archives website.