Canadian rock legend Neil Young wrote an: emotional, pleading hint President Donald Trump blamed social media for the controversy in the United States last week over the riots in the Capitol.
“Last night, sadness and compassion struck me as I watched Americans tell their stories,” the 75-year-old wrote.
“We do not need this hatred,” he continued. “We need discussions and solutions. Respect for each other’s beliefs. No hatred. “
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He referred to the Capitol riots և 2020. The obvious difference between the response of the police and the forced execution during the protests, which is significant.
“I was thrilled to see the double standard,” he wrote in an essay to the Neil Young Archives. “The way people were treated in the protests is more important than in the previous day. There is no place for whites to dominate here. People need each other to be truly free. “Hate will never be free.”
Young has long criticized Trump and, until recently, sued him for using his songs during political rallies without permission. But he did not reserve his taste only for the president. He also pursued social media as a whole, claiming that it was responsible for the irreparable division between people.
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“I was shocked to see the Confederate flag waving inside the palace. “Destruction and disrespect,” he wrote. “It simply came to our notice then. Problems are turned into psychological tools through social media և are used to incite hatred by supporting one side or the other. “This is what Donald J .. Trump has as a legacy.”
“I feel sorry for the people who have been so manipulated, their beliefs have been used as a political weapon,” he continued. “I can be one of them. I wish the internet news was two-sided. Both sides were represented in the same programs. Social media, at the hands of powerful people, influential, reinforcing lies and truths, distorts our belief system, turning us against each other. We are not enemies. We have to find a way home. ”
The congressional hearing about that were exactly where the Trump administration came from. The incident also undermined the peculiarity of the republic – the peaceful transfer of power. At least five people were killed, including a Capitol police officer.
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Last week, Young became the latest musician to make gold with his song catalog, selling a 50% stake in his music to a British investment company.
– with files from the Associated Press
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