Dave Mustaine Blasts President Obama’s Handling of Occupy Wall Street
These days, when Dave Mustaine sings ‘Symphony of Destruction,’ Megadeth‘s most famous indictment of politicians and their corruptibility, he may well be thinking of the man currently occupying the White House.
Speaking recently with the Australian radio show ‘The Racket,’ the singer and guitarist blasted President Obama, calling him “the most divisive president we’ve ever had,” Blabbermouth reports. Turning to the Occupy Wall Street protests, Mustaine accused accused the president of trying to “turn one class of people against another class of people.”
“I’ve never — never — heard a president say, ‘Go down and join the protesters down at Wall Street,’ knowing that there are Nazis down there, knowing that there are people down there who are trust-fund babies, that are super, super wealthy and they’re going down there and pretending that they really care; they just wanna be part of the ‘movement,'” Mustaine added.
Mustaine charged protestors in New York City — who have been demonstrating for more than a month against corporate greed, environmental abuses and other such issues — with costing the city $125,000 per day in police fees and lacking proper organization.
“What I would like to do is really help these guys get organized, but I don’t think there’s anybody there that you would be able to talk to about getting organized,” he said. “If anything, if those guys wanna protest, protest on the steps of the White House, not on Wall Street.”