Punk rockers are not known for their conservative politics.
But the radical Left has gone so far off the rails that many once-proud liberals are starting to speak out.
That’s why this forefather of punk rock says the world has gone too far to the Left and liberal politics only serve the elite.
According to John Lydon, known universally as Johnny Rotten, the former frontman of the punk band Sex Pistols, the world has moved too far to the Left and the liberal politics and policies promoted by most mainstream politicians only work to serve the elite and undermine working-class values.
Too many people are afraid to speak out
Lydon gave a brutal assessment of the current political landscape across Europe, and the world, taking particular aim at the symbolic politics of the progressive movement.
The former frontman for the band many consider to have been the forefather of punk rock, also took on the “condescending” nature of the world’s leftist movement.
Speaking to the German newspaper Die Welt, Lydon also accused leftist elites of equating tough immigration laws with racism.
He also explained this has made far too many people afraid to speak out on important issues due to fears of being called racist.
“They invite black people to dinner because they are black and because it is trendy, but it’s mostly condescending,” Lydon said.
“They advocate massive immigration for which there should no longer be any rules because such rules are equated with racism. They quarter the refugees in working-class neighborhoods where the people are already very poor, which in turn leads to more unemployment and more crime.”
Lydon explained, “If you say something against it, you will be labeled as a racist. But I’m not a racist and never will be.”
“Politics is destroying working-class values based on empathy, love, and respect, not stealing from each other and helping each other when you need it. These are all values that are now being pushed aside in favor of fashionable elitism,” he added.
The Monarchy goes woke
Lydon, who co-wrote Sex Pistols’ hit, “God Save The Queen,” also criticized the British monarchy, especially King Charles III, whom he said is “not the brightest on this planet.”
“I’m afraid he’ll wreak havoc once he gets involved in world politics,” Lydon told Die Welt, accusing the newly crowned King of “desperately trying to curry favor with the Woken.”
What is confounding many leftists is that Lydon is no conservative firebrand.
In fact, Lydon’s political views are very diverse, making it almost impossible to classify him as Left or Right.
For example, Lydon backed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election against Donald Trump but then switched his support to the former Republican President in 2020.
At the time he told reporters, “I’d be daft as a brush not to. He’s the only sensible choice now that Biden is up – he’s incapable of being the man at the helm.”
The former punk superstar also strongly supported the anti-establishment Brexit movement in his home country, saying it was an issue important to the working class and attacking politicians for trying to overturn the working-class voice by trying to get another referendum on the issue.
While he is only one voice, Lydon joins a growing list of celebrities who are fed up with the radical Left and their attempts of global domination.