Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford recently spoke about ISIS, electoral politics and conspiracy theory with Rolling Stone Magazine.
When asked about his views on current events, Commerford responded by saying “I’m a conspiracy theorist, so you don’t really want to get me started on this."
After his warning, he delved into talking about politics and how both parties are funded by the same ruling class.
He also explained why he doesn't vote, saying that “campaigns are all funded by the same corrupt corporations that accept the same favors.”
“It’s all bullshit.They’re not the ones calling the shots. Whether it’s the heads of the corporations or the military guys that have been in there for 30 years, there’s no president coming in every four years and telling those motherf*ckers what to do,” he said.
He also said that he believes that Trump was put into the recent election to help Bush win.
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“I’ll tell you what’s going to happen right now,” he said. “(Trump) has united these racist people in America to focus on immigration and at the last minute — mark my words — he’s going to drop out and he’s going to hand the sword over to Jeb [Bush], and Jeb will get all the supporters that Trump has," he said.
“It’ll probably be another eight years of Bush, which sucks, but I don’t know that that’s any different than eight years of Obama. It’s a bunch of bullsh*t just like, ‘I’m going to get out of Afghanistan and pull the troops out of Iraq,'” he added.
Commerford also explained his views on ISIS, which he believes to be a government-backed terrorist group which was designed to instigate war.
“I don’t believe that all the different factions in the Middle East have gotten together and said, ‘Okay, we all hate each other and we all hate America, so let’s all put on the ISIS uniform and join forces and just become ISIS. That’s a bunch of shit. I don’t believe the Jihadi John beheading video. Go look at those videos and study them, and see if you don’t think they’re fake," he said.
“We created Jihadi John and ISIS so we can go drop bombs. I think it goes so much deeper than just the U.S. government. It’s the same people that put presidents in office all over the world. It’s a global conspiracy of people whose names we’ll never know, but they’re the ones who really run the show because they’re the ones with the deepest pockets,” he added.
“I say, ‘Question everything,'” he said. “It feels good to find information that doesn’t mesh out. I’m into it. I’m proud of who I am.”
Commerford is currently on tour with his new band Wakrat.
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