Between Brexit in England and Donald Trump’s victory in America, the world seems to be falling for populism. Did a song from 2009 predict it?
The band Muse released an album in 2009 called “Resistance,” which featured the song “United States of Eurasia.” On Tuesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck used the song to illustrate the frustration of the American people after being promised “massive change” by leaders.
“We don't know or care who's to blame/But we know that whoever holds the reins/Nothing will change,” the band wrote.
Media figures and politicians alike worldwide would benefit from reading these lyrics, Glenn asserted.
Especially in the context of President Donald Trump’s speech on Afghanistan Monday night, the lyrics on war are poignant: “And these wars they can't be won/Does anyone know or care how they begun?/They just promise to go on and on and on.”
“I believe if the media and the politicians all across the world listened to the lyrics of Muse they would see their future,” Glenn said.
In his address, Trump said the U.S. military won’t be leaving Afghanistan in the near future, while still more troops will be deployed to America’s longest conflict. Trump didn’t specify how many more soldiers will be sent to Afghanistan. While he promised that “we will win,” he didn’t detail what a U.S. victory would look like.
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