STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis said that we are “allowing the dumbest fucking people in this country to dictate what our lives are and aren’t” before performing a new song called “Am I The Only One” during a recent livestream.
Lewis says (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I feel like my fucking chest is gonna explode when I hear these fucking idiots that call themselves experts about anything.
“I swear to God, I don’t know what has happened to this country, but we are listening to and allowing the dumbest fucking people in this country to dictate what our lives are and aren’t. We’ve allowed a federal government that has the given authority to do eighteen things efficiently and properly, and look where we are. Eighteen things, people — eighteen. Those are the powers they’re given by the Constitution. Eighteen. Everything else is supposed to happen at the state and local level, so that it’s connected to you.
“How many people actually know the Constitution — outside the people that are watching this thread right now, because if you’re watching this thread, then you don’t hate me for the things that I say.
“See, here’s the problem,” he added. “And this is it in a nutshell. And it applies to so many of you out there that are listening, that aren’t listening. I’m about to turn 49 years old. I was alive for, let’s call it, 40 years before this incessant assault on our history, on our culture, on everything, for political purposes. They’re attacking our character so that they get further in their political life, and we’re allowing it to happen.
“I’m gonna paraphrase Einstein right now. Einstein said that — and I say ‘paraphrase’ because I don’t know if I’m gonna get it exactly right — he said that this country and this world, it won’t be destroyed by evil men; it’ll be destroyed by good men that stand idly by while evil men do what they do. I want you to think about that.”
Lewis initially performed the song back in March at a solo show in Texas, where they had removed all pandemic restrictions within that same month.
You can check out the video below.