STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to his opinions on the U.S. Democratic Party, blaming the organization for a long history of discrimination.
Lewis voiced his opinions before performing a new song called “Am I The Only One” during his June 4 concert at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia.
He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I wrote this next song because I’m sitting here as a 49-year-old father of three watching a very small handful of people destroy the country that was handed down to me by my forefathers — the country that my grandfather and my uncles, they all fought for.
“You know, it’s kind of crazy,” he continued. “I watched the Joe Biden speech the other day. I don’t even know why I do it, but I do. And I heard him tell the story about this massacre that happened in Oklahoma a long time ago. And I listened to him throw out all these facts and spit out all this information about the KKK and about systemic racism and everything else.
“So, I’d like to point something out that is very obvious yet no one seems to bring it up or talk about it, that every racist law that’s ever been put into place, every scar on America was the Democrats. All of it. It’s there if you go and look. Every racist law was come up with and voted through and unanimously passed by fucking Democrats. The KKK was fucking Democrats.
“I am sick of this fucking bullshit,” Lewis added. “It’s all fucking lies. It’s called projection. Do you know what that is? When you point at everybody else and tell them that they’re guilty of what you’re guilty of.”
According to a “fact-check” article that was published by USA Today in June of 2020, historians agree that although factions of the Democratic Party did majorly contribute to the Civil War’s start and the KKK’s founding, it is inaccurate to say the party is responsible for either.
In other STAIND news, guitarist Mike Mushok recently commented on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s first studio album since 2011’s self-titled effort. “We’re working on that now.” he said.
So that’s something.