Tom Morello, Others Appalled Their Awful Music Used To Torture Terrorists

Tom Morello and other artists are appalled that their music may have been used to torture terrorists. This coalition of the idling is seeking information from the Bush Administration about their tunes being used to extract information from terrorists at Guantanamo Bay.

“The fact that music I helped create was used in crimes against humanity sickens me,” said Morello, former member of Rage Against the Machine. “We need to end torture and close Guantanamo now.”

Rosanne Cash, daughter of country singer Johnny Cash, is also swooning over the allegations. “It seems so obvious,” she said. “Music should never be used as torture.”

Morello, Cash, as well as Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, the members of R.E.M., The Roots, and Pearl Jam (no shocker there) are no demanding everything be made public and for the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

The practice has of course been stopped under the Obama Administration. Now all interrogators can do to coerce information out of terrorists is say “pretty please with sugar on top” and offer them a warm Coke Zero.

A Washington-based independent research institute, the Nation Security Archive, recently filed a Freedom of Information Act request on behalf of the sniveling rocks. They are seeking to “contain explicit references to the following bands or songs” (in order words, these are the bands and songs allegedly used to torture the evil doers):

Barney theme song (By Bob Singleton)
The Bee Gees
Britney Spears
Bruce Springsteen
Christina Aguilera
David Gray
Don McLean
Dr. Dre
Drowning Pool
Hed P.E.
James Taylor
Limp Bizkit
Marilyn Manson
Matchbox Twenty
Meow mix jingle
Neil Diamond
Nine Inch Nails
Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sesame street theme music (By Christopher Cerf)
Stanley Brothers
“The Star Spangled Banner”
Tupac Shakur

How bad could the torture have been? After all, these people (and we use that term loosely) who have no qualms strapping a bomb to their chest to kill innocent civilians.

It’s always funny when entertainers stick up for terrorists. Because if the terrorists were in charge the entertainers would be the first group of people to have their heads cut off.

Also, don’t these entertainers know that they are the main reason why terrorists hate America and its freedom?

These musicians have made millions of dollars writing and performing music in America. Shouldn’t they show a little more respect to the country that has allowed them the freedom to do what the love. And shouldn’t they show a little more disdain for the people who want to take that freedom away?

Obviously some of songs were chosen because they are tremendously obnoxious and some were chosen because they are patriotic. But why would these musicians automatically jump to the conclusion that listening to their music is tortuous? If they thought highly of themselves wouldn’t their first reaction be “why did you give aid and comfort to the enemy by playing them my tasty tracks?”

Ultimately, the real reason why these musicians object to their music being used at Guantanamo has nothing to do with torture, human rights or how the world views America. In fact, most are probably more upset by the fact they weren’t paid royalties

The musicians on the list were reminded of something they try very hard to keep locked away in the far recesses of their mind—for an overwhelming majority of people on the Earth listening to their music IS torture.

Sure they get a lot of attention from the mainstream media, and from angst addled teens wearing their t-shirts, and from thousands of adoring fans at their concerts, but at the end of the day most people think they sound more like noise pollution than like music.


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