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Camera -- is of course of Rage Against The Machine the night watchman of course and you have been very outspoken politically.
And you first -- well by the way in 2007 when -- revolution is -- night -- most recently you're 2011.
Worldwide rebel songs -- and you're participating with Phil Donahue in Kansas City on May nineteenth at the Alamo draft house main -- in Kansas City.
In support of Thomas young -- the 33 year old Iraq War veteran shot and paralyzed in Iraq in 2004.
He has decided that he is not gonna live much longer by his own choice.
-- I needed a 2007.
Documentary body of war about Thomas young.
And -- you've been very involved in York and being outspoken Tom of course about this glad you're participating in.
Well thanks very much and intelligently about -- personal friends of 2007 and is that there's a real inspiration I think there's nothing more courageous.
That -- soldier who is willing to stand up against the unjust war that's exactly what Thomas -- he.
You know he's he's both a war hero and a piece hero and in the you don't have that much time -- I'm gonna go out Kansas City -- may nineteenth play a benefit show all proceeds will go to the paralyzed veterans of America.
To -- the Alamo draft house and that significant that draft -- dot com.
-- -- through inspiration and you know we're we're friends and we listened to music together and talk about music and sports and things like that and it's you know it is it is snowing from about our personal level.
Who is soon to become one more statistic in in.
Tragic and a moral.
Military undertaking his is there there's a real.
Yeah because of his deteriorating condition he said in February that he would live under hospice and then expects to die.
He will remove his feeding tube I guess at some point very shortly.
He wrote a letter in March on the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iran to bush and Cheney although he seems to blame Cheney allowed more than bush in that -- -- bush is a dupe.
Who kind of got.
Played by Cheney and Rumsfeld -- -- here are very touching letter.
You have got a letter of more than touching -- at the most.
Most scathing indictment of war -- for Vietnam era.
On your right is more than -- Yeah any any any he speaks with an an authoritative voice he is someone who is.
You know is been under fire you know Thomas was signed up for the military -- -- patriotic fervor in the aftermath of nine elevenths ago you know apple and that doesn't button and hold perpetrators accountable when he thought it was going to Iraq Iran and Afghanistan.
For some you know the Halliburton sponsored war he was you know -- -- -- -- -- an anti -- -- -- even -- Boots on the ground and -- -- for five days before he was shot to the spine.
And paralyzed from the chest down.
And then in you know and -- any -- -- when he came on he became you know the rock basically there to see the movie born on the fourth of July you speak intelligently -- -- -- -- of this generation and toward the -- speaking out against the war in general that that -- in particular.
In 2008 -- Severe blood competent -- back pretty pretty badly physically and it's due to these -- that period -- So you know I'm it's going to be very sad to lose my good friend Thomas young but he's someone who is.
There -- life has been used for great purpose that is if experience is a reminder that the people who -- America's wars are not these sons and daughters of the senators and congress.
Which is -- Charlie Rangel call -- drafted just to make that point.
Drag and older heads are there or that build up boost -- the part of the CEOs of the elderly the working class -- that the poor people that country and you know who who bravely put themselves in arms in harm's way and all -- ask of our rulers is that they not do its.
Needlessly they do it only when it's you know -- -- that's certainly not the case -- -- Iraq.
-- wrote in this letter just a little snippet of -- hoping your selected to bush and Cheney said on the tenth anniversary.
Of the invasion of Iraqis that I hoping your -- -- you find the moral courage to face what you've done.
To me and to many many others who deserve to -- I hope that before your time on -- -- As mine is now ending you'll find the strength of character.
To stand before the American people in the world and in particular the Iraqi people and beg for forgiveness.
That's I don't think it's gonna happen.
But I think -- Happened but it but it does David does Magellan and it Thomas young you know lies dying -- -- hospice bed and Kansas City I wonder where.
You're eating you know speeding through a feeling too well what we're Dick Cheney will be dining tonight and -- Thomas -- behind his mind my guess is.
It's going to be having a steak rare find shabbily and you'll Thomas -- will not be and -- a book.
You have said that well when he calls these people -- criminals.
You believe that's accurate.
But bottom -- up for what you believe if you do if you -- the Geneva international -- then it's you know it's the war of aggression against -- sovereign nation and you know combined with.
Torture I mean -- the war crimes have not.
-- -- -- -- wrap up by the way is Obama is guilty for going into Libya absolutely.
-- -- -- -- -- Absolutely.
If you moved by crime you look at that you know what those who are at the international law -- the court.
You know I had a little bit of spite of this but you can't name a president who had a this would could be hit the impunity with which you know American president -- -- and -- an official world you know.
Let's say Jimmy Carter didn't do that probably.
It's hard to its that -- that was going out of central merry that they could have a different path but.
-- I've been so you say every president becomes a war criminal as result of what.
He must do in office or or feel like what what they do what he -- he must.
What they've what they used to we have.
-- have been bad but at the behest of you know the -- over the powerful least.
-- no culpability because no administration goes after a previous administration because they don't want to be culpable with a next person comes.
Mean I think it's interesting that you know now now there's there's there's there's witch hunt over the Ben -- you know yeah incident whereas.
You know -- which was tragically resulted in the death of before Americans I mean.
There's the Iraq -- result in death of how many Americans nominee but -- can build it and you know what we wouldn't -- the senate here at the.
When literally that but there or what they were about thirteen attacks on -- -- never sees in the wake of 9/11 during the bush administration and about 58 to sixty deaths.
And I didn't see this kind of a program on the part of conservatives are now going after Obama.
Yeah I'm just just because they are the I'm not.
To deny that there what they're they're likely have some sort of cover up and all the good stuff of the administration is -- anyway but it's it's stupid -- it's interesting that the people are prepared now when -- -- Democrats were two.
Two minutes to go after the war criminals in the previous administration and you know I'll all of I don't know that that's what I'm on the part -- -- today to talk about a a particular person and his -- Struggle for the there's a little Thomas young -- the war hero and the peace hero -- and I'm going to.
Use all my power of of -- it and song on May nineteenth in.
At the Alamo draft -- in Kansas City regulars there weren't anywhere in the area -- to get does Satan you know say hello Thomas and we're going to be playing them the movie body for the -- special guests on the play.
As sad as well you can get tickets at draft house dot com and all of the pros to the tickets are only twenty dollars the price.
They recession busting -- the point dollars all the proceeds go to the paralyzed veterans of America.
When we talk about -- -- -- in the war and we talk about the numbers who die every week and every week kindly read a list of names in -- of those who've lost their lives in these wars now in Afghanistan.
But when you into but it really personalize it when you know the story of Thomas young people are so many others who've gone through that sees nothing -- one.
That's -- so many other popular than they're swept under the rock you know states I think he is identical but you know they put themselves in -- tomboy in harm's way for our country and then.
They're -- disposable tissue to you know to the people in charge perhaps -- but -- don't want their names and faces in the paper because then people would.
Right up against the policy that put them in needlessly in harm's way get out and that goes for that goes for the you know you -- US casualties in Afghanistan can.
-- -- think there -- not more people in your position coming out and saying the things you're saying.
And standing up for those who have the platforms you have.
I mean that's.
I don't know that's particularly my business like I I think that everyone is accountable.
You know whether Europe can carpenter or newscaster or group over the radio DJ -- musicians that you don't -- don't.
Forfeit your first amendment rights when you begin doing -- job and you know through twenty plus years and human -- -- that strong opinions I'm not afraid to share them through my music.
So -- -- and it'll be on May nineteenth.
And it's going to be in Kansas City and give the web -- against -- very limited.
Draft house dot com.
On May nineteenth at the Alamo draft a new movie theater in Kansas City were -- a tribute to Thomas young twenty dollar all the proceeds go to paralyzed veterans of America we thought that the public is healthy enough to be there for the event.
And were good -- I mean I think that's how I met Thomas -- he -- foray.
Night watchman saw -- a Rage Against The Machine song for the soundtrack for the movie body of four connection was over music so I thought that.
You know we should go there and -- you know.
I think Simon Kennedy didn't think that was -- without.
Should at least one more big concert -- Thanks what do noontime thanks for -- -- and -- -- thanks so much calmer LO.
Rage Against The Machine and of course known as the night -- and win.
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