With their new music video, U2 suggests that Donald Trump has allowed the KKK to once again infiltrate America.
Do President Donald Trump and the White House support white supremacy and neo-Nazism? According to popular Irish rock group U2, yes. Yes, they do.
In the music video for their latest single, ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way,’ the Ku Klux Klan openly infiltrates various aspects of American society, including Donald Trump’s White House. KKK members also march across the White House lawn. President Donald Trump signs several bills into law, taking a moment to stop and stare at the white supremacist visitors.
Calling fans to resist the KKK’s (as well as Donald Trump’s) racist, white supremacist ideology, Bono sings,
“Fight back, don’t take it lying down you’ve got to bite back.The face of liberty is starting to crack”
Clearly citing America’s history of racism and invoking Judeo-Christian symbolism, Bono adds,
“She had a plan until she got a smack in the mouthAnd it all went southLike freedomThe slaves are lookin’ for someone to lead themThe master’s lookin’ for someone to need himThe Promised Land is there for those who need it most”
Tel Aviv graffiti collective Broken Fingaz Crew created the stop-motion video. The group used paper cut-outs that they shot entirely analog.
Broken Fingaz Crew made the video to combat what they see as the rise of fascism in the world. The graffiti collective also singled out the rise of “Trump-era politics.”
The video’s description reads,
“2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders who use people’s fear to build more walls and segregation.”
With the video, the group hopes that the song will serve as a “personal letter” and a “clarion cry.”
Featured image by U2VEVO (YouTube screengrab)