By Marissa G. Muller
Morrissey – friend to the animals, foe to carnivores, humanitarian, and the ever-opinionated artist – is ranting again, this time for the benefit of promoting his new World Peace is None of Your Business concert this October in Portugal.
On fan site True to You, the former Smiths singer took to posting about his live return – after canceling the remainder of his last tour – and in the process shared his thoughts on how meat consumption is climate change and the missing Malaysian airlines flight (which are apparently linked in his mind), Tony Blair and George W. Bush’s war crimes against Iraq, the corruption behind Fox News, BBC, and the pop charts, where the No. 1 slot is “bought.”
Moz also kindly thought to remind us that “this is not 1955” and bemoaned the fact that no TV entities apparently reached out to him to promote his new album.
But no one was more so the subject of his wrath than his label, Harvest Records, who he believes failed to adequately promote his new album World Peace is None of Your Business.
He started off the post thanking the fans who have uploaded videos of the title track and said that “ought to have been harvested by the record label.” Pun intended.
You can read the full post below.
I am indebted to three sources that have placed their own well-crafted videos on You Tube for the songWorld peace is none of your business. The three individual sources are named as Sharon Jheeta, Héctor González and wpeace123456. These videos fully understand the intent of the song, and I am relieved that these films exist. Yes, a similar document ought to have been harvested by the record label, but please understand that the pop or rock industry can be as dedicated to perpetuating public deception as the world of politics itself. God bless social media!
Liberty, equality and fraternity are the essence of the song; no monarchic rule, no political hierarchies, no bought-and-paid-for government thugs, security forces no longer beyond prosecution, and an end to megalomania, repression and corruption. Meat consumption is climate change, and if ever there were a self-evident lost cause it is the British so-called “royal family”. Societies have never been so nervous; Pan Am Flight 103 differs not a jot from Malaysian Flight 17. The United Nations failure to imprison Tony Blair and George W. Bush for war crimes against Iraq has told us all that there can never be enough bloodshed, and the world is suffering its worst nervous breakdown. Do not feel powerless!
Many apparently powerless causes have succeeded in shifting political stupidity and greed. You areintellectual sanity. It is possible for nonviolent change; there are more people than there are aging despots; there are more people than there are world leaders. In truth, the world is leaderless. Please stop watching Fox News; anti-monarchial Britain has given up on the BBC — we know that every slot is paid for. We know that the number 1 position on the pop charts is “bought”; this is not 1955.
Thank you to all of my friends in Israel, Chile, Sweden, Poland, Argentina, Hungary, Romania, Finland and Italy who bought World peace is none of your business. It is 30 years on since The Smiths album entered the UK chart at number 2 with zero airplay and zero promotion, and the struggle for the airwaves remains difficult. Yet, I am writing this to you now, and you are reading it.
In answer to many people who have asked, I should like to finally make it clear that I have not received any television invitations – worldwide! – to either discussWorld peace is none of your business, or even to sing any songs from the album.
Thank you for reading this. We have our first World peace is none of your business concert booked in Lisbon (Portugal) on October 6th.
All we have is each other.
for the animals, for intellectual sanity …
5 August 2014.
If you want to see Morrissey bring his rants to the stage, you’ll have to score tickets to his Oct. 6 concert in Lisbon, Portugal.