Legendary rock music singer Roger Daltrey, frontman for The Who, slammed the “woke generation” recently, blasting woke culture and its impact on society.
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Speaking in an interview with DJ Zane Lowe on Apple Music in late April, Daltrey expressed gratitude for having lived through the “golden era,” rebuking the relativity of truth and slamming those who advocate socialism and communism.
“It’s just getting harder to disseminate the truth,” Daltrey said. “It’s almost like, now we should turn the whole thing off. Go back to newsprint, go back to word of mouth, and start to read books again.”
“It’s becoming so absurd now with AI, all the tricks it can do, and the woke generation,” he continued. “It’s terrifying, the miserable world they’re going to create for themselves. I mean, anyone who’s lived a life and you see what they’re doing, you just know that it’s a route to nowhere. Especially when you’ve lived through the periods of a life that we’ve had the privilege to.”
“We’ve had the golden era. There’s no doubt about that,” Daltrey explained. “We came out of a war, we came out of a leveled society, completely flattened bomb sites and everything. And we’ve been through socialist governments. We’ve seen the communist system fail in the Soviet Union. I’ve been in those communist countries while they were communist. I’ve seen how ‘wonderful’ — really? — it was.”
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The interview was not the first time Daltrey has spoken out against the progressive agenda.
In 2013, Daltrey slammed the British Labour Party for its liberal immigration policy.
“I will never, ever forgive the Labour Party for allowing this mass immigration with no demands put on what people should be paid when they come to this country. I will never forgive them for destroying the jobs of my mates, because they allowed their jobs to be undercut with stupid thinking on Europe, letting them all in, so they can live 10 to a room, working for Polish wages,” Daltrey said.
Daltrey even weighed in on the 2016 U.S. presidential election, saying “a dead dog” would have won against Hillary Clinton.
In 2018, Daltrey spoke out against the #MeToo movement, saying, “I find this whole thing so obnoxious. It’s always allegations and it’s just salacious crap.”