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Matt Bellamy of Muse calls for more female politicians to save the Earth
According to the frontman of Muse Matt Bellamy the planet could be saved from environmental catastrophe only if it was ruled by more female leaders.
British rocker Matt Bellamy, whose band Muse has been recently honoured with a Grammy Award for the album Drones, is particularly concerned for the health of the environment. He’s convinced that at this rate human beings are doomed to go extinct. In an interview for the musical magazine Q, Bellamy explained that the planet and the people who inhabit it could be saved from catastrophe only if there were more female leaders.
“I do think if all politicians were women – the musician says – the world would be a better place. Men compete for natural resources in the hope it will secure their chances of getting laid, that’s what men do”. After all, Matt Bellamy, who defines Muse as “world ambassadors for paranoia”, has always shown a strong interest in politics, which is reflected in his songs.
Songs like Assassin, Reapers, Animals or Uprising, hint at a sick and dystopian global system that leads to a gradual dehumanisation. As regard the environmental issues, the singer and guitarist adds: “Organisms that take more than they require from nature go extinct and that’s where we are. I think everybody knows it but nobody’s doing anything about it”. More female leaders would be an easy solution to this problem, according to him.
Lately, Matt Bellamy met the candidate to the US primaries Hillary Clinton along with his husband, the former President of the United States Bill in Washington. But he wasn’t struck by the US presidential hopeful’s charisma. “They [the Clintons] seem like nice people, very down-to-earth”, he reported. “Hillary seemed like one of my friend’s mums but I’m sure she’s an expert at talking to anybody on their own terms”.
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