The political group "Keep America Safe,"
formed by former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter and prominent birther
, Liz Cheney, and right-wing pundit and Palin fanatic,
Bill Kristol, has assaulted the efforts by Trent and other rock musicians to keep their music from being used for
enhanced interrogation techniques as "pathetic" and "laughable"
. A "Keep America Safe" spokesperson went so far as to say "It's almost laughable to think that heavy metal bands like Nine Inch Nails and Rage Against the Machine have a moral authority on national security issues." I guess they don't think there's anything immoral in using someone else's creative talent and output in a way the artist finds reprehensible. If you're inclined to disagree with "Keep America Safe" on this issue and want to support Trent's efforts, check out the website closegitmonow.org
and see how you can make a difference, including by making a contribution and spreading the word.
*edit*The Washington Times article mistakenly lists "March of the Pigs" as one of Tom Morello's songs. Thanks to those who wrote in to point that out.