What has been the shocker of the morning? Glenn started off the show with coverage of the Grammys! One of Glenn’s favorite bands, Muse, performed and he talked about the performance and put it into the context of the current political atmosphere.
“I want to start some place unusual. I want to start with the Grammys last night and the video and the audio of Muse. Muse, I don't know, did they win anything last night?” Glenn asked, obviously carrying less about the bands awards than the messages of their music.
“ I didn't watch the Grammys. Don't really care,” he added.
Muse won Best Rock Album.
“They are unbelievable, in the unbelievable group, and this is a song that we played on this program about a year ago and I said, listen to the lyrics of this. Now, go ahead and roll the tape of Muse last night on the Grammys. Now, it starts with the video screens in the back with the Gadsden flag, the snake saying don't tread on me,” Glenn said.
They then played Muse’s “Uprising”.
“The lyrics of this song are so unbelievably powerful and they are ‑‑ they are not going to degrade us anymore, they're not going to ‑‑ they're not going to shape us or anything else. It's us,” Glenn said of the song’s lyrics.
“We have the power. In the lyrics here, they're talking about how paranoia is everywhere, they are trying to push drugs and everything else to keep us all dumbed down”
“They will not force us. They'll stop degrading us. They will not control us. We'll be victorious.”
Glenn explained that the song provided the inspiration for the 2010 theme of his radio show.
During Muse’s performance, the Gadsden flag was shown at the beginning. Why was this significant?
“The Gadsden flag at the beginning of this has been, you know, represents in many ways the Tea Party spirit,” he explained. “At the end of this it shows Camilla and Prince Charles in the back of their Rolls Royce where they are trying to beat them and kill them in the streets. And it shows flames coming up in the video screens, et cetera, et cetera. So you have basically a call for revolution by this group.”
“Now, you have to remember these are Europeans and they have been degraded for a very long time. Really since the beginning of time. They have had very few glimpses of real freedom. Even when England won the second world war, they didn't go into freedom. That's where the Road to Serfdom came from because Winston Churchill and many others all said, wait, what are you doing? We're going the wrong direction. And it didn't go to freedom. It went to the Road to Serfdom.”
“There are those that are calling for revolution and they are everywhere, and they are the Muslim extremists, they are the communist revolutionaries, they are the anarchists, and then you have the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party movement is not calling for revolution. The Tea Party movement is calling for a restoration.”
“If the Tea Party movement has anarchists or revolutionaries in it, it is trouble because revolution doesn't help anyone, as I believe we will see in Egypt in the end. Everyone is celebrating this Egyptian revolution. I don't think it ends well.”