Serj Tankian on politics

System of a Down is famous for its themes on war and politics. Huffington Post has a short interview with the band’s lead singer Serj Tankian on, well, politics. While expressing his favor on Obama over Romney, Serj expresses that he has no intention to run for the office.

“I hate injustice, and I can’t help but speak against it,” he says. “But I don’t want to get involved in politics. I have a more direct avenue to expression as an artist than I ever would as a politician.”

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  • @madhawar  On September 13, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Artists must gain attention of their fans into politics, but NOT by campaigning for a specific political party or politician. I believe he’s doing the right thing.

    “It’s still we the people, right?”

    P.S. http://axisofjustice.net was founded by Serj Tankian (SOAD) and Tom Morello (RATM). Hence, Serj cannot immediately deny any political involvements either. Not to mention them bands’ left-wing-upheld lyrics.

    • thameera  On September 13, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      Hadn’t come across Axis of justice earlier. So he’s really active.

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