We’re less than a hundred days from the November 2020 General Election so that obviously means we’ll see more celebrities speaking their minds about politics—something nobody wants.
If they truly want change that’s different from President Trump making America great again, then why don’t they run for office? It’s the simplest solution, right?
And this American Rockstar just took on President Trump about teachers going back to school.
Liberals are completely tone-deaf to one enormous implication that if schools don’t reopen soon, which is that we’re looking at numbers worse than the Great Depression if we don’t. It’s definitely not going to be perfect, but the flip side of that has far-reaching greater consequences that they will never understand.
The economy will tank and there will be a homelessness epidemic similar to Hoovervilles of the 1930’s and everything President Trump did for the economy will be lost on all of us if this doesn’t happen.
Nobody wants to put teachers and children in harm’s way, but unfortunately there is no easy solution. Parents rely on their children being at school so they can work, and impoverished children rely on that school lunch. These are not opinions, they are facts.
But then you see celebrities trying to shame this administration when they don’t have all the facts like American Rockstar Dave Grohl, who is the frontman for the Foo Fighters and previously the drummer of Nirvana before Kurt Cobain committed suicide.
Grohl slammed the Trump administration in his “Dave’s True Stories” podcast in which he focused on his 82-year-old mother, who is a retired English teacher, about whether it’s a wise decision to reopen schools saying it would be a “foolish decision to do so at the expense of our students, teachers and schools.”
The Grammy Award winner said, “America’s teachers are caught in a trap, set by indecisive and conflicting sectors of failed leadership that have never been in their position and can’t possibly relate to the unique challenges they face. Why should any teacher trust Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to tell them how to teach, without her ever having sat at the head of a class?”
He also aggressively added, “Teachers want to teach, not die, and we should support and protect them like the national treasures that they are. For without them, where would we be?”
In a vacuum, Grohl is right. We should all value our educators and none of us want these circumstances—you can blame China for that. But the alternative is a whole lot worse. Our economy depends on schools to reopen and if they don’t there will be mass deaths from poverty.
This is naivety at peak level. And Grohl doesn’t usually discuss politics but he’s gone pretty hard at the Trump administration.
In May 2018, Grohl spoke in an interview with British GQ saying the American dream is “broken” and that he was “ashamed of our president.”
Grohl added, “I’ve probably traveled internationally more than our current president and the one thing I understand that he doesn’t is that the world isn’t as big as you think it is. I am ashamed of our president. I feel apologetic for [him] when I travel. The American dream was still tangible, still desirable. Today, the American dream is broken.”
So, you can understand why Grohl would manipulate President Trump’s urgency to reopen schools while leaving out the facts of the alternative. Grohl should know better and this is an embarrassment.