Ever since George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin a couple of weeks back, the nation has been in an uproar in a discussion over race, civil rights, and justice. Everyone from President Obama to whoever you follow on Twitter has given their two cents on the subject. But now someone with an opinion that really matters has spoken on the topic: Creed's frontman Scott Stapp.
Stapp took to TwitLonger to pen a long letter about how he thinks the Trayvon Martin case is essentially just a smoke screen to distract Americans from real issues like "the IRS scandal, Obama Care, and the violation of all American’s rights by the NSA and other intelligence services as initially revealed by Edward Snowden." Stapp has previously admitted he voted for Obama in 2008 but has been disappointed by him since. You can read Stapp's letter below (bold quotes ours).
Woke up to see more headlines about the Trayvon Martin case. Now it has become a “Civil Rights” catalyst. I guess “Not guilty” doesn’t mean anything in America anymore. I have tremendous sympathy, and my heart goes out to the parents of Martin for the loss of their son. It is sad, and no one won in this case. Tragic, yes, but what has spawned after the verdict is very telling about our great nation. It seems very convenient for President Obama to help perpetuate this “National distraction.” Yes, the civil rights of ALL Americans is vital to our democracy, but not even an issue in the Trayvon Martin case. I don’t feel it’s a stretch to say that President Obama and others in the White House are perpetuating this story to distract Americans from what is really going on in Washington DC. As the media jumps on the band wagon and continues to be a propaganda arm for the Obama administration, the American people in general have no idea that the targeting of individuals by the IRS during Obama’s re-election has now been proven to connect directly to President Obama’s office. Like a bully with power, President Obama decided to cheat to ensure victory. President Obama decided that anyone with a platform who spoke out against him, as well as his clear cut political opponents, should be silenced and all their bank accounts frozen so they had no money to fight him. Is this the country I love? Is this the country our young men and women go to war and die for? At the same time “Obama Care” is going into effect and the blinding holes that will devastate our health care system and cause over a million jobs to be lost, are getting brushed under the rug of “Civil Rights” and Treyvon Martin. Yes, we must stop the violence. Yes, we as American’s and the world need to love one another and end all violations of civil and human rights, but again, the military industrial complex and those in political power have seized another opportunity to create a smoke screen when a possible impeachment is in order. Money, money, money, power, power, power and the preservation of both. In my opinion, that is what is driving this new outcry. I pray the American people don’t get so distracted that they forget what is going on with the IRS scandal, Obama Care, and the violation of all American’s rights by the NSA and other intelligence services as initially revealed by Edward Snowden. It’s time we wake up and hold our leaders accountable and not get distracted by the “Smoke Screens.” Again, just my opinion~ The American people are much smarter than the powers that be think we are. Americans need to remember not to get distracted from what the most relevant priorities are right now in our country. Yes, civil rights for all is in the top 10, don’t get me wrong, but it should not distract us from socialism and governmental abuse of power which is the reality of the Obama administration and DC today. We have to WAKE UP~ Love you all. In the studio wrapping up my new album. Can’t wait to share it w/you. Stay tuned~Stapp
The best part of this letter is that he ends it by plugging in his the fact he's working on a new album. Scott Stapp a true patriot!