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Members of Periphery and Scale the Summit Engage in Online Political Debate

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U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama speak directly to each other during the second U.S. presidential debate in Hempstead, New York, October 16, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION)

Last night, Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor posted this lil’ message on Facebook:

If you are rich, I can at least understand why you might vote Republican, but if you aren’t, for the life of me I can’t…

Posted by Misha Mansoor on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Needless to say, this ignited something of an internet comment section firestorm… but what makes this particular internet comment section firestorm noteworthy is the fact that a lot of the people involved were notable members of the metal community — specifically, Misha’s Periphery bandmate Jake Bowen, Chris Letchford (Scale the Summit), producer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder),

Below are screencaps of the parts of the discussion involving said notable members of the metal community. Even though this is all public record, I’ve obscured the name of people who aren’t technically public figures because no one has threatened to sue us this week and I’d like to keep it that way. Go here if you wanna read everything.

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