Lars Ulrich Has Some Thoughts on Trump’s Proposed Mexican Border Wall
Both Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett have been vocal about their political beliefs during the reign of Fuhrer Trump. After vowing to be “more vocally political,” Hammett went on a Twitter tirade against Trump after the inauguration going hard after the alt-right, the administration’s tacit white supremacy, its denial of climate change and more. Ulrich’s stance has been more reserved and spoken in generalities, but his views are clear enough if you read what he’s said.
But in a recent interview with Paola Rojas of Mexico’s Las Estrellas television network during the band’s three-show stay in Mexico City, Ulrich was a bit more direct when asked about Trump’s proposed wall at the U.S./Mexican border:
“I don’t think the world needs any walls. I think we need to bring people together. Metallica travels all over the world, and through music we try to bring people together. So whether we’re in Mexico or whether we’re in Asia or whether we’re in Europe or whatever, we encourage as many different people from as many different backgrounds to come together and share music and life and culture and all these experiences. And so, being one Danish guy, being asked an opinion, I don’t think any walls are necessary, and I think that, increasingly, as far as Metallica traveling all over this beautiful planet, we break down barriers with music.”
Not quite the venom that Hammett has publicly displayed post-election, but at least it’s something in the right direction. We know where Lars stands, even if he’s being, for lack of a better term, too politically safe. Yay Lars!
James Hetfield, who allegedly leans more towards the conservative side, has not said made his thoughts on the current administration public. Nor has Robert Trujillo, who is of Mexican (and Native American) descent. We would love to see those two get involved, even if their viewpoints oppose those of their bandmates… although perhaps they know better.