Maynard James Keenan Weighs in on Donald Trump: ‘Idiocracy’ Is No Longer a Comedy, It’s a Documentary
Maynard James Keenan has weighed in on the 2016 presidential race. The Tool singer had some choice words about a potential Trump presidency, comparing it to Germany in 1938 and the comedy film Idiocracy.
During and interview with The Skinny, Maynard was asked for his prediction on how the 2016 election will play out. Instead, Maynard decided to speak about a Trump candidacy as an avid comedy fan.
“Here’s the thing, I’m Italian and I’m Irish. The Italian side of me is the wine and food making family man; the Irish side is the s--t-talking, ‘comedy first, always’ side. So I’m very divided,” Keenan said. “Because all the f—kin’ awesome jokes that are gonna come out if Trump leads the U.S. – the humor, the tragedy and the awful stuff that’s gonna happen – is gonna be fodder for comedians for decades. And the end of the United States. Of course, the practical side of me thinks, ‘I’ve seen this before; I think it’s called Germany, 1938.’ Idiocracy is no longer a comedy, it’s a documentary. Idiocracy is where we are.”
Maynard also spoke about how Puscifer satisfies a creative side of himself that’s different from A Perfect Circle and Tool. “We’re not just a band, we’re a multimedia project,” Keenan says. “We could take a right turn completely into animation, and nothing you see from us is anything but a show on Adult Swim. We have that flexibility.”
Puscifer will invade Europe later this month for a quick run of shows. For Puscifer’s full list of tour dates, click here.
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