Plans being drawn up to emulate Woodstock for a new generation
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
In an exclusive interview today on the nationally syndicated Alex Jones show, iconic musician Willie Nelson volunteered to take part in a concert for 9/11 truth and as part of a campaign to stave off an attack on Iran.
The country music superstar told listeners that some form of musical event to help generate media attention would be a great idea if it could be organized successfully.
In response to a caller's suggestion to perform at a concert in aid of 9/11 first responders and their families, as well as to raise the profile of the 9/11 truth movement, Nelson responded:
"I would agree to both of those things in a minute."
"I think people want to find a way to speak out and let their emotions be heard, and that's what you and I need to do, we'll find a hall or a field somewhere and we'll go over there and do what we can do." The former Highwayman said.
"I love music and I love crowds, but there's also something gratifying about saying what you believe." he continued.
The possible event has already been dubbed "Truthstock" by some, after the legendary Woodstock festival in 1969. That concert exemplified the counterculture of the late 1960s, taking place at a time of intense protest of American involvement in the war with Vietnam.
Nelson also spoke in length about Congressman Dennis Kucinich's brave effort to have George W. Bush impeached for war crimes, the trashing of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and a litany of other abuses and high crimes.
"I'm concerned for Dennis (Kucinich) or anyone else who speaks out against this administration because these guys are serious, people love their power and they hate to give it up, their money and their power is all they have and if they lose that they feel that they've lost their divinity." Nelson commented.
"I think Dennis has got to keep pounding on the door with impeachment, I think that's the key to stopping anything really horrible coming up between now and September/October." he continued.
Nelson also voiced his concern over the Bush administration drive to attack Iran:
"We're so close to a war with Iran and anything this guy does between now and election day could spark it. I think an impeachment hearing between now and then might slow the guy down, it might get the attention of the world and us on trying to stop a guy who is really intent on starting a war."
Willie Nelson made headlines last February when he forcefully voiced his doubts about the official 9/11 story and exclusively told the Alex Jones show that he thought the twin towers were imploded like condemned Las Vegas casino buildings.
Nelson's country music contemporaries The Dixie Chicks were savaged by the establishment when they criticized the Bush administration during shows shortly before the invasion of Iraq. More recently a reformed Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young encountered strong reactions when they took to the road in 2006 in a series of protest concerts.
If the proposed event goes ahead It will be extremely interesting to see how it plays with the corporate media, which has thus far, in the majority, restrained from reporting on Nelson's statements and support for the 9/11 truth movement.
Listen to the interview below: