The emerging timeline of Woke Baz may not be quite as revelatory or entertaining as Woke Axl, but it’s still a fun one to witness unfold, as the former Skid Row frontman has become more and more vocal on political issues in recent months, punctuated by his usual flair for drama.
In his latest message, posted over the weekend, Sebastian Bach has shared a three-and-a-half-minute long video of himself talking about the upcoming presidential election while wearing a t-shirt that repeats the phrase “Fuck Trump” six times. Multiple times throughout the video, Bach says that he would “never tell anybody who to vote for” or “I’m not telling you who to vote for” (or similar phrasing), then proceeds to do exactly that in myriad ways other than explicitly saying “Vote for Joe Biden.” It’s clear what he’s saying.
Here are some excerpts from the video, transcribed by Blabbermouth:
“We are days away, hours away from an election on November 3rd, which is by far the most important election of all of our lifetimes, and maybe the most important election of all time. Because this is about democracy. This is about choosing who is the best man to run our country — and it’s not Jared Kushner, okay?
“Here’s the situation: all of us have had our lives stopped since March 2020,” he continued. “It’s now gonna be November. We all want our lives back. In order to change our lives back to normal, we have to put somebody in charge that has a plan — not give another four years to the guy that stopped everything. It doesn’t make sense.
“I have a tour booked starting in April. Half of the shows are in the country of Canada. We have booked shows in Canada, but Americans aren’t allowed in Canada right now. So if things don’t change, I don’t see how we’re gonna go on tour in Canada when Americans aren’t allowed in Canada.
“Do you understand how heavy this is?
“My kids have a chance to maybe go back to school. Everybody’s scared, because they don’t know if it’s safe or not, because nobody’s in charge. We need somebody in charge.
“I would never tell anybody who to vote for. I would never do that. I would never, ever try to influence anybody into, say, ‘Hey, vote for this guy.’ I would never do that. Never would I say those words. What I would say is this: vote for science, so we can stop the virus and go back to work, like before. Vote against racism, because racism is for assholes. Don’t be an asshole. Vote for the climate, because it’s a hundred thousand degrees. The world is burning, and there’s hurricanes all the time. So vote for the climate. Most importantly, vote for our children. As adults, it’s our job to leave the planet for our kids better than when we came into it.
“So I’m not telling you who to vote for, but it’s obvious that one candidate is thinking of our children. There’s obviously one candidate who has our children in mind and the future of America and the world in mind. Vote for that guy. Vote for the return of rock and roll to America. Vote for rock and roll music over reality television.
“Who are you?”
Now do like the man said and go vote for friggin’ Biden if you haven’t yet, even if he’s far from perfect. Ya hear?