Morrissey Might Run for Mayor Of London As An Animal Welfare Party Candidate
We may have the dreadful US elections to follow, but for people in the UK, another type of election may start to look interesting. Morrissey may run for mayor of London in the upcoming 2016 election. You can read this comment written by the Moz himself on the website True to You’:
‘Animal welfare groups cannot persist simply in order to continue to persist. There must be a governmental voice against the hellish and archaic social injustice allotted to animals in the United Kingdom simply because those animals do not speak English, otherwise millions of very caring citizens are greatly concerned about issues that no one is able to do anything about. What animal protectionists need to say is very well worth saying and well worth hearing. But we cannot just sit around waiting for establishment enlightenment. The sanctimonious disaster of animal agriculture cannot be allowed to go on forever, because its widespread impact is hellish. Animals in dairy farms and abattoirs are very eager not to die, yet their bodies are torn apart whilst still alive as they are strapped beneath a blade. No outcome can justify this, and we cannot be happy with a society that allows it to happen, because such a society without compassion goes nowhere. The abattoir is the modern continuation of the Nazi concentration camp, and if you are a part of the milk-drinking population, then you condone systems of torture. There is no such thing as humane slaughter, and if you believe that there is, then why not experience it for yourself? If animal serial killer Jamie Oliver feels so passionate about including ‘kid meat’ (young goat) into the human diet, would he consider putting forth one of his own kids (children) for general consumption? If not, why not? What makes such people have absolutely no forgiveness towards animals? What hate drives them? The meat industry, after all, shows no compassion towards the planet, towards climate change, towards animals, towards human health. It is diabolically contrived and is the world’s number one problem. It is also the number one issue stifled from any political debate, which, if anything, highlights its importance. The slaughterhouse effectively means that none of us are safe. Just investigate the appalling effects of meat production on our climate, environment, fields, forests, lakes, streams, seas, air and space. Your eyes will pop. No bigger global disaster could possibly be devised. Social justice for animals is not much to demand, because we are only asking humans to think rationally and with heart, even if being unable to hunt foxes and shoot birds would leave the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha family with nothing else to do.’
If there is nothing in there that explicitly says ‘I am gonna run’, the Animal Welfare Party candidate has invited him to be a candidate, just based on this excerpt ‘There must be a governmental voice against the hellish and archaic social injustice allotted to animals in the United Kingdom’… Morrissey would need 330 signatures to enter the race, which is certainly not a stretch for the Moz! People are even already suggesting that some his song titles could be used as campaign slogans, from ‘Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want’ to ‘Panic on the Streets of London’,
However, I see several problems to this, Morrissey would have to move back to London, whereas he has said many times he could not live there especially because of his profound hatred for the royal family. Then, he has always expressed his disdain for every politician at the surface of the planet, but he would become one? Then, there is his health, Morrissey cannot schedule a tour without canceling it a few days later, could he hold to the task? Lastly, can you imagine his provocative discourse of introduction, unleashing insults against the establishment, comparing abattoirs to Nazi concentration camps or celebrity chiefs to serial killers? That would be really interesting.
The London mayoral election happens May 5th and Morrissey will be up against Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith and Labor candidate Sadiq Khan.