Mustaine: 'Occupy Protesters Need To Shut Up'

The Megadeth frontman doesn't take kindly to protesters without a clear vision, but admits there is at least one thing that scares him.

Mustaine: 'Occupy Protesters Need To Shut Up'
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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says he's completely distracted by recent economical situations and worries about the future of his country. Further, he thinks the government are intentionally trying to get rid of the middle class. "I'm sadly mesmerized by watching the news and how the government is destroying this country," he told Exclaim (via Blabbermouth). "It's pretty obvious to me that they're trying to get rid of the middle class. It also seems like we're moving more towards a single world currency, and I find that very frightening." He also had some harsh words for the protestors at Occupy Wall Street, and thinks they are somewhat naive in their intentions: "Everyone needs to shut up about this whole Occupy Wall Street thing. I think the protesters have very good intentions, but it's an example of good being misled." "I also really hate some of these bleeding hearts, like Michael Moore, the fat dude who does these exposs. We don't need more of that; we need lower taxes and governments that listen." But Dave doesn't let the world which its outside of his control scare him. Instead, his personal phobias are much closer to home - or rather, in the garden. "Once, when I lived in Arizona, I went to take the garbage out and there was a rattlesnake behind the garbage can. It scared me so badly that I came back a killed it with a rock and a hockey stick. Later, I felt terrible; it wasn't the snake's fault." True, but if you saw a rattle snake and had a hockey stick to hand...

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    Zan595
    He never said that the protesters need to shut up? Ultimate Guitar needs to get rid of whoever comes up with these article titles, they serve no purpose other than pissing off everyone about to read the article.
    Soundservant
    But Dave doesn't let the world which its outside of his control scare him. Instead, his personal phobias are much closer to home - or rather, in the garden. "Once, when I lived in Arizona, I went to take the garbage out and there was a rattlesnake behind the garbage can. It scared me so badly that I came back a killed it with a rock and a hockey stick. Later, I felt terrible; it wasn't the snake's fault." True, but if you saw a rattle snake and had a hockey stick to hand...
    ...wait what?
    HarvesterofPain
    "Dave Mustaine Fears Economic Situation, Rattlesnakes" There you have it. An easy title that doesn't completely misinterpret what the interviewee says, but also gets enough of a chuckle to pull you in.
    shikkaka
    Mr Winters wrote: If I had one euro for every misleading title in UG I'd be ****ing billionaire
    If I had a dollar for every misleading title on UG, I'd be the 1%.
    CronoMagus
    Welcome to UG. Where they mislead you with titles and delete comments that are totally legit, but they don't agree with, so they delete them anyways. I do agree to an extent. Occupy isn't going to accomplish a thing, but something, more organized, needs to be done.
    Joss_Frusciante
    Imagine Dave Mustaine f***** High seeing rattlesnakes everywheere and beating up everybody and thing in a haalf-a-mile radius of his house... That's what happened there^
    stndrdprcdre
    Anybody who takes a shot at Michael Moore is good in my book. He's just a white version of Al Sharpton. He wants to get everybody who listens to him fired up so he can be put on a pedestal and play king and eat chili dogs all day.
    shwilly
    HarrySound wrote: He's right about the protesters needing to shut up, they are pathetic. Look at what we all have not crave the things we don't
    No one "needs to shut up " Call 'em generally ignorant, criticize 'em for taking possession of public space... hell, I completely agree with the "Michael Moore is a tool"-bit, but the United States have this thing called "freedom of speech" and despite the fact that the occupy movement included thousands of protesters (most of 'em seem to have already left by now, so it seems kinda late to react at this point) so far I haven't heard a single person utter anything that should be banned from saying If Glenn Beck can compare the victims of the Norway massacre to the hitler youth and those Westboro douchebags are allowed to picket a gay soldier's funeral without getting arrested, then a bunch of people who are fed up with the financial system should be allowed to say whatever the f*ck they want, whenever they feel like it ...just not for 3 months straight in a public park without any portable toilets in place, that's just nasty
    Ninja Vampirate
    Who writes these ridiculous articles? Fucking sack them, I would expect more from a 5 year old. Honest to god.
    ryan21947
    I almost think he's implying that we use rattlesnakes to get rid of the government we have.
    Slivarito
    I can't care about the article or the misleading title right now, all I can imagine is Dave beating a rattlesnake to death. Also, WHY IS THAT IN THIS ARTICLE?
    mavrick_d
    man.. occupy is about getting the corporate control out of the government and getting a gov that actually listens. the guy is bitching about the same thing he wants. Occupy is bringing awareness to the issue.
    ne14t
    He actually has a really good point, I mean the Occupy protestors really did raise a good point; however they went about broadcasting there message in the totally wrong way completely. I kept telling this to the people at Occupy Vancouver, but you know how stoned hippies are they get set in there ways and its game over!
    FearOfTheDuck
    CronoMagus wrote: Welcome to UG. Where they mislead you with titles and delete comments that are totally legit, but they don't agree with, so they delete them anyways. I do agree to an extent. Occupy isn't going to accomplish a thing, but something, more organized, needs to be done.
    Exactly. We've got an Occupy movement in my town (Brighton, England). They're lovely people and have good intentions. But camping in a field isn't going to do anything. They need to listen to White Riot by The Clash for some inspiration!
    HarvesterofPain
    damage_inc07 wrote: ....this article makes no sense....what does the story about the rattlesnake have anything to do with the rest of it?
    Politicians, themselves are snakes. THAT is the connection... Which is why this:
    ryan21947 wrote: I almost think he's implying that we use rattlesnakes to get rid of the government we have.
    unfortunately, won't work.
    Evan42881
    risewtf2 wrote: I agree with Dave. i think that the whole Occupy Wall St. idea is all unrealistic. its all a bunch of people who want to tax the rich at a higher percentage. My grandpa is threatened with paying 186,000 dollars a year in taxes if some of these ideas go through, even though he's retired and has no real "income"
    We want to tax millionaires and billionaires more. Not hard working americans. Your grandfather probably earned that money from hard work. I want Kim Kardashian, and Natalie Portman to pay a little more.
    ZOSO <(")
    Noob_Brood wrote: If Dave Mustaine was a Christian like he says he is then he should know King Solomon's words when he wrote "No man is able to rule over another, no, not even to watch his own steps." Something to think about Davie Boy.
    just because your a christian doesnt mean you automatically know everything about the Bible and such, thats further obedience to God, all being a 'Christian' by name means is just being a saved person, and believing in God, there are way to many misconception about Christianity
    mjosephw52
    We need higher taxes and spending cuts to fix the defecit problem...not lower taxes.
    AsOneIStand
    I'm willing to bet that none of the writers on this site ever even got to be in a spelling bee.
    CreamCheese
    First of all, really wonderful title UG, it totally nailed exactly what Dave as saying. And second, way the hell is up with that rattlesnake bullshit?
    Wppa
    These headlines are so damned misleading. If someone said: "Hitler was a good leader, but a horrible human being", the way UG would then title it would be something like: "Hitler was a good person."
    Page/Rhoads
    Dave running for president with a rattlesnake around his neck in the picture and his poster saying "Hello America, meet the real me". This is what I picture. And isn't it kinda of ethically wrong to quote someone on something they never said? Especially when the article prooves they didn't say it? Isn't that what they call "awful journalism"?
    dieinafire
    UG fails again...like a dead raccoon on the side of the information super highway
    IRONxPANTERA
    I can agree with Dave for once, holy shit! I use to really support the whole Occupy movement, but I am starting to loose interest in it. Instead of simply protesting, the should take it up a step and actually voice out what needs to be done in United States. Obviously, they do not agree with the 1 percent of wealth controlling the other 99 percent, but they should really get some central ideas together to get some credibility
    Root Beer
    Um, what does the rattlesnake thing have to do with ANYTHING? Maybe it's a metaphor... :O
    korn_dawg
    I like his comment about the single world currency despite a realistic chance of the euro failing in the near future
    Krackula
    What was that Zappa album called again Dave? Oh yeah - "Shut Up & Play Yer Guitar."
    DemonicTurtle66
    This title is so blatantly misleading that it makes me want to stop reading the main page of UG all together. These types of misleading titles have been on UG for a long time, but my god. These types of misleading titles just makes it so people don't take UG serious. Sure UG may be getting some more views, but overall people will stop trusting what you have to say, because things are being taken out of context and/or are purposely misleading.
    arnolddrummer
    HarrySound wrote: He's right about the protesters needing to shut up, they are pathetic. Look at what we all have not crave the things we don't. His other political views are completely wrong though, the US needs an NHS
    Could you highlight where he actually told the protesters to shut up? that would be great thanks.
    damage_inc07
    ....this article makes no sense....what does the story about the rattlesnake have anything to do with the rest of it?
    oscarlikesrocks
    WTF UG!?!?! You forgot some words in your header... Mustain says PEOPLE BITCHING ABOUT THE Occupy Protestors need to shut up.
    Pippers
    Wow, this guy just contradicted himself every other sentence. He complains about the government not listening and wants his taxes lowered. Surprisingly, the Occupy movement has been pushing this same message. It's sad how the media has portrayed the movement as a bunch of homeless people asking for handouts. They are wanting less corporate control over the government. Less government. Less taxes. More freedoms.
    Darkkon
    lol at all you haters. You're probably American, retarded patriots or just ignorant plebs. Dave makes good points.