A Tale of Two Rockers: A Trump Supporter & a Biden Bootlicker
There are few things in modern life that are more dangerous to us all, as Americans, than having two systems of justice. And we’ve been talking about this subject for years. If you have the right politics in America, the FBI is incapable of finding a chargeable crime against you if they have your laptop in their possession and it contains videos of you smoking crack while romping around with Chinese hooker spies. But if you show even a whiff of support for Donald Trump, it’s off to the gulag for you. We have another example of our two systems of justice playing out in front of us right now. It’s a tale of two very different rockers.
Bruce Springsteen has made a lot of headlines recently. First, he appeared in a Jeep commercial for the Super Bowl. The smarmy elitist put on a cowboy hat and drove around in a part of the country that he has always hated: Middle America. It was intellectually insulting to anyone who actually knows anything about Springsteen and an obvious political message for Joe Biden, calling for “unity.”
Yeah. This is the same Captain Unity who said in 2016 that he was going to move to Australia if Donald Trump won the election (and of course he didn’t). He also moaned on stage that by the end of Donald Trump’s first term in office, the skies over America would be blackened with smoke because racist Trump supporters were going to burn down all the mosques.
A couple of days after the Super Bowl, the whole thing blew up for Jeep when it came out that their newest car spokesman was facing drunk driving charges. Whoops. Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey was closed due to COVID back in November. But for some reason, Bruce Springsteen was there and slammed back some tequila shots – in front of a cop – before driving and endangering other people.
The other rocker in this story is a guy named Jon Schaffer. You’ve probably never heard of him. Schaffer has been the guitarist for a heavy metal band called “Iced Earth” since the band debuted in 1990. They have a decent-sized following, and Schaffer is considered one of the hardest-working rockers in the genre. He’s put out close to 20 albums in the last 30 years. If you check out any of their music videos, he’s the one with the Confederate flag bandanna on his head.
While Bruce Springsteen has always been an effeminate phony who is ashamed of his blue-collar father (and everyday working-class Americans in general), Jon Schaffer admires his own blue-collar dad. Whenever Schaffer has been asked who he most admires in life, he always answers his dad, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and Ron Paul.
In January, Jon Schaffer traveled from his home state of Indiana to Washington, DC. He donned an Oath Keepers hat and marched into the US Capitol with about a thousand other patriots to protest the recent fake election. There’s surveillance video of him inside the Capitol. In a tense moment with police officers in a Capitol hallway, one of the cops viciously clubs a Trump supporter with a baton. And you can clearly see the heavy metal guitarist pointing his finger at that cop and yelling at him.
Guess which one of these two rockers has had all the charges against him dropped, and which one will likely spend the rest of his life in a gulag?
We don’t even have to guess. When Jon Schaffer ended up on the FBI’s Most Wanted list in January, he turned himself in in an act of good faith. He’s facing six federal charges, including “engaging in an act of physical violence.” For pointing his finger and yelling at a cop that had just whacked someone with a stick.
Schaffer’s bandmates who have known him for 30 years have suddenly quit the band and thrown him under the bus. Century Media, which is the producer of the entire “Iced Earth” music catalog, has completely scrubbed the band’s existence from its website. You can no longer buy any of their albums or T-shirts. It’s as if the band never existed.
Schaffer has been in the custody of the US Marshals since January 17th, and it doesn’t look like they’re ever going to let him out.
Meanwhile, Bruce Springsteen has been let off the hook. Despite the fact that a cop literally saw him drinking tequila before motoring down the road, and initially refusing to take a breathalyzer when he was pulled over, the prosecutor told the judge that he would have “a hard time” proving the charges against him. So, Springsteen won’t lose his driver’s license for refusing a breathalyzer under New Jersey law, won’t have to take a drunk driving diversionary course, won’t have to have an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicles, and won’t be spending the required 30 days in jail.
Oh, and Springsteen just launched a podcast with Barack Obama. They probably sit around for an insufferable hour drinking chamomile tea with their pinky fingers out and talking about how great they are. I won’t be listening.
Jon Schaffer is being treated like a terrorist for pointing his finger at a cop. Bruce Springsteen has all the charges against him dropped, even though he violated New Jersey’s rigid COVID restrictions and could have killed your family while driving around drunk.
Is everyone familiar with how the rules work now?