Life would be pretty dull without the likes of KISS singer/ bass player Gene Simmons.
During a recent interview on Australian radio, the rock superstar was asked if he would ever consider running for office? Never one to skirt around an issue, Simmons’ response was, let’s just say, colourful: he’d do it for the power, not the money.
Simmons went on to say, “You know, in all seriousness, they don’t pay enough. Teachers, policemen, firemen… The most important jobs don’t pay very well, which is why you’re not gonna get the best talent. The best talent are in the financial sector — you know, big corporate entities, hedge fund and venture capital and so on. So… Or if you’d make me the benevolent dictator, just give me six months, I’ll do it for one dollar — ’cause I make a living — but I want total power.”
“You can fire me,” he continued, “if the masses vote and so on, ‘Get rid of him’ — without cause. As long as the majority wants me gone, I’d be gone. But while I’m in office, democracy is wonderful, but it’s messy. A benevolent dictator is the most effective way of running a country. I would clean up the mess immediately; you know I would.”
These comments come after, Simmons recently also rained down on U.S. immigrants, who he believes need to “learn goddamn English” if they want to be successful in the States.
In his rant Simmons told, Huffpost Live, “I’m actually saying the thing that needs to be said because the politically correct climate is bulls**t,” Simmons said. “You don’t want to upset anybody by saying, ‘Learn to speak goddamn English.’ So, as an immigrant, I’m telling you: learn to speak goddamn English. It is the key that will unlock the keys to the kingdom.”
Looks to all of us here at RMW that Donald Trump may have a little competition for the title of “loud mouth” politician, and with still a year to go before the elections, hey, you never know, maybe we’ll see Mr. Simmons in the Whitehouse.