Henry Rollins Gets 'Provoked' in His One-Man Spoken-Word Show
dead end, that runs out, that pollutes the world?" And we should be looking at a place like Brazil that uses ethanol and see if there's something to be done there, like leading the world in progress. I want to hear someone say, "It's a new day. We just did eight years of this and now we're gonna do four to eight years of this." I don't want more of the same. I've had it, I got it, and I didn't like it.
Are there any politicians in past you've really admired?
Yeah, [Jimmy] Carter. He was a man of peace, and people love to hate that dude. People just tee off on him. I think he was probably the one politician who wasn't all bad. I think history's fine with him. It's a bunch of douchebag Republican conservatives who hate him because he doesn't want to drop bombs on people.
Are there people musically who you feel have a voice of social consciousness today?
I don't think there's really the need for it. I think if you tried to come on strong like a Bob Dylan, you'd just be in coffeeshops in front of nice girls who write poetry and stick them under your dressing room door. We live in times where the distraction is what's for sale and the issue is not what's for sale. Now more than ever we live in a consumerist culture where it's all about accessorization, what's in your iPod. So I think youth culture has been kind of distanced from what's out there to know and have an opinion about. This is their country. They're about to inherit this thing. They should be really trying to learn how the machine works. Like, they should be voting. As soon as they turn 18 they should be like, "Man, I've been looking forward to this. This is my country. I'm going to kick some