Sting Thinks Celebrities Should Stand Back From ‘Occupy’ Movement
Sting feels that celebrities need to stand back from the global “Occupy” movement. In Rolling Stone‘s 2011 “Year In Review,” Sting spoke candidly saying, “I don’t think celebrities should necessarily go to ‘Occupy’ events. They’re usually there to aggrandize themselves, anyway. I will support it from a distance. We have to get back to civic responsibility at some point — otherwise we don’t have a society.”
After visitiong Wall Street myself I have to agree with him on this one. Sting went on in the interview to put ourtimes into perspective by adding: “We’re losing faith in our institutions, whether it’s government, church or the banking system. Everything is up for grabs, and the music industry is imploding. And you could get despondent about that — but my feeling is that we are at the precipice of a crisis, and that’s the only way we evolve as a species; by arriving at crisis and figuring how to get out of it. It’s exciting.” What do you think? Please comment.