“Fuck America. I’m fucking renouncing my citizenship. I’m fucking coming here [to the UK],” an American pop star told his London concert crowd on Friday.
Green Day band member Billie Joe Armstrong publicly announced this three days ago in the wake of the Roe v Wade reversal — see video clip below.
“There’s just too much fucking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable fucking excuse for a country,” said the punk band lead singer reacting to the US Supreme Court’s overturn of the 1973 landmark ruling on access to abortion.
Green Day is currently performing on their European tour. The band plays in front of a backdrop that says “Fuck Ted Cruz” — see below.
Cruz, a sitting senator, was formerly the Solicitor General of Texas (2003–2008) and holds a degree from Harvard Law School.
Cruz explains last week’s 6-3 court ruling in the video below.
Depending on where you live
An excerpt from the opinion of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s (one of the nine Supreme Court bench) on the case:
“In my judgment, on the issue of abortion, the constitution is neither pro-life nor pro-choice. The constitution is neutral, and this court likewise must be scrupulously neutral. The court today properly heeds the constitutional principle of judicial neutrality and returns the issue of abortion to the people and their elected representatives in the democratic process.”
According to Kavanaugh, the majority decision by the Supreme Court does not outlaw abortion throughout the country. It merely kicks the ball back to the individual states to be decided each by voters and their elected legislators.
In blue states controlled by the Democrats like California and New York, abortion laws will remain ‘progressive’ aka permissive.
In red states controlled by the Republicans like Mississippi, Missouri, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Alabama, abortion laws could be further tightened.
Americans have the choice whether to live in conservative or liberal states where the social mores are more to their taste respectively. Or leave the USA altogether like what Billie Joe Armstrong says he is planning to do.
Emigration can be external like Armstrong’s stated intention or internal like Elon Musk who relocated his home from California to red state Texas a couple of years ago as well moved Tesla’s corporate HQ to the city of Austin.
Most recently, Musk changed his voting preference from Democrat to Republican.