Rockicon Morrissey has likened modern Britain to Nazi Germany in a scathing attack on the London 2012 Olympics.
A long message from the Irish Blood, English Heart singer was posted on True To You in which he opined that the event has reignited the Spirit of 1936 German in media-brand Britain.
A critical blog post has now been removed but it is spread around the world.
A passage in Morrissey's open letter read:
I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event. Has England ever been quite so foul with patriotism? The `dazzling royals´ have, quite naturally, hi-jacked the Olympics for their own empirical needs, and no oppositional voice is allowed in the free press. It is lethal to witness.Then:
As London is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the England outside London shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters.
Meanwhile the British media present 24-hour coverage of the 'dazzling royals', laughing as they lavishly spend, as if such coverage is certain to make British society feel fully whole.
In 2012, the British public is evidently assumed to be undersized pigmies, scarcely able to formulate thought. As I recently drove through Greece I noticed repeated graffiti seemingly everywhere on every available wall. In large blue letters it said wake up, wake up.I like, I agree. I am also unable to watch the Olympics. About those Games, which feel like mostly disgusting.
The 53-year-old, Moz, who has been quoted as saying that he plans to retire in the next two years, displayed similar sentiments during the Diamond Jubilee in June and the Royal Wedding last spring.