Delightful crotchety old man Ray Bradbury isn't just interested in spooky dystopian futures and being the subject of your 8th grade English final. Turns out the famed novelist — who turns 90 years old next week — gives a lot of thought to Our American Government. And boy, is he pissed!
The man who wrote "Fahrenheit 451," "Something Wicked This Way Comes," "The Martian Chronicles," "Dandelion Wine"and "The Illustrated Man" has been called one of America's great dreamers, but his imagination takes him to some dark places when it comes to contemporary politics.
"I think our country is in need of a revolution," Bradbury said. "There is too much government today. We've got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people and for the people."
He also yells about how Obama is fucking up…
"He should be announcing that we should go back to the moon… We should never have left there. We should go to the moon and prepare a base to fire a rocket off to Mars and then go to Mars and colonize Mars. Then when we do that, we will live forever."
Also, he hates machines. A lot. And he called Bill Clinton "a shithead" in Salon back in 2001.
Ray Bradbury is America's pissed-off grandpappy, and CNN ought to hire him now to do political commentary for the November midterm elections.
Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Books