Richard Patrick, who was previously a member of Nine Inch Nails and Queensrÿche’s Todd La Torre recently lambasted System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan for stating that the COVID-19 pandemic “has always been about money.”
Dolmayan recently took to his Instagram account to share a Pokémon COVID-19 meme, and he stated that COVID-19 has always been money and it also included a controversial remark on Ukraine.
Here is what he wrote:
“And just like that covid will slowly go away. This is and has always been about money, covid was about money, Ukraine is about money. Resources equal wealth, stability , and power. There’s a game of chess being played by those in the real positions of power and we’d like to think we’re the pawns but the truth is we’re not even on the board.”
Dolmayan had also stirred up controversy when he criticized the vaccine mandates, saying they were akin to “self-imposed tyranny and mental slavery.”
When one of Dolmayan’s followers countered that “if it was about money then shops would have stayed open. Small business went bankrupt because of covid, it was never about the money it was about saving lives“, Dolmayan fired back: “do you have any idea how much money Amazon made during Covid? Not to mention pharmaceutical companies ? Of course it’s about money”.
Richard Patrick and Todd La Torre heavily criticizes the comments of John Dolmayan
Both Patrick and La Torre weighed in via Facebook, with Todd dismissing John’s assessment as “moronic” and Patrick writing simply, “Not a very bright man…”
Patrick has been a vocal critic of former U.S. President Donald Trump and the Republican party for the last few years. Back in November 2020, he released a new Filter video, “Murica”, in which the main character was “a Trump-supporting, gun-loving, unmedicated, super-freak ‘merican unhinged and at his wits’ end,” Patrick told Alternative Press at the time.
He added, “And he’s trying to take control of something that is not out of control. And he’s afraid. He’s the super-afraid white male. The Trump-supporting nutbag that I hope I can reach.”