Coldplay has released their “music video” (aka- weekly political statement) for their new single, “Violet Hill.”
The video features various clips of current, former, and future world leaders such as George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Saddam Hussein, Tony Blair, Boris Yeltsin, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, among others. Most of the clips have been spliced and looped to make the politicians look ridiculous dancing, singing, playing instruments, etc. Intercut are scenes of mass destruction (rockets, explosions, etc.) and war.
Clearly the video takes aim at world governments and their proclivity to war, and Coldplay’s stance against it.
What do you think: Commendable? Comical? or Catastrophic?