Sting Talks About “Democracy” In Danger At Recent Show
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MAY 12: Sting performs in concert during day three of KAABOO Texas at AT&T Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
Renowned English singer-songwriter Sting gave a timely and very important message to his fans at a recent performance in Warsaw, Poland.
As the audience in Warsaw’s National Stadium is relishing in the music of Sting, the musician suddenly puts his performance to a stop and goes on to warn everybody about how their democracy is under attack. Referring to his statement is the war in Ukraine, with him saying that the war is “an absurdity based upon a lie,” and followed with, “If we swallow that lie, the lie will eat us.”
To further clarify his message, he sought help with Polish actor and comedian Maciej Stuhr, who translated everything he said to Polish so that the audience will further grasp what he wants to convey. Sting’s main point, overall, is that their democracy is “in grave danger of being lost unless we defend it.” The singer added:
“The alternative to democracy is a prison, a prison of the mind. The alternative to democracy is violence, oppression, imprisonment, and silence.”
This powerful message is in relation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which happened just earlier this year that undoubtedly provoked massive outrage from all points of the world. A number of artists have already spoken out on this issue as well, as they rally in support of Ukraine and its people.
After that memorable moment, Sting then continued performing his 1987 track “Fragile,” which in some parts of the song, resonate with the message he just delivered to the crowd.