2019 is the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, the legendary rock festival. Rocker Carlos Santana entered the fairgrounds that year having just released his first album and exited as a rock legend.
Today, Santana appeared on Poppy Harlow’s CNN show to discuss the concert and was also asked about current events. When specifically asked about the White House’s immigration policies, he said that they are based on fear.
The rock and roll legend was born in Jalisco, Mexico. He emigrated to California as a child and became a musician after High School. Harlow asked, “You were born in Mexico. You were an immigrant to this country as a child. And I’d like your take on immigration policy in this country right now.”
Santana responded, “Rewind your mind to the Berlin Wall coming down. When the Berlin Wall came down we realized that fear doesn’t work. Any time there’s a wall being erected it’s because of people have fear collectively. Any time it comes down people invest more in love, in joy than fear. And so this wall will come down.”
The rock legend continued:
“Eventually we will arrive as humans on this planet to get rid of all this B.S. illusion about, you know, there’s not enough water or not enough this for everybody. All that stuff is bullsh*t fear, you know? To me I live in a world that is very genuine and solid in believing there will come a time when we will not need flags or borders or immigration because we are one family.”
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