The point being though, those same people attacking Ministry were apparently blisfully unaware of Al’s prior game in terms of political content. (and the Land of Rape and Honey and The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste both have political songs that aren’t about the US to boot)
And it wasn’t just Ministry, plenty of bands who had long histories of political music were attacked for releasing work critical of George W Bush in the early 2000s, and usually with a “they should stick to music and leave politics out of it” talking point attached.
Sadly, Al has put Ministry to bed following Mike Saccacia’s death a few years ago. Now, this wouldn’t be the first time he’s split the band up (the second time I saw them live was their alleged last gig ever, and I’ve seen them again since then), but I get the feeling this one will stick.