I remember a while back a forum member made a thread asking for Linkin Park to not play in their country because they felt that their politics would clash and would harm their society, at the time, the person was told that Linkin Park is not a Political Band and that they should not post that type of thread. (Mike reads this board so it's kind of untrue to say that it wouldn't have gotten across to LP) Anyway, all that time, I myself had some reservations as to whether or not that post shouldn't have been allowed and if Linkin Park weren't indeed a political band. It was after M2M, and you cannot deny that that album has some deeply political themes. But you have to question, do political songs make a political band? No, I don't think they have to exclusively, but I think that actions taken outside of the music should have bearing as to what makes a band political. Linkin Park have always benefited charities and relief efforts and sadly, a lot of times that can be viewed as a political agenda especially when they help out other countries. (I don't believe it is exactly political but a lot would disagree) But when your art, as well as your music take a political spin (see: Burning in the skies single artwork) they partake in charities and relief efforts that are affiliated with political associations, it is then that I believe it becomes something more. And considering that Linkin Park recently had a town hall on Facebook with the UN, even though it was to help victims in haiti (which I support) I think that is when it becomes political. So, are they or are they not? And what do you think about it if they are? I think that they somewhat are, even if they do not realize it. As evidenced by several themes from ATS and artworks. Personally I have no problem with it, because most of their politics I happen to agree with so far.