But wait. Isn’t it divisive to call someone a racist?
I mean, if you start name-calling as you blast out expletives, how many huggy hug hugs are you gonna pile up. And ain’t that some of the rewards of inclusion? Huggy hug hugs.
But it’s “all good” when you’re bleepin’ away for a leftist cause. Virtue signaling for a platform where God and truth aren’t welcome, appreciated, or tolerated.
Case and point?
The Mountain Goats (band) verbally attacked Eric Clapton and Van Morrison on social media (where all the brave soy boys thrive). Yeah, apparently Clapton and Morrison dared to write and perform protest songs. But not against the accepted targets. No, they’re protesting lockdowns.
Say it ain’t so, Layla!
Yeah, Clapton and Morrison recorded a song that Van wrote called “Stand and Deliver.” And Mr. Morrison released three other protest songs. “No More Lockdown” and “As I Walked Out” and “Born to be Free.”
I’ve been a Van fan for a long time. Now, I might have to look at these songs more closely and see if his thinkin’ ain’t stinkin’. And my guess is, it ain’t. Because an article I read said the songs “portray the coronavirus lockdowns as ‘fascist’ and also hit Hollywood celebs for telling us what we’re supposed to feel.”
Bam! Left jab and a right cross (subtle double entendre intended)
I love it when basically anybody decides to choose right over popular. But it’s particularly satisfying to see popular music icons land on the right side of issues. And I say “land” because so often they got there due to economic concerns or other self-interests. And not from wisdom.
But regardless of how they got there, it’s awesome to see well-known celebrities buck the virtue politics trends.
And, in the music biz, you don’t get much more well-known than Eric Clapton and Van Morrison. 20 Grammys between them. And tons of other music awards for each of them. I’ve played (and continue to play) several of their songs throughout my years as a singer/performer. And those songs are some of most popular I’ve had in my repertoire.
But now, with the so-called “cancel culture”, these two famous singer/songwriters are experiencing effects of social justice “warriors” who preach inclusion but practice hate. And it’s simply because they ask to see the science for lockdowns and mandates. Plus, they dare to stand for freedom and free enterprise. How divisive of them!
Oh, da noive.
Van Morrison’s lyrics include a jab at celebrities for “telling us what we’re supposed to feel.” And he asks “Is this a sovereign nation or a police state?” He even mentions “our God-given rights.” And Clapton said he’s glad Van is standing up for musicians who are struggling or broke because of the lockdowns.
In fact, the proceeds from Morrison’s songs and performances are going to those musicians.
But, ironically, both famous guys now have to deal with the idiotic social media “outrage.” And many of the mindless twits, who spew their self-righteous and stagnate commentary, are the kinds of “musicians” Morrison and Clapton are trying to help.
I saw where one such dude, on Twitter, wrote “all of Clapton’s racism wouldn’t fit in one screenshot.” Yeah, Eric Clapton is a racist. Because he’s performed with scores of singers and songwriters whose skin is of the more mocha or dark chocolate tones. Yeah, that makes sense.
So, once again, it doesn’t matter what’s true.
What matters is how you FEEL. And if it FEELS right to you, then it IS right. Right?
Wrong. Truth is always gonna be true. And Truth is always gonna seem like hate to those who hate the Truth. So, by default, it’s always gonna be divisive. But that’s eventually a good thing.
And knowing that even Eric Clapton and Van Morrison understand that, in this case, inspires me to focus even more of my singer/songwriter skills on standing for Truth. Because when it comes to getting a point across, there’s almost nothing more magically effective than music.
Stay true to what’s true.
Keep it living in you.
Stand up for what stands
From the work of God’s hands.
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