Leftists demand monopoly control over culture.
When they don’t have it, they freak out.
That’s why the “Rich Men North of Richmond” star got hit with one insane smear from the left.
Overnight sensation Oliver Anthony struck a major chord with his megahit song “Rich Men North of Richmond,” a critique of establishment politicians in Washington, D.C.
Though Anthony is a self-described centrist who believes politicians on both sides of the aisle are a problem, the left has attacked him because his song is particularly popular among the right.
So naturally, “Rich Men North of Richmond” has endured some attacks from the so-called mainstream media.
But NPR went one step further.
The government-funded news outlet shamelessly linked Anthony’s hit song to the antisemitic “blood libel” conspiracy theory.
NPR took umbrage with the line:
I wish politicians would look out for miners
And not just minors on an island somewhere.
The line is a reference to convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who “supposedly” committed suicide in a federal prison under mysterious circumstances.
NPR’s Odette Yousef, who covers the outlet’s “extremism” beat – which oddly does not include covering left-wing extremism—brought on leftist smear merchant Jared Holt of Right-Wing Watch to trash the song.
Holt said, “That [those lyrics] really opened up a lot of people to conspiratorial content that they might have not otherwise interacted with.”
Apparently, Holt thinks people had been unaware of Epstein, one of the most notorious figures of the past few years.
Even Democrats thought the circumstances of his death were strange.
Yousef added, “Together, those notes hit on themes that are foundational to the QAnon conspiracy theory. That conspiracy theory revolves around a baseless claim that elites (those whom Anthony might call the ‘Rich Men North of Richmond’) are secretly trafficking children for sex and to harvest their blood. It is closely tied in with the anti-Semitic blood libel and has helped lay the groundwork for a moral panic around children being targeted by pedophiles, which today has propelled violent extremists to target LGBTQ people and their allies…Among the early online boosters of the song were Matt Walsh, a far-right commentator who has fanned anti-LGBTQ sentiment…”
The left ties everything together in order to attack their political opponents.
They’re throwing Oliver Anthony, Matt Walsh, QAnon, and “anti-LGBTQ sentiment” into one giant stew.
“What is concerning is how this song is being used and the type of figures who are attaching themselves to the song, especially on the back of its success…And if these far-right figures are successful in associating themselves directly with the song, it could potentially open up a wider audience that they might normally not have access to all the time,” Holt added.
Since the Democrat Media Complex doesn’t have control of Anthony, it’s perfectly willing to destroy him.