Whiny Ginger Whines About Rich Politicians North of Richmond Using His Whiny Song in Debate

Who knows what this guy’s game is. There’s a lot of weird stuff going on here, for sure.

This guy explodes out of nowhere pushing this whiny communistic message about rich people, gets caught linking to materials about Jews, disappears from social media, releases other song, attacks the Republican Party…

It seems as though this is all being staged by someone, no?

Nothing about it feels organic, even as the entire marketing pitch is “oh, believe you me – this is very, very organic.”

The Guardian:

Oliver Anthony, the writer and singer of the mega-hit Rich Men North of Richmond, hit out at Republican candidates for president who discussed his song in the debate in Milwaukee on Wednesday.

It was funny seeing my song at that presidential debate. Because I wrote that song about those people, you know, so for them to have to sit there and listen to that, that cracks me up. It was funny kind of seeing the response to it,” the Virginian said in a statement on Friday.

A stark lament over the plight of the working class, Rich Men North of Richmond is top of the Billboard Hot 100, the first song by an artist with no chart history to make No 1.

Seems legit.

The song has been championed by many on the political right as a populist anti-big-government hymn and criticized by some on the left for its attacks on welfare recipients.

In Wisconsin on Wednesday, an excerpt was played at the start of the Republican debate. One Fox News host, Martha MacCallum, said Anthony’s “lyrics speak of alienation, of deep frustration with the state of government and of this country. Washington DC is about 100 miles north of Richmond.”

However, on Friday, Anthony released a 10-minute video, shot in the cab of a truck as heavy rain fell, in which he rejected that answer and denied that he was a conservative figure.

“The one thing that has bothered me is seeing people wrap politics up in this. I’m disappointed to see it. Like, it’s aggravating seeing people on conservative news try to identify with me, like I’m one of them.”

He added: “That song has nothing to do with Joe Biden. You know, it’s a lot bigger than Joe Biden. That song’s written about the people on that stage and a lot more, not just them.”

It was hard, Anthony said, to “get a message out about your political ideology or your belief about the world in three minutes and some change. But I do hate to see that song being weaponized, like I see. I see the right trying to characterize me as one of their own. And I see the left trying to discredit me, I guess in retaliation. That’s got to stop.”

He said the response to his song had crossed party lines and that he welcomed a diverse audience.

“If you watch the response videos on YouTube, it’s not conservative people responding to the song. It’s not even necessarily Americans responding to the song. I don’t know that I’ve seen anything get such positive response from such a diverse group of people. And I think that terrifies the people that I sing about in that song. And they’ve done everything they can in the last two weeks to make me look like a fool. To spin my words. To try to stick me in a political bucket.”

You can watch the video.

It almost seems like he’s not aware of the fact that he is being used for strange purposes.

The purposes are very obvious: there are people in the Republican Party who want to reframe it as the “working class populism” party, and they want to somehow get brown people on board with the idea that there is a “class war” that has nothing to do with race.

It’s really weird to see this sort of communist language being employed, but that’s what they’re doing. It’s what Tucker Carlson does, it’s what JD Vance does. There is a whole group of these people who want to reshape what Trump did into this new thing they’ve thought up.

It makes sense that they found this guy on social media and thought he would be a good tool for their purposes, and offered him some deals. It also makes sense that he’s not super smart (no one that fat is super smart, let’s be real – smart people can figure out how to control their weight, at least until they get to be 50 and the alcohol catches up with them), but sees that something strange is happening.

See: Rich KIKES North of Richmond

I’ve seen a lot of “too cool for school”  people making fun of this guy, which almost makes me want to defend him. But he’s really too fat to defend, I think.

I can defend whining about rich people. I thought of a way to do that. But it’s irrelevant, because I will never be able to think of a way to defend fat people.

He also recently released another highly produced “organic” song.

It’s… not as good as the last one.

He says his dogs keep him out of the psyche ward.

Not really sure what that means.

He’s a decent singer. I don’t think this is bad material. But there are literally hundreds of these folk singers doing this mid-00s neo-folk emo thing. Steve Earle has been singing this “rich people are mean to poor people” thing for like, decades (of course, no one hears about him anymore after he wrote that record defending Palestine). There is nothing at all unique about any of this. Steve Earle’s son was singing this kind of emo-folk music in a much more complicated and intelligent way for years (before he died of opioids). No one cared about that. And what about Jason Isbell? I guess he’s gone in some other direction – and lost weight – but he used to be a fat guy whining poetically about poor white people in the woods having bad lives while rich people have a lot of money.