If you spent any time on social media in the past week, then you probably scrolled by a video that has clearly captured the heart of America.
Country musician Oliver Anthony went from unknown to the top of the iTunes charts after his song, “Rich Men North of Richmond,” went viral overnight.
The song features lyrics like “Lord, we got folks in the street, ain’t got nothing to eat/And the obese milking welfare,” and “Well God, if you’re 5-foot-3 and you’re 300 pounds/Taxes ought not to pay for your bags of fudge rounds.”
Anthony also seems to hint at his disgust regarding Epstein and his associates with the line, “I wish politicians would look out for miners/And not just minors on an island somewhere.”
However, while the working class celebrated Anthony’s truth-telling, the journalists got to work.
They attempted to paint Anthony as right-wing, despite the fact that he identifies as center and believes both sides have been ruined by corruption.
Winston Marshall, the former banjoist from Mumford & Sons, spoke to Glenn Beck about Anthony and his overnight success.
“The story of Oliver Anthony is absolutely wonderful. This is a kid, factory worker from Appalachian America, and he has currently got four songs in the top ten. Ten songs in the Top 25 iTunes chart, and all three of the top three.”
“This is a huge moment. These songs have been recorded on his phone. Just his beautiful voice and a guitar. It’s so authentic and it’s so real, and this blend is the counterculture that we’ve been looking for,” Marshall tells Glenn.
However, Marshall is much more excited than the journalists who are now trying to tear Anthony down.
“Instead of sharing in this excitement of a truly countercultural moment,” Marshall says that Rolling Stone and other outlets like it “look at who’s enjoying this music and they denigrate it accordingly.”
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