Virginian songwriter Oliver Anthony recently released a song detailing the struggles of working-class Americans.
It became an overnight hit.
So, of course, the media is disgustingly targeting him for his pro-‘working man’ anthem.
Singer-songwriter Oliver Anthony became an overnight sensation with his song “Rich Men North of Richmond.”
The song is a reflection about the pain and exhaustion many Americans feel after working so hard for crappy pay – only to have the money “taxed to no end.”
“Oliver wants to give hope to the working class and your average hard working young man who may have lost hope in the grind of trying to get by,” record label Radio WV says of the songwriter.
The “rich men north of Richmond” refers to the elite societies of Washington, D.C. and New York City, among other cities.
“They all just wanna have total control,” Anthony sings out in the woods surrounded by his three dogs.
In an article by the Rolling Stone regarding the hit song, the headline reads, “Right-Wing Influencers Just Found Their Favorite New Country Song.”
“In ‘Rich Men North of Richmond,’ a singing farmer in Virginia blasts high taxes and obese people on welfare, and even appears to allude to Jeffrey Epstein,” reads their sub-headline.
For the elite, the song should be a wakeup call to just how out of touch they are with a majority of the country.
But instead they are doubling down.
The Rolling Stone noted that Daily Wire host Matt Walsh praised the song.
“‘The main reason this song resonates with so many people isn’t political. It’s because the song is raw and authentic. We are suffocated by artificiality,’ tweeted Walsh, adding that he would promote any album Anthony releases on ‘all of my platforms.’”
Rolling Stone predictably assumes the song resonates so well among the right because, “Anthony rails against high taxes and the value of the dollar, but also wades into some Reagan-era talking points about welfare.”
However, in a post on YouTube, Oliver Anthony says he sits “pretty dead center down the aisle on politics and always have,” noting that, “it seems like both sides serve the same master — and that master is not someone of any good to the people of this country.”
But according to Rolling Stone, it doesn’t matter if Oliver Anthony is a centrist or not – the fact that some people on the right like his music is enough to write a hit-piece against the song.
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