Well my post yesterday got some reaction: From Chad To Cuck At The Speed Of Light, with 83 comments (lots of them me replying to others). Most of it has been very positive, some have pushed back thoughtfully and a few are just moronic comments from normiecon civnats that either didn’t read my post and/or are too dumb to understand it. Quite a few people are generally reacting negatively to anyone that is pointing out Anthony’s “diversity is what made America great” response on Fox News. Gab’s Andrew Torba posted this yesterday, not sure if he was responding to me although he follows me and periodically reposts my stuff, but it sort of sounds like it.
Yes, I get that Oliver Anthony is young and has up until recently had issues with substance abuse, and yes he is just saying what a lot of people including many of /ourguys/ used to say, although I would ask if something being what a Fox News host might say is the standard we ought to be going for.
My message wasn’t for Oliver Anthony. I don’t know him and likely never will. I also suspect quite strongly that he will disappear in a month. Is anyone talking about Jason Aldean these days after he was in every news story and meme for a week or two after “Try That In A Small Town”? Aldean has had dozens of top hits but he already is fading away. Where is Kanye West talking about Da Jews? All the news about him now is his new sort-of “wife”, Bianca Censori, and her sloppy dugs in a see-through outfit. Some random guy giving free concerts might have staying power but I really doubt it.
No, my message was for people already on the Right and their tendency to scream like girls at an NSYNC concert, throwing their panties on stage whenever some new person comes along and says something mildly based.
When these guys almost invariably turn out to be not what we thought, either because they never were or because They got their hooks in them, it is demoralizing for /ourguys/ and that is dangerous as hell.
The big problem with Oliver Anthony is that he is an unknown. The guy came out of nowhere. His official Facebook page suddenly cuts off in September of 2022. Was it around before that? Don’t know. If so what was on there? Don’t know. We don’t know shit about this guy other than a couple of videos he published before ‘Rich Men North of Richmond’ blew up and the interviews and posts since.
“Oh yeah, well he turned down an $8 million deal! That proves he is genuine! Would you have done that?”
Hell no, I would have taken their money but it isn’t like this poor church mouse is eating Alpo for dinner.
Los Angeles Times pop music critic Mikael Wood noted that Anthony himself has become a “rich man south of Richmond.” After his song “topped the iTunes chart” and “Spotify’s U.S. Top 50,” Anthony was “raking in an estimated $40,000 a day from sales and streams of his music, according to the trade journal Hits.”https://archive.ph/BZiaJ
Even if he has gotten only half that much, that is still $280,000 for a video he recorded in the woods with his dog two weeks ago. Nice work if you can get it.
So back to my point, one that most people get but a few obtuse individuals don’t or won’t. In their eagerness to put a crown on the flavor of the month, lots of /ourguys/ go through the same emotional rollercoaster cycle over and over again. Something new comes along, they jump on the bandwagon, get pissed at anyone urging caution and then end up disappointed like a college freshman who thought that the frat boy really loved her (See: Trump, Donald). Rinse. Repeat. That is awful for morale.
Maybe Oliver Anthony is a gateway to the real Right? That is possible although I would say again that if you are talking about the melting pot and diversity making America great, the more likely gateway is one that leads straight to the comment section of Fox News and Breitbart, civic nationalists who cling to being “color-blind” and believing that our solution is to simply VOTE MOAR HARDERER! People get stuck there and end up being useless, flipping out because Vivek Ramaswamy suggested cutting “aid” to Israel.
I am a bit older than Torba, from what I can tell he is in his mid 30s. Me? I was around for Ronald Reagan. I cast my first vote for President for George H.W. Bush. I have seen the endless hero chasing on the Right, with every GOP candidate other than Trump in some way trying to claim the mantle of Reagan. I have seen new stars of conservatism come and go. At one time Sarah Palin was the flavor of the month, the Next Big Thing and the darling of the Religious Right. Now she is a trainwreck and politically irrelevant, unable to even win the single at large House seat in her home state of Alaska. Lauren Southern. Nick Fuentes. On and on.
My four decades of being politically aware and active have left me understanding that there isn’t some new conservative savior that will take us to the promise land and return America to the 1980s under Reagan, minus the threat of nuclear war and the crack epidemic.
Instead of chasing the latest fad, there are plenty of sober men who have been doing Our Thing long enough to have a real track record, guys like Jared Taylor, Peter Brimelow and John Derbyshire. I have been reading them for a long time and their positions are on display, and those positions have cost them dearly. Derbyshire was fired by National Review. Jared Taylor is banned from travelling to Europe. These guys have paid the price for speaking the truth and they keep doing it anyway. If those guys are too old for you, Gregory Hood at American Renaissance has been writing for them since 2013 and he doesn’t mince words. There are plenty of quality guys out there who aren’t making oblique references to welfare abuse.
Hopefully this is the last time I will need to address Oliver Anthony for a while, although if he comes out and says something actually based or implodes by showing up to a free concert dressed in drag and drinking a Bud Light I might have to point it out. The work we have to do is local, local and more local and we don’t do ourselves any favors by chasing after the latest astroturf populist that shows up on social media.