Leftists Target ‘Rich Men North of Richmond’ Song

Oliver Anthony, a Virginia farmer, wrote a song called ‘Rich Men North of Richmond’ that has been all the rage on social media and iTunes.

The song’s popularity stems from the fact that Anthony’s lyrics express the frustrations of Americans all over the country. The song often causes people to cry. The song touches on a wide range of topics, from the fat people on welfare, Epstein’s Island, the suicide rate among young men, and our failing economy.

It’s truly a song for the people. One that only comes along rarely, and even then, few hit home as hard as “Rich Men North of Richmond.”

The song was sure to anger those who are either elites or huge fans of the elites. All they had to do was wait a few moments to get the ammunition they wanted.

The left had ammunition for attacking the song when right-leaning influencers like Matt Walsh and Dan Bongino promoted the song on their platforms.

The Seattle Times, a left-leaning publication, and Rolling Stone began to label the song “right-wing”.

The Seattle Times reported in its headline that a new country song by an unknown artist called “Rich Men North of Richmond” has become a right-wing anthem.

Rolling Stone’s headline reads, “Right-Wing Influencers Just Found Their Favorite New Country Song.”

The song’s lyrics are highlighted along with news that the right is consuming the song, including Joe Rogan Walsh, Bongino, and other people who the left hates.

Rolling Stone:

Anthony’s rants on high taxes and the value of the Dollar are reminiscent of Reagan’s talking points about welfare.

“Lord, we got folks in the street, ain’t got nothing to eat/And the obese milking welfare,” he sings. “Well God, if you’re 5 foot 3 and you’re 300 pounds/Taxes ought not to pay for your bags of fudge rounds.”

Seattle Times:

Oliver Anthony is an unknown artist who hails from Farmville, Virginia. The song has been viewed nearly 5 million times on YouTube in just three days. Marjorie Taylor Greene praised the song as well.

Greene tweeted Friday: “This anthem is for the forgotten Americans who support their nation and world with their hard-earned tax money and hard work. ”

It is clear that the article is not intended to condemn or criticize the song as a whole. All that is needed is that it is associated with “right-wing ideas” for it to appear that any association gives this evil right-wing what they desire. Readers who liked the song would be shocked if they learned that they supported something Walsh or Greene supported.

Right-wing associations make it untouchable immediately. Anthony, the farmer who expressed his frustration with the state of our country, becomes a character that is polarizing and belongs to the “others” in our society.

It’s hoped people will ignore Anthony and his song that speaks out against the corruption of society.

The thing is, this isn’t even a right-wing song. In fact, while it discusses politics, it’s hardly politically divisive. Many of the things that Anthony speaks of in his song are issues that Americans are speaking about in general. Even people who might not consider themselves right-leaning in the least are still frustrated with the state of the economy and would love to get a peak at Epstein’s client list. A family member who watched a young man they know commit suicide isn’t going to suddenly not feel the song because Matt Walsh does.

These aren’t Republican issues. These are American issues.

To make the song seem untouchable, the left must ask themselves why they feel threatened by songs such as “Rich Men North of Richmond” and why they are so quick to attribute the American concerns to “right-wing influences”.