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Rock icon Eric Clapton joined with another music legend, Van Morrison, to release a new single, “Stand and Deliver,” in protest of lockdown restrictions.
But the artists who were very popular as voices of the 60’s protest movement would find out real quick that the radical left today is a far cry different from that generation.
The blues track, written by Morrison and performed by Clapton, is in support of the Save Live Music campaign founded by Morrison, according to Variety.
Proceeds from “Stand and Deliver” will go to a financial hardship fund established to help musicians facing difficulties as a result of the pandemic and lockdown measures that have all but eliminated performing live, which is a key income source for young musicians.
Music Legends Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Team for Anti-Lockdown Single ‘Stand and Deliver’ https://t.co/5RKtBYEb9x
— Variety (@Variety) November 27, 2020
Morrison, perhaps best known for the hit “Brown Eyed Girl,” released three songs protesting the U.K. lockdown over September and October, titled “Born To Be Free,” “As I Walked Out” and “No More Lockdown,” Variety reported.
The article noted that Clapton, the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, called the end of live events “deeply upsetting.”
“There are many of us who support Van and his endeavors to save live music; he is an inspiration,” Clapton said. “We must stand up and be counted because we need to find a way out of this mess. The alternative is not worth thinking about. Live music might never recover.”
Morrison said Clapton’s involvement “will clearly resonate with the many who share our frustrations.”
“It is heart-breaking to see so many talented musicians lack any meaningful support from the government, but we want to reassure them that we are working hard every day to lobby for the return of live music, and to save our industry,” he said.
Morrison was correct in saying Clapton would “resonate” with people, however, he may not have been prepared to see some of the responses from the intolerant, hate-filled left today.
Perhaps the most vile response came from author Jacob Bacharach, who made an absolutely disgusting remark about Clapton being “an expert in leaving things open and unlocked” — this in response to the artist losing his 4-year-old son when he fell to his death out of an open bedroom window on the 53rd floor.
Well I mean if there’s an expert in leaving things open and unlocked, it’s Eric Clapton. https://t.co/Iqu15MBTOz
— Jacob Bacharach (@jakebackpack) November 27, 2020
(Clapton’s song “Tears in Heaven” was written about the death of four-year-old son, Conor.)
Surely, all can agree that this was over the line. Right? If we cannot agree as a society on that, then there’s no hope left.
Of course, to think that would suggest that you have not been paying attention these past four years:
How many hundreds or even thousands of American children will die as a direct result of this anti-lockdown nonsense? The comment wasn’t hurtful enough.
— Some Guy (@ScandiBound) November 27, 2020
The 60s generation was all about standing up to the man, protesting needless wars — given the outcome of the Vietnam War, they may have been right — and opposing the racism that defined Southern Democrats.
Unlike today’s leftists, they did not tailor their principles based on which party was in power, just ask LBJ. They rebelled against government authority, compared to today’s generation, which is all about conforming in lockstep to the latest dictates.
Eric Clapton’s name was trending on Twitter, to include plenty of references to a 1976 racist rant at a concert from a man who also called Muddy Waters “the father figure I never really had.”
The artist apologized for the outburst, which he blamed on addiction to alcohol and drugs, telling the Daily Mail that he “sabotaged everything.”
“I was so ashamed of who I was, a kind of semi-racist, which didn’t make sense,” he said. “Half of my friends were black, I dated a black woman, and I championed black music.”
But there’s no rehabilitation in today’s post-Obama world.
Here’s a sampling of some of the online responses – Caution: Course Language:
On the one hand, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison are former rock stars.
On the other hand, they’re now 75-year-old white guys. https://t.co/n8HmsSx8av
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 27, 2020
Oohhh good time to remind folks that Eric Clapton is a raging fucking racist and an utter cunt and neither of these crusted over open bed sores would be anywhere if it weren’t for the BLACK MUSIC they spent their lives appropriating. https://t.co/cEP0woV96W
— I’Nasah the seer. (@so_treu) November 27, 2020
I love Eric Clapton and his music, but an anti-lockdown song? Seriously man?? pic.twitter.com/BhUZGHN47O
— 🍺𝙆𝙀𝙂🍺 ➐ (@_KEG_) November 27, 2020
Eric Clapton, noted expert at killing innocent people through easily preventable negligence https://t.co/76r4b6kAxX
— Truman Chipotle (@LoganJames) November 27, 2020
Good morning to everyone but Eric Clapton and Van Morrison 🙄 https://t.co/a5LVDQc9s2
— Litsa Dremousis (@LitsaDremousis) November 27, 2020
It is really amazing that we haven’t made Eric Clapton as persona non grata as someone like Ted Nugent. Clapton was a vocal racist who said “get the foreigners out, get the wogs out, get the coons out” and “Keep Britain White” while profiting off playing Black music. He’s evil. https://t.co/yiMfFH0tZg
— Emma Caterine 🌹#CancelRent (@EmmaCaterineDSA) November 27, 2020
Of course Eric Clapton wrote an anti-lockdown song. He’s a white supremacist.
— Alan Zilberman (@alanzilberman) November 27, 2020
Eric clapton hates lockdowns. Especially when it’s a window that should be locked down https://t.co/yuc3jUODUb
— Happy Holidays is back (@docnifkin_md) November 27, 2020
Ok well. Fuck you Eric Clapton.
Seriously. These ppl using their platforms to insist upon the freedom to go out and infect the world with corona cooties is a deal breaker. I was a fan. That stops now.
— Lady Dawn M (@IAmDawnM) November 27, 2020
Eric clapton going to put out a pro open windows in nurseries song next
— Whale Appreciator (@TheWhaler) November 27, 2020
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