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Morrissey hasnít turned right: our establishment has turned insane
The Spectator ^ | 2 June 2019 | Charley Nash

Posted on 06/02/2019 7:07:45 PM PDT by Rummyfan

On Thursday, May 30, Morrissey was ‘canceled’. According to the Guardian, a British newspaper fond of such decrees, fans now feel ‘betrayed’ by the singer’s recent controversial and provocative statements, which have included support for Anne Marie Waters’s nationalist For Britain party.

‘Morissey [sic], what happened?’ the Guardian agonized on Twitter. But maybe they already know the answer. In just a decade, political correctness has obtained a stranglehold on Western culture. The provocateurs and counter-cultural icons of the late 20th century have been replaced by commercially compromised ‘influencers’, and artists who are carefully selected by social censors.

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Morrissey is — thankfully — still alive. But that also means the working-class autodidact from Manchester must face the heat from a metropolitan nanny culture, despite the fact that he moved all the way to the States in part to avoid London’s notoriously venomous press.

Anyone who considers Morrissey’s multi-decade career can see that he hasn’t changed. Whether it was his war against meat, his ambiguous sexuality, or wearing a For Britain pin badge on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Morrissey has never stopped being a provocateur.

It was England, and the West in general, that changed. Today, nations once bastions of free speech and liberalism bear closer resemblance to Middle Eastern dictatorships, with the general public’s livelihood and social status depending on a carefully held tongue and the ‘right’ political opinions.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.us ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: annemariewaters; bloggers; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; forbritain; jimmyfallon; manchester; mediawingofthednc; morrissey; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; smearmachine; tonightshow; unitedkingdom
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I've always liked him, even back to The Smiths.

1 posted on 06/02/2019 7:07:45 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

> our establishment has turned insane <

No! An insane establishment would be unpredictable. Instead, the establishment has turned fascist. Very predictably fascist. Stray from the PC line, and you will (not might) be slapped down hard.


2 posted on 06/02/2019 7:16:54 PM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Rummyfan

I guess he knows how Joan of Arc felt now.


3 posted on 06/02/2019 7:21:52 PM PDT by PlateOfShrimp
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This Morrissey?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5Afrllp81c


4 posted on 06/02/2019 7:29:47 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Leaning Right

So true.


5 posted on 06/02/2019 7:36:59 PM PDT by Bullish (My tagline ran off with another man.)
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To: PlateOfShrimp

Very good!


6 posted on 06/02/2019 7:44:47 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment
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To: Rummyfan

How Soon Is Now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OztC_7nkAd8


7 posted on 06/02/2019 7:59:33 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Rummyfan

8 posted on 06/02/2019 8:00:46 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Rummyfan

9 posted on 06/02/2019 8:02:58 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Rummyfan

Truly and finally.....the days of talking, agreeing, disagreeing, asking questions, drinking wine, breaking bread.....all gone.

My father would weep. Bringing up Trump with my mother & her friends is tantamount to saying serial killers really turn me on.....THEY DON’T.....so I stay silent. My brother is very liberal, but he & I h
ave really good political conversations.

Free exchange of ideas was once a wonderful thing.


10 posted on 06/02/2019 8:47:51 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Rummyfan

War against meat. Pick your side now.


11 posted on 06/02/2019 9:23:29 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Rummyfan

Me too.


12 posted on 06/02/2019 9:33:49 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: PlateOfShrimp

As the flames rose...


13 posted on 06/02/2019 9:34:13 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: Rummyfan

Unruly boys, who do not settle down, they must be taken in hand....


14 posted on 06/02/2019 9:38:45 PM PDT by PGR88
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>> commercially compromised ‘influencers’, and artists who are carefully selected by social censors.

Comcast and Disney totally facilitate this malicious process.


15 posted on 06/02/2019 9:52:51 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: GSWarrior

I choose meat. Almost all of his songs are whiney, much like one of my teenage girlfriends.


16 posted on 06/02/2019 10:08:50 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: leaning conservative

I have the very same problem in my family. Both my parents are deceased now. Between my four other brothers and two sisters all political discussion is forbidden. I’ve stopped talking to my youngest brother. He hates Trump with a passion. I suppose I shouldn’t be this way towards him but how much does one have to put up with?


17 posted on 06/02/2019 11:04:34 PM PDT by jmacusa ("The more numerous the laws the more corrupt the government''.)
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To: VanShuyten

Was your teenage girlfriend in a coma?

CC


18 posted on 06/02/2019 11:16:35 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (My cats are more amusing than 200 channels worth of TV)
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To: jmacusa

“...I’ve stopped talking to my youngest brother. He hates Trump with a passion. I suppose I shouldn’t be this way towards him but how much does one have to put up with?...”

I’ve stopped speaking to my sister. It is too difficult to always tiptoe around politics and she is very arrogant about the value of her opinion even though her opinions always mirror the liberal trendy set.


19 posted on 06/02/2019 11:25:35 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a Russian AK-47 and a French bikini.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Now I know how they felt in 1861.


20 posted on 06/03/2019 1:28:17 AM PDT by jmacusa ("The more numerous the laws the more corrupt the government''.)
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