Oliver Anthony’s hit song “Rich Men North of Richmond” has caused quite a stir among the liberal elites who can’t handle the truth. Despite rising to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Anthony has been vilified by the left for speaking the hard truth about the welfare state. His critics have taken issue with his lyrics that call out the “obese” who are “milkin’ welfare” and his condemnation of taxpayers funding the unhealthy habits of the morbidly obese.
Joe Rogan, one of the few voices of reason in the liberal-dominated media, had Anthony on his podcast to discuss his meteoric rise to fame. Despite Rogan’s support, left-wing celebrities like Rainn Wilson have chimed in with their misguided opinions.
If I were writing a song about “rich men north of richmond” I wouldnt talk about obese people on welfare, I’d sing about CEOs who make 400 times their average workers salary (up from 50 times 30 years ago) & corps that pay zero taxes & offshore tax shelters for billionaires.
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) August 20, 2023
Wilson, who clearly doesn’t understand the struggles of hard-working Americans, suggested that Anthony should have sung about CEOs and corporations instead of the obese on welfare. How out of touch can one wealthy Hollywood actor be? It’s easy for millionaires like Wilson to point fingers and lecture from their ivory towers, but they clearly don’t care about the struggles of everyday Americans.
Rogan hit back at Wilson, rightfully mocking his absurd comments and exposing his ignorance of the real issues facing working-class Americans. Rogan suggested that Wilson should spend some time in West Virginia and see for himself the devastating effects of poverty and drug addiction that grip rural America.
Joe Rogan on Rainn Wilson taking aim at Oliver Anthony’s song: “There is nothing funnier than millionaires talking shit about billionaires”
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) August 30, 2023
The truth is, poverty and addiction are rampant in America, not just in rural areas, but in our cities too. But the liberal elites chose to ignore this reality and instead focus on virtue signaling and political correctness. They would rather defend the obese on welfare and send our hard-earned tax dollars to CEOs and corporations than to help struggling families in need.
Oliver Anthony’s song has resonated with so many Americans because it speaks the truth that the left refuses to acknowledge. It’s time to stop coddling the lazy and entitled and start helping those who are truly struggling. Anthony’s message is one of hard work and personal responsibility, values that every American should aspire to. It’s time to stand with Oliver Anthony and reject the liberal hypocrisy that seeks to divide us and demonize those who speak the truth.