In an era in which the left dominates both the media and the halls of power, the only way to rebel is to lean right | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

In an era in which the left dominates both the media and the halls of power, the only way to rebel is to lean right

In 2021, the left have become the establishment, projecting their tyrannical intolerance everywhere. Where backing the right would once have been sneered at, it’s now the only alternative for those who aim to shake up the system.

The progressive entertainment establishment within the rock music industry was shocked, back in the early 2000s, when groundbreaking guitarist Johnny Ramone came out as Republican. How could a great American rocker, who once celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll, vote for buttoned-up, conservative GOP squares?

When repeatedly asked by interviewers why he claimed that affiliation, Ramone would explain that it was now the only way to be a radical, a non-conformist, and a troublemaker – in other words, “cool.” Progressives and Democrats had completely taken over his business, demanding every musician, singer, songwriter, producer, agent, manager, etc., toe the ideological line, lest they be blackballed, he said. That left a rebel nowhere else to go but to their enemies.

To flip off the emerging politically correct culture, to offend the ruling establishment, a punk rock icon had to join the Party of Lincoln. The oppression of the left had given him no choice.

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