By Neenah Payne
Oliver Anthony: Rich Men North of Richmond discusses the sudden explosion of the popularity of country singer Oliver Anthony when his tune “Rich Men North of Richmond” went viral in early August. Anthony was quickly embraced by many conservatives although he considers himself politically neutral. The article shows that many people supported Anthony’s message. Joe Rogan interviewed Anthony in Joe Rogan Experience #2027 – Oliver Anthony on 8/30/23.
Forbes reported in Controversial ‘Rich Men North Of Richmond’—Oliver Anthony’s Hit Song Championed By The Right—Explained on 8/15/23 with
Notable right-wing champions of the song include Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who praised it as an “anthem of the forgotten Americans who truly support this nation,” along with former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and pundit Benny Johnson.
Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro praised the song, calling it “the cry of a lot of people in the United States” who feel “there are too many people who have their hand in their pocket, particularly elites in the federal government.” Right-wing pundit Jack Posobiec helped the song go viral—he garnered 5 million views after posting a video of Anthony’s performance on X—and praised its anti-establishment message. Country singer John Rich praised Anthony’s song and urged his fans to “pray for this man to survive his fame and hold the independent position he’s been given.”
RFK Jr To Use Anthony’s Land For “Healing Farms”
The New York Times in Singer of ‘Rich Men North of Richmond’ Says It’s Not a Republican Anthem said on 8/25/23
A clip of Anthony performing was played by Fox News moderators at the start of the Republican presidential debate on Wednesday night in Milwaukee, after a series of videos of Americans lamenting conditions under President Biden, including inflation and homelessness. The clip showed Anthony — with guitar in hand and two dogs at his feet — singing: “These rich men north of Richmond / Lord knows they all just wanna have total control.”
Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. visited Anthony on his 92-acre farm in Virginia. Kennedy proposed using the area as a site for “Healing Farms.” While many people are discussing Anthony’s message, Kennedy is responding to his plaintive cry to help America heal now. Kennedy’s plan is designed to address the concerns raised by Anthony in what is being called by some “the anthem for this moment in history.” Oliver Anthony Drops The Next National Anthem! The True Story of Oliver Anthony tells more about Anthony’s story.
“Virginia” is a soulful tune Oliver Anthony performed with Joey Davis Anthony on August 21. Anthony lives in Farmville, Virginia on 92 acres. He’s a Virginia farmer – like US Founding Fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. He represents the grassroots and founding principles of the nation. Patrick Henry was one of the Founding Fathers and the first governor of Virginia. In Richmond, VA, Henry gave his famous speech with the immortal words “Give me liberty, or give me death!” George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and six other Virginians signed the Declaration of Independence.
Hickory Hill: RFK’s Virginia Home explains:
Their clan headquarters may have been in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, but the true center of the Kennedy political dynasty in the ‘50s and ‘60s was Hickory Hill, the Virginia home of Robert and Ethel Kennedy. It was a “wild, informal mixture of a children’s playground, upbeat discotheque, and a humming political headquarters,” described one regular visitor. Invitations to Hickory Hill were highly coveted, and no place better expressed the personality of its owners.
RFK Jr. is 6’1” tall. In his talk with Joe Rogan, Oliver said around 54 minutes that he’s 6’6”.
Oliver Anthony’s Remedy for the ‘Rich Men North of Richmond’ by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 9/16/23
Striking a deep chord with millions of increasingly desperate Americans, Oliver Anthony’s self-recorded musical lament, “Rich Men North of Richmond,” rocketed to the number one spot on the charts in August, amassing more than 66 million views on YouTube alone.
One commenter observed, “He’s not just a country singer. He’s a singer for our country.”
Oliver Anthony’s anthem captures the overwhelming sense of despair among our working poor as they watch the American Dream disintegrate along with any hope that their children will lead better lives. “I’ve been sellin’ my soul, workin’ all day / Overtime hours for bullshit pay / So I can sit out here and waste my life away / Drag back home and drown my troubles away.”
Oliver’s song is an anthem of angst representing hitherto invisible men in a declining empire whose dream has become a nightmare. His song vividly depicts the nexus of state and corporate power that resides inside the D.C. Beltway, 110 miles north of Richmond. Oliver understands how this power complex has systematically strip-mined Americans of their equity, their hope, even their sanity.
Those in power have made a mockery of our claim to being the world’s exemplary democracy, and Oliver calls out the totalitarian flavor of economic oligarchy: These “rich men north of Richmond” who are steadily shifting wealth upwards want, in his words, “total control,” these men who “wanna know what you think, wanna know what you do.”
The rigged system enriches corporate behemoths and their political minions while, as Oliver sings, “folks in the street, ain’t got nothin’ to eat.” As real income diminishes, American workers reap the wages of economic, moral, and cultural disintegration. The alienation creates the true epidemics of our time: depression, mental illness, alcoholism, and addiction.
Overdose and suicide have our young men “putting themselves six feet in the ground.” And even government food programs serve the mercantile interests of the food industry and industrial agriculture, as processed foods like “fudge rounds” fuel obesity and intensify the cycle of despair.
Yet, where there is defiance there is also hope. That hope comes from healing our divisions. Oliver sees America’s crisis as a class war, and he is distressed by the identity politics that keep the working poor locked in orchestrated conflict with each other: Left vs. Right, Republican vs. Democrat, Black vs. White.
His words arouse hope for the healing of these divides. One need only look at the hundreds upon hundreds of response videos by Black men to see the stirrings of a powerful and unifying populist movement.
Oliver isn’t just passively waiting for that day when outrage boils over and Americans reclaim their heritage. Instead, he is determined to use the fame America has given him to contribute to a national turnaround, to create an oasis where broken Americans can replace despair, fragmentation, infighting, and addiction with spiritual renewal and a sense of community.
“Rich Men” is more than a protest song, for it also heralds a popular awakening. When he sings, “It’s a damn shame,” that’s not just a lament, it is also a repudiation of this state of affairs. The elite creators of all this despair, he says, “don’t think you know” what’s going on, “but I know that you do!”
Yes, you do know. The people know. They are waking up, and his words put the plutocrats on notice that Americans will not forever tolerate their boots upon our necks.
In early August, I visited Oliver on his grandfather’s farm in Virginia, not far from the Appomattox Battlefield. The Civil War–era trenches and breastworks that crosshatch the farm ever remind him that the bloodiest wars are tribal and that the most deadly conflict in American history was the one in which we fought each other.
Oliver splits his time between the farm and a remote wooded encampment where he lives a spartan life in a tent and small trailer with his pregnant wife and their two young children. He and I both hope that his homestead can serve as a pilot site for my proposal — announced in July — to build free healing centers in depressed communities across the nation, places that help reclaim a generation beset by depression, PTSD, loneliness, addiction, and mental illness.
Since the 1980s, we’ve built prisons in these same depressed communities to warehouse our devastated young people. In fact, prisons have become the number one social program for young men. It’s time to turn our national attention to healing people instead.
Oliver and I share a faith in the miraculous powers of nature, community, clean nutritious foods, and dignified work. We believe these things can restore our country, our planet, our public health, and our spiritual vitality. We envision regenerative agriculture and greenhouses where residents will grow wholesome organic food, learn skills, and take a break from cell phones and screens.
We spoke together with hope about the potential to reclaim our lost young people. We both felt a real possibility of national renewal. Oliver described this project during his recent podcast with Jordan Peterson.
Oliver is an impressive man, pleasant, intelligent, spiritually grounded, humble, and soberly aware of the challenges ahead. He has infectious humor, a tantalizing sense of irony, and a deep commitment to humanity. Like most of us, his family and friends have been touched by addiction, depression, and overdose. These painful experiences are touchstones for Oliver’s wisdom, spiritual maturity, and musical inspiration. He has also gained many practical insights into the limitations and failures of conventional treatment options.
I’m proud to support him, whatever the outcome of my Presidential campaign, to make this healing center a reality, and if we are so blessed, the first of many more to come.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has said he sees country singer Oliver Anthony’s Virginia home as a possible pilot site for his proposed “healing farms.” Kennedy, a longshot Democratic primary candidate running against President Joe Biden, has called for taxpayer dollars to be redirected to fund centers for Americans struggling with addiction and other issues.
In a Substack newsletter published on Saturday, Kennedy, a recovering drug addict, wrote about visiting Anthony’s grandfather’s farm in Virginia in early August. “He and I both hope that his homestead can serve as a pilot site for my proposal—announced in July—to build free healing centers in depressed communities across the nation, places that help reclaim a generation beset by depression, PTSD, loneliness, addiction and mental illness,” Kennedy wrote.
Anthony, whose real name is Christopher Lunsford, shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August after his song “Rich Men North of Richmond” went viral. “I sit pretty dead-center down the aisle on politics and always have,” he said in a video on YouTube. Anthony’s anthem “captures the overwhelming sense of despair among our working poor as they watch the American dream disintegrate, along with any hope that their children will lead better lives,” Kennedy wrote in his newsletter. He noted that since the 1980s, prisons have been built in depressed communities to “warehouse our devastated young people.” “It’s time to turn our national attention to healing people instead,” Kennedy wrote.
“Oliver and I share a faith in the miraculous powers of nature, community, clean nutritious foods, and dignified work. We believe these things can restore our country, our planet, our public health, and our spiritual vitality. We envision regenerative agriculture and greenhouses where residents will grow wholesome organic food, learn skills, and take a break from cell phones and screens.” He added: “I’m proud to support him, whatever the outcome of my presidential campaign, to make this healing center a reality, and if we are so blessed, the first of many more to come.”
In an interview with DailyMail.com earlier in September, Kennedy said: “We’re now seeing an epidemic of addiction, alcoholism, but also just loneliness, despair, disassociation, alienation. “People feel dispossessed, and we need to start healing people. And one of the things I’m going to do is to launch a series of healing farms in rural areas all across the country, in places where their only industry now is prisons.”
Musician Oliver Anthony’s song “Rich Men North of Richmond” has resonated with millions of Americans and boosted him to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. But many on the Left are equally as angry with the song. Glenn breaks down why he believes the Left has to destroy Oliver Anthony: “He’s the average guy who’s just in his own way let his voice be heard.” Glenn also reads a Facebook post from Anthony introducing himself.
Just weeks after turning his life around and going viral, “Rich Men North of Richmond” singer Oliver Anthony joined Joe Rogan on his podcast and did the unthinkable: He shared his Christian testimony with Rogan and read from the Bible (Proverbs 4:20, appropriately). Glenn reacts to this powerful testimony and how it mirrors Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12-Step Program. Plus, he explains how this is also the way to heal the country.
The government overreach happening in America is getting more blatant. Does the Left think we won’t fight back, or are the elites just getting arrogant? On today’s Friday Exclusive, Glenn goes through the various ways the government is infringing on your rights, including your right to bear arms, freedom of speech, and a two-tiered justice system.
Also, BlazeTV host Matt Kibbe joins in-studio to go over the Biden administration’s assault on the American people and the “emergencies” coming down the pipeline to give the Democrats more power, including a possible economic emergency and another COVID-19 power grab. Also, Glenn and Matt debate whether America has officially fallen into fascism and banana republic territory. Lastly, will Dr. Fauci be held accountable for his actions during the COVID-19 pandemic? Matt Kibbe explains why he believes the Deep State might finally be done with the controversial doctor and who he would be interested in for president.
In Moyock, North Carolina Oliver Anthony read verses from the bible about money after brushing off a multi-million dollar offer as his career takes off. Oliver Anthony’s Rich Men North of Richmond continues to rack up millions of views since it premiered on radiowv.
Oliver Anthony is bringing people together with his anthemic single “Rich Men North of Richmond.” Olver Anthony’s co-manager and team are taking note of his rapid success and connection with fans throughout the world. Where they believe that there is a bigger purpose for Oliver Anthony than just being an everyday artist. “Rich Men North of Richmond” is one of the most inspiring songs of our time.
Oliver Anthony’s Biggest Show
Oliver Anthony continues to connect with fans around the world. Oliver Anthony just played his biggest show ever at Blue Ridge Rock Festival.
Oliver Anthony’s Songs: A Healing Ministry
What Is Oliver Anthony’s Message? links to his interview with Joe Rogan which he discusses in his interview below with Jordan Peterson. Anthony said he hopes his songs can become a type of ministry to help people and inspire other musicians to do the same thing. He says he’s trying to create a new way of thinking about music that is really an old way. Anthony discussed RFK Jr.’s idea of using his farm as a “Healing Center.” He says he has two daughters and his wife is pregnant with their first son.
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and breakout musician Chris Lunsford, better known by his stage name Oliver Anthony, discuss the balance between vision and efficiency in artistic and commercial endeavors, why Chris’ hit song “Rich Men North of Richmond,” has resonated so broadly and so quickly, the way honest expression through music can combat demoralization, how politics have become confused with the sacred, and what we can do to restore each to their proper order.
Oliver Anthony, real name Christopher Anthony Lunsford, is an American country/folk musician from Farmville, Virginia. He just recently went viral for his anthem song, “Rich Men North of Richmond” – which has resonated across the country for its messaging about Washington D.C. and the state of poverty and mental health in the broader U.S.
Chris has stated his politics as being right down or near the center, though already tribalism has attempted to take hold of or alternatively reduce/dismiss him, all the while “Rich Men” has amassed nearly 60 million views on YT in just over a month, and trended the billboard charts (Hitting number one more than once) since its release. Chris named his YT channel Oliver Anthony Music after his grandfather, whom he has described as a “real 1930’s Appalachian man.
Since his song’s virality, he has already been offered – and turned down – an 8 million dollar recording contract, and is making waves as a truly authentic artist both in performance and practice.
Will Kennedy and Anthony Launch Second American Revolution?
Anthony said in his interview with Dr. Peterson that his wife thought he was crazy to sell the five acres where they had their home to buy the 92 acres they have now where they live in a trailer until they can afford to build a new home. However, perhaps that was an inspired move since it now provides the property for an innovative Healing Center in collaboration with Kennedy.
Thomas Jefferson said, “Every generation needs a new revolution!” Could the collaboration between Kennedy and Anthony start a Second American Revolution? On April 19, Kennedy said he launched his presidential campaign in Boston because Paul Revere rode from Boston to launch the American Revolution. Kennedy said Americans rebelled against the collusion of the British government and the tea company. Kennedy is challenging the crony capitalism that has allowed Black Rock, State Street, and Vanguard to run the world.
So, he implied that he is launching a Second American Revolution. Now Kennedy is working with Anthony who is from Virginia, the home of US Founding Fathers who launched the American Revolution. Will Anthony and Kennedy collaborate in launching the Second American Revolution? Kennedy said, “My mission over the next 18 months of this campaign, and throughout my presidency will be to end the corrupt merger of state and corporate power that is threatening now to impose a new kind of corporate feudalism on our country.” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. hints at 3rd-party presidential run 9/19/20
Kennedy has discussed the loss of our God-given rights protected by the First Amendment – Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Assembly, and Freedom of Religion. Kennedy testified before Congress about censorship on July 20.. Anthony said in his interview with Dr. Peterson that he is a big believer in the First Amendment. Will Anthony sing about how the COVID policies the First Amendment including freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, and freedom of religion?
Dr. Joseph Mercola’s 9/20 email “How the US Government Plotted to Censor Its Citizens” says “According to discovery documents from a lawsuit against the White House, at least 15 federal agencies engaged in illegal censorship activities against US citizens, including yours truly. Yet, we’ve scored a major win in what might be the most important civil rights case in our lifetimes.”
It links to his article Court Win: Biden Used Lies to Illegally Deplatform Mercola which will go to his paid Substack in two days. It says:
Between the documentation obtained through a recent lawsuit against the White House and the Twitter files released by Elon Musk, we now know that every facet of the U.S. government, including its intelligence agencies, has been involved in illegal and unconstitutional censorship.
In May 2022, the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, Eric Schmitt and Jeff Landry, along with the New Civil Liberties Alliance and a few individual plaintiffs, filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden (Missouri v. Biden), arguing the White House is engaged in illegal suppression of protected speech. Two months earlier, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had also filed a class action lawsuit (Kennedy v. Biden et.al.), but due to their similarities and overlap, Kennedy’s case has since been consolidated into Missouri v. Biden.
Kennedy has explained that the closure of “non-essential” businesses without just cause or due compensation during the lockdown was a violation of the Fifth Amendment. Will Anthony sing about that issue which impoverished so many Americans while enriching big box stores and billionaires?
However, the growing violations of the Bill of Rights don’t stop there. 9/13 Livestream Hearing on NY Governor Hochul’s Quarantine Camps! shows that New York Governor Kathy Hochul doesn’t understand The Fourth Amendment although she took an oath to uphold the US Constitution. Gov. Hochul wants to detain New Yorkers in their homes or put them in detention centers INDEFINITELY on the suspicion that they MIGHT have any one of a number of diseases (some not communicable). A judge ruled in July that she doesn’t have that power. However, Gov. Hochul appealed on September 13. The court will decide in a few weeks or months and the Court of Appeals may then hear the case. See ‘We Are Winning’ With Attorney Bobbie Anne Cox and her article Thunderstruck!
It gets worse. COVID Unmasked Part 3: The Big Picture explains that Ventura County, California was forcing people to go to quarantine camps for two weeks if they tested posted for COVID (with a faulty PCR test) – just like China and Australia! In fact, CDC Quarantine Stations have been set up all across America! How many Americans are aware of that?
Kennedy founded the Children’s Health Defense which has worked on vaccine issues for years. Will Anthony write songs about how mandating the COVID shots violated the Nuremberg Code? Will he sing about the record number of people injured or killed by the shots whom the government and corporate media are ignoring? Will Anthony sing about the push for more COVID shots this Fall?
Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida explains how the record spending on COVID policies led to massive inflation that hurts the middle class and poor but further enriched billionaires.
In the “Mandate Freedom” press conference on September 7, Gov. DeSantis denounced renewals of the mask and vaccine mandates, saying any such federal mandates will not be enforced in Florida, now or in the future. “They are trying to do this again, and here in the state of Florida, we will say ‘No,’“ he said.
DeSantis called it “troubling” to see states starting to push for mask and jab mandates again when the evidence is now in. “We know masks don’t work. We know the efficacy of the COVID jabs becomes negative over time and that there are serious side effects.” Gov. DeSantis said, “If you give these people an inch, they’ll take a mile! ‘Do not comply with this nonsense'”
Will Anthony address the WHO Pandemic Treaty which proposes to replace elected governments with a global tyranny of unelected bureaucrats? Will he sing about The Great Reset that plans to replace shareholder capitalism with “stakeholder capitalism” – which Mussolini defined as “fascism”? Will he address the growing threat of Artificial Intelligence in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
If so, probably nothing could wake up more Americans and people around the world faster than songs like these. Will we witness the turning of the tide now?
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Neenah Payne writes for Activist Post
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