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Rock Legend Eric Clapton Says ‘This Has Gotta Stop’ In Anti-COVID Restrictions Anthem
Earlier this year, famed singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Clapton spoke publicly about his negative experience with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which he called “disastrous.”

“I took the first jab of AZ and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days, I recovered eventually and was told it would be twelve weeks before the second one,” Clapton said.

“About six weeks later I was offered and took the second AZ shot, but with a little more knowledge of the dangers,” he continued. “Needless to say the reactions were disastrous, my hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks, I feared I would never play again.”

Clapton has now released a new song, “This Has Gotta Stop,” which is believed to be a vaccine protest song, though it seems to cover various themes related to COVID restrictions.

“This has gotta stop, enough is enough,” the song begins. “I can’t take this BS any longer.”

The legendary guitarist also references the impact COVID restrictions will have on children, and what the future holds for them. “Thinkin’ of my kids / What’s left for them / And then what’s coming down the road.”

But perhaps the most powerful verse is this: “Magna Carta, Bill of Rights / The constitution, what’s it worth? / You know they’re gonna grind us down, ah / Until it really hurts / Is this a sovereign nation / Or just a police state? / You better look out, people / Before it gets too late.”

There’s a vid of the new tune at the link, if you’re interested. I have to admit that I ain’t, much; Clapton is fine with me, and I do like some of his early stuff well enough, but he’s just never really set me on fire, let’s say. Give the man this, though: he’s one Englishter that understands freedom and the US Constitution one hell of a lot better than this decrepit old shitlib ever will.

Superannuated hyper-woke musician Neil Young, who is estimated to have a fortune of about 200 million dollars, is angry with musicians and promoters who are trying to make a living. Old Neil, who is legendary for jumping on every Leftist bandwagon that happens by, is terrified of the spread of Covid, and he is leading by example. In a statement published on his Neil Young Archives website Monday, Neil wrote: “Recently I pulled out of Farm Aid for fear that unprotected children may become infected with Covid by folks who went to the show, caught the virus, had no symptoms and returned home to hug their kids or someone else’s kids.” Yeah, can’t have normal human interaction. Can’t have music. All right. But not all of us have $200 million to get us by.

The virus that has Neil Young wanting to ban hugs and shut down the world has a 99% survival rate for most age groups, although it falls to 92% for the age group of most of the people who would want to attend a Neil Young concert in the first place. But Neil Young is terrified, and has found the root cause of the fact that far too many people are actually living their lives instead of cowering with fear in their living rooms, watching reruns of Friends, and ordering from UberEats. “I felt that we didn’t know what we were up against and we were endangering others, unprotected innocent children in particular,” he claims. “I know of tours that are out there and have to stop where they are and isolate in motels because one person among them tested positive. I ask myself, why are they out there?”

The answer chafes at the old multimillionaire’s socialist heart: “Money and business. These two need each other. This has been the American way for years and years. Now it has turned on the country in a new way.”

Of course. Some people are out there trying to make a living. Why don’t they just sit back and live on their royalties for a while, like selfless Neil?

This is a guy who once made an album called Freedom, but that was a long time ago. Now he sees people being altogether too free: “Folks see concerts advertised and think it must be OK to go and mingle. It’s not. These are super-spreader events, irresponsible Freedom Fests. We need Freedom to be safe. Not a bad example.”

Yes, Neil, way too much irresponsible exercise of freedom out there.

“We need Freedom to be safe”? You dolt, freedom has little, if anything, to do with safe. I won’t go so far as to say that the two are incompatible or contradictory, quite. But the acceptance of risk is embedded in the very idea of freedom; certainly, no people has ever won through to claim their freedom without taking serious risks to do so. Ol’ Neil Dung can shuffle on back to the old folk’s home, spark up a fat doob, and annoy his fellow geezers with stoned reminiscences of his long-past glory days from now on for all me. I’m with Ronnie: this Southern Man don’t need him around, anyhow.



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HazHap

Leftsts always bring out the “for the children” justification when they want to limit people’s freedom, it is one of their favorite tools. Glow-ball warming, gun control, restrictions on meat, on and on and on — it is always “for the children!” So they go to the old reliable playbook with COVID, and oops — children are actually the least at risk. Not that they are going to let facts stop them. They only “follow the Science(tm)!” when they can manipulate it to point where they wanted to go anyway.

If Neil Young had the honesty and guts to admit he is actually terrified of COVID for his own increasingly elderly self, I could respect that. I don’t blame anyone who wants to mask up or hide under their beds or even take the shots because they are worried for themselves. Their health, their choices. But far too many cross the line and start demanding other people do those things because they are worried and fearful. I will not submit and stop living my life because they are terrified and believe zero risk is possible to achieve in this mortal world.

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MrHead

Where exactly did ole Neil get his expertise in virology & infectious disease anyway? How about his training in science?

Same question for all these pretentious preening busybody assholes who don’t know a single damn thing of which they speak.

Fuck. Every. Single. One. of these Ignorant, Virtue Signaling, Motherfuckers.

Neil, you play a little guitar & back it up with some weak-ass trembly vocals. That’s it. You ain’t no doctor. And you sure as shit don’t have anything interesting to say about the world. Stick to what you know asshole.

kennycan

Stupid people don’t know they’re stupid, but someone with half a brain is twice as dangerous.

I’ve known a lot of people who know they have limitations, but are very smart at what they do. Many an electrician and plumber and trader and gardener know massively more about their expertise than many people but are secure in the fact that they don’t know everything.

The major factor that seems to ruin them is the idea that they are famous and therefore smart.

I think Vincent Price and Anthony Hopkins had something to say about that.

Also, as Shakespeare noted, Lawyers are word manipulators that often don’t know anything about anything, but van play word game salad better than most.

SteveF

Where exactly did ole Neil get his expertise in virology & infectious disease anyway?

From Twitter U, you racist hater. Check your privilege!

MrHead

Oh My GAWD Steven! Did you just call me Racist?! That’s like, so hurtful. I just can’t believe you’d do that. I’m shaking right now, like literally shaking.

SteveF

And if you don’t apologize immediately I’ll call you a MAGAtard!

kennycan

Well Neil probably knows about infectious diseases from some groupies.

Barry

+10
And went straight to the brain…

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