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Music Press Goes Ape Sh*t over Van Morrison’s New ‘Anti-Semitic,’ ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ Album, Featuring Songs Like ‘They Own the Media’ and ‘Duper’s Delight’

What happened to Van Morrison? The fall from eccentric genius to conspiracy theorist

By Ryan H. Walsh | 10 May 2021

YAHOO! NEWS (LOS ANGELES TIMES) — Outside of the circles of his most dedicated fans, the arrival of a Van Morrison album in the 21st century has not been a news event. That trend stopped last week, however, when Morrison, 75, released “Latest Record Project, Vol. 1,” a 28-track double album that includes eyebrow-raising song titles such as “Where Have All the Rebels Gone,” “Why Are You on Facebook?” and “Stop Bitching, Do Something.” This album is now very much news: Variety published a list of “The 10 Craziest Lyrics” from the record, while the Jerusalem Post rounded up all of the claims of anti-Semitism implied in his song called “They Own the Media” and other lyrics scattered throughout. …

Back in the fall of 2020, Morrison announced three topical singles protesting COVID-19 restrictions plus a petition to end the temporary ban on live concerts. In one of these songs, “No More Lockdown,” he crooned about scientists “making up crooked facts,” labeling the perpetrators of these measures “fascist bullies.” In an unprecedented turn of events, the songs became cause for Northern Ireland’s health minister, Robin Swann, to pen an op-ed for Rolling Stone, calling Morrison’s new lyrics “dangerous” and a great comfort to “the tinfoil hat brigade who crusade against masks and vaccines and think this is all a huge global plot to remove freedoms.” …

Morrison has long been deeply distrustful and disdainful of authority figures, which, in his line of work, have most frequently manifested themselves as record executives. From the very beginning of his solo career, Morrison has complained of unknowingly signing bad contracts, having to argue with Bert Berns over “Brown Eyed Girl” royalties and being signed to a label that, for a time, was literally run by the mob. This initial distrust, over time, developed into full-blown paranoia and expanded its scope to include those who covered his career, which he began to broadly refer to as “the media.” In 2015, he called the owners of his first music contract “puppet masters” and described the ongoing coverage of him in the press as misleading “propaganda.” In 2018, he began talking about “fake news” in interviews, informing the BBC that “the media makes things up” and that he had been “talking about fake news from day one.” […]

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3 Comments on Music Press Goes Ape Sh*t over Van Morrison’s New ‘Anti-Semitic,’ ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ Album, Featuring Songs Like ‘They Own the Media’ and ‘Duper’s Delight’

  1. His voice sounds as great as ever and he’s one of the few artists, outside of Ian Brown who has spoken out against this insanity. I know you’ve gone down the Alice Bailey rabbit hole, but Morrison had a Bailey inspired period in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Just goes to show you that people go through artistic and creative phases.

  2. WHAT IS ANTISEMITISM?
    It’s when a NON-JEW tells the truth about JEWS!
    95% of JEWS are Talmudic Jews

    “PHARISEES”:
    The Jewish religion as it is today traces its descent, without a break, through all the centuries, from the Pharisees.
    Their leading ideas and methods found expression in a literature of enormous extent, of which a very great deal is still in existence. The Talmud is the largest and most important single member of that literature, and round it are gathered a number of Midrashim, partly legal (Halachic) and partly works of edification (Haggadic). This literature, in its oldest elements, goes back to a time before the beginning of the Common Era, and comes down into the Middle Ages. Through it all run the lines of thought which were first drawn by the Pharisees, and the study of it is essential for any real understanding of Pharisaism.
    — R. Travers Herford for the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia. (2)

    Rabbi Dr. Louis Finkelstein, Instructor of Talmud, and later president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, writes:

    Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes of name, inevitable adaptation of custom, and adjustment of Law, the spirit of the ancient Pharisee survives unaltered. When the Jew reads his prayers, he is reciting formulae prepared by pre-Maccabean scholars; when he dons the cloak prescribed for the Day of Atonement and Passover Eve, he is wearing the festival garment of ancient Jerusalem; when he studies the Talmud, he is actually repeating the arguments used in the Palestinian academies.
    — Rabbi Dr. Finkelstein (3)

    WHAT DID JESUS OF NAZARETH SAY ABOUT TALMUDIC JEWS?
    “Why is my language not clear to you Talmudic Jews?
    It’s because you are unable to hear what I say.
    YOU BELONG TO YOUR FATHER, the DEVIL, and you want to carry out YOUR FATHER’S desires.
    The reason you do not hear is that YOU DO NOT BELONG TO GOD.”

    He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is NO TRUTH IN HIM. When he lies, he speaks his NATIVE LANGUAGE, for he is a LIAR and THE FATHER OF LIES.
    Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
    Can any of you prove me guilty of sin?
    If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me?
    Whoever belongs to God hears what God says.
    The reason you do not hear is that YOU DO NOT BELONG TO GOD.”
    John 8:43-47

  3. From ‘Moon Dance’ to ‘Duper’s Delight’- funny how old age finally sees this plane & time in its real form for his peers & their descendants to ignore – or not.

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