Please consider supporting my work here at Behind The Black by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, in any one of the following ways:
1. Zelle: This is the only internet method that charges no fees. All you have to do is use the Zelle link at your internet bank and give my name and email address (zimmerman at nasw dot org). What you donate is what I get.
2. Donate through Gabpay, using my email address zimmerman @ nasw dot org.
3. Patreon: Go to my website there and pick one of five monthly subscription amounts, or by making a one-time donation.
4. A Paypal Donation:
5. Donate by check, payable to Robert Zimmerman and mailed to
Behind The Black
c/o Robert Zimmerman
Cortaro, AZ 85652
Mao’s cultural revolution in 1966,
what today’s leftists want for America and the world.
They’re coming for you next: Long time rock-n-roll star Eric Clapton has revealed that he has become ostracized from his liberal, leftist, music culture because he dared to publicly express opposition to last year’s lockdowns as well as publicly expressed reservations about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton said his musician friends stopped communicating with him after he recently spoke out about his “disastrous” COVID-19 side effects. “I’ve tried to reach out to fellow musicians,” Clapton said during a video Q&A mostly about his COVID-19 vaccine experience and his reaction to the powers-that-be afterward. “I just don’t hear from them anymore. My phone doesn’t ring very often. I don’t get that many texts and emails any more. It’s quite noticeable.”
Clapton’s aforementioned statements come at the very end of the below video, just before the 24-minute mark — but the whole interview is pretty eye-opening:
According to Vulture.com, Clapton also said, “I was ostracized. And I could feel that everywhere.”
I agree, the whole interview is worth listening to, and so I have embedded it at the bottom of this essay.
Clapton clearly appears to be trying to have an open and skeptical mind, and has been digging into the data about COVID, the vaccines, and the government’s panicky response to both. He has discovered that that response was almost entirely a mistake, and is horrified by much of it. The last six minutes of the interview, when he begins talking about the oppressive aspects of the government’s response, his opposition to it, and the close-minded responses of people whom he once thought were his friends, are especially revealing. He had thought his musical community, all leftists, believed in freedom and free speech. He has now learned that ain’t so.
For me, his experience was quite familiar, as I have gone through the same thing my entire life. Our dominant culture has not believed in freedom and free speech for many years. Up until the last few years however they were afraid to be open about their intolerant and authoritarian views. Now they are upfront and aggressive, working hard to silence and destroy those who disagree with them, because they have the upper hand and have learned how meek and easily cowed most people have become.
Nor will anything change, as long as people continue to bow to these bullies instead of telling them to go to hell. Nor will having one or two well known celebrities, like Clapton, who do this make any difference. The response has to be loud, from many ordinary people. Though the bullies are certainly a minority, there are now a lot of them in our society. Only if a lot more people push back at them will these bad people finally back down.
Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!
From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.
“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.
All editions are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all book vendors, with the ebook priced at $5.99 before discount. The ebook can also be purchased direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit, in which case you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.
Autographed printed copies are also available at discount directly from me (hardback $24.95; paperback $14.95; Shipping cost for either: $5.00). Just email me at zimmerman @ nasw dot org.