Not his intentions surely.
And I don’t think he believes that posting a video is promoting a whole ideology, one that he might not even be aware of.
Before Covid I already had a very short list of people I like. It's barely a list now.Everything is backwards now. I was in the Stiff Little Fingers fan group when all this covid stuff started and Jake and his wife (she is insufferable) were telling everyone they need to obey the government and get covid vaccines, also private venues had every right to dictate terms of entrance. Jake is allegedly a punk, you know - anti establishment, anti corporation. They have all sold out, it's just bizarre. Falling right in line with the liberals. I didn't say anything but only a few people seemed shocked at their stance and complete 180 on everything Jake ever preached. Most were agreeing with him and Shirley, but they usually do, it's kind of gross. Anyway.......
I would rather have Morrissey saying what he really thinks, even if I disagree sometimes. He's not a corporate and government slave, and that's a good thing.
It's research from Harvard University.
Seeing morrissey with his little slave Damon walking behind carrying his shopping bags puts me off. Slavery is alive in morrisseys world. Awful.Most interesting about this video is what it omits. It’s easy to select examples where your fixed narrative fits, which this does to a degree. The Morrissey fans of old from his home country, who have decided to draw a line because of political statements he made, are more than aware of the grand contrarian he has always been. This has nothing to do with why he has lost swathes of popularity. To suggest so is a venture into straw man territory.
As has been said by others, pretty much everything online is all just scribbling on the toilet wall - only now technology can broadcast it to millions of people.I did a research that beats the Harvard research because I am better than Harvard and my official conclusion is:
He is a youtuber....
And youtubers will never be famous for being incredibly clever... So I am a bit angry with Morrissey right now because he lured me to watch a lot of minutes of a youtuber talking....
.... But my anger will be gone in just 2 minutes because Morrissey is the only Morrissey we have!
Update: July 27, 2022.
Now a Central post:
I don't think it's about that - about praising everything that Moz says. I for one don't agree with everything he says about animal rights, for example.I think, this is something we all have heard before. Morrissey is not always right when he says things nobody else would say. Sometimes there is a reason why most people would not say something, because they are not true or not even intelligent. The SPIEGEL-interview really shocked me. As a German I can not see that Angela Merkel has taken Germany`s identity and that Berlin is the rape-capital. Why should anyone praise Morrissey for saying things like that? The idea that Morrissey is being cancelled is not true. Milo Ventimiglia of "This is Us" was wearing a Morrissey-shirt and was very nervous when he was on the Jimmy Fallon show with him and there was not a single bad word about Morrissey and about still being a fan. It was a celebration. The fact that Morrissey doesn`t have a record deal is because he is said to be a difficult client, difficult to manage, etc. I don`t think that it has to do with censorship or anything, but it fits into the martyr-cliché that so many people support. I am looking forward for the new album, I did not like those without Alain Whyte as a songwriter that much. I think Morrissey should be asked about his musical approach more than about all the other stuff, because he is intersting and unique as a singer and for his structuring of songs. I still listen to Morrissey and still have his haircut, but I won`t go with things that go too far, just as turning him into a role model for the freedom of speech. He slams people who make (bad) jokes about him although they practise freedom of expression as well. Donald Trump speaks of cancel-culture and cancels people all the time. I don`t want Morrissey to be like that because he has been part of my life for decades and I am very grateful for that. I am a songwriter myself and I also think that pop music and radio is unbearable and most people don`t care about being fed with shit. But there is good music out there: The Divine Comedy, to name just one, and the gigs are packed. Mainstream film, mainstream music all MUST be pretty bad because people don`t take the time and most people don`t care about music at all. It is just a pastime.