What a shame, the music is great but the lyrics are just awful.
Of course he was going to be influenced by social media and youtube. It's the ideal platform for him to be able to express his views or listen to other people's views without having to physically interact. I'm not surprised in the least by Morrissey's behaviour these days. He's always been a lonely nutter. Give him a break.
I can't help but wonder if Morrissey is having a nervous breakdown. Without serious professional help, I fear his life goes the way of Syd Barrett's and he gives up and lives his final years as a recluse.I agree that he was never destined to end up like all these sane, successful (and ultimately boring) nostalgia acts. We can be thankful for that. I think the tragedy is the decline in talent and verve. I love him as a nutter, but the nuttiness is now taking an embarrassing form (right-wing conspiracy theorism) and the lyrics are stinky quality. Syd Barrett, to make a comparison, went from loony to really loony, somewhat like Morrissey has—and Barrett's lyricism arguably improved.