Connect with us

COVID-19

FOOLS GOLD: Stone Roses’ Ian Brown Ruffles Feathers over Lockdown 

IAN Brown, former lead singer of The Stone Roses, has been ruffling feathers of late. Having faded into middle-aged solo mediocrity, he has suddenly become a Twitter sensation, with his caustic commentary on the Covid-19 regime. Among his greatest hits was the defiant ‘NO LOCKDOWN NOT TESTS NO TRACKS NO MASKS NO VAX’, for which he has been ridiculed by mainstream media. A hatchet job in the Sunday Times yesterday did not bother with any serious consideration of Brown’s invective, simply denouncing him as a superspreader of conspiracy theory. 

Excepting a few outspoken figures, such as Van Morrison and Noel Gallagher, the pop and rock scene has been strangely silent on the complete closure of live performance. The same can be said of the theatre. Where is the edgy rebelliousness that we came to expect of rock, rap or any youthful genre? Perhaps the majority of artists fear that a faux pas on coronavirus would make the current interruption of their career terminal, if dropped by their record company. In the woke world of virtue-signalling and puritanical censorship, most high-profile people are keeping their heads down.  

Brown’s first foray into Covid scepticism was on 14th July, after facemasks w ere mandated on public transport. ‘PUT YOUR MUZZLE ON GET BACK IN YOUR BASKET’, he tweeted. And several pet dogs of the establishment barked back: ‘Log off’, ‘Knob end’, and ‘You might hold a melody better on a ventilator’, for example. He was not ‘ratioed’, however (meaning when a tweet gets more replies than likes, indicating that it has gone down badly). Although most of the replies were critical, a fair few supported him. 

On 31st August he pushed the boat out a bit further, tweeting ‘GET BEHIND YOUR DOORS FOR THE NEW WORLD ORDER’. Now he was being compared to Morrissey, another opinionated Mancunian singer who offended much of his following by telling too many truths. Uppity Irish TV show duo Jedward urged him to mask up and desist from peddling conspiracy theory. However, some fans saw such thinking as a long-running theme of Brown’s lyrics. 

His afore-mentioned anti-vaccine tweet, on 5th September, had amassed 20.8 thousand likes at time of writing, with 10.3k retweets. Among the 6.1k replies, someone wrote ‘I wanna be ignored’, a pun on a top Stone Roses track. But the mood was shifting, with at least as many positive as negative remarks. This is a general trend on Twitter, as people wise up to the notion that the constraints on basic liberties are not just to control a virus.

Responding to those questing his expertise on epidemiology and virology, Brown tweeted ‘To all those asking about my medical qualifications, I have the same as the computer seller bill gates’. Many took this too literally, rejecting any intellectual equivalence between Brown and the founder of a cyber empire who has donate billions to lifesaving medical research. Others understood the intended message that money talks, and often with dubious motives. 

‘So Im a Conspiracy Theorist HA! A term invented by the lame stream media to discredit those who can smell and se through the government/media lies and propaganda’, he tweeted on 14th September. Actually, as one reply stated, it was devised by the CIA, for the same purpose. Towards the many people insisting masks are necessary to stop a pandemic, Brown tweeted ‘I agree. But what pandemic?’ Inevitably he was reminded ‘Er, the plandemic that’s killed 50,000 in the UK alone’. For Brown, the virus is a hoax: ‘THE GREAT RESET the plandemic planned designed and executed to make us digital slaves’.  

Last week Brown went on the attack against his profession: ‘All my fellow singers players and music-makers. Live music is done at every level. Silence is compliance. Let me hear you SAY SOMETHING.’ He then asked why they are all doing what they’re told by Tories. Have they been brainwashed? After taking a lot of flak for several months, Brown seems to be winning the argument.   

Indeed, the man who is getting ratioed is the rulemaker Matt Hancock, who now tells us that we cannot get back to normal until we are vaccinated, no doubt contributing massively to the profits of an industry in which he has substantial shares. That’s a conspiracy worth theorising on. 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER 

COVID-19 IS VERY REAL AND WE URGE THE PUBLIC TO STAY ALERT, STAY SAFE AND FOLLOW LOCALISED HEALTH ADVICE. 

WHILST WE SUPPORT AN OPEN DEBATE ON VACCINATION AND MEDICATION, NEITHER POLITICALITE OR NEWS WORLDWIDE SUPPORT ANTI-VAXXER CONSPIRACY THEORIES. 

VISIT GOV.UK/CORONAVIRUS FOR MORE INFO. 

Leave your vote

9 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 9

Upvotes: 9

Upvotes percentage: 100.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Written By

Most Popular

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: In the Shadow of 9/11, a British Man was KILLED by Islamic Extremists… his former Girlfriend Tells Her Story

Exclusive

THE SERBRANOS: Politician Claims Serbian President and Brother ‘Involved In Drug Trade’ with China

Exclusive

REVEALED: ‘Somalian Islamist’ Linked to KILLING of Tory MP David Amess

Terror

EXCLUSIVE: Serbian Politician Claims COVID-19 is ‘Well Planned Scam’

COVID-19

COMMENT: Vaccine Passport U-Turn Proves Boris is THREAT to Liberty and Freedom

Latest

INSIDE 9/11: FBI’s ‘Bin Laden Expert’ Was Found DEAD at World Trade Center

WORLD EXCLUSIVE

ROYAL SERVED: Prince Andrew to face Virginia Roberts in the US after High Court Intervention

Latest

ALL OUT: As Queen Praises Tennis Star, Adil Ray Sparks Race Row

CULTURE WARS

COMMENT: Tax and Spend Tories Betray Electorate Once Again

Comment

NOT WELCOME: U.S. Stops Afghani Refugee Flights Over Measles Outbreak

Latest

GYPSY KING: Tyson Fury Beats DOSSER Deontay Wilder in Epic Knockout

BOXING

TOO SAVAGE: Woke Mob Would CANCEL Lily Savage in 2021, says Paul O’Grady

Entertainment

HYPOCRITE UNMASKED: Democrat Lawmaker MOCKED Over Met Gala Dress

Latest

EXCLUSIVE: Amir Khan ‘Removed From American Flight Following ALCOHOL and Mask-Row’ – NOT Racism

CULTURE WARS

ELLO, ALLAHU AKBAR: EastEnders Star Compares BBC Bosses To Taliban

Latest

NTA Winners Ant and Dec ‘Promoting Sex, Drug and Booze Vids to Kids’, investigation finds

Entertainment

UK in Turmoil, Ministers in Hiding and Opposition in Civil War… WHO WILL LEAD BRITAIN?

Boris Johnson

ON ANOTHER PLANET: As Brits Struggle, BBC Boss Gets £75k Pay Rise

Latest

BACK TO THE FUTURE? UK’s HGV Crisis Could Be Solved by Trains

BUSINESS

AMERICAN HERO: Trump Backed by NYPD as Biden BOOED at Ground Zero

Politicalite USA

HOT 10

FOLLOW US ON FB

Most Shared

Connect
GET UPDATES IN YOUR INBOX

Hey there!

Forgot password?

Forgot your password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Close
of

Processing files…