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As Neil Young tries to get a new band together—not to play music, but to drive Joe Rogan off Spotify—some in entertainment are speaking up for freedom.
A trio of celebs made news this past week for taking stands against fear and dwindling liberties.
Goldie Hawn, perhaps the most gifted and gorgeous comic actress of her generation, felt compelled to speak out on behalf of children who she believes have been tragically failed by policy makers in the time of COVID.
In an Op-Ed for USA Today, Hawn said irrational fear, more than anything else, is scarring young people:
“We all know how magical a child’s imagination can be—the wonderful worlds they create in their minds. But there’s a flip side to the joyful creativity that can turn a big cardboard box into a spaceship. A child’s mind exposed to real-world fear, without the ability to properly process it, can go down dark passages leading to nothing less than existential dread.”
Hawn compared the fear being instilled into children over COVID to her own experience as a child in the 1950’s dealing with fears of nuclear and Cold War.
“The COVID era has changed our children’s lives in far more real, tangible ways—social distancing, school closures, daily mask use,” Hawn added. “Kids are afraid of people, spaces, even the air around them—a level of constant fear not seen in decades.”
Known for movies including Housesitter (a personal favorite of this writer), Private Benjamin, and Overboard, which she appeared in with her husband Kurt Russell, Hawn won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1969 for her performance in Cactus Flower.
Actress Evangeline Lilly, meanwhile, made news for attending a rally opposing vaccine mandates. While assuring everyone that she was a “loyal democrat,” Lilly, known for her turns as “Antwoman” in Marvel blockbusters including Avengers: Endgame and Antman, spoke against mandates that many Democrat politicians have supported.
At the rally she carried a sign that read “Vaxxed Democrat For Medical Freedom.”
“This is not healthy. This is not love,” Lilly said about mandates. “I understand the world is in fear, but I don’t believe that answering fear with force will fix our problems.”
Neil Young Whines While Kid Rock’s New Single Rocks It
Neil Young found out monthly streams of his music aren’t as astounding as he apparently thought, when he gave the Spotify music service an ultimatum: drop the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, or lose his music catalog.
Young, a legend in rock music known for his time with CSN&Y, and for classics including “Heart Of Gold” and the 80’s anthem “Rockin’ In The Free World” has healthy monthly streaming numbers of about six million listens.
But Rogan, currently the biggest podcast in the world, averages close to that for a single podcast.
After being ridiculed for failing to get Rogan canceled—and for even trying—Young is now attempting to rally other music artists to join the anti-free speech pogrom against Rogan.
Joni Mitchell and Liza Minelli hopped on board Young’s cancel choo-choo. It’s likely others will follow suit.
Of course, these artists could reflect on the old days, when they professed the freedom of people to voice their thoughts and grievances against authority.
They could stop cowering behind their masks and go on The Joe Rogan Experience and hash it out with the host. But that’s not how cancel culture rolls.
Kid Rock easily produced the most bombastic salvo of the week with a creative effort, debuting a new song “We The People.” It’s a rock-rap takedown that Yahoo News noted “pulls no punches in mocking people like President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci.”
The music artist, who hails from Detroit and once considered running for Governor of Michigan said of the new song:
“[It’s] about, well, all the craziness going on in our world in the last few years and the politics and the polarization and social justice. You know, constantly for just being a Trump fan attacked in the media day in day out.”
“I don’t mind taking a punch, but I hit back mother f*er and I hit hard.”
Rock also pointed out the song contains messages of unity, because everyone should be able to agree the country needs to move in a better direction.
“We The People” along with several other new songs have been put out to get fans excited for Kid Rock’s upcoming “Bad Reputation Tour” that the 50-year-old has said might be his last major touring gig.
The song can be listened to on Youtube here. Out just a week, it’s already approaching three million views.
For more on how celebrities have been used to sell COVID while enjoying personal privilege, see “CELEBRITY SELLOUTS SELL COVID.”

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