The anti-woke rapper that scares the left

The anti-woke rapper that scares the left. By Matthew Kadish.

The last time America went through a widespread cultural revolution was in the 1960s, with the rise of the counter-culture movement which saw a dramatic shift from traditional establishment values and norms to ones spearheaded by hippies who were anti-war, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, pro-women’s rights, and all about free-love, recreational drugs, and raging against everything propped up by the white male patriarchy.

But now, close to 60 years after the rise of that movement, the counter-culture revolutionaries have become the establishment, with those rebellious hippies now in high positions within government, industry, and entertainment. And in such an environment where the ‘woke’ are in charge, the most rebellious thing one can do is be to the right of Karl Marx – both culturally and politically.

Enter Tom MacDonald, the ‘new breed’ of cultural revolutionary whose success is scaring the left.

By all accounts, MacDonald, 33, doesn’t look like he’d be a ‘figurehead’ for the right-wing of American culture. He has long hair, numerous piercings, and a body covered in tattoos. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and started his career as a professional wrestler …

This straight white male from Canada went from being a high-flying wrestler to a rapper.

As one can imagine, MacDonald’s entrance into the world of hip-hop wasn’t an overnight success story, especially when he began expressing his right-leaning political beliefs in an industry that was so heavily associated with leftist politics and the African-American community. The road to success for MacDonald was rocky at first, with his songs garnering little attention and lots of negativity on social media….

But MacDonald wasn’t discouraged. He kept on producing his music and not backing down from his beliefs. His first single, ‘Whiteboy’, dropped in 2018, and was followed by ‘Straight White Male’ in 2019.

MacDonald’s message was that straight white men were being demonized in society — a message that was considered ‘edgy’ by a ‘woke’ establishment media complex. As one can imagine, MacDonald was attacked by numerous media outlets, being called everything from ‘racist’ to ‘sexist’, and (of course) ‘homophobic’. But despite the slander being levied against him, MacDonald’s music was beginning to have resonance among the ‘silent majority’ that the music industry had long been ignoring — music fans on the political right. …

MacDonald’s rise to popularity was completely grassroots — and done entirely by utilizing alternative media. Forget record labels and radio time. Tom MacDonald had YouTube and iTunes. Like most ‘alternative’ musicians, he’s spent his time building a following outside of the establishment media. Back in the 1980s, punk bands were shaking things up by playing small bars and clubs and amassing a hardcore following. Nowadays, counter-culture artists turn to digital media in order to reach their fans. …

In 2021, MacDonald released his two biggest hits to date, ‘Fake Woke’ and ‘Snowflakes’. Fake Woke was an indictment against the group Black Lives Matter and took a stance against the concept of ‘white privilege’. Snowflakes is a relentless takedown of cancel culture and the wokeism that is currently infecting society. In August, MacDonald released a song called ‘Brainwashed’, which took on the Biden administration and the news media for lying to the public in order to push their radical leftist agendas.

By being fearless and unapologetic in his beliefs, MacDonald has risen to become a folk hero to those on the right of the political spectrum, and is quickly becoming a cultural icon. …

MacDonald is becoming so influential that even Donald Trump Jr. began following him on Twitter. …

Of course, as MacDonald’s popularity grows, he becomes a bigger and bigger target for the left, whose policies and beliefs he so expertly criticizes in his songs. But as an independent artist who produces and releases his own music and videos, there is little the left can do to censor him.

And that’s why the left is so scared of Tom MacDonald. Because nothing is more dangerous to bad political ideology than critical voices that cannot be silenced.

hat-tip Stephen Neil