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Van Morrison rails against virus restrictions in new songs

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Good to see the experts voicing their opinions.

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Van the thran.

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Van Morrison. Great musician and crackpot crank.

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Dear Van....here's a song for you.

'Grow up.

Mask up.

Shut up.'

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Vlandemic much? What an idiot.

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Van Morrison. Great musician and crackpot crank.

Van, from one Belfast child to another, catch yerself on!

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Crank

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This pandemic makes me believe that the end of civilisation will be cause by neither catastrophic natural disasters or giant meteoroids but human's own stupidity to not do the right things.

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He needs to shut up and wear his mask and stay 2 meters away from everyone until he's told otherwise by those in charge.

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I can just hear him now... have I told you lately, that I hate the lockdown restrictions?

Saw him live back in '86 and he was in a right oul' grump. Love Astral Weeks and suchlike but he's really done a Morrissey with this silly stance (see also, Noel Gallagher & Ian Brown).

Not sure why anyone listens to the witterings of pop stars from 30, 40 years back. Heroes are always going to disappoint you, eventually. It's not like the people in the 1918 flu epidemic were listening to the opinions of tired vaudeville stars from the 1880s?

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Morrison said in a statement that he was "not telling people what to do or think".

When you right songs and they get air play. Yeah you are.

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Dear oh dear oh dear.

Van Morrison. Another hero with feet of clay.

Saw him live back in '86 and he was in a right oul' grump.

Saw him round about the same time, same story. Obviously our rights to get a decent concert for our money don't concern him too much.

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So sad to hear that Van has presenile dementia.

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I always take medical advice from singers.

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He's an old man, and as such, he'll be one of the first to die if he were infected.

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plasticmonkeyToday  08:38 am JST

Van Morrison. Great musician and crackpot crank.

Unfortunately that was the kind of crackpot stuff Charlie Daniels was posting on his blog before he died. He was bashing BLM as 'liberal, socialist, blah blah', He died at 83.

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Isn't it strange how the usual parade of those howling about Hollyweird elite, clapped out pop singers and tennis players expressing an opinion are curiously absent from this thread. One wonders why that could possibly be.....

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Just because someone is widely famous doesn't mean they know anything. This guy for example, is a moron.

If you can't get your head around the basic science that explains how virus and infection works, then you might as well get buzzed off by the virus and make the gene pool better.

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I believe people should have the right to think for themselves.

Yes, stay home and think. It is only when you go out that you become someone else’s problem.

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Covid is all about the money. 'Young doctor explains why he’s against forced COVID-19 vaccine'.

https://youtu.be/BegGXhBD4Lc

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Bloated, senile, faded pop icon who didn't graduate from high school exhibits his fascinating understanding of virology & immunology. A worldwide conspiracy cooked-up by doctors and scientists - millions of scientists & MDs all in cahoots borne in a revelation by Van the Man - it being a sinister plot to put the kibosh on his descendant career. Sure thing.

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Finally, an entertainer talking common sense.

I admire famous people who risk the thrashing of their reputation to voice common sense opinions that the media and elites will ridicule.

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I admire famous people who risk the thrashing of their reputation to voice common sense opinions that the media and elites will ridicule.

People have been admiring Van Morrison for his music while deriding him as a miserable git for about 50 years now. So there is zero risk to his reputation, which he established a long time ago and which can be summed up by the word "churlish". It doesn't go unnoticed, or unmentioned.

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Finally, an entertainer talking common sense.

Translation:

Finallly an entertainer I agree with is speaking out. The ones I don’t agree with should shut up because they are just entertainers.

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"The government is doing a great job of that already. It's about freedom of choice, I believe people should have the right to think for themselves."

Right on. Free thinking is the way to be.

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"It's not economically viable to do socially distanced gigs," he said, urging the music industry "to fight with me on this".

That is his real complaint. Cuts into his money suppply

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@Nippori Nick

That is his real complaint. Cuts into his money supply

I believe that is also the complaint of the many millions of working class 'expendables' who have lost their jobs unnecessarily because of the overreaction to the virus.

Strong protections could have been put into place for the elderly, while allowing the non vulnerable to continue living their lives.

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Right on. Free thinking is the way to be.

By free thinking, you mean parroting the exact same thing coming from the political right?

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Toasted heretic

Not sure why anyone listens to the witterings of pop stars from 30, 40 years back. Heroes are always going to disappoint you, eventually. It's not like the people in the 1918 flu epidemic were listening to the opinions of tired vaudeville stars from the 1880s?

Werent they silent and black and white back then? ;)

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