Eric Clapton’s career “had almost gone anyway” until his campaign against conventional medicine gained momentum.
The 76-year-old musician went on the Real Music Observer YouTube channel to discuss how his life has changed since he reluctantly took AstraZeneca’s treatment in 2021. Clapton has since become candid about his anti-vaccination stance.
He claimed he would been duped to get COVID-19 jab at subliminal messages in pharmaceutical advertisements – and urged others not to fall for it.
“Whatever the note was, it had not reached me,” he said, referring to the “mass-produced hypnosis” conspiracy theory that gained ground in 2021 as part of anti-vaccine propaganda. (IN related circlesit has also been called “mass formation psychosis.”)
Attributed to the Belgian psychologist Mattias Desmet, the theory essentially points to a kind of thought control that has taken over society, enabling unscrupulous leaders to easily manipulate populations to, for example, accept vaccines or wear face masks.
“Then I started to realize that there really was a memo, and a guy, Mattias Desmet [professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University in Belgium], talked about it, ”Clapton continued. “And it’s amazing. The theory of mass formation hypnosis. And then I could see it. When I started looking for it, I saw it everywhere.”
Clapton remembered “seeing little things on YouTube that were like subliminal advertising,” he said.
“My career had almost gone anyway. At the time I spoke, it was almost 18 months ago that I had been forcibly retired in a way, ”he said. pandemic restrictions shut down live events for months.
“I went with Van and I got the tip that Van stood up for the measures and I thought, ‘Why is there no one else doing this?’ … So I contacted him. ”
He said Morrison, 76, complained that he was not allowed to freely object to vaccine claims.
“I was mystified, I seemed to be the only person who found it exciting or even appropriate. I’m cut off a cloth, where if you tell me I can do nothing, I really want to know why, said the “Cocaine” singer.
“My family and friends were scared and I think they were scared on my behalf,” he added.
Clapton also admitted that he had given up recent news media, which he described as “one-way traffic to follow orders and obedience” – a decision he said has helped him creatively and professionally.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also joked about losing touch with friends and family because of his political views: “My family and friends think I’m a crackpot anyway.”
“Over the last year, a lot has disappeared – a lot of dust around and people are moving away pretty quickly. It has refined for me the kind of friendship I have. And it has fallen down to the people that I obviously really need and love, ”he said.
“Inside my family, it became pretty crucial,” he said, talking about his wife Melia McEnery and four daughters, Ruth, 37, Julie, 20, Ella, 19, and Sophie, 16. “I have teenage girls and an older girl who ‘s in their 30s – and they’re all had to give me leeway because I have not been able to convince any of them. “
Despite making headlines, others in the music scene have alienated him, Clapton said. “I would try to reach out to other musicians, and sometimes I just do not hear from them,” he said. “My phone doesn’t ring that often. I’m not getting that many text messages and emails anymore. “
Meanwhile, Clapton has been known for throwing his support behind other anti-wax activists, including donate more than $ 1,300 to a British rock band that was fined for violating the COVID-19 protocol during a show in 2021.
In addition to his work with the “Brown Eyed Girl” singer, Clapton also released the song “This Has Gotta Stop” last year, with a similar message: “I can not take this BS anymore / It has gone far enough / You want to demand my soul / you will have to come and break this door down. “