Millionaire Celebrity Survivalists?
These blogs are often centered on survivalists who are also millionaires or millionaires who are also survivalists. However, we also like to review other aspects of the subject, such as how famous characters in cinema reflect the very worldview and mindset associated with this particular breed of person. Then there’s the far-less mentioned subject of the celebrity. Why? Perhaps it’s because celebrities aren’t in the business world and are often not in the survivalist world either. Come to think of it, they don’t seem to be in the same world as non-celebrities. This might explain the divide in the public consciousness between everyone with their feet on the ground and the young and inexperienced who believe anything a celebrity tells them.
Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll review the only celebrity to publicly speak in favor of survivalism by way of not trusting the government, moving out of cities, and buying guys and bunkers. His name is Post Malone, and he’s a rapper.
Cultural Enigma or New Breed of American?
When I think of a rapper, I literally expect to see someone who looks, dresses, and acts like they’re in a gang. Why? Because of the success of gangster rap. Rap itself goes back to the Sugar Hill Gang in the 1970s and merely suggests that the goal is to talk during a song instead of sing. The artist acts more as a narrator than an actor portraying the character in the story. As the art form took off, it most notably blended singing, dancing, acrobatics, and urban issues, which reflected the artists’ lives.
Thanks to the success of the Beastie Boys in the 80s, the art form crossed over to white suburban audiences who appreciated the self-referential and pop culture references to the social commentary and gang violence. While many rap/rock acts have since come and gone, I can think of only one that also fuses country elements- Post Malone.
Post Malone plays a rock guitar and tells stories with themes that lend themselves to country music despite his rap vocalization style. Ow that he’s rich and famous, the 26-year-old has had a chance to show the world who he really is.
He moved out of his $26M Beverly Hills rental and bought a $3M luxury compound in Utah.
The 13K sq foot mansion sits on seven acres of land in Salt Lake City, Utah’s capital. Post Malone’s message to everyone is to move out of the city and prepare yourself to defend against Martial Law, which would require the US government to override the Constitution to wage war against its own people. The point of this: to disarm them. For his many fans, I’m confident this rhetoric fits like a glove, but his move out of L.A. and into this new home seems to be a visible step in the direction of his ideology.
While this place is far from an underground bunker, the artist has claimed to have intentions of turning the home into an apocalypse-proof shelter with underground quarters with 30 bunk beds. He’s also publicly praised Utah for its open carry laws and legal purchase of silencers.
While it’s not uncommon for the rap artist to brag about their guns, they’re usually not white guys singing country. While his core fans are likely in lockstep a bit with his culture, politics, and worldview, we all know that naïve, confused white kids in the suburbs who are spoon-fed their morals by the media aren’t likely to buy a gun, even if they listen to gangster rap that glorifies cop killing.
This sociopolitical paradox is as old as the music’s success, which goes back to the 80s. Meanwhile, the kids growing up in the deep south are still wearing cut-off jeans and heading to the bayous, creeks, lakes, and beaches for Spring Break and Summer vacation with their automatic weapons, cases of beer, and footballs. They’re likely doing donuts in the sand with a jeep while blasting Post Malone. For them, this might be the only thing on the radio that speaks to their country sentiments about life, family, love, responsibility, and heartache while continuing to praise the American dream of patriotism, guns, freedom, and getting rowdy with beer and firecrackers.
This crop of kids like the energy of rap but aren’t interested in the anti-establishment lyrics and hatred of White America. They also don’t like sappy Country songs about crying in a bar drunk after losing a job and a girl, which is basically the blue-eyed blues.
Many of these kids like the alternative rock of bands like Nirvana but have zero interest in living in Portland or Seattle and reading poetry at coffee houses, bragging about the liberal agenda’s science-based approach to disarming a country in debt to the history’s most threatening superpowers.
So, if Post Malone can succeed and not sell out while calling the government liars, then maybe there’s still some meat left on the bone after all for the rest of us. Freedom of Speech is the first to go when freedom goes. Post Malone’s message of standing up for oneself, one’s beliefs, and heading out to the country with guns and bunkers makes this a free America afterall, regardless of one’s POV.
It also means that many millionaire survivalists aren’t alone in their worldview, even if most people will never afford the same options.
To read the article, click here: https://nypost.com/2022/01/25/inside-post-malones-3m-apocalypse-proof-utah-bunker/