“Mumford & Sons” lead guitarist Winston Marshall said woke liberal haters came for every aspect of his life after he tweeted his support of Andy Ngo’s anti-Antifa book.
Marshall announced his decision to leave the band in a lengthy essay last week, which he told an interviewer was a “bloody” terrifying ordeal to publish.
“Particularly the last half an hour before I was very nervous, but I feel like it’s gone,” he said. “I feel like I got my integrity back and I feel like I got my soul back a little bit. Sorry, not a little bit — I feel like I got my soul back, completely. I feel good now.”
He detailed how the woke mob came after him with a vengeance after he simply congratulated Ngo on his “important” book.
“I’d been tweeting about books through the pandemic… This one seemed to take off. There’s a couple of ways to what happens,” he began. “So firstly, it starts to take off, and then you have, like a swarm of snakes. They come for every aspect of your life.”
“So for example, for me, they started messing about with my Wikipedia page calling me a Fascist and Nazi and all these ridiculous things, and then, there’s sort of a second wave, where they come for your friends and your associates and their families, and it’s very intimidating.”
The intense backlash he received influenced his choice to leave his music group of fourteen years, because it began affecting his bandmates. “When they start going for your friends and people you love, that’s where it sort of changes.”
“It’s a very effective mode of intimidation because it’s one thing when they come for you, but when they come for those you love, you want to defend them,” he detailed. “I imagine it’s very confusing for those people, particularly if they don’t know what’s going on, what’s inspired this sort of attack or whatever.”
He also says he regrets his initial apology for the tweet, which he made to protect Mumford & Sons’ image. “You put your friends first. You F***ed up. And I think I did f*** up because now, clearly it’s a … divisive issue, and I think a lot of people (look) at it in low depth, and they don’t understand the far-left extremism that’s going on.”
“They might think, ‘Why would you criticize it?’ or ‘Fascism’s bad, and so Antifa must be good,’ rather than seeing the fascistic behavior of far-Left groups,” WInston concluded.