Is Paddy Tarleton the next Woody Guthrie?

Paddy Tarleton
Folk music: it has a special place in the history of the United States. Key contributors like Woody Guthrie penned songs about places and events which helped shape the nation's identity.

Guthrie's work was also highly political, taking strong positions against governments that stepped on, and took advantage of, the common folk.

Guthrie went on to mentor and inspire Bob Dylan, whose trademark musical style and raspy voice became the soundtrack for a new generation of protest. Songs like "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They are a-Changin'" became the staple of the Vietnam era anti-war movement and chronicled the ideals of the 1960s generation.

Fast forward half a century to where America is in a new crisis over war and ideals, and the bitter reality about the ideas of the 1960s generation, influential for over half a century, are beginning to show.

Enter Paddy Tarleton.

Armed with his guitar and creative songwriting skills, Tarleton could be the voice that rattles the core of America's 1960s-influenced establishment - and unites those sewing the seeds of the rising counter-culture. Below is a sampling of his work:

Tarleton came upon the radar in the aftermath of a highly-publicized brawl at Berkeley campus in California. The fake news (CNN, SPLC, MSNBC, Time) was on the story because a pro-Trump demonstrator had punched a radical leftist woman in the face. In true Rodney King-esque fashion, however, the media had begun rolling footage of the confrontation half-way through - after the woman had been disarmed of the weapon she had been carrying around to seriously injure people.

Further investigation revealed that the radical leftist woman had boasted about going to Berkeley to "collect" scalps and was a porn model, sparking a storm of memes and a popular song from Tarleton, entitled "The Ballad of Raunch-Vag Rosie":