Another video upload from Vertigo Politix I wanted to share:
I am not an artist. I cannot draw or paint or sculpt. Nor can I play a musical instrument or sing. I have some small talent with words but will never be a poet. Nevertheless I can recognize and appreciate true art. I can understand the difference between a painting that aims to uplift mankind and one that has a goal of degrading anyone that views it.
This video reminds me of something I have been hashing over. While my music of choice while driving or working out leans strongly toward the metal of the heavy kind, when I am reading or writing I choose classical music. One of my favorite pieces of music comes from a Czech composer by the name of Bedřich Smetana. His most famous piece is Má vlast, which translates to “My Fatherland” and the best known of the six parts is Vltava, or The Moldau.
There are something like 60-70 people, all playing not just different instruments but different types of instruments.
It is an amazing feat. Or this performance of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.
Over an hour long performance that tells a story through music.
Compare those masterpieces of music with what Rolling Stone declared to be the #1 “song” in their list of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time: “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five…..
It includes lyrics such as….
Broken glass everywhere
People pissing on the stairs, you know they just don’t care
I can’t take the smell, can’t take the noise
Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice
Rats in the front room, roaches in the back
Junkies in the alley with a baseball bat
I tried to get away, but I couldn’t get far
‘Cause a man with a tow truck repossessed my car
Wow. That is just poetry. The entire list of “greatest hip-hop songs” is made up of infantile, nihilistic “music” full of violent imagery and juvenile sexuality. For people who are so proud of their alleged sexual prowess, their understanding of human sexuality has never advanced past the first years of pre-adolescence. While Africans for a time managed to make music that was decent back in the Motown era by mimicking White music, for the last 40 years their music scene has been dominated by rap and hip-hop that has only become more grotesque as the decades passed.
It is not just music of course. We see this difference in all forms of art, from literature to sculpting to painting to dance. It takes a depraved mind to compare a waltz or ballet with a corpulent water buffalo in spandex twerking on a police car.
European art explores the limits of human potential and achievement.
African art wallows in the deepest sewers of human depravity.
While Europeans are capable of dark and even vulgar music, we are also capable of the greatest achievements of human cultural expression. The difference is the range of expression that runs the gamut of human emotions and experience versus the permanently revolting darkness of the human spirit.
We are not the same and nothing will ever make us the same, unless….
Unless we are dragged down to the level of the lowest common denominator. Those that have most of the control over the popular culture have intentionally been driving our once magnificent culture toward the fetid swamps populated by people like Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.
People are a reflection of their culture and the people you see all around you today are a mirror image of the trash they consume in music and culture. Destroying our cultural heritage is one more tool in Their arsenal and one more unforgivable insult for which They will need to be held to account.