One of the things that marks the present age is the deterioration of the arts. Of course, we are all aware of socialist graphic art that contains heavy handed messages. It is just awful. Then there is literature. Shakespeare was sublime, and of course was written at a time when the British culture was on the rise. Literature now is derivative and insipid. Movies, they have made an original movie in I can't remember when, And of course, classical music is timeless. But now, Oxford University wants to cancel musical notation. How stupid is this? If nobody is trained in musical notation, then of course eventually, no one will be able to play the great composers of the past, let alone any garbage you may be composing now.
And, of course, the musical professors at Oxford University know that. Reading music comes, through years of training I might add, as second nature as reading this page comes to speakers of English. What is at work at Oxford is fear:
Second, I think the Oxford music teachers know this is bunkum. They’re raising it only because they feel that, unless they chime in on the Black Lives Matter issue and show themselves to be on board with it, they will be the next target. Under the tyranny that is BLM, if you’re not with them, you’re against them, and if you’re against them, you will be destroyed in the next purge (and there’s always a next purge).
As I watch the endless waves of BLM stupidity in corporations and academic institutions in the English-speaking world, I’m reminded of nothing so much as the mourners at Kim Jong-il’s funeral. They knew that the secret police were watching and that anyone showing insufficient grief was at risk of being carted off to a concentration camp. That’s why you see videos such as the one below showing thousands of people engaged in hysterical weeping. Yes, they were told that their communist godhead had died, but what you’re seeing... isn’t grief, it’s fear.
That same stench of totalitarian fear is, quite disgracefully, oozing out of Oxford. An institution with over a thousand years of solid academics behind it shouldn’t be groveling before the Marxist BLM thugs.Gentle readers who are paying attention may have noticed that I mention fear a lot lately. The Communists/Socialists/Fascists among us want power. They want absolute power to control your life from birth to death, and even whether you will be born. They know that under normal circumstances nobody but a fool would grant them that power. You would be an idiot to do so. But if they can intimidate you, frighten and scare you enough with their acts of canceling people, then you might just knuckle under. But understand that if you do, the intimidation will never stop. It can't, because if it did, you might revert to questioning their illegitimate authority. Can't have that.