Theodore Dalrymple remarks on the fawning and ludicrous coverage of the fifth anniversary of the death of David Bowie by the farcical, liberal British media.
Once I wrote an article for a French cultural review in which I said that a rock concert appeared to me like a fascist rally of libertinism. The conformism with overtones of revolution, or at least of overturning established norms of behavior, seemed to me rather similar.
I couldn’t agree with an article more if I had written it myself.
Like many, I used to be enthralled with much of “classic rock” upon its release; but have since grown to see (and hear) the vast majority of what used to be a main source of entertainment as a shallow, self-indulgent celebration of the lower aspirations of human nature.
Rock music largely reflects and deifies what has destroyed much of the good that came from Judeo-Christian values.
It’s a great irony that the freedom granted by what was once a Christian, democratic society has been used to tear down that society and usurp the freedom it granted.