Study of the American victory, in the Pacific theatre of WWII, will lead to knowledge of Navajo code talkers; to get a grasp on what is happening today, in the domestic theatre of American culture, one must understand Republican code talkers.
Besides their youth, money is the thing people are most eager to conserve, and so, as they collect into political parties, people usually join the party they think best suits their good looks and their bank account.
In America, conservatives have historically been Republicans. Then, In 1964, the party made a deal with the devil, disguised as Jim Crow; in an instant, the political label “conservative” became code for “the lost cause of the Confederacy.”
By usually appearing in some manner of youthful disguise, Republicans got away with it until 2016, when they threw off the disguise and re-branded themselves.
Since then, historically Republican organizations, such as orchestras and museums, have been tripping over one another in their race to prove to the world that they are not republicans. That instinctive response gave way to the insufferable woke phenomenon. As sensitive to superficial feelings as everybody ought to be, for the good of the kids, at least – people gonna hate and lust after whomever they want.
If we, the American people, allow our cultural outlets and venues to remain in the hands of historically Republican institutions and organizations, we will bring about the unintended consequence of systemic aristocracy, and the patronage that long ago resulted in the ossification of British and European cultures.
A homeland for all
America is humanity’s homeland, and is nobody’s father- or motherland; we know that so long as there is hunger and sickness anywhere, it’s amelioration, if not its eradiction, is our business. Until then, we must not pretend to wealth, but must make capital do our bidding. Until everybody is healthy and well-fed, there is no wealth that isn’t held at the expense of sick and hungry people.
We must not stash our good fortune in corporate silos and bunkers; we must not let clerics rustle us into corrals of dogma, as if god talks only to a select few on weekends, but not to each of us, daily; we must look out for one another, not kill one another.
We must remember that government is people organized to maximize public ends; corporations are people organized to maximize private means. We must remain public people, and not become private corporations.
The ends do not justify the means, nor does private wealth cleanse itself through the operatic underwriting of public performances and exhibitions. Public performances and exhibitions ought to be administered by public servants, and not by people in service to private wealth.
Dave Read, Lenox, MA
Editor’s note: The impetus for the above is the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their new programming model, wherein Tanglewood weekend concerts open with evidence of it’s fealty to the Diversity Inclusion Equity movement, which escaped from a university sociology lab, and now has infected much of congress and the blue media. Alas, now that it has reached Tanglewood, we’re not able to lose ourselves in the music until the BSO has made public amends for its sexist, racist history.
see also: Red Mob Blue Mob