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Re: Dust yo Digital

From:

Brian Chidester <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 17:21:45 -0400

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVYhlQuBEtI

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 5:10 PM Chris Brady <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Gorky Park in Berlin is an excellent park with statues of long
> forgotten communist 'heros.'
>
> But the fear in the UK is that this BLM movement (more political and
> radical than in the USA) will cause a rewrite of history rather than
> an effort to understand, learn, and avoid repeating the same mistakes.
>
> We do fear for the archives as they are pruned to remove contentious
> material. At the BBC this is already apparent as controversial
> programmes are no longer aired, and are likely destroyed. The BBC has
> a reputation for wiping programmes. Even the English Folk Dance & Song
> Society has issued a policy statement of removing from its archives
> contentious material, and banning any folklorist groups from causing
> offence to ethnic minorities.
>
> And sadly slavery is alive and thriving throughout Europe and the
> Middle East. This includes the rape of minors on an industrial scale
> in the UK, industrial scale drug dealing throughout Europe, even
> widespread protests against wearing masks etc. thereby causing spikes
> of infections and consequent deaths of older people.
>
> And no-one cares - least of all the authorities - because to do so is
> deemed racist and no-one wants to be called that.
>
> CJB
>
> On 15/10/2020, Brian Chidester <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I hope I didn't open a can of worms here. Am probably a "far left
> fascist"
> > myself to those in the middle---an "Occupier," Democratic Socialist,
> > general naysayer of neoliberalism, et al. But then I don't work for an
> > institution. (Careful all ye who do! Don't lose your jobs by getting
> > embroiled!!)
> >
> > I do, however, think rewriting history to fit the ideals of the present
> is
> > in general a bad idea. Especially if it is rendered from the top down. If
> > the masses had a way to vote on the removal of offensive statues, for
> > instance, and the local political bodies could assure they were stored
> > properly as historical artifacts, I'd be all for that. Public spaces
> should
> > represent democratic values. But it should be measured through the voice
> of
> > the people; not the media and academics.
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 4:15 PM Chris Brady <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Sadly the LOC has decided not to allow folks access to the newly found
> >> Langston Ballad Opera starring Paul Robeson - 'The Man Who Went To
> >> War..' However we have the original annotated scripts. BTW a 'clean'
> >> copy of the scripts recently sold at auction for thousands of $s. I
> >> digress. Earlier this year it was mooted.that due to the LOC's
> >> intransigence efforts would be made to recreate the Opera. Financing
> >> was sought. Then BLM kicked off, inevitably  taken over by far left
> >> fascists. The interested parties immediately withdrew.  We are going
> >> to try and recreate another Ballad Opera by Alan Lomax - the Irish
> >> 'The Stone of Tory' instead. CJB
> >>
> >> On 15/10/2020, Brian Chidester <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> > <<Without fuller cultural awareness, it's an easy step to feeling
> >> superior
> >> > to our forefathers.   History is to be studied, not suppressed.>>
> >> >
> >> > Well said. Unfortunately we live in a postmodern culture where history
> >> has
> >> > been largely co-opted by activism---such that injustices of the past
> >> > are
> >> > being rectified through such measures as creative re-writing
> >> > ("Inglorious
> >> > Bastards," "Hamilton," "The Shape of Water"), banning/suppression, and
> >> > extreme political correctness. I call it "tolerant intolerance."
> >> >
> >> > On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 1:42 PM Steve Smolian <[log in to unmask]>
> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> These types of records sell well on line.  I usually call them
> "Ethnic
> >> >> Stereotypes."
> >> >>
> >> >> Without fuller cultural awareness, it's an easy step to feeling
> >> >> superior
> >> >> to our forefathers.   History is to be studied, not suppressed.
> >> >>
> >> >> My 2 mills worth.
> >> >>
> >> >> Steve Smolian
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> >> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <
> >> >> [log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Stewart Gooderman
> >> >> Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:46 PM
> >> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> >> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Dust yo Digital
> >> >>
> >> >> Mel Brooks is probably the best descendent of George S Kaufman (with
> >> >> burlesque jokes added) who wrote a great deal of satire, but even he
> >> >> often
> >> >> went too far.
> >> >>
> >> >> In 1927, his satire on war, Strike Up The Band died out of town, and
> >> >> didn’t become successful until three years later when his text was
> >> >> modified
> >> >> and softened by Morrie Ryskind. And three years after that, his
> satire
> >> on
> >> >> politics and Fascism, Let ‘Em Eat Cake was a bomb, hitting so close
> to
> >> >> home
> >> >> that it made people extremely uncomfortable and failed miserably.
> >> >>
> >> >> DrG
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> > On Oct 15, 2020, at 8:37 AM, Gary A. Galo <
> >> >> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Right, and Mel Brooks poked fun at himself, as well as everyone
> >> >> > else.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Best,
> >> >> > Gary
> >> >>
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> MSc. (O.R.); BSc. (Ind Maths); Dip. Ed. (F.E.); Cert Mgt (O.U.)
> >> Health & Safety Rep. - Unite (MSF/AMICUS) + Brit. Airways
> >> Freelance Investigative Journalist - re:
> >> Rogue Leasehold / Managing / Letting / Estate Agents
> >>
> >
>
>
> --
> MSc. (O.R.); BSc. (Ind Maths); Dip. Ed. (F.E.); Cert Mgt (O.U.)
> Health & Safety Rep. - Unite (MSF/AMICUS) + Brit. Airways
> Freelance Investigative Journalist - re:
> Rogue Leasehold / Managing / Letting / Estate Agents
>

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