Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Stop! In The Name Of All That’s Good and Holy.

I see that Oxford has gone all in on the woke/white guilt curriculum.

The University of Oxford is considering scrapping sheet music for being 'too colonial' after staff raised concerns about the 'complicity in white supremacy' in music curriculums.

Please, in the name of all that’s good and holy, make it stop!


I believe The Supremes – Flo, Mary and Diana, not Joe, Brett and Amy -  would agree with me.


Sure, they were just 3 black girls from the ghetto projects who made good, but they sort of liked that supremacy thing. And apparently they had nothing against slapping their name on a really, really white product in order to make a few extra bucks.

The-Supremes-breaad-704x400The-Supremes-White-Bread-packagingThe Supremes Special Formula White Bread from Schaffer Bakery

Of course today the woke crowd would never allow that endorsement to stand. The gals would be shamed into not only removing their name from the product but apologizing profusely for their insensitivity to The Cause.


But back to Oxford and their colonial guilt complex:

Professors are set to reform their music courses to move away from the classic repertoire, which includes the likes of Beethoven and Mozart, in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

It claimed that teaching musical notation had 'not shaken off its connection to its colonial past' and would be 'a slap in the face' to some students.

And it added that musical skills should no longer be compulsory because the current repertoire's focus on 'white European music' causes 'students of colour great distress'. 

By all means remove the requirement that you have any musical skill in order to get a degree in music from a formerly prestigious British University. Art talent was long ago waived in the art schools so why not? Besides, who needs symphonies in this day and age anyway?

I Hear A Symphony


For one thing they are so old school; today we’ve got hip-hop/rap, techno/electronic and alternative/steampunk to fill the gap. Clearly classical music belongs in the colonial trash heap of history. And if you don’t believe me, just watch this video on the the evolution of dance, which likewise showcases the evolution of modern music:

If nothing else it will allow you to pinpoint the precise moment in musical time that you became irrelevant. For me it was right after the Macarena.