As the slow, creeping tide of anti-racism begins to rush like a tsunami across the western world, whites are beginning to realize that the game is up, and that everything that their racist culture has created is fair game for progressives. First we said that they were privileged, and they bowed their heads in shame. Then we said that their ancestors were racists, and they dutifully tore down their statues and erected people of color in their place, usually ones who fought against white racism. Then we said that their flags were racist, and they fearfully tore their bumper stickers off the backs of their pickup trucks. Then we said that their national anthem was racist, and many of them agreed. And now we’re moving on to their art, theater, literature and music. That too is racist and simply has to go.
The sad thing is, many middle class whites who consider themselves progressives, still unashamedly enjoy ancient white musical works that they ignorantly assume to be the entire embodiment of “classical music”. You can’t just take a word “classical” and apply it to white music only! That would be like taking the word “progressive” or “liberal” and tying it to your ideology only. Talk about poisoning the well! Of course, in reality, the term ‘classical music’ should include all historical music from all cultures, which is equal to or superior to white classical music in every instance.
Take for example this ancient African drumming piece, considered by many scholars of world music to be one of the most sophisticated and heart rendering pieces ever produced on the African continent:
Wow – I’m simply in tears. That was so beautiful. Now compare this to one of the white supremacists’ classical favorites by their hero Johann Sebastian Bach, a German Nazi:
Can’t you see the equivalence? If you can’t, then you’re a racist and an Afrophobe who has been so insulated from worldly tribal music that it’s time to climb down from your ivory tower and check your privilege.
Now let’s take a look at some traditional Indonesian choral music from the beautiful tropical island of Bali:
I don’t know about you, but that sent shivers down my spine – and I don’t mean in the sense of being in awe of a natural wonder in a nature documentary. I mean it was awe inspiring like Beethoven’s 9th symphony. And I’m sure that you, my treasured progressive readers, feel the same. Now again, compare this to an astonishingly pretentious and desperate attempt to wow us from the Vatican’s Italian choir, a country who also allied with the Nazis:
When you compare music from around the world, including the accompanying architecture and decor, the equivalence of creativity, industriousness and general ability is clear to see. It’s time for the term ‘classical’ music to be expanded to include all historical music, or to be discarded as a racist term that has no place in a modern, diverse society. Classical music, as it stands, represents white supremacy, a term that, as you can see from the videos above, has no validity whatsoever. It’s time for a new age of cultural equivalence. A world in which no single race or culture attempts to outshine another, and everybody can have grandiose egos and feel supremely adequate. It’s time for western civilization to check its privilege once and for all.