For John, BLUF: Trends don't necessarily stay the same. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the Blog of Mr Wes Fulton, on 24 February of this year, we have "The revolution is dead. Long live the revolution!".
It starts out with a quote from Ecclesiastes which should recall Ash Wednesday. And here is how it starts:
"All go unto one place; all are of the dust,” wrote the author of Ecclesiastes, “and all turn to dust again.”Yes, history and culture are not straight lines, but have curves and kinks. The whole thing is worth a read, when you have the time.
I was reminded of this by two seemingly unrelated stories that I came across the other day. First: According to the L.A. Times, Paul McCartney and Beck were turned away from a Grammy party hosted by rapper Tyga.
The story notes that Paul McCartney — one of The Beatles — has 18 Grammys. Beck has five. Yet they were apparently perceived as too old and uncool to be admitted to Tyga’s party.
Tyga — whose most recent album featured the single “Hollywood Niggaz” — has zero Grammys.
The second story was one out of Missouri, where a police officer got in trouble for appearing in a “racially charged” rap video. The video in question was “racially charged” in the sense that it seemed to be promoting “white pride.”
Both of these stories touch on something that I think is insufficiently appreciated by our current political leaders, both left and right — things change, and the change does not always happen in ways that you expect. Young revolutionaries eventually become old men, and ideas that seem intuitively obvious to one generation — so obvious that they don’t even need to be explained and defended — may not seem all that intuitive to a generation who has no experience of the context in which those ideas arose.
And, since the Blogger touches on Caucasian "Privilege" and "White guilt" it is worth noting that the Demographers and the Progressives continue to remind us that Caucasians will soon be a minority in this country. Frankly, I don't care, as long as those who populate this land continue to believe that they are the inheritors of the "Rights of Englishmen". That is what allows us to be the free nation we are, rather than a typical Western Hemisphere caudillo run nation, or worse, a dictatorship by the intellectuals, which usually leads to mass deaths.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff