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Vox calls Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 9/15/2020 6:21:45 PM

Has the 19th-century German composer Ludwig van Beethoven become a modern symbol of "exclusion and elitism" for rich, white men? In an article published by Vox on Tuesday that quoted New York Philharmonic clarinetist Anthony McGill, writers Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding argued that the work has been propped up by white, wealthy men, whose embrace of the musical composition stood as a symbol of "their superiority and importance." "For others — women, LGBTQ+ people, people of color — Beethoven’s symphony is predominantly a reminder of classical music’s history of exclusion and elitism," Sloan and Harding wrote. The writers suggested

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I don't often listing to classical music but appreciate its complexity and beauty. I guess Rap and Hip Hop will now be performed in place of Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mushroom 9/15/2020 6:31:53 PM (No. 541901)
Right OP and no one sampled anyone! Best version I ever heard was by P.D.Q.Bach. Track it down if you can and be prepared for a true musicological lesson!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: FormerDem 9/15/2020 6:32:49 PM (No. 541903)
As a woman I am going there, where Beethoven's music is played. I understand there is a group sulking about it somehow and I don't want to be around them except if they need food or medicine in which case just that long. Then bye. You bores.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 9/15/2020 6:33:41 PM (No. 541906)
Oh good grief! This is beyond stupid.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mushroom 9/15/2020 6:34:50 PM (No. 541909)
Here's it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzXoVo16pTg Peter would take this to colleges and the local head coach would provide color commentary. :)
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Reply 5 - Posted by: HerbVA 9/15/2020 6:37:01 PM (No. 541912)
And I suspect they believe jungle music is better.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hoosier 9/15/2020 6:37:03 PM (No. 541913)
I guess they would really have a problem with Wagner.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: seamusm 9/15/2020 6:37:12 PM (No. 541914)
Okay. Then my challenge is name one single composer who is a woman, black, or LBGTQ+ whose work can stand up Beethoven's. Come on - take your time.........Gotcha. So STHU. It is essentially the same response I make when I ask someone to name a single world-class university from the Middle East or any Arab country. Or, outside of the number 'zero', name a single intellectual accomplishment from ANY Islamic part of the world - there haven't been any.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bamapreacher 9/15/2020 6:39:05 PM (No. 541918)
#6.. I'm sure they would love Wagner. He was about as anti-Semitic as they get and Hitler adored his music.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bamapreacher 9/15/2020 6:40:07 PM (No. 541920)
and #7, I'm sure there are many out there but normal people like us don't know about them.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: hammondb3 9/15/2020 6:46:28 PM (No. 541927)
Mark Twain, when asked about the music of Wagner, stated "It's much better than it sounds". Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms are the kings of the symphony. There is more intelligence in a single eighth rest by either of these three than in the entire works of every known Hip-Hop huckster.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bad-hair 9/15/2020 6:51:30 PM (No. 541935)
So they must REALLY hate the much better 6th or have they heard it. Ask your average Twitter Twit how many elite symphonies Mozart wrote and while the blank stare is still their face ask them who Hadyn was.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: plaids 9/15/2020 6:52:52 PM (No. 541937)
Ghetto rap is so soothing!!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 9/15/2020 6:53:18 PM (No. 541938)
No. 7 is correct. If there were other great music by the other people spelled out in his post, we would have heard about it, but to answer his question, all we hear are crickets. I just want to know when this preoccupation with race is going to stop. I think it is now falling on deaf ears.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: davew 9/15/2020 7:01:09 PM (No. 541946)
Western music emerged from the same technological and cultural advances as Western science, medicine, law, and philosophy. Classical music has persisted in time because it took advantage of the development of the printing press and the emergence of standardized notation (code) that allowed composers to construct pieces for many more instruments with harmonic and rhythmic structures that were not feasible without music notation. Western technology also developed skills like instrument making including machined instruments like valved brass instruments and large pipe organs that were marvels of their time. Written music skills also required the emergence of public music education and great traditions of teachers that insured a growing audience for even more virtuosity and challenging compositions. There were also great popular traditions of music but until the advent of recording and radio they could only be transmitted by a small number of local musicians and never had the wide audience of written compositions. Jazz is probably the highest example of this artform but it was largely overwhelmed by the much more profitable pop music industry which dominates today. Classical music is inherently elitist because only a tiny number of musicians can ever achieve the mastery of their instruments needed to play it well. Pop music has been so divorced from this tradition that a 17 year old DJ can play pre-recorded MP3 tracks for 300,000 people at a rave and make $20 million a year.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: mc squared 9/15/2020 7:09:26 PM (No. 541952)
How long until we all become Woke and recognise that EVERYTHING is racist. When whites are eradicated, blacks will complain that there nothing to complain about.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: David Key 9/15/2020 7:25:51 PM (No. 541959)
Great music is great music. It makes us all better regardless of the color or era that it was composed in. As opposed to a lot of the crap that gets praised today we need to be reminded that there is great music out there. I'm not a German but I appreciate Mozart and Beethoven because it is brilliant music. I love Motown and hate rap, soul, rhythm and blues are great, jazz white or black composed is great. To cancel culture is to be a barbarian a racist barbarian at that.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Calvinesq 9/15/2020 7:32:22 PM (No. 541963)
Let’s not also forget that the iconic opening of the fifth was used as a march to victory strain by the Allies against Hitler’s Germany. The Left will not rest until the have eliminated Western history and culture. They dream about the end of history as the beginning of the worldwide slavery of communism they seek. Time again to play the opening strain of the fifth right back at them.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 9/15/2020 7:38:47 PM (No. 541969)
And so?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/15/2020 7:38:54 PM (No. 541970)
Oh just cut Beethoven some slack, can't ya! He is a product of his era. There was no TV, nor radio, nor internet, nor porn, nor YouTube nor even women in government to rant and rave. All he had was his intricate melodies, harmonies and an intense desire to be better than anyone else in his cohort.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Newtsche 9/15/2020 7:40:14 PM (No. 541971)
Well of course, everything suffers in comparison to Cardi B's "WAP" (don't look it up).
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Reply 21 - Posted by: hammondb3 9/15/2020 7:41:47 PM (No. 541972)
14, Western music is not elitist because few master the skills to perform it. ANYONE can listen to it. It WAS elitist back in the early classical period as evidenced by Haydn's career existing totally as he as a benefactor of the House of Esterhazy. This was typical for the time. And it DID take money to hire the players to perform it live as there was no other way to hear it. Beethoven made sort of a living on his own, taking on commissioned works but not under the direct hire by any court or king. It was Mozart who had it rough. He came along at a time when royalty was no longer supporting composers and musicians as they once did, but before the economy of music had adequately shifted to direct commissioning of works. I grew up in a rather poor environment. I listened to classical music and grew to love it. I did end up with a degree in piano performance and actually won a few piano competitions on a state level but my appreciation of the great composers existed long before I committed my time to achieving a performance level degree in piano. People just don't have the time or patience to LEARN how to listen these days. It's all been so dumbed down so much that, sadly, the last couple of generations who have the entire repertoire right in front of them have little to no appreciation for it. Go to YouTube and search for Brahms Piano Concerto #2, Emanuel Ax. It's a big work. But listen to the 2nd movement in its entirety if nothing else...
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Bur Oak 9/15/2020 7:45:47 PM (No. 541976)
I surmise they wouldn't like Porgy and Bess by Gershwin.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 9/15/2020 7:50:21 PM (No. 541983)
WhamDBambam calls Vox dudes cretins.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 9/15/2020 8:00:34 PM (No. 541989)
Sorry for the second post. Thank you, #21. Emanuel Ax - Brahms - Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major, Op 83
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Maryland_Patriot 9/15/2020 8:03:25 PM (No. 541992)
Considering that there is a theory floating out there that says Beethoven is black, this is amusing. https://www.classicfm.com/composers/beethoven/was-black-twitter-debates-african-heritage/
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Reply 26 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/15/2020 8:13:33 PM (No. 542003)
and not one of you people mentioned Chopin! For shame! Your collective implicit bigotry towards the Polish composer has seeped out! (Hey! This mindless accusatory stuff is fun!)
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Reply 27 - Posted by: hammondb3 9/15/2020 8:26:04 PM (No. 542016)
26, I love Chopin. My competition repertoire included the Gm Ballade. Also played a couple of Scherzos, the F#m Ballade (a beast), some Etudes, Preludes and Nocturnes. His solo piano compositions are without equal. But, let's be honest... his symphonic work is weak. Not much of it either. His piano concertos are like piano pieces with orchestral background music as opposed to the full and rich development and interplay one finds in Mozart and Beethoven and which reaches its zenith, IMO, with Brahms. I totally give Chopin his props...
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Reply 28 - Posted by: chance_232 9/15/2020 8:37:48 PM (No. 542018)
Re#7. Piotr Ilich Tchaikovski, Reynaldo Hahn, Francis Poulenc. Thats three that we know of. Back then, they didnt exactly fly pride flags. Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Franz Schubert, Frederic Chopin...... Before making a completely disprovable statement, you might want to employ your search engine and do 30 seconds of research. Google "LGBT composers", it will return a list 165 pages long. Now, take your own advice.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: ArchbishopofAberlour 9/15/2020 8:38:40 PM (No. 542019)
Second movement, Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Moritz55 9/15/2020 8:50:04 PM (No. 542025)
Call it what you like, I’m still going to listen to the 5th, as well as thousands of other politically incorrect musical treasures.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Fitzroy 9/15/2020 9:00:00 PM (No. 542027)
These people are grossly misinformed. They don't know that this supposedly jingoistic Western music is thriving in Asia. They also don't know that black opera stars are now the norm (and I'm not just talking Porgy and Bess). And obviously they can't figure out that the smattering of elitism in classical music is dwarfed by the elitism of dilettante journalists. They don't know that even though Beethoven is the only classical composer they can name, that there are hundreds of others whose music is still performed. They're going to need a bigger cancel culture to wipe them all out. They ask "how Beethoven’s symphony was transformed from a symbol of triumph and freedom into a symbol of exclusion, elitism, and gatekeeping — everything we love to hate about classical music today. How did the meaning of this symphony get so twisted?" Easy answer: It was twisted by you! I'm confident that when this woke insanity has passed and no one dares to admit they were ever on board with it, Beethoven's music will still be played and enjoyed by people representing just about every possible demographic.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts 9/15/2020 9:01:27 PM (No. 542028)
Just more proof that the Left is populated by vulgar Philistines
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Reply 33 - Posted by: marbles 9/15/2020 9:10:57 PM (No. 542033)
When the "woke" left declares that anything/everything done by white people is bad, civilization dies.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: DVC 9/15/2020 9:15:11 PM (No. 542037)
Well, if feel excluded, go ahead and saranade yourself and friends with your humming. Very egalitarian, humming. IMO, these moron's opinions are as important as farts.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Jennie C. 9/15/2020 9:41:59 PM (No. 542043)
The Ode to Joy (as the Beatles called it), otherwise known as the hymn Joyful Joyful We Adore You, is now exclusive and elite? Sorry, I'm outta here.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Jennie C. 9/15/2020 9:47:27 PM (No. 542046)
#11: the Sixth (Pastoral) is my absolute favorite of Beethoven.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: TJ54 9/15/2020 10:26:26 PM (No. 542066)
Vox - Naff off losers
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Kate318 9/15/2020 10:33:34 PM (No. 542069)
There is a terrific book called, “The Hidden Messages in Water.” It was a bestseller some years ago, and it displayed photography of water molecules when exposed to a number of different influences, such as music, language, etc. The water molecules that were exposed to classical music or loving, kind verbal messages created lovely shapes, kind of like snowflakes. The molecules that were exposed to harsh, hateful language or heavy metal and rap music were gnarled and misshapen. The point was to demonstrate at the molecular level what these types of influences would have on all living things, including humans.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/15/2020 10:41:59 PM (No. 542074)
2nd post apologies, but, #28, you don't get sarcasm, do you? Read my post again! Here is a suggestion, though - go to youtube, and listen to guitarist Kaare Norge play chopin's Opus 9, No.2 (nocturne) There is no music in the world better than that. also, listen to the Ukranian woman pianist - same music. Has there ever been more majestic phrasing?
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Reply 40 - Posted by: JHHolliday 9/15/2020 10:48:54 PM (No. 542079)
It’s really hard to make this up. The claim that great music is somehow racist is laughable. That said, I wish I had a better ear for the classical stuff. Some I like but I can tell most is beautiful. Unlike low intelligence people who think rap, hip hop is uplifting and good music. Talk about the lowest common denominator creating dreck that nobody will remember in 20 years.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Ashley Brenton 9/15/2020 11:17:43 PM (No. 542093)
Elitist? Look...no other culture outside of Western Civilzation developed orchestral music. And there's a reason Chinese kids have to learn piano or violin, and NOBODY ANYWHERE spends time studying that dreadful music they play in Chinese restaurants.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: PChristopher 9/16/2020 12:16:44 AM (No. 542127)
Using this logic, Rap and Hip-hop are equally exclusionary since it excludes anyone with a normal, fully formed brain and does nothing but foment hate.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: 4Justice 9/16/2020 12:21:09 AM (No. 542129)
These leftists are worse than the old Soviets. At least the Soviets appreciated great masterpieces. These rotters want to destroy all the greatest accomplishments of modern mankind. As someone mentioned, they probably think (c)rap and hip hop noise is worthy of exaltation and any great accomplishments by whites should be destroyed and erased from history forever. They want us all brought down to the lowest common denominator and put us all back into.the Dark Ages...or maybe even caveman days.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 9/16/2020 12:21:59 AM (No. 542130)
I left my music major at The University of Iowa while sitting in the music lounge studying The History Of Jazz. I overheard a group of medium talented individuals discussing what Mozart was saying about The Meaning of Life when he wrote his music! I couldn’t take being around these pompous asses anymore! Never looked back! The culture was awful!
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Reply 45 - Posted by: smokincol 9/16/2020 12:27:18 AM (No. 542136)
this race BS is so far out of control, it will take another 4 years of President Donald J. Trump to straighten it out. TRUMP 2020 and beyond
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Reply 46 - Posted by: DARling 9/16/2020 12:55:03 AM (No. 542147)
I don't think anyone will be listening to sleazy ghetto music two hundred years from now. What is truly good stands the test of time. That goes for Beethoven, Mozart, as well as talented artists like Nat King Cole and countless jazz greats from the 20th century. Rap is the gutter of music.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: Zarin 9/16/2020 1:07:40 AM (No. 542154)
There is a whole series on You Tube of black teens who for the first time ever are hearing classical opera sung by famous singers. The kids are rappers or whatever - so they like music - but when they hear these artists performing the aria from Puccini etc. they are amazed. Sometime they weep they are so awed by the music and the beauty of the emotion.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: Chuzzles 9/16/2020 1:55:06 AM (No. 542185)
Back in that era, it was the wealthy who were patrons of these composers, which allowed them to create their music. I heard a music critic years ago that people would be very surprised if they knew how much of modern music is actually ripped off from these 'greats' of musical composing. I don't pay attention to the ignorant who populate sites like Vox. Vox in English means voice, or cry and they sure aren't the 'voice' of the majority. But they have cried a lot during the Trump years, and God willing they will wail their guts out during the next 4.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: Trigger2 9/16/2020 2:16:46 AM (No. 542196)
Get a life VOX since you obviously don't have one.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: LaValette 9/16/2020 2:47:53 AM (No. 542204)
Nonsense. Beethoven is for the common man. Bach is for elitists.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: XCenturion 9/16/2020 3:04:26 AM (No. 542208)
I wonder what they'd think of the Guns N Roses song, Welcome to the Jungle?
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Reply 52 - Posted by: WesternTradition 9/16/2020 4:04:48 AM (No. 542227)
The planned destruction of Western Civilization and the white race continues. Shakespeare, Beethoven, etc, racists all.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: Goose 9/16/2020 9:21:39 AM (No. 542414)
Now do the Jupiter Symphony.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: udanja99 9/16/2020 9:43:26 AM (No. 542443)
So, who has prevented POC’s from writing symphonies? Or inventing any of the other world changing things that white men invented? These idiots are blaming their own peoples’ inadequacies on whites.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: kono 9/16/2020 1:28:23 PM (No. 542717)
I'll dust off my give-a-damn about what Charlie and Nate think about music that I like as soon as they start giving a damn what we think about the music they like. Regarding what Beethoven's Fifth symbolizes, they can speak only about what it symbolizes to them. To declare what it symbolizes to anybody else takes a hefty helping of arrogance.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: kono 9/16/2020 1:35:30 PM (No. 542726)
And #47 (Sometime they weep they are so awed by the music and the beauty of the emotion.) -- Sometimes they weep because the realization of how primitive their favorite music is hurts their sense of self. Realizing your greatest isn't even on the radar screen of worthy achievements can be a painful reality check. Of course, some would say they weep because operatic singing hurts their ears.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: zoidberg 9/16/2020 2:52:11 PM (No. 542792)
Garrett Morris, from the original Saturday Night Live cast, is a trained classical singer. He will insist to anyone who will listen that Beethoven was black. I know Beethoven loved bass, but I'll need more evidence.
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Reply 58 - Posted by: zoidberg 9/16/2020 2:59:10 PM (No. 542800)
My favorite Beethoven piece is his Violin Concerto.
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Has the 19th-century German composer Ludwig van Beethoven become a modern symbol of "exclusion and elitism" for rich, white men? In an article published by Vox on Tuesday that quoted New York Philharmonic clarinetist Anthony McGill, writers Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding argued that the work has been propped up by white, wealthy men, whose embrace of the musical composition stood as a symbol of "their superiority and importance." "For others — women, LGBTQ+ people, people of color — Beethoven’s symphony is predominantly a reminder of classical music’s history of exclusion and elitism," Sloan and Harding wrote. The writers suggested
Poof! The Portland Riots Just Stopped. Why? 53 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/16/2020 4:35:24 AM Post Reply
Have Portland’s Professional Protesters™ been smoked out? Since May 29th, Portland has been the back drop of more than 100 nights of antifa, anarchist and Black Lives Matter, Inc™ terroristic riots. They set fires, looted, and intimidated people by threatening to burn them alive in their homes. But after the millions of dollars of destruction, criminality and thuggery it stopped last week. Poof! Why? I certainly don’t want to tempt these thugs, but it can’t go without saying that Portland’s 100 plus days of riots appeared to end after Wednesday, September 9th.
‘Forget him’: Pelosi defends not speaking to
Trump for almost a year
44 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 9/16/2020 1:21:59 AM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended how she has handled her relationship with President Trump — after it was pointed out that the two leaders haven’t spoken in almost a year amid mounting crises. Speaking to MSNBC’s Craig Melvin on Monday, Pelosi (D-Calif.) faced pushback after repeatedly saying “Forget him” while answering a question about countering the commander-in-chief’s rhetoric and narrative. Melvin noted to the nation’s highest elected Democrat that, “with all due respect, you just said, ‘Forget him.'” “Yeah, forget him,” she responded. The MSNBC host then asked if she and the president had “just stopped talking? Is that where we are?” “You haven’t talked to him about the wildfires,
Does God want Christians to
be a ‘good guy with a gun’?
36 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 9/16/2020 3:19:38 PM Post Reply
Does Jesus want you to own a gun? It’s a question Richard Berry said he wrestled with for years, unsure of how to match his Christian faith with his appreciation for firearms and self-defense. A native of Olathe, Kansas, he told Religion News Service he began grappling with the issue of God and guns in earnest following a 2017 shooting incident near his house. In February of that year, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, both Indian, were enjoying after-work drinks at Austins Bar and Grill when a man named Adam Purinton began to yell and pepper them with questions about
Pregnant Black, Pacific Islander women in San Francisco to receive $1,000
monthly supplement
36 replies
Posted by mc squared 9/16/2020 11:08:46 AM Post Reply
Approximately 150 pregnant Black and Pacific Islander women in San Francisco will receive a $1,000 monthly supplement during their pregnancies and for the first six months of their babies' lives, the city's mayor announced. Mayor London Breed's (D) office said on Monday that the Abundant Birth Project is the first of its kind in the country. The project's goal is to eventually provide a supplement for as long as two years post-pregnancy. “Providing guaranteed income support to mothers during pregnancy is an innovative and equitable approach that will ease some of the financial stress that all too often keeps women from being able to put their health first,” Breed said.
DHS Has ‘Overwhelming’ Intel That Portland
Violence ‘Organized’ By ‘Violent Antifa
Anarchists,’ Leaked Email Says
36 replies
Posted by Imright 9/15/2020 12:21:03 AM Post Reply
A leaked email from a former top official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says that the department has “overwhelming intelligence” that the extremist violence in Portland was “organized” by individuals with an ideology categorized as “Violent Antifa Anarchist Inspired” (VAAI).CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge tweeted out a letter that she obtained that was written by Brian Murphy, former Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at DHS, that said in July that the violence in Portland had reached a level that officials could no longer state that the violence was “opportunistic” but that it was “organized.”
Fox News Hosts Get Real Awkward When
Newt Gingrich Tries to Do a Soros Dog-Whistle
33 replies
Posted by Ladyhawke 9/16/2020 2:26:13 PM Post Reply
Things got extremely awkward on Fox News panel show Outnumbered on Wednesday after former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich tied billionaire financier George Soros—often the focus of anti-Semitic tropes—to violence in cities, prompting the show’s co-hosts to directly confront him on why he was invoking the liberal philanthropist. Towards the end of a discussion on the property damage that’s been caused by violent protests over police brutality, Gingrich—who is now a Fox News contributor—insisted that the real issue was with local elected leaders.
There’s a reason why Rush
is wondering if Biden
is ever seen at night
32 replies
Posted by Magnante 9/16/2020 5:14:25 AM Post Reply
By now, it’s the worst kept secret in the world that Joe Biden is having cognitive difficulties. (snip) Rush Limbaugh, however, has noticed another piece in the puzzle, and this one yields to empirical evidence rather than first-hand knowledge. This is the fact that, other than the long-ago Democrat debates and his acceptance speech (which may have been live, rather than prerecorded), Biden is never seen at night. (snip) Biden may be suffering from sundowning, something strongly associated with dementia in the elderly, especially with Alzheimer’s. Sundowning is so named because it consistently appears as the sun is setting.
Spirit passenger removed
from flight after bizarre
tirade about white privilege
31 replies
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2020 9:47:47 AM Post Reply
A passenger was removed from a Spirit flight for being a royal pain—after claiming she is a queen from California during a tirade about white privilege and a trip to the toilet, according to a report. The unidentified black woman got up to use the bathroom at the back of the plane after it landed in Sacramento last week, Fox News reported. A passenger’s video captured the woman arguing with a flight attendant who was trying to get to the front of the aircraft. “Don’t push me,” she says.(Snip) The woman then directs her ire at a fellow passenger,
University of Chicago's English
Department declares it will only
accept applicants interested in
working 'in and with Black studies'
for its next graduate admissions cycle
30 replies
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2020 11:52:26 AM Post Reply
The University of Chicago's English Department declared it will only accept applicants interested in 'working in and with Black studies' for its 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle. In a statement uploaded to the English department's website in July, the faculty announced their commitment to the 'struggle of Black and indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality'. 'For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English Department is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black studies,' the statement adds. 'We understand Black studies to be a capacious intellectual project that spans a variety of methodological
Sen. Markey says all police must
be disarmed of 'weapons of war'
including tear gas, rubber bullets
29 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/15/2020 5:05:00 AM Post Reply
Sen. Ed Markey said Monday that U.S. police officers must uniformly be disarmed of "weapons of war," which according to the senator, include "tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds." Portland Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler recently issued a ban on the troubled city's police department from using CS gas (also called tear gas) on demonstrators. Every night for the past four months, police officers in Portland have come face-to-face with protestors and rioters demonstrating in favor of racial justice and police reform. Often the clashes have become violent and have been connected to several deaths.
Where's Meghan? Fans of the Duchess
are outraged as Prince William and
Kate Middleton share a smiling snap
to mark Prince Harry's 36th birthday
and leave his wife out
28 replies
Posted by Ribicon 9/15/2020 2:56:06 PM Post Reply
Royal fans were outraged after the Duchess of Sussex was left out of photos shared on social media to mark Prince Harry's 36th birthday today. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen and Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall posted a total of four photographs of the Duke of Sussex to mark the occasion but his wife Meghan Markle, 39, did not appear in any. The omission riled royal fans who took to the comments section to say it was 'shady' of family members to 'literally cut Meghan out of the picture'. In response to William and Kate's photo,
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