Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It could never happen here......right?

As shown here, the National Socialists attempted a transformation of German music by banning Jewish performers and conductors and any music written by Jews or which was felt to be inconsistent with the Nazi worldview. Of course, this could never happen in the United States. We cherish freedom here. Right?

Or do we?
Related reading here and here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on this yesterday:

"Now that students need to be protected from hearing 'Ave Maria,' what will school administrators do if there is a request to play Beethoven's 'Missa Solemnis' at a school concert? Will they resort to another gag order? What if the request is to play Duke Ellington's 'Sacred Concert'? Will they censor that one, too?

The same civil libertarians who routinely defend obscene speech in high schools offered no help to this student. In other words, 'Ave Maria' is obscene speech to them—not the 'F' word. And they say they don't make moral judgments."

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