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Sunday, September 09, 2018

Mailvox: Diversity is ruination

Diversity not only means no flush toilets, it means living amidst the ruins of the glorious and unattainable past:
I ran across this article on New Statesman, titled "How architecture-themed Twitter accounts became a magnet for white nationalism".

Conservatives won't be able to conserve our architecture, either.

I've even seen an embrace of non-Western music - generally meaning aboriginal - by many classical orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  MPR also slobbers all over itself over "El Sistema", the music education system of - wait for it - Venezuela.

And, of course, recognizing the superiority of Beethoven over some tribal log-pounding is icky and likely to cause bow-ties to become crooked.
All one has to do is read about the current state of the San Francisco streets to realize that Diversity is not merely post-Christian, it is post-civilized.

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45 Comments:

Blogger Megamerc September 09, 2018 7:14 AM  

Meanwhile the various Asian nations have adopted and hold western classical music in extremely high regard

Blogger Salt September 09, 2018 7:23 AM  

Awaiting proclamation of Lowest Common Denominator Celebration Day.

Blogger Ferdinand September 09, 2018 7:25 AM  

A small price to pay to have all those different restaurants.

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira September 09, 2018 7:39 AM  

This is my first time in Italy and the scales have fallen from my eyes. Toronto is a disaster and I'm never going back.

Blogger Avalanche September 09, 2018 8:07 AM  

If I could comment there, but I can't, I'd ask:

So, if Charles Manson "followed" the LA Dodgers, you would blame the LA Dodgers and accuse them of being ... what? ... supporters of murder?!?!

Blogger Maniac September 09, 2018 8:20 AM  

"Meanwhile the various Asian nations have adopted and hold western classical music in extremely high regard."

As well they should. The Asians recognize genius when they see or hear it.

Blogger Attila is my bro September 09, 2018 8:22 AM  

>Daniel Paul Grech Pereira

>This is my first time in Italy and the scales have fallen from my eyes.

This is funny. My parents are in vacation in Italy now. I warned them about the state of affairs but they don't listen. Dad, unfortunately, is cucked (politically!). Mom is a bona fide lover of classical music. They play classical music on public radio stations and I think she's associated everything-NPR with her high falutin' music. What could possibly go wrong?

Anyway, I'll have (likely self censored) reports of the state of affairs in Rome in a couple of days.

Blogger Phillip George September 09, 2018 8:26 AM  

No Avalanche, if we support multi story buildings with flushing toilets we actively discriminate against the rich history of corrugated iron lean to's in the noble and rich tradition of third world shanty towns.
Likewise the LA Dodgers can celebrate the homicidal tendencies of supporters from every walk of life without reference to race religion or creed. The Base Ball Hall of Infamy is certainly something Los Angeles will consider sponsorship of.

Architectural contracts tender process forthcoming. Coprophiliacs, now is your time to protest the flushing toilet.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan September 09, 2018 8:32 AM  

California looks shabby

Blogger Brian Dean September 09, 2018 8:40 AM  

"This is my first time in Italy and the scales have fallen from my eyes. Toronto is a disaster and I'm never going back."

Do you mean Tornado instead of Toronto?

Blogger Pierre September 09, 2018 8:45 AM  

BAFTA draws inspiration from the Hugo's success:

BAFTA changes award rules so that only films fighting for diversity can win

Blogger Phillip George September 09, 2018 8:45 AM  

NPR's 'all things considered' will be doing an expose on people who tolerate flushing toilets but refuse to press the button. Ground breaking journalism. If you've ever been to an airport you'd like to hear one of those people being interviewed and empathized with by fellow intellectuals.

Blogger tz September 09, 2018 8:50 AM  

Note that Atonality was also a Western invention out of Germany - listen to Schöenberg. The head rots first.

It was decades ago, but the National Endowment for the Arts sponsored "Piss Christ" - a crucifix in Urine.

You don't hear Mises and Rothbard and the technocrat libertarians talk about art, but Ayn Rand featured it in all her works, especially The Fountainhead, but also Atlas Shrugged. Aesthetics, beauty, is the first line of decay.

Lewis also points this out in the first chapter of Abolition of Man. Feelings become neither right or wrong, conforming to beauty or ugliness becomes at best subjective, a worst random.

So no one explains that yes, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven ARE beautiful - objectively - and that noise with neither harmony, melody, or rythm that sounds like a car crash IS ugly - objectively.

Blogger Phillip George September 09, 2018 8:57 AM  

@tz. Lewis and Tom Wolfe [from Bauhaus to our house]
Vox, you seldom disappoint. On a daily basis you find something that proves beyond doubt that batshit crazy is the new normal.
Ps. Diamond and Silk for co vice president or secretary of state. Pence is MIA, so, Diamond and Silk step up to the plate.

Blogger Nihil Dicit September 09, 2018 9:37 AM  

Che cazzo? My parents are in Italy right now too. I'm torn between worrying about their relative naiveté and hoping they (and especially my sister-in-law) get their SWPL ideals slapped out of them by an encounter with a "new Italian".

Blogger cecilhenry September 09, 2018 9:38 AM  

Liberalism is envy hiding behind 'equality'. No one can be better than ME, so no one can be better period. Let alone free.


Here are other galling examples of this cancer:


1. New Jersey Blocking Conservative Social Media Gab.ai At Public Rest Stops

https://tinyurl.com/yc22uhpj


2. Medical School disbands honor society because there were too many whites in it.

https://tinyurl.com/2x48z

Blogger Nostromo September 09, 2018 9:42 AM  

I'm sorry, what is BAFTA anyway? I heard of NAFTA,NASA, BASS...never heard of BAFTA, and sounds like I'm better off for it.

Blogger English Tom September 09, 2018 10:24 AM  

@Philip George

I see San Francisco is now the world leader in the post-toilet mode of living. I hear it's the future!

Blogger Argus Bacchus September 09, 2018 10:26 AM  

"And, of course, recognizing the superiority of Beethoven over some tribal log-pounding is icky and likely to cause bow-ties to become crooked."

Communist Radio and SoyJew music critics in general have long had a perpetual erection for the latest negro rapper and his "amazing, original, profound" work, which really is on the same artistic level as Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.

You disagree? RAYCISS!!

Stravinsky gave us "The Rite of Spring." MPR thinks "The Right to Bling, Nigga" is an artistic statement of equal value.

@6 Purge 187

Western conductors have a long history of guest conducting the top Japanese Orchestras. Some of my favorite recordings are from those collaborations. Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and his almost complete Brahms symphony cycle (missing #2) with the Saito Kinen Orchestra of Tokyo come to mind, and it's in very good hi-res 96Khz/24 bit sound to boot.

Incidentally, Skrowaczewski, who some (like myself) believe was among the last of the great 20th Century conductors, led the Minnesota Orchestra for almost 20 years and worked with them for over 50 years. I wonder if the MPR Scandicucks "slobbered all over" themselves when he died not too long ago. After all, Skrowaczewski was white and even(!) Polish-born, and we know how "racist" and "Islamophobic" those damn Poles are...

Blogger VD September 09, 2018 10:28 AM  

Some of my favorite recordings are from those collaborations. Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and his almost complete Brahms symphony cycle (missing #2) with the Saito Kinen Orchestra of Tokyo come to mind, and it's in very good hi-res 96Khz/24 bit sound to boot.

I knew him, actually. I co-founded a band with his son....

Blogger English Tom September 09, 2018 10:30 AM  

@TZ

Some people might object to your focus on objective reality!
BTW you forgot to mention Siegfried's funeral march by Wagner. A sublime capture of deep cosmic forces. Objectively!

Blogger VD September 09, 2018 10:31 AM  

Diamond and Silk for co vice president or secretary of state.

Cuckservatives truly never learn. Did you finally fall out of love with Hermann Cain and Ben Carson?

Blogger English Tom September 09, 2018 10:33 AM  

@Nostromo

BAFTA = British Academy of Film and Television Awards. An organisation full of BBC type left wing luvvies.

Blogger Argus Bacchus September 09, 2018 10:36 AM  

@VD

As I was writing that comment, I thought you might be familiar with him because of the Minnesota connection, but I would never have guessed THAT.

Pretty damn cool. "Small world" stuff right there for sure.

Blogger Scott September 09, 2018 11:02 AM  

Read the Bronze Age Mindset. Aesthetics are the canary in the coalmine.

Blogger Dox Day Teddy Spagetthhi September 09, 2018 11:10 AM  

Absolutely true.

Diversity's outcome is death and disaster.

Doom.

The latest darkstream is a ever relevant hear in connection to this.

Blogger Mark Stoval September 09, 2018 11:29 AM  

Far too many white people think that just because they can name some "good" blacks then all the blacks have a chance at being just as good. No, that is not true.

Dr. Thomas Sowell is on the far, far right side of the bell curve and I would not mind him living next door to me at all. But he is in the top 1% of the black population in terms of heritable characteristics. One might even say he is "a white guy under that black skin".

But he is one in a million! Do not be fooled, the whole world has recorded in history that the black race is a little better than monkeys. They will destroy a city or a civilization if their numbers grow too large.

Witness Detroit city.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd September 09, 2018 11:43 AM  

@27 Mark, we talk about the Talented Tenth, but the reality is closer to Tolerable Thousandth. I, too, would probably enjoy Sowell as a neighbor. It's unlikely we would be equally appreciative of any of his relations. Regression to the mean means that even the Tolerable Thousandth shouldn't be encouraged to live among us.

Besides, the other nations need their great men. We have our own great men, and have no business stealing theirs.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 09, 2018 11:53 AM  

Mark Stoval wrote:Dr. Thomas Sowell is on the far, far right side of the bell curve and I would not mind him living next door to me at all.
It's not Sowell you need to think about. It's his son and grandson.

Blogger Argus Bacchus September 09, 2018 12:06 PM  

@29 Snidely


And their homies.

Blogger J.M. September 09, 2018 12:12 PM  

Well, if truth be told, the rightly described ugliness in art and architecture started well before the invasion of third worlders. They are just piggybacking on the decadence they found when they came. This decadence didn't start yesterday.

And no, I want all of them back to their lands, Europe is too weak right now to accept immigration and unlike the rantings of many hear we are WAY worse demographically speaking than in 1914. We were less back then in absolute numbers and had more children and youngster in ABSOLUTE numbers than today...and proportionally we were at least one fourth of the worldwide population.

Blogger Gen. Kong September 09, 2018 12:27 PM  

Note that Atonality was also a Western invention out of Germany - listen to Schöenberg. The head rots first.

(((Arnold Schoenberg))) was't German any more than he was an American after moving the the USA in the 1930s. His early pieces, like Verklärte Nacht, sound more in the vein of Brahms and Mahler. He didn't really invent atonality either but adopted it by the WW I era. The pipers might get to play but the (((Banksteins))) ultimately call the tune. Arnold beez a good boy an' dindu nuffinz.

Blogger Argus Bacchus September 09, 2018 12:41 PM  

The only (((Schoenberg))) music that's rewarding (his orchestration of Brahms's Piano Quartet in G minor) isn't even his own.

Blogger Sheila4g September 09, 2018 12:55 PM  

@1 Megamerc: "Meanwhile the various Asian nations have adopted and hold western classical music in extremely high regard"

While their being appreciative of the beauty and ingenuity of Western classical music is a good thing, it is still an "alien" creation and import - not of their culture or heritage. This is not to deny the talent of numerous Asian musicians, but to me there is still something missing when great Western composers, many of whom wrote works specifically for churches or to commemorate Christian or explicitly Western historical events, are not interpreted and played by people heir to that tradition. Same goes for those who are wont to praise Jewish impresarios and appreciation of European classical music (again, I'm aware of the talent of many and the contributions made in the later 19th century by Jewish composers). The roots of European music, the scale and tones and instruments and harmony, all trace back to early church music. Appreciation for Western classical music cannot truly be considered renowned or even healthily maintained without Western European Christian performers, conductors, and even composers of future great works. As Vox has noted, European people and Christianity are critical components of all aspects of Western civilization.

Blogger Mark Stoval September 09, 2018 1:31 PM  

@28 @29 @30

Yes, agreed to all. I was making a point that one good one (even if he is great) is a black swan rare event.

I also was hoping Dr. Sowell would live next door all by himself if he moved in. :-)

Blogger KG September 09, 2018 2:37 PM  

I love when they can only come up with different food as benefits to diversity. As if they want to eat anything other than Italian, French, German, Spanish, and westernized Asian meals anyway

Blogger cecilhenry September 09, 2018 3:04 PM  

@36

After all, we can LEARN the recipes just fine as needs be.



Non-Whites can easily replace German engineers, Swedish doctors and British architects, but an authentic burrito and kebab can only be made by real Mexicans and Turks.

How truly racissss....

Blogger Homesteader September 09, 2018 3:14 PM  

It's only cultural appropriation when Whites do it...

Talking to the eldest child, I reminded her of a very salient point- no one who was conquered or colonized by European stock objected to the IMPROVEMENTS it brought...only the subjugation.

We echo Rome, in that regard.

Blogger Dire Badger September 09, 2018 5:32 PM  

Some people will always find Bigotry in everything.

Blogger tublecane September 09, 2018 5:56 PM  

I frequent the Minnesota orchestra, and as you might imagine it's all elderly white people,* a handful of gayz and hipsters, and a couple of Asians (many more onstage).** This being Minnesota they're of course all liberal, and even if they don't enjoy it they'll sit still and let it happen.

I've never gone to one of those World Music things. What I see are basically museum exhibits. Higher culture has been moribund for more than a century, and the easiest way for them to feel Fresh and New is to go in for gimmicks. Like natives banging on bongos or playing along to projected Hollywood movies. Once they threw interpretive dance on top of a Tchaikovsky concerto for no reason.

*If there happens to be a particularly popular piece, especially a romantic ones (Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto, for instance), more young people will show up.

*I saw a visiting black conductor on one occasion, and like ten black people showed up. That was surprising.

Blogger tublecane September 09, 2018 6:01 PM  

@1- Cross-racial appreciation and Tiger Mommies combine to make orchestras increasingly yellow. Considering their sheer weight (how many piano virtuosos per 1.5 billion?), they'll soon own the field.

They won't own composition, but that's gone down the toilet for white people anyway.

Blogger tublecane September 09, 2018 6:19 PM  

@25- Just from a Dieversity perspective, people tend to forget common culture is necessary for any higher art. Because you can't make the world anew with every novel or symphony or whatever and end up anywhere close to the works that draw upon millions of unspoken assumptions, symbols, double -meanings, and so forth.

Sorta like how the Constitution might more or less work if you take an 18th century Anglo-American context for granted. Not if you give it to a bunch of Papua New Guineans.

We forget this in modern times, because of our obsession with originality and everlasting form over convention. But speaking of music, no composition has ever lasted--outside of being propped up by the state, academia, and other interested parties--except ones that were in touch with popular taste. Which isn't to say they had to be popular, though most of the ones we remember were. They could be appear by a select audience, but they don't just come out of the composer's whimsy. They come out of styles then prevailing in society around them.

If supposedly best composers start making stuff nobody but a tiny, tiny self-aware minority wants to listen to--to--in styles they just made up--you know culture is in decline. Ever notice how when those guys finally free themselves from convention all their stuff starts sounding indistinguishable? That's what happens without culture to lift you up.

One of the causes of such things is the mixing of different people.

Blogger tublecane September 09, 2018 6:31 PM  

@19- Speaking of Jewish music (Jewsic), ever notice how their composers didn't come into their own until Western music collapsed into modernism and popular music went mostly black? Which is also when Mass Media started to dominate culture. Excepting outliers like Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Gottschalk, of course.

Centuries of nothing. Okay, the usual explanation for this is that they had been ghettoized. Then suddenly pent-up Judaic brilliance was unleashed and won its place atop us fair and square. But I get suspicious when ragtime and jazz run wild and suddenly all the big names are: Berlin, Gershwin, Kern, Rodgers, etc.

Or, on the putatively higher end: Copland, Babbitt, Bernstein, and Glass.

Blogger ace September 09, 2018 7:27 PM  

Heard some SF cucks on a podcast defending their shitting streets by attempting to claim that was the basic condition of all cities and something endemic to humanity at large. Even though it was a recent problem there and doesn't exist elsewhere, like Tokyo.

I don't know guys. What can men do in the face of such willful delusion?

Blogger Dangeresque September 09, 2018 9:05 PM  

Diverse places will become post-livable. Which means a good deal of their inhabiants will find themselves post-alive.

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