Morrissey: The Last Unwoke Pop Star - The Post Millennial

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Pablo Honey, Aug 27, 2019.

By Pablo Honey on Aug 27, 2019 at 5:12 AM
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    Morrissey: The Last Unwoke Pop Star - The Post Millennial
    By Libby Emmons and Barrett Wilson

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    There was always only one Morrissey. But in 2019, this matters more than it ever has. All intelligent people know that we must separate the art from the artist. In our culture, this results in disallowing an artists’ real-life actions to affect the perception and appreciation of their art. It’s harder to apply this basic rule to Morrissey. That’s because, more than any other artist, Morrissey is his art.

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    The article link has subsequently been shared by Morrissey Official Facebook, Jesse & Morrissey Central.
     
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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Pablo Honey, Aug 27, 2019.

    1. Uncleskinny
      Uncleskinny
      The third sentence sets the tone for this exercise is justifying racist views.

      Fuck the authors, fuck racism and fuck Morrissey.
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    2. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      This is a fantastic piece. I've admired Libby's writing for some time. She occasionally contradicts herself, and I don't always agree with her, but her perspective is incredibly refreshing and authentic.
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    3. ThePoliticalRevolution
      ThePoliticalRevolution
      Morrissey is not a racist. Maybe I'd fuck Morrissey. Maybe. Whew.
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    4. Hovis Lesley
      Hovis Lesley
      A good, considered, article which celebrates Morrissey’s fierce independence from the nihilism that defines modern liberalism.

      Nevertheless, Morrissey and Kanye West are scarcely the last living punks: Grace Jones, for one instance, played her part. And she contributes to a massive concert in the UK this Saturday (inexplicably, beneath Lauryn Hill in the billing).
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    5. Anonymous
      Anonymous

      You wish!
    6. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......
    7. Radis Noir
      Radis Noir
      And that's as far as I got. If you are predicating the whole of your article on something as nonsensically wrong as that then I'm not going to waste my time with it.
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    8. Hovis Lesley
      Hovis Lesley
      You missed out. Not that it matters.
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    9. Thewlis
      Thewlis
      ‘Morrissey is ultimately a critically thinking individual, who does not hold back his views, his heart, his art, or his love.’
      Amen.
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    10. Suedestomp
      Suedestomp
      Refreshing piece.
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    11. Gregor Samsa
      Gregor Samsa
      But long live Morrissey fan forums, right? Commit yourself.
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    12. Hovis Lesley
      Hovis Lesley
      He depends on this site. He depends on Morrissey. It’s the stuff of farce.
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    13. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      This opening salvo intends to promote the writers as intellectuals with understanding of psychological and sociological norms. However, it reads very much like an excitable 15 year old attempting to please someone, anyone.


      “All intelligent people know that we must separate the art from the artist.”
      … with this objectivity disappears. We are in a blame culture.

      “Morrissey is his art.” If this is true then his political statements are intrinsic to his core beliefs. Those beliefs could arguably filter to his lyrics. This confirms why so many fans have left the fold. They believe that what Morrissey says, Morrissey is. Racist.

      “In our culture.” It would have been helpful to define who’s culture this is?

      This … “Morrissey is ultimately a critically thinking individual, who does not hold back his views, his heart, his art, or his love.” … as mentioned later in the piece.

      In a political sense Morrissey is one of the least critical thinkers I’m aware of. He lashes out like an erratic Trump never holding back his views only to later claim that he has been misinterpreted – even when he ‘interviews’ himself. In a live setting his art is restricted to a rigid one hour and twenty minutes. Have the writers viewed any of the cover art proferred within the last few years? As for his heart and his love well, … he publicly denies his current ‘love’ as he has all of the others. There’s no heart at all in that behaviour and absolutely no compassion.
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    14. Melü
      Melü
      Why do you come here?
      And why, why do you hang around?
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    15. Hovis Lesley
      Hovis Lesley
      An hilarious lack of self-awareness.
    16. Orson Swells
      Orson Swells

      Ah, but I thought you said:
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    17. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      I agree, but I won't hold it against you.
    18. Emotional Guide Dog
      Emotional Guide Dog
      I very much doubt he's the last unwoke pop star, he's just the only one that bangs on about it all the damned time.
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    19. Hovis Lesley
      Hovis Lesley
      He’s a reactionary, consumed by his own venom. Reason is beyond him, he can’t even recognise his own self. He’s lost in the labyrinth of his own mind and knows not how he got there, nor the way out. He is what life excretes.

      And he cannot meet your challenge.
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