National Review: Music for the Masses: The Debut of Pop Fascism by Armond White (Aug. 20, 2021)

BookishBoy

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Of course, Armond is reading too much into things (that's what he does), but this bit in particular rings true:

The excuse that these stars celebrate New York City’s “return to normalcy” doesn’t jibe with Morrissey’s awareness of political threat and passive submission to ruling-class commands. Instead, de Blasio’s stars use their celebrity to convince the common folk to follow political fiat.
 

TheSmiths_1985

King of Haiku
Of course, the London 2020 gig referenced in this article will go down in history as the night a man stole the posters and t-shirt from under my seat.
Still working my way through the CCTV footage.
 

NealCassidy

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Nice weather for the time of year
 

Emotional Guide Dog

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I don't know what I've just read. I'm not thick or anything and I've got a GCSE to prove it but I don't understand, at a very literal level, what the f*** that was on about.
 

TheSmiths_1985

King of Haiku
I don't know what I've just read. I'm not thick or anything and I've got a GCSE to prove it but I don't understand, at a very literal level, what the f*** that was on about.
I think, in a very real sense, the author is trying to convey the absolute betrayal and outrage experienced when someone has their posters and t-shirts stolen.
I got an A* for GCSE English, and I’m pretty sure that’s what it’s about.
 

Watson

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I think, in a very real sense, the author is trying to convey the absolute betrayal and outrage experienced when someone has their posters and t-shirts stolen.
I got an A* for GCSE English, and I’m pretty sure that’s what it’s about.
Well, I've got a First in English and teach English for a living ...and your reading is absolutely correct.
 
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Moz Fan

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I don't know what I've just read. I'm not thick or anything and I've got a GCSE to prove it but I don't understand, at a very literal level, what the f*** that was on about.

I haven't got a GCSE but I guess it's about his Covid-19 negationism, anti-vaxx activism and hate towards left-wing mayors and artists.
 

Sister I'm a Poet

If the body were not the soul, what is the soul?
The thing about Armond White, even if I disagree with almost everything he has to say, he is a smart, independent thinker and a generally good writer. Not like that hack Fiona Dodwell...
 

Ketamine Sun

HANG THEM HIGH VERONICA
The thing about Armond White, even if I disagree with almost everything he has to say, he is a smart, independent thinker and a generally good writer. Not like that hack Fiona Dodwell...

You leave Fiona alone! She’s busy writing a review of how great Bonfire Of Teenagers is, and she hasn’t even heard it yet !


:p
 
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A Rojas

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It's a pro fascists view defending morrisseys political right wing view. It's cleverly written by a right wing journal essentially saying Morrissey is right for promoting not wearing masks, or your being manipulated by the left media. I can't believe it's put here as for our approval. That's why I don't promote this racist anymore.
 

Uncleskinny

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Your reminder that this is not an unbiased outlet, so they would say that, wouldn't they?

 

BookishBoy

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Your reminder that this is not an unbiased outlet, so they would say that, wouldn't they?

Well yes, of course, but that doesn't stop Armond White from being a deliciously unhinged, articulate and fascinating writer about culture.
 

gashonthenail

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Great article. It is the role of the artist to be anti-establishment. As the bodies pile up in Kabul, I wonder is Lady Gaga starting to regret singing at Sleepy Joe's inauguration?
 

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