Oxford U: No More Sheet Music! (It’s Racist)

The Oxford University Music Dept. is thinking about getting rid of sheet music… because it’s “too colonial” and tainted with “complicity in white supremacy” (https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3946344/posts).

(Sorry, had to get that out of my system.)

Yes, the ability to read music is obviously a product of white supremacy and must be done away with. Like classical music itself. No more Mozart, no more Beethoven–only rap matters.

Ah, well, they’ve already turned most of our popular music into garbage; and someday the only way you’ll ever hear Beethoven’s 9th Symphony again is if some old man is whistling it while he shaves and he’s left the bathroom window open.

And you thought our American colleges were the only ones this full of crap!

13 comments on “Oxford U: No More Sheet Music! (It’s Racist)

    1. They’ve been working at it for decades, but there still seems to have been some sort of threshold to mass hysteria that got crossed. 🙁

    2. That was definitely a turning point. Trump’s presidency certainly was another, though more limited to leftists. The pandemic, however seems to be a sort of final straw. Even non-leftists have gone insane. It’s very bizarre.

    3. Personally, I think it’s a fulfillment of 2 Thess 2:11. A mass delusion that God allows to take place among the wicked.

      Musical notation is the product of many, many years of development. It is, in essence, a programming language; a sequence of events, with recursion, branching and even the ability to reuse subroutines.

      I’ve worked with computers for nearly 30 years and, while I’m not a developer, I am able to sling code pretty well, considering that I have no formal training as a programmer. The reason is simple; I’ve been able to read music for over 50 years. Arranging music and programming are pretty much the same thing and, in fact, going back to the earliest days of digital, electronic computers, they hired music majors as programmers, because there were no computer classes in the colleges back then.

      When I hear of things like this, as Oxford, it occurs to me that they are dismantling the very civilization which sustains them. They are not slipping into a Dark Age; they are running towards one, at lightning speed.

    4. I think that we have definitely reached a tipping point. Personally, I don’t believe that it will be undone, and certainly it could not be undone by human effort. God’s plans and purposes are much bigger than the fate of Western Civilization, so I’m not holding my breath.

      Donald Trump was, if not a messianic figure, in the eyes of many; was at least a Cyrus figure. Don’t get me wrong; I love the goodness that used to exist and, while there were many shortcomings, this country had a lot of goodness and much effort went into overcoming the heritage of slavery, which came to us courtesy of the British. (In all fairness, the British made the slave trade illegal, well before the American Civil War.)

      I grew up in a country where children were, for the most part, safe from sexual predators. In many places, crime was rare and many people didn’t even lock their doors in small-town America. You can’t convince me that we’re better off now than we were back then.

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