Speaking of really stupid stuff that we’re forced to pay for–
Ann Powers, the, um, “music critic” for National Public Radio, has declared the Beatles “racist” (https://townhall.com/columnists/timgraham/2021/12/24/npr-finds-racism-in-the-beatles-n2601033). And guess what? She’s a white liberal!
What was it that made the Beatles racist? The only “crime” that comes across in her rant is that the Beatles were “racist” because they were four white guys; and that, for some idiotic reason–if we can even use the word “reason” in this context–was somehow an offense in and of itself. They refused to play in segregated venues, they freely acknowledged their debt of inspiration to black musicians in several different genres–but none of that counts.
So we’re not supposed to enjoy their music. If we do, that makes us “racists,” too.
Can you believe our tax money pays for this?
It’s about time for this to stop.