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Metal as metaphor

Metal as metaphor
May 03, 2014, 02:00:20 PM
Unlike with music, however, the trend is always in one direction and there is no re-centering; it would be as if the mainstream of elite taste in music went from Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath to Metallica to Slayer and onto Napalm Death. Politically that’s what much of the commentary in places like Slate sounds like to me – just some guy atonally screaming in my ear about some micro-injustice.


Re: Metal as metaphor
May 07, 2014, 02:36:09 AM
Good article.

Views that were deemed entirely normal ten years ago even are now morally 'other': outright 'evil'. Paul Gottfried has written a book on how liberalism has shifted ever leftwards since the mid 1800's:


Being liberal minded definitely no longer means advocating free speech, 'negative freedoms' (freedoms 'from' as opposed to freedoms 'to do'), property rights, etc. In fact, you are labelled an 'extreme right winger' if you publically advocate the (classical liberal) right to free speech over the right not to be offended in some (non-American) Anglo countries, for example. This is pretty extreme, and simply lacks what Nietzsche called a historical sensibility: The Nazi's were 'extreme right wingers', not classical liberals!