Skip to comments.(vanity) MSNBC guest just compared disco/Donna Summer to gay marriage
Posted on 05/17/2012 10:21:14 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
To brighten up your day, a guest on MSNBC just said (indirect quote) "I have never seen a movement in America to quiet a musical genre as the anti-disco fever which was a slap to Donna Summer. It is similar to today's marriage equality: get back in the closet."
He said this while an image of Donna Summer was on the screen. Liberals have absolutely no shame.
couth - Marked by or possessing a high degree of sophistication; refined:
And yet the media will never point out the true history of the progressive mvoement and the democrat party when it comes to civil rights.
Lest we forget that the demcorats are the party of the KKK. What is not pointed out by the media (or by anyone) but is amazing when looked at within a historic perspective is that we are about to have the party of the KKK, who fought against civil rights for nearly their entire history, now redefine the meaning of civil rights in America.
They want to do it now while America has a black President for two reasons; a.) it gives them cover against their past history by letting them claim they are not racist because they elected a black man President, and b.) being that they lost the civil rights issue in relation to the rights of black Americans it is a symbolic victory for them to redefine civil rights and regain control over the issue with a black man leading their party.
Why is it never discussed as to how this issue will redefine civil rights? Is precedent being set for a persons sexual behavior to possibly be as important (or more important?) as their race or gender? If more forms of sexual behavior or sexual identification become recoginized as protected classes then how do all these different protected classes weigh against eachother? Is being homosexual more important then being black?
It amazes me that the party of the KKK is possibly near accomplishing the complete reconfiguration of the meaning of civil rights and no one even points out that fact.
I’ve heard time and again that the backlash against disco was racist and anti-gay, since the music it’s based on—funk and salsa—came from blacks and hispanics and gay people liked it. Well, what about all the white people that loved it so much from the mid-70s to the very early 80s? It was white people who put the Bee Gees and Donna Summer on top of Billboard, as much as it was white people who wore “Disco Sucks” t-shirts. Disco wouldn’t have annoyed white people enough for the to hold giant destruction rituals in baseball stadiums if other white people hadn’t overplayed it. Somehow you never hear that side of it.
A few other things to thank the Democrat Party for: Slavery, The Confederate States of America, Jim Crow Laws and Gun Control.
Disco was just EVERYWHERE (including Burger King commercials) and people got really sick of not being able to avoid it.
“I have never seen a movement in America to quiet a musical genre as the anti-disco fever ..”
When faced with adversity, American pull together to defeat the forces of evil.
Not to mention she died... no class.
There were many reasons for the anti-disco backlash...yes, there were the gay and racial issues, but there was more than that. Disco was the total antithesis of the rock movement...you had to dress up (no T-shirt and jeans rock uniform), you had to actually *learn* how to dance, you had to spend money and have all the *right* things, it was exclusive/exclusionary (the doorman and the velvet rope). And yes, it became very, very overplayed by the time of Disco Demolition in July of 1979.
There are backlashes against every type of music. Silly comparison.
Bands were replaced by DJ’s and don’t get me started on Drum Machines.
I’m sorry. I almost forgot.
DISCO SUCKS AND THERE’S THE DOOR!
Remember in Airplane...
“WZAZ...Where Disco Lives Forever” right as the plane clips the antenna.
I’m somewhat ashamed to admit that the first record I ever bought (and yes, it was a 12” vinyl record) was a Bee Gees album.
was this before or after summer died today ?
I played in a Country trio that used a drum machine for a while.
“Boop-a chicka,,,, Boop-a chicka!,,,,Boop-a-chicka,,Boop!”
A smart host would have asked how well disco is doing these days. BTW, who watches MSNBC?