Skip to comments.UCLA Prof: I Would Play for North Korea, But Ban Dennis Prager
Posted on 08/09/2017 9:39:18 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
UCLA professor Andrew Apter, a violinist in the Santa Monica Symphony, appeared on the Dennis Prager Show Monday to defend his call for musicians and members of the community to boycott a concert where Prager will be guest conducting the orchestra.
Prager invited Apter onto the show after he and a fellow UCLA professor and violinist circulated a letter declaring: Please urge your friends to not attend this concert, which helps normalize bigotry in our community.
After introducing his guest, Prager asked him if he would apply his liberal principles in all circumstances, such as the controversial 2008 visit of the New York Philharmonic to North Korea.
If you were a member of the New York Philharmonic, would you play in North Korea? Prager asked.
Well, thats an interesting question, Apter replied. I think that thats a decision that individual musicians should make. I would go, yes, because I see that as a diplomatic, cultural mission, much the way the opening up of China took place under the Nixon administration with orchestral exchanges.
Prager continued: And if a North Korean conductor shared the podium and conducted one of the pieces, along with the permanent conductor of the New York Philharmonic, you would still play?
Apter replied: I probably would, because this is an explicitly political mission in search of common understanding.
Prayer answered: So one could infer from that that you deem playing under me more morally objectionable than playing under a North Korean conductor, in North Korea, the most tyrannical regime on earth.
No, Id have to object to that. I think the situations are very different, Apter said, without further explanation.
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Typical liberal crap
Didn’t Obama have the Chinese concert pianist ‘ Lang Lang, play in the White House, in 2011? And didn’t the pianist play a piece whose words glorify a Chinese victory over Americans? Is my memory faulty? Why would Dennis think any Leftist is a supporter of American values??
As for this: I probably would, because this is an explicitly political mission in search of common understanding"
Why isn't he interested in seeking common understanding with a fellow American instead?
"Crazy for Commo-Pops! Ding! Crazy for Commo-Pops! Ding!"
“Clarity over agreement.”
The professor’s lack of coherent and consistent thought was very clear.
Adam Carolla really let him have it in the program’s next segment, yet Dennis was very decent in not wanting to attack the man as he was no longer in studio.
Prager’s massive logic skills are no match for dimwit LIEberals.
Send this guy to Hawaii and deny
Him entry to CNNs shelter
I could tell Professor Apter what to do with his violin bow but his brain is already very damaged down there.
Play it again Sam!
That’s cool, prof. If I had money like Bill Gates, I’d buy the gym that you have a membership at and have you thrown out. Same goes for your favorite restaurant.
Typical liberal self-glorification. In that example, he sees himself on some noble mission of world importance when in reality he's just some schmoe musician that nobody knows or cares about. I'm sure he sees himself on a worldly diplomatic mission when he goes uptown to eat Chinese food, too. What a dork.