Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Right wing populism v left wing populism, as expressed through musicals.



Both expressions of powerful energy...the question is, for whose benefit, and how do you channel it?

And, which scares you more?

Which attracts you more?**






**Yeah, for people reading this blog, pretty rhetorical question. But, if you think I'm being facetious by using musical numbers? Actual neo-Nazis quite like that tune (which, needless to say, was not written as a pro-Nazi anthem in its original context, but rather the opposite).

"Do you remember Cabaret with Liza Minnelli, the part where, one by one, the Hitler Youth, our fellas, stand up and start saluting and singing? That is right stirring that is, gets the blood up every time."--Tony Lecomber


also, if you actually go to Youtube? be sure to click around to see who else has uploaded that video, I mean at least a few different users.

8 comments:

--eg said...

or compare them both to "The Rhythm of Life" from Sweet Charity, combining the power of a charismatic figure with the drug-crazedness of the 60's.

belledame222 said...

Point. (god, I love Fosse).

welcome, eg.

belledame222 said...

they do make him out to be relatively benign in the film, as charismatic cult leaders go. still and all...

Nick said...

I am er the "anti-populist" sort of...

I blame social conservative populism for this. I had to side with the latte drinking liberals...

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