It’s not us, it’s them . .
John Waters –
What has happened to rock ‘n’ roll and pop culture? Why has the soft-left inclination awoken by the music and attitudes of the Sixties — which endured through the ‘70s and ‘80s — been lately subject to a radical diversion of its energies to the exclusive betterment of the rich, powerful and manipulative, and ipso facto to the detriment of the common people? Was this baked into the cake from the beginning or purely a happenstance of the cultural marketplace?
Is it possible that something that smelt and taste so much of freedom might have led us willy nilly in the opposite direction? Or is something more Machieavellian at play?
And why has this shift appeared to inflict and affect the wider artistic sector also, not to mention the unmentionable media?
Craig Fitzsimons, who worked as a journalist with the Irish music magazine, Hot Press, from the mid-1990s, has latterly come to notice as an anti-globalist voice of the emerging resistance to lockdown, coercive injections, transgenderism and other attempts to subvert the values and way of life that have characterised Western civilisation down the days of our lives.
Sentient people are abandoning the left field, as it becomes increasingly clear that those who have long been warning that something very unhealthy was happening to our cultures were not wrong.
In the latest in our series of ‘honest conversations’, Craig and I discuss music, art, politics, media, dystopia and the way forward to a better world despite the bad omens that gather daily like chemtrails over our heads.