Tuesday, June 07, 2005 +

That’s the Spirit!

E. Michael Jones wrote:

Vaughan Williams proposed a five-year ban on German music in England. We can propose something similar: a five year ban on recorded music. “What I want to see in England,” Vaughan Williams tells us, “is everybody making music-however badly.” It is better to play “The Kesh Jig” badly than to listen to an exquisite recording of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, because “even at some immediate sacrifice of good we must develop our own culture to suit our own needs.” What I want to see is the same thing—everyone playing ethnic [not folk] music, even if they play it badly—in the new ethnic America freed from the bad dream of global hegemony.

Mr. Jones edits the magazine Culture Wars.