Monday, August 31, 2015

The true rebels

David French  thinks that MTV has been boring us for 30 Years:
The great, ongoing con of the rock world is how it’s sold “rebellion” and “transgression” to generations of teens by asking them to join an increasingly libertine majoritarian culture that views experimentation with sex and drugs as no big deal, an entirely normal rite of passage. And in so doing, they purport to teach young people that the true counterculture, the true rebels in American life — those who aspire to live according to orthodox religious principles — represent “The Man,” the oppressors who must be mocked and shamed into oblivion. This is all “Hollywood courage,” actions that earn thunderous applause from the elite while angering or offending distant social conservatives that pop stars rarely encounter and can’t begin to understand.