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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

How pointy headed academics are ruining the arts.

Posted by iusbvision on July 9, 2009

Famed musician and author Bernard Taylor.

It’s time to put a stop to the high priests of musicology, the arts and academic world in general from trying to put a straitjacket on people’s creativity and thinking. In this video I look at the way the Emperors Clothing Syndrome has dominated the arts and humanities over the past half century, with the help of academic practitioners looking for theories to build on, trying to carve out some academic territory for themselves and becoming the high priests or priestesses of their chosen domains. In music, it ended with meaningless and very irritating noise. (The ECS is a tendency to pretend to see or believe something out of fear of being thought of out of step with others, or out of fear that you might be attacked or ridiculed if you show your true feelings). Now I make some sweeping generalizations in this video, and may be overstating my case for effect, but that does not necessarily dilute the reality of what I am saying.

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