Thursday, 16 November 2017
Right Problem/Wrong Answer.
During the 1980s right-wing Evangelical Christians told us that all rock music was Satanism.
And while this has turned out to be the truth the answer which they were offering - conservatism, literalism, judgement, and hate - was wrong.
They even preached a kind of materialism.
So they may have had the right problem but they had the wrong answer.
And the fact that they used this information for their own political and material advantage guaranteed its failure.
They did not treat the Hippies and Baby-Boomers as victims but blamed them and all left-wing philosophies for the world's problems.
This is scapegoating.
It is political abuse.
And that is why their message has failed.
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