Dec 3, 2008
A Fascinating Experiment: Music in Defense of Freedom?
For more than forty years, pop-culture has been used to implicitly and explicitly undermine the wit, wisdom, and wills of Western kiddie winkies via every imaginable mode of mass media. The effects are plain to see and– we suspect – the worst is yet to come. But in this era of “hope” we offer some.
A group of modern musicians and producers are committing a bit of reverse terrorism: taking one of the West’s mosts efficatious modes of self-destruction – pop-music - and aiming it at that which seeks most passionately to facilitate our destrucution from the outside: Militant Islam.
They are Weapons of Musical Defense and their first album, Imagine Jihad (Part 1) is now available for your listening and purchasing pleasure. We encourage you to give it a go.
More than just brilliant performance and production, WMD’s songs are lit up from the inside with substanative content, research, sources, and historical perspective; things you may find lacking in Kanye West’s or Miss Spears’ latest contributions. (But after all, girls - and everyone else evidently - just want to have fun!)
“Weapon of Musical Defense is a group of concerned rockers and rock stars,” their website explains. “After 9-11 we were horrified at the hate and exhortations to violence we read in the Koran so we began learning more about what Winston Churchill called ‘the religion of blood and war.’ We started writing songs and studied to be certain of the facts, all the time becoming more alarmed. Now we want to share our findings with a wider audience. Imagine Jihad is the first album to result from our work.”
All this, and quotes from Sir Winston to boot! We are agog.
As the West dutifully disarms, and Islam gleefully attacks, perhaps efforts such as this can inspire and inform a new generation that their’s is a heritage worth fighting for.