“I think that our estimation of the Beatles’ importance at that time, or how we think about them, has become vastly inflated,” evolutionary biologist Professor Armand Leroi from Imperial College London said.
He said the music that launched the Beatles onto the global stage — including songs like I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You and Ticket To Ride — “is in fact relentlessly average”…
“When the [Rolling] Stones, the Kinks and the Who were transforming the face of popular music, Lennon and McCartney were writing ditties for prepubescent girls,” he said.
“That’s not saying they didn’t have nice tunes, it’s not to say they didn’t have nice haircuts, or that they weren’t nice boys, but in terms of driving the music ahead, they just weren’t that important.”
Relentlessly average is the kindest way of putting. Nauseatingly simplistic is better. Music from the 60s often sounds like what would happen if you electrified Shroeder’s piano from the Peanuts cartoon and crammed the output into a synthesizer programmed by a Vice President of Diversity. And so it is no surprise that calling that music good, as nearly all did, led us to the insanity and doom which is today’s pop music.
The British government has refused to say whether telling people about the Christian faith could be a hate crime.
Lord Pearson of Rannoch, a UKIP peer, says when he raised a question on the issue on the House of Lords, the government failed to state clearly whether Christians cannot be prosecuted just for stating their beliefs.
“I said to the government ‘Will they confirm unequivocally that a Christian who says that Jesus is the only son of the one true God cannot be arrested for hate crime or any other offence, however much it may offend a Muslim or anyone of any other religion?'”
In response to the question, government whip Baroness Vere of Norbiton said: “My Lords, I am not going to comment on that last question from the noble Lord.” She added that the legal definition of “hate crime” has been the same for the past 10 years.
There is no surer proof of a culture’s effeminacy than it’s embrace of “hate crimes”. Of course, there are already several Biblical passages which, if aired in Britain, can cause one to be accused of hate.
A new UCLA study finds that 27 percent, or 796,000, of California’s youth, ages 12 to 17, report they are viewed by others as gender nonconforming at school.
The study also assessed differences in mental health among gender nonconforming youth and gender conforming youth in the state, and found no significant difference in the rates of lifetime suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts between gender nonconforming youth and their gender conforming peers. However, gender nonconforming youth were more than twice as likely to have experienced psychological distress in the past year.
“The data show that more than one in four California youth express their gender in ways that go against the dominant stereotypes,” said lead author Bianca D.M. Wilson, the Rabbi Barbara Zacky Senior Scholar of Public Policy at the Williams Institute. “However, the heightened psychological distress we see among gender nonconforming youth indicates that we must continue to educate parents, schools and communities on the mental health needs of these young people and reduce known risk factors, such as bullying and bias.”
More effeminate language, of course. But skip that and focus on the large and increasing percentages of kids who are lapsing into insanity. This was the prediction of the Reality model, which says there are only sexes. It also says there can only be two sexes. It also says some people acting in ways not conforming to their sex can be persuaded to do so by either indoctrination or through forced experience, as is the case of many (most?) men who have sex with men.
There is, now, the faddish nature of experimentation, and as with all fads, we expect this cause of the increase to fade to some steady level. But the forced experiences must only increase, however slowly. These can swell to very large numbers, unless outside pressures are brought to bear. There is no courage for those now, however.