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Jim Carroll Are racist, but traditional, songs OK? (319* d) RE: Are racist, but traditional, songs OK? 03 Jun 20


"The album isn't going to turn anyone into an anti-semite, any more than it will make someone burn nurses or murder their daughter's boyfriends."
True enough, but that's an apples/cabbages comparison - the two are very different
Racism is not only ever-present, but it is on the rise, and in many ways, being encouraged
Worldwide Antisemitism is the oldest form of cultural hatred there is - some of us are old enough to have been alive when it reached its height - in a civilised (supposedly) world
Ther problem with our folksongs is that by and large, they are treated, even emphasised as 'entertainment' - some we are being asked to be entertained by the idea that Jews indulged in ritual child-murder
I can think of political groups who would fill pubs drinking the health to that idea
When/if our clubs become places to go to be educated as well as entertained, such songs may be acceptable - not yet, I'm afraid
Jim


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