There's a new "Social Justice" campaign to get a rapper who goes by the name of Action Bronson kicked out of Toronto music festival NXNE because of his songs' "violent misogyny."
I never heard of Action Bronson before today, but I checked out a few of his videos and find them totally inane. But that's what I expected.
Most people could probably figure out there were going to be some references to violent, grisly, disgusting imagery from someone who put out a Rap album called "Dr. Lecter" referencing the cannibal from Silence of the Lambs and featuring songs like "Brunch" and "Get off my P.P."
There might be, just maybe, a dozen rap songs I can stomach hearing more than once. As a musical genre, with only a few exceptions, like some Run DMC, some early NWA, the original Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and a few other examples, I find Rap to be almost completely asinine.
But what rap is, and the pervasiveness of misogyny and glorification of violence that runs through the entire genre is no secret. It's a genre with with hit songs by stars like Dr. Dre called "Bitches Ain't Shit." One of Rap's best known stars, Eminem, wrote a song in which he threatened to rape Iggy Azalea. I find it repugnant, so I don't buy it, don't listen to it, and in the unlikely event I ever become Prime Minister, I won't be having Dr. Dre or Charlie Angus performing any rap songs at the after-party following my swearing in.
All this begs the question, Where have these idiot Social Justice Wankers been the last 30 years?
Banning something they don't like, rather than choosing to ignore it, is the deplorable natural instinct of the Social Justice Wanker.
If you don't like Action Bronson or what he stands for, don't attend his concerts. An Action Bronson concert that only attracts a handful of people will put him out of business faster and more effectively than a petition trying to ban him for being offensive.
But then, that would deny the Social Justice Wankers their supreme joy of dictating to other people how to live.