I dislike “progressives” for the same reason I could never take the Puritans seriously…

To rip off H. L. Mencken, I am impatient with their haunting fear that someone, somewhere, is having a good time.

Mostly it’s just funny, but now one of them has gone too far. Here’s someone who literally wants to suck the joy out of life…

‘Ode to Joy’ has an odious history. Let’s give Beethoven’s most overplayed symphony a rest

Because Hitler, of course. And something something German nationalism 200 years ago, which last I checked didn’t have anything to do with me.

Roll in your grave, Jonathan Edwards…

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5 Responses to I dislike “progressives” for the same reason I could never take the Puritans seriously…

  1. Kentucky says:

    Remind me to avoid The Star. I don’t need the aggravation.

  2. Jim Price says:

    The jackass who wrote that article is certainly entitled to his own opinion. However, somebody should point out to him that there are probably a lot of people who would be just as happy to never see his opinions in print again. It is well known that Hitler was a big fan of Richard Wagner’s music. Maybe that should be banned as well.

    As long as I’m ranting, why don’t we banish all foods containing oysters and asparagus? I detest both, therefore no one should be allowed to enjoy them.

  3. M says:

    Blech – just take charge of your life and use the IEC 60417-5008 switch ya’ derp.

  4. Eric Wilner says:

    Obviously Beethoven was a Nazi. Consider his signature instrument. Count the keys! It’s the Number of a certain Beast whose very initials echoed back in time to Beethoven’s day! (Tom Lehrer mentioned that same number once, and therefore must also be a Nazi. They’re everywhere!)

    Jim Price: I seem to recall that Wagner’s music was banned in Israel for quite some time, due both to the association with Hitler and to Wagner’s personal antisemitism. (Oddly, the Ring seems to make more sense if Alberich is neither Jew nor villain; making Wotan the chief villain of the piece, as the Norns imply, transforms one’s perception of the story in interesting ways, on which topic I really need to write an essay someday.)

  5. mattexian says:

    If the libtard is on a “because Hitler liked it” tear, he may want to step cautiously on vegetarianism and rabid anti-smoking ordinances, as well as a working-class affordable “people’s car.”

To the stake with the heretic!