Beyoncé’s 7/11 vs. Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude — listen to Western Civilization’s decline

Beyonce 711“Feminist” Beyoncé has a new single out, 7/11, which means that her legions of fans have already flocked to it. Nothing screams “female empowerment” like rolling dice off a woman’s butt and mugging for the camera in your underwear, but this post isn’t about that. It’s about listening to the decline of Western Civilization in action. All you have to do is listen to about 30 seconds of “7/11” and, say, Bach’s rendition of “Jesu, meine Freude” to actually hear what the death spiral of a civilization sounds like.

BachCompare the two works. First, Beyoncé:

Contemplate the lyrics:

Legs movin’ side to side, smack it in the air
Legs movin’ side to side, smack you in the air
Shoulders sideways, smack it, smack it in the air
Smack it, smack it in the air
Legs movin’ side to side, smack it, smack it in the air
Smack it, smack it in the air

Then, Bach:

Contemplate the lyrics:

Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy)
Unter deinem Schirmen (Beneath your protection)
Trotz dem alten Drachen (I defy the old dragon)
Weg mit allen Schätzen (Away with all treasures)
Gute Nacht, o Wesen (Good night, existence)
Weicht, ihr Trauergeister (Go away, mournful spirits)

How can anyone close their eyes, listen to both pieces of music, think about Beyoncé’s popularity, and not objectively conclude that it is one small bit of evidence that we are collectively spinning down a cultural drain?

Beyonce 711 DiceThis is not me bashing all contemporary music. There is plenty of good music out there. This is me saying that if you consider Beyoncé’s record sales, her $115 million payday for 2014, and the millions of fans who are ecstatic over “smack it, smack it in the air,” then it is hard not to conclude that strange days lie ahead.

This is not me saying that the only music worth listening to is classical. This is me asking you to listen to where we once were and listen to where we are now. This is me asking if you can listen to both creative efforts and honestly deny that Beyoncé’s degrades and debases the soul into an embarrassing spectacle while Bach’s stirs it to strive for greatness.

Beyonce 711 smack itWe sit around and wonder why women like Kim Kardashian are famous for exposing themselves while we listen to songs like Beyonce’s 7/11. We incredulously wonder how it is that a woman can easily tape herself getting cat calls while walking through the streets of New York, while we collectively cheer Beyoncé’s objectification of herself and others — to the tune of millions of YouTube downloads.

That, “meine freude,” is classic.

Feminists attack Spider-Woman covers and gamers while Lopez, Beyonce, and Minaj objectify themselves

Say that you’re a raging feminist and you’re upset about “rape culture, male patriarchy, male privilege,” and a whole host of other issues that your Gender Studies professor talks about on a regular basis. You want to change the cultural landscape, but you have limited resources. Do you go after the male gamers who just want to play Watch Dogs in peace? Do you go after aging male comic book artists who create variant covers that might sell a couple thousand copies? Or do you go after multi-platinum millionaire female entertainers who grace the covers of countless magazines, get significant radio play, and air time on national television shows?

The answer, of course, is to ignore very real singers and entertainers objectifying themselves under the banner of feminism while going after men whose hobbies deal almost exclusively in fantasy. Why? Because they’re easy targets. If you were a feminist, would you rather go after comic book writer Dan Slott, or Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj? The answer is simple.

Take a look at the variant comic book cover for Spider-Woman that ignited a solar burst of feminist anger in August.

Spider Woman variant

Now look at Jennifer Lopez from her new video “Booty,” featuring Iggy Azalea:

Jennifer Lopz Booty video

Now look at Nicki Minaj in her new video “Anaconda”:

Nicki Minaj Anaconda

Now look at Beyonce in her recent video “Partition”:


Now consider the fact that with the ongoing “GamerGate” controversy, feminists have called gamers “terrorists” on par with “Holocaust deniers.” Who is really degrading the culture?

If one were to use the explosive rhetoric of terror, who is more of a cultural terrorist — the video game maker who gets guys excited about playing Final Fantasy XV, or the woman who objectifies herself to get men of all ages to lust over her? Who is more guilty of perpetuating “rape culture” — the guy who just wants to play the latest installment of Metal Gear, or the woman who strips down to almost nothing, bends over, sticks her butt in the air as high as possible, and then invites you to watch her do it again and again and again on her record label’s YouTube channel?

Final Fantasy XV
Here is a screen shot from Final Fantasy XV. Jennifer Lopez wanted to have a marketing tie-in to the game with her “Booty” video, but the male developers didn’t have any images of female characters shaking their butts around seductively.

Modern feminists have almost zero credibility. They almost exclusively go after the easiest possible targets, often times men in industries who just want to commiserate with other men and be left to their own devices. The next time a feminist tries to give you a hard time about the comic books you read or the video games you play, shove Jennifer Lopez’s butt in her face and move on.