A Crisis of Faith in Egypt
Though it does not get much notice in the West, Egypt is home to some of the oldest Christian communities in the world. The city of Alexandria is known as one of the five ancient sees of the early church (along with Rome, Constantinople, Antioch, and Jerusalem), and it calls itself the See of St. Mark (he of the Gospel). Today, reflecting how Christendom has | Read More »
Radio Censorship – Egypt Bans Romantic Songs
The dystopian Science Fiction novel A Canticle For Liebowitz featured one of the best and most articulate examples of what happens when a society rejects modernity en masse. The “Simplication” involved the destruction of all things part and parcel to modern society. This element of destructive rejection resonated amongst the Egyptian grassroots that propelled Muhammad Morsi and The Muslim Brotherhood to power during the tragically misnamed Arab Spring. I predicted this would not be a Renaissance but rather a Bonfire of The Vanities.
And so here goes your proof. The same people who actually debate whether or not to blow up those idolatrous pyramids at Luxor, are now banning all music from Egyptian State Radio accept “patriotic” tunes. Details of Egypt’s “Day The Music Died” followed below.
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The Arab Spring Leads To A Cultural Sunset
Who can forget the joyous Hosannas, the ringing accolades, the self-congratulatory puffery that emanated out of the DC chattering classes as Middle Eastern tyrants such as Hosni Mubarak and Kaddafi were overthrown in spring of 2011. It was called the Arab Spring, and was set before the American People as proof that President Barack Obama was a foreign policy visionary who would lead the world | Read More »