Ahhhh, ahhh, ahh ahh….all…righty….then

by Brad Nelson   5/18/14

Mr. Kung has prescribed his famous Purifying Elixir (which you can read about in Fighting the Slobocracy). But along with the physical cleansing, I think a person needs a spiritual one as well.

I ran across this three CD set of Gregorian Chant music: Voices of Tranquility. Suffice it to say, this is the exact opposite of rap music which is pure poison for the soul.

I’ve listened to some Gregorian music before. I have a few songs I’ve collected over the years. But it really is nice having this rather vast three-CD collection. I can now sit down, close my eyes, and practically taste the stained glass. Okay, it’s true that once in a while I hear Jim Carrey in some of these chants. But that just adds to the charm.

I take it as a given that our culture has gone crazy. For me, this site is not only a good place to rant, it’s a good place to find shelter from the storm. I’m not always interested in assessing and describing the lunacy of Progressivism. Is there any end to that task? To some extent, let these people drive off the cliff like Thelma and Louise. You can’t save everyone.

Nor should we identify ourselves as contra-Marxist. We should be against Marxism and nitwits such as our president (and the foolish people who voted for him). But life is bigger than politics. This is something that the Establishment Republicans do not believe because for them “social issues” are to be avoided. That is, there is little heart and soul in Establishment Republicans where everything is measured according to money, influence, and power. And there is little soul, of course, in the atheist-oriented cause of the Left.

So do take time now and again to put aside describing and commenting on the Loony Left and just enjoy immersing yourself in something splendid. You could do worse than purchase this CD set.
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About Brad Nelson

I like books, nature, politics, old movies, Ronald Reagan (you get sort of a three-fer with that one), and the founding ideals of this country. We are the Shining City on the Hill — or ought to be. However, our land has been poisoned by Utopian aspirations and feel-good bromides. Both have replaced wisdom and facts.
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3 Responses to Ahhhh, ahhh, ahh ahh….all…righty….then

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Music appeals to emotions. This can be sadness (numerous songs, we made a CD of songs from “Alone Again, Naturally” through “Goodbye to Love”, “I Am a Rock”, “I Who Have Nothing”, and others to “Suicide is Painless”) or anger (a superb example is Aldonza’s denunciation of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha), but it can also be humor or other positive emotions. If that’s what I need, the best bet usually proves to be Petula Clark.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      I love putting CDs together of mixes of music, for mood purpose or otherwise. But I don’t listen to much music these days (other than Sinatra). And I don’t watch much TV. I’m sort of creating my own little monastic community of one. But it’s really more of a state of mind.

      And once you stop or slow down feeding yourself the equivalent of the pure cultural sucrose that is all around, you may find that you become a bit more sensitive to the human inanity that abounds. Now I know how the Organians felt in the Star Trek episode, Errand of Mercy (once again confirming that everything I need to know about life, I can find in Star Trek…including warnings about a scientific utopia).

      As the Organians told Kirk:

      Your emotions are most discordant. We do not wish to seem inhospitable, but gentlemen, you must leave . . . please leave us. The mere presence of beings like yourselves is intensely painful to us.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Music appeals to emotions.

      You are indeed right, Timothy. But I was thinking more about what you said. And this Gregorian chant stuff appeals to something other than just a passing emotion or mood. There’s something deeper at work here. I don’t want to go all creepy spiritual on you, but I’ve been a keen observer of myself in this regard. I feel pulled in a direction I don’t really want to go. I can really relate to when Jesus said “Take this cup away from me.”

      No, I have no delusions of being Jesus. No thanks. But I think we are all pulled in directions often not of our own will. And I think what a lot of people do is try their hardest to shut out these influences, whatever they are and wherever they come from. Seriously, think about the anti-human aspect of just wasting one’s life watching TV. The boob tube is the best device yet created to keep out any deeper thoughts or motives. It is rightly called “the idiot box.” It keeps a person shallow and inane. And this culture can never, ever regain its dignity while it stays addicted to it.

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