Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Branco, Preto, Mulato
The fanatical puritanism behind mainstream Islam should dismay everyone who believes in freedom—particularly as it derives its meaning and significance for Muslims in a matrix of legalism intimately tied up with militantly supremacist expansionism.
Especially, Islamic puritanism should dismay and disillusion Latinos and young African-Americans—for no other culture is as antithetical to the earnestly delicious promiscuity of Latin and Afro-Caribbean music, as well as the uniquely black contributions of jazz, rap and hip-hop.
Take a look at the TV shows Dance 360 and Soul Train (yes, the train is still running on time after all these years): On the latter show, as the latest rap, hip-hop, soul and R&B music plays over the loudspeakers, the cameras move in and among male and female dancers, mostly black or brown, with a few whites here and there, the women wearing provocative miniskirts, high-heels, midriff-baring blouses, and cleavage-plunging necklines gyrating their hips in intercourse-miming moves, and the men doing likewise.
On the former show, as a crowd of young people, men and women, all races, watches, participants from among them will volunteer to come out into the dance circle—the “dance 360”—to show off their dance moves, with women often displaying the most outrageously sexual kinetics with their lithe and flexible bodies.
These two shows, and the broader subculture they reflect which has infectiously influenced not only blacks but youths of all races throughout not only the US but throughout the world by now, must obviously deeply offend and outrage Muslims. When Muslims in their anti-Western apologetics frequently mention the “moral degeneracy” of America and the West, they never mention blacks, but surely, they must be thinking of them—or perhaps they are cleverly neglecting to mention them.
And then, one wonders what American Muslims do during Mardi Gras in New Orleans? Good God, they must go into their basements and hide until it's all over! And what about Muslims in Rio de Janeiro, during Carnaval? Same thing. The American Latin culture in general, with its rhythmic sensuality pulsating out of the wonderful mix of “branco, preto, mulato”*—must be viscerally anathema to American Muslims, South, Central and North.
The Islamic revulsion that Muslims must feel at the sight of spectacles like Carnaval—with its mixing of men and women, white, black, brown, in lascivious dance to pulsating rhythms in the heat of the day or the flames of the night—should be made public to Latinos and Blacks of the Americas, so they can see the true colors of Islam underneath the clever whitewashing of it as simply a “cultural” vehicle for a Third Worldist ethnic militancy against white Western “oppression”.
And hopefully enough of them will see this awful truth the easy way, rather than the harder way, at the brunt of Jihad and soul-killing Sharia.
* (“white, black, and mixed”, from the wonderful spoken commentary by Vinicius accompanying Toquinho’s version of the classic Brazilian song by Baden Powell, Samba de Bênção.)