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Goodbye Wolfie – Taki’s Magazine

September 16, 2023

Mozart family on tour: Leopold, Wolfgang, Nannerl; watercolor by Carmontelle, c. 1763

Source: Public Domain

GSTAAD—This is the best news since the Bush-Blair duo saved us from the nuclear holocaust that Saddam was about to unleash on us. Half a million—maybe even a million—dead Iraqis later, yet we were spared with minutes to spare, so we should always believe the official sources. Especially when Uncle Sam is involved.

This time the good news is not nuclear but musical. The Mostly Mozart Festival has been canceled by New York’s Lincoln Center after fifty years due to growing disdain for “elitism and exclusivity”. Instead, “the Criminal Queerness Festival,” as it’s called, is aimed at “neurodiverse audiences and the world’s first LGBTQIA mariachi group,” Welcome, Cardi B, Pusha T, and Snoop Dog; so long and goodbye, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

“Art once had the responsibility of making the planet more beautiful. Mozart and thousands of others did this.”

I read that the last two Mostly Mozart concerts were sold out, but in today’s celebrity-driven, woke culture, the disdain for great music and the miracle that is Mozart needs no excuses. Lincoln Center will likely be renamed the George Floyd Memorial, or better yet, Black Lives Matter Hall. Art once had the responsibility of making the planet more beautiful. Mozart and thousands of others did this. Now Damien Hirst and other “artists” like Snoop Dog make the planet as ugly as those who own his art or listen to his rap music. Wolfie, as I like to call the greatest of musical miracles, wrote six immortal operas, including the Requiem, 41 symphonies, nearly fifty concertos, 24 chamber works, and eighteen miscellaneous pieces, but is now replaced by “artists” who include the F-word, the N-word, and the S-word in each of the women they hate, violence. -prayer of his singularly untalented noise. Bravo, and long live the decision-makers at Lincoln Center, who, by the way, I’ve heard from an imputable source, were all conceived by a chimpanzee with a dose of applause.

Never mind, as one eternal optimist said in Hiroshima after the blast: “It could get worse.” I know I could, but writing off Mozart for the fossil that is rap and hip-hop is the equivalent of choosing Lizzo over Lily James, or someone with moles, boils and warts over the divine Keira Knightley. And the irony is that no one in the packed house at the last concert dared to say a word. That’s because the woke left defines what Americans can think and say today, and Christians, whites, and conservatives, let alone Mozart fans, don’t have to apply.

What’s annoying is that aggressive minorities impose their ideology on the rest of us, and no one does anything about it. Britannia’s rule and flag-waving at proms should be held sacrosanct, as Mozart should have been at Lincoln Center. Unfortunately, as Douglas Murray wrote, “the growing divide … between what the people want and what a small elite at the top of politics, finance and the media want” are two different things. And yet, reshaping society in the image of a small minority should be science fiction, not a syndrome of our weakness.

Take climate change, for example. The media won’t report it negatively, and our politicians wouldn’t die denying it, but except for the publicity-seeking morons who stick to the roads, climate change is Alice in Wonderland things What I have noticed is the expression on the faces of those who get stuck. It can only be compared to that caused by severe constipation, while the expression on the faces of the surrounding fluff is that of the gravediggers. Net zero, meanwhile, is a fantasy, a Baron Munchausen joke. While unwanted electric cars are piling up everywhere, the government seems to have gone as deaf as Beethoven, sadly without a spark of its genius. And while China, India and the US are spewing good old fashioned fumes like gangbusters, tiny Britain is determined to stop its tiny bit of pollution in 27 years. If this was written as a comedy script, it could be taken seriously, as official government policy nurses are needed, and fast.

Thirty-three million years ago, even before this column began, the earth started to get cooler, and ice sheets formed as a result. The oceans fell 131 feet, exposing ancient plant matter that rotted and caused the rise of carbon dioxide. Then the earth began to warm again and the ice melted, and this pattern of warm to cold and back again has been going on since before my column began, which is to say since time immemorial

In 1939, dust days in America, drafts and high temperatures were worse. When the Romans ruled the roost, most of their food supplies came from Africa. African farms are now dust bowls. Long before that, half of what is now called the Land of the Free was underwater. I read somewhere that the level of carbon dioxide a million years before the Greeks and Egyptians was so bad that it made the earth uninhabitable. So take it from the great isotope scientist Taki: just because the earth’s axis tilts slightly sometimes, there is nothing to worry about except for those wind turbines that kill birds and kill the beauty of nature.

It all has to do with the new American trend of manifesting, the practice of thinking “aspirational” thoughts to cosmically attract success, ie the bulls. Suck it all you want, windy, not enough electricity generation infrastructure and internal combustion is here to stay for the immediate future. So buy electricity and stay.


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