When leftists say they want you to be more “inclusive,” they don’t really want to give all ideas a space at the table. What they really want is to silence every voice but their own. That is why liberals work so tirelessly to completely unmoor our society from the anchors of Western civilization. No matter how innocuous or beneficial, they want every bastion of American history removed from our culture. I’m not even just talking about statues either. They literally want to cancel sheet music.
Unbeknownst to all of mankind until this year, it turns out that sheet music is racist. As a result, the University of Oxford is considering a plan to remove course requirements focused on sheet music, notation, and the classical works of such composers as Beethoven and Bach. According to the leftist professors behind this ridiculous proposal, traditional music study focuses too much on “white European music from the slave period.”
Of course, these professors are forgetting one very important fact: any music made prior to the mid-1800s was made in the “slave period.” Every culture throughout world history allowed the horror of slavery to exist. It was only when Western civilization moved beyond such barbaric practices that the world as a whole turned against it. If leftists want to honor the system that took down slavery, they should send their thanks directly to the Christian nations they hate.
Nothing is inclusive about cancelling sheet music or the composers who rely on it. Those who wish to pursue a noble career as an artist need to be equipped with the ability to communicate their creative expressions through the written form. Failing to teach students about notation isn’t just a blow to our society as a whole. It is a huge failure for every student who darkens the door of an Oxford classroom. A musician who doesn’t learn how to read and write music will never be able to obtain the success of those who do. I’m tired of woke teachers creating dissonance on college campuses. They should either harmonize with what is best for their students or give it a sustained rest.