Critique of ‘booster’ pop songs reminiscent of Petronius’ appeal to Nero to not mutilate the arts

In the novel Quo Vadis (and two subsequent films of the same name), Nero’s court advisor, Petronius, pens a farewell letter to Nero before he kills himself in protest of the tyrant. The letter could well be applied to the mutilation of the arts now being perpetrated by those selling the so-called ‘vaccine’ and booster shots (mRNA spike proteins).

“To Nero, emperor of Rome, master of the world, divine pontiff. I know that my death will be a disappointment to you since you wished to render me this service yourself. To be born in your reign is a miscalculation, but to die in it is a joy.

“I can forgive you for murdering your wife and your mother, for burning our beloved Rome, for befouling our fair country with the stench of your crimes. But one thing I cannot forgive: the boredom of having to listen to your verses, your second-rate songs, your mediocre performances.

“Adhere to your special gifts, Nero. Murder and arson, betrayal and terror. Mutilate your subjects, if you must. But with my last breath, I beg you: do not mutilate the arts. Farewell, but compose no more music. Brutalize the people, but do not bore them as you have bored to death your friend, the late Gaius Petronius.”

The scene is here in the 1950s version of the film:

The Polish version of the film is worth watching:

One could as easily write an appeal to the CCP and globalists, and whoever else is behind the relentless ‘vaccine’ propaganda: poison us, murder us, violate our rights, rob us of our freedoms, destroy our society — but I beg you, do not subject us to any more of this relentless mewling vapid propaganda. Have mercy: do not continue to drown us in a sea of bland mediocrities and deceitful platitudes. At least have the decency of the tyrants of old to kill us openly and directly, and not mask it with saccharine pop songs and fake morality.

Below is a video blog by Paul Joseph Watson lamenting a recent ‘booster’ promotional song (using synthesized vocals). It appears to be done by the late-night show host Jimmy Fallon. Anything in service to our new masters. I almost feel for Fallon for the price he will pay for selling his soul: “what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?” (Mark 8:36) He doesn’t believe in any of it but does what he’s told, for money.

This is the link to my article on how Nero and the early Christians are reminiscent of medical tyrants and the scapegoated unvaccinated today.

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"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity ... the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This immaturity is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," is therefore the motto of the [European] Enlightenment. "Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why such a large part of mankind gladly remain minors all their lives, long after nature has freed them from external guidance. They are the reasons why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as guardians. It is so comfortable to be a minor. If I have a book that thinks for me, a pastor who acts as my conscience, a physician who prescribes my diet [or vaccine], and so on--then I have no need to exert myself. I have no need to think, if only I can pay; others will take care of that disagreeable business for me. Those guardians who have kindly taken supervision upon themselves see to it that the overwhelming majority of mankind ... should consider the step to maturity, not only as hard, but as extremely dangerous. First, these guardians make their domestic cattle stupid and carefully prevent the docile creatures from taking a single step without the leading-strings to which they have fastened them. Then they show them the danger that would threaten them if they should try to walk by themselves. Now this danger is really not very great; after stumbling a few times they would, at last, learn to walk. However, examples of such failures intimidate and generally discourage all further attempts. "Thus it is very difficult for the individual to work himself out of the immaturity which has become almost second nature to him. He has even grown to like it, and is at first really incapable of using his own understanding because he has never been permitted to try it. Dogmas and formulas [e.g., Leftist ideology, identity politics] these mechanical tools designed for reasonable use--or rather abuse--of his natural gifts, are the fetters of an everlasting immaturity. The man who casts them off would make an uncertain leap over the narrowest ditch, because he is not used to such free movement. That is why there are only a few men who walk firmly, and who have emerged from immaturity by cultivating their own minds." - Kant, "An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment"

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