What does a Dj have in common with Political Theory?
I don’t know how many of you enjoy electronic music or have heard of an artist called Wolfgang Gartner. He is one of the foremost among upcoming Disk Jockey’s today and some time ago released a track called ‘Illmerica’, which became a rage and is a very popular song today. So the other day I was listening to the song and I thought to myself, “Hm…I have never seen the video of this song’. Fortunately enough this happened to be after a POLSCI 101 class. Now before I start sounding as if I am rambling I would like you all to see this video.
Do you see a very fast forwarded version of American history there?
I for one am a great fan of this video. It reminds me a lot about a lot of things we have learnt in this class. From the scenes about the racial segregation and slavery, to the world wars and then onto more recent times such as the industrial boom and then the financial meltdown. Furthermore, concepts such as the state of nature, and the equality of man, the nature of war and slavery etc are brought out very nicely in this video through the portrayals of conflict.
I agree in this blog post I have not done thorough analysis backed by our any texts, but my intention is to bring about a sort of a revision of the concepts we have encountered through popular media.
I hope all of you enjoyed the song and its music video!
PS – Wolfgang Gartner is performing in Michigan in April.