As with the slow erasure of western cultural achievements gathers pace, it is timely to revisit a fantastic, and rather blatant, example of this campaign to destroy the past to create on it’s ruins a new multicultural paradise in it’s place.
A MERCURY Prize-winning band has suffered a racist backlash after complaining that British art galleries are full of images of privileged white people. Young Fathers, who won the Mercury Prize in 2014, made the controversial remarks in a video commissioned by the national portrait galleries in Edinburgh and London.
The Edinburgh-based trio – two of whose members are black – remark at one point that those in the portraits are “a long line of inbred spawn, soon to die out themselves”. The band then suffered vile racist abuse online including comments on band member Alloysius Massaquoi’s Facebook page where he was told to “go back to your mudhut-culture” and called an “anti-white racist”.
The video was removed, at the band’s request, from YouTube and the National Galleries of Scotland website on Tuesday but was posted again later in the evening. The video was commissioned as part of an exhibition on the theme of male image, identity and appearance from the 16th century to the present day with a selection of portraits from the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Here is the video:
Young Fathers rose to prominence in 2013/2014 with their album Tape Two winning the Scottish Album of the Year award, and features band members Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and Graham “G” Hastings. The band were commenting on the fact that gallery walls are overwhelmingly filled with portraits of rich, privileged ruling classes of the past.
Bankole is seen shadow boxing in the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh and mimicking the poses in the fine oil paintings. Massaquoi narrates the film saying: “They are signs of wealth, the insignia of status, “They are a gravestone that a dog pisses against, shifting, cracked in clay.
They are a long line of inbred spawn, soon to die out themselves.
The four-minute film created a backlash from extremists who called it “anti-white” propaganda.
Lol, “extremists” are the one’s who object to this dim, destructive iconoclasm.