... i stumbled upon the facebook page of Die Antwoord
and browsed around a bit. I had heard about them a while back but never bothered to see what they were about. Lack of time, lack of interest.
After seeing some of their photos and posts, listening to some youtube official clips and seeing a recorded concert performance... I have drawn some conclusions. First off, lemme say that i did all this documentation because i wanted to be really sure i understood. I really wanted to understand and i did.
What i am about to write refers strictly to Die Antwoord. If you listen to them we can "maybe" be friends, and i will not judge you. But it is my belief that there is a word to completely describe Die Antwoord:
less advanced in mental, physical, or social development than is usual for one's age.
.It might not even be their fault, perhaps some childhood trauma has them half stuck in kindergarten, half stuck here being half grownups. Either way, if you want to learn about the world we live in, give them a listen and draw your own conclusion.
"Hey, back off, this is freedom of speech! They aren't bothering anyone!!"
Of course, they aren't bothering anyone. Hell, they aren't bothering me! I can make them disappear from my world with the click of a button. BUT. Freedom of speech goes both ways if they are entitled to throwing whatever towards the public, the public (me) is entitled to an opinion.
I truely believe Die Antwoord is crap, their music and personalities are crap, and they might prove to be good study material in the area of mental disease, perhaps even "retardation".
It seems media takes great pleasure from destroying taboos. But what is a taboo? We might have some values we hold dear but media teaches us that nothing is sacred!
In my case, i simply hate how we have this path of "Subjects such as "childhood", "fantasy", "honor", "self realization", "search for knowledge" can and must be destroyed. We shall replace them with sex and drugs. We will sexualize the shit out of everything. We will show you how to make a fantastic mix for your seringe! This is what interests us and studies show us they're your only interests too!". Are today's trendsetters not getting laid enough? Are they really lonely, "just sitting there, masturbating"? Could be!
Here's what Peter Greenaway was saying in 2005: "There are only two main subjects to be treated in film: Sex and death." I would add "Impotence" and this would sum up a large portion of today's cinema. But what about knowledge, what about honor, fighting for something you believe to be worthwhile? We as human beings are worth more than what they show us, we have a LOT more struggles than avoiding death and getting laid. That is just the base of the pyramid, it doesn't define us!