Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
richd BS: WalkaboutsVerse Anew (1193* d) RE: BS: WalkaboutsVerse Anew 11 Feb 10

Oh glory be, this is magnificent! Being as what I am at home from work with the flu, although recovering, and having completed minor tasks and am avoiding major ones as too taxing; I thought I might offer to this discussion the main dimensions of Wavism as I understand them. (i.e. I'm bored). These are based on various writings and responses made by a leading Wavist, known as 'Wankerboutsworse'. I cannot be arsed to work out the citations and sources for these, but I'm sure someone will. I'm assuming that Wavists do not support political violence, and that Wavists do not currently have access to weapons beyond the 'English Flute' or 'Japanese Keyboard'. I will also pass no critical judgement on the poetry, since that's Wankerboutsworse's affair, and has been succinctly critiqued elsewhere in this thread.
If we start with what Wavists term the 'macro' level'. The central concept in Wavist politics appears to be a kind of national essentialism, that is that the highest expression of political will is a singular, geographically contiguous state, whose physical boundaries coincide with its cultural boundaries. A second central Wavist postion seems to be that this 'perfect state/nation' existed at some time in the past, but has broken down. In most political thought of this kind, this is normally ascribed to the actions of corrupt politicians. In particular national boundaries have broken down and allowed corrupting cultural influences which have further speeded up the decline of the perfect state. The third element of Wavist thought appears to be religious in nature, and that is that these perfect nation/states are in some way 'natural' or even ordained by god. The political aim of Wavism is therefore to return states, especially England, to their pre-lapse condition. Wavist political action consists of attempting to bring this return about by repeat publication on the internet of verse and other material, which will cause the masses to reject the imposed political system and demand a return to pre-lapse social conditions. This is given added weight by the posting of examples of pre-lapse music performed by 'Wankerboutsworse', a leading Wavist proponent.
To turn briefly to the 'micro' level of Wavist thought. This micro level is primarily concerned with 'culture'- and the desire to bring the cultural boundaries of states into congruence with their geographical and political ones. These cultural and physical boundaries are to be made as impermeable as possible. First, there is an increasing tendency within Wavism to suggest that individual states should have individual churches. What is less clear from Wavist texts is whether membership of all citizens will be compulsory in these churches, and whether there will be only one church in each nation. Second, the interest of Wavists in music adds another dimension to this, music being one of the prime ways that natural boundaries are breached, for example Rock'n'Roll. and the invention of TV. Thus all broadcasting will be national broadcasting- there will be no cross border activity. It is possible to infer from Wankerboutsworse's writings that other forms of media will be restricted in similar ways. It's not clear how far Wavists would restrict cross-border cultural activity, but it should be assumed that this might include restrictions on books, magazines, music and the internet.
Within the single perfect nation there will be a return to natural social relations, especially between the sexes. Wavists have not -as yet- discussed other forms of social relations, but we are fortunate that he will no doubt be along to tell us about it in the next ten minutes. All in all a bit Francoist, don't you think?

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.