On this day in 1976, the Thin White Duke returned to England and greeted his fans at Victoria Station.
See the video below along with the German version of “Heroes”
Britain is ready for a fascist leader . . . I think Britain could benefit from a fascist leader. After all, fascism is really nationalism . . . I believe very strongly in fascism, people have always responded with greater efficiency under a regimental leadership . . .
You’ve got to have an extreme right-wing front come up and sweep everything off its feet and tidy everything up
It’s too late to be grateful
It’s too late to be late again
It’s too late to be hateful
The European Canon is Here
I watched the David Bowie documentary recently released on HBO GO, “The Last Five Years.” Like nearly everything else on HBO, it was mostly liberal propaganda with little insight. It claimed to be about the last few years of Bowie’s life with flashbacks to earlier points in his career but it completely ignored the most important period and manufactured several fictions.
Bowie’s final album “Blackstar,” whose title track alludes to the Nordic village of Ørmen, has its closest thematic and musical similarities to “Station to Station,” which Bowie released during his prophetic period as the Thin White Duke. The documentary makes no mention of “Station to Station” or the Thin White Duke period. Instead it focuses on the supposed gun control message of “Valentine’s Day” which makes no policy prescription for mass shootings, and claims, without evidence, that “Lazarus,” arguably the best track from “Blackstar” and the title of Bowie’s successful musical, has something to do with Jewish open borders poet Emma Lazarus, who wrote the words regrettably attached to the Statue of Liberty. Truth is far more interesting than these delusions, but for HBO, it is useless if it cannot be used to spread an anti-gun, pro-amnesty agenda.
If you are reading this, you are probably thinking about watching the documentary to learn something about Bowie, or, like me, you are upset about the documentary’s failings. In either case, IPR-X can provide you with some of the useful, insightful information you seek. Let’s look at the relevant connections to the end of Bowie’s life and more importantly, what happened after he died.
- It is speculated, “Lazarus” (or at least a part of the song) was influenced by an IPR post from Lazarus Mudd in 2014, which depicted New York City as a Sodom and Gomorrah awash with money, greed, and vice. The presence of the Republican Party in Trump Tower culminates with freedom and a rising of the spirit in the manner of Lazarus of Bethany.
- “Blackstar” hearkening to “Station to Station” reflects the political climate around the release in January 2016. Examination of “Station to Station” shows a prophetic connection to Donald Trump and his rise to the US presidency.
- In fact, a performance of “Station to Station” itself was prominent at the 2016 Republican National Convention. As a fan of Bowie, President Trump likely appreciates the vision of the Thin White Duke.
“Making sure White stains”
Tomorrow, Donald Trump, the Thin White Duke is inaugurated as President of the United States.
For the past few weeks, I’ve gone track by track of David Bowie’s album “Station to Station” discussing how each song connects to President Elect Trump.
Please listen again to each and appreciate its newfound significance:
The final track on “Station to Station“, “Wild Is the Wind” is the only song on the album David Bowie himself did not write. Scranton-born Ned Washington authored its lyrics. Though a love song, just like the previous, its protagonist the Thin White Duke recognizes how tenuous love can be and how it can blow away in the wind like leaves from a tree. Likewise, America, or at least the silent majority, currently loves President Elect Donald Trump, but that can change (my time was running wild) like the wind. The love can last if as President, Trump does what he has promised, to Make America Great Again.
Like a leaf clings
To the tree
Oh my darling,
Cling to me
For we’re like creatures
In the wind
And wild is the wind
Wild is the wind
The fifth track from “Station to Station“, in “Stay“, the Thin White Duke wants his companion to stay with him rather than simply leave after a one night stand. Donald Trump‘s pre-campaign fame was like the one night stand. His place in history was nothing more than a footnote. However, because he, like the Thin White Duke, decided to stay (or asked America to stay with him), he changed the course of history, and has become a permanent fixture in the grand scheme of things.
‘Cause you can never really tell
Wants something you want too