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Music therapy

Last Saturday was the Liberation Day of the Netherlands in memory of the Canadian army’s effort to end the German occupation in the Netherlands. The final peace treaty was signed on May 5th in a small town called Wageningen. So every year on 5th of May all Dutch people flock to this quiet little town for the celebration. But nowadays in the evening the celebration of Liberation Day has more or less become a music festival for young people in the country. Young people from all over the Netherlands come mostly for party instead of the celebration. The city center was divided into several stages, and everyone is drinking disgusting Heineken and listening to all sorts of music. By music I mean what they call music. There are indeed all sorts of music, but the choices are limited among electronics, trances, techno, and pure lowly industrial noise like the artwork of New Kids.

I was never a fan. In fact I don’t even consider them as music. But I was there and had to go with some friends to maintain my social connections. Being an idiosyncratic smartass among average people means you must withstand the loneliness, I rather lay low and mingle to fulfill my social needs. Anyway, we came to one of those hard-core Dutch techno stage at some point of the night. The place was already packed with loads of young people. Despite it was 5 degree Celsius outside people were still following the beats in rapture with even short-sleeved shirts. This is nuts. The so-called music has no rhythms whatsoever. In every “song” there’s an intro part with a trance tone for about 10 seconds, then all of sudden the stereo pumped the damn heavy industrial beats and beats only with the maximum volume. The damn beats were popping like a gigantic jackhammer at maximum load. The whole ground, along with the flesh of thousands, is  literally trembling vigorously along with it.

Under that horrifying environment, your mental stress would exceed the capacity of your consciousness. And yet this is the most popular “music” that the young Europeans dig, especially in the Netherlands. This is one of the few things about the European youth I really didn’t quite get it. Why would someone overwhelm himself with something that could easily sweep away your consciousness and traumatize your brain? Not to mention how harmful it is to your mental health, physical health, especially at that astounding volume. Maybe this all appears as a genial sound to those who cracked the pills, which are not uncommon at all here. But based on my observation people were more likely to be drunk than drugged. As long as the trance overture ended and the jackhammer beats exploded, the whole stage turned into a land of horror. All people, men and women, fell into a deep state of hypnosis. An exertion of absolute delirium is an understatement for their reflections to the jackhammer stereo. People jumped mechanically like a jackhammer, bumping from left to right with distorted and ecstatic faces, fervently wiggling their stiffened fists in the air as if the DJ had  summoned the demons from the underground and replaced their souls. All eyes were wide open, the kind of eye of a possessed flesh with nothing but evil spirits. On the stage they also built a large display that flashes all sorts of images in sync with the beats of the jackhammer. The dazzling images and lights make it impossible to stay conscious for the deaf ones. One interesting detail caught my attention while observing this massive ecstasy. The display kept flashing off all sorts of unrecognizable images except one line of phrase that popped out every 10 seconds: “Human Rights”. I am positive that you don’t need to be attentive to notice the sign. The flashing effect was so successful together with the jackhammer beats that I am sure the only thing those youth remember consciously afterwards is that damn phrase which flashed off every 10 seconds when they were possessed.

The DJs are most likely dumb jackasses who are never smart enough to deliberately insert subliminal messages to the crowd for any personal purpose (or not?). They mostly did that just to show they are cool and in line with the fashion. But those young Dutchmen would go back home only recalling they had a blast and the only visual memory would be a sign of “human rights’. This is such a chilling effect for indoctrination! How can i ignore the prowess of music?! I have always focused on school drilling and media whitewashing for massive hypnosis. But it seems such “music therapy” would create a much much more profound and swift effects on the people, in particular the young people! Living in an extremely intricate society that are simply too much for an individual to comprehend, it might be natural to see that the youth would swarm to a sanctuary of anesthesia. There you got inexplicably fucked-up post-modern arts and this demonic “music” that would boil any sensible man down to a state of total delirium. Modern life is stressful, dull and confusing, why not just get high all the way to forget the stress? But clearly those electronic music (I assume hard-core rock works the same) is way more formidable than those crappy arts. It possesses the power of mind-control, and no one could escape from it. It didn’t take long that my rational resistance collapsed in favor of a wave of indescribably strong emotion of barbarity that made me do exactly the same as others. This is a perfect opportunity to plant mind bombs among the youth, a damn lethal one.