A Lousy Echo!

17. April 2018 - 9:17 -- Rüdiger Herzog

It is a mind-boggling degree of ignorance the decision-makers of the Echo Awards seem to be blessed with. Giving one of the most prestigious German music awards to Kollegah & Farid Bang, while these deranged pseudo-artists are making fun and business out of mocking the victims of the Holocaust in their lyrics. Some people may want to raise the flag of artistic freedom, while ignoring the context we live in – when victims are vilified by malicious blather, freedom - artistic or not - comes to an end, one way or another. It truly is a sad and enraging matter that the music industry provides these dangerous clowns with a forum. The best way do away with integrity and perhaps the awards altogether. Far worse even is the message itself this music sends and that there seems to be some fertile ground for it in our country.