November 28, 2012

Fox Doctor Psychoanalyzes Psy And His Gangnam Song

This is an interesting video. Fox News psychiatrist Keith Ablow talks with Bill O'Reilly about the popular song "Gangnam Style" by the South Korean pop artist Psy.

Cenk Uygur, the host of the Young Turks, pokes fun at the Fox clip. But the Fox doctor is right. However, he does over-analyze the song and its massive popularity. People have always wanted to listen to catchy tunes, especially during dark times. This is completely normal. The 1920s was all about escapism. But then came the Great Depression and Woody Guthrie. Moods, cultures, and music styles change.

The 2000s has also been a decade of escapism. And we are still living in that decade even though 2012 is almost over. Thus far, the psychological effects of the 2008 financial crisis have been well managed (or well spun) by the US psycho-political-media-financial establishment. But that will change come 2013 and 2014 when Obama's austerity assault will shock a lot of people into facing reality. Many people won't be in a dancing mood when they find out their pensions have been stolen by the big banks and their currency has been debased and destroyed by the private Federal Reserve. The market for revolutionary music will grow. New artists will tap into the zeitgeist.

Source of video: The Young Turks.