Hello all, this is a small text I did for my upcoming dieselpunk story named Drunk on Diesel
If you haven't heard about it and would like to read a prologue, you can do so for free here
Enjoy this conservative rant in my imaginary world, and please do share your feedback. It is very important!
I was about to reach the corner that would lead me to my place when I saw a crowd near the usual newstand. There were angry whispers and heated discussions around it. I pushed in for a closer look.
ELECTRICITY IN OUR MUSIC
Article writen by Timothy Mcane, Trepid Torque News
September 8th 1957
Electricity! The great gift of the twentieth century. It has heated our homes. It has fed our children. It has moved our industry. It has lit our streets out of darkness!
And now, elements of our society have blended this powerful force with our honored musical traditions. However, in this process, some of them decided not to pay any tribute to the established sounds of the past, by completely changing and inventing new sounds instead!
Children! If you wish to experiment, help the army instead! If you twirl with energy and inventiveness, help us destroy our nazi enemies rather than turning yourselves into enemies of our culture and tradition.
Do not trust on your failed argument that you deserve your freedom if we have the choice to look away. How can we look away, when you have become a constant presence in our everyday lives? Do you think we do not notice your noise in your "decoteques", as you call them, listening to your perverted electric music, moving around to the sounds in extravagant and crazy ways, without any proper posture, in what can hardly be considered a form of dance?
Do you think we do not see your raves and festivals, your illicit substances and your dubious foreign friends? Sometime must certainly be spared for culture activities, but they must focus on quality rather than quantity!
I leave this letter with faith and hope. Faith that you will come to reach the same conclusions as I. Hope that you will then act accordingly.
Good day and God Bless America!
The crowd was starting to take the article a bit too strongly. I had to get out of there before the riot started running. Among all the formal insults being thrown from one side to the other, one thing was for sure: the conservative movement had seen better days and greater popular support.