By David Breadsohn
Foreword: The following is an excerpt of my, future Dr. Breadsohn, doctoral thesis on the topic of “Cultural, Economic, and Political Politics, Economics, and Culture Through a Marxist Lens of Critical Media Analysis in the Twenty-First Century Featuring a Normative Worldview”. Naturally, I want to share my groundbreaking work in the most respected academic journal at Fordham: The Bleat. Please enjoy.
...And so that leaves us in the landscape of the United States in the twenty-first century. Who dominates the media scene in the 2010s in the 10-18 demographic, you ask? Big Time Rush. No clearer do their radical leftist roots come up in the song “If I Ruled the World”. Already, a song about world domination is right out of the Trotskyite playbook.
Don’t be distracted by the toe-tapping pop sound, the boys of Big Time Rush aren’t kidding when they say they’d “break all the borders down”. Let’s have a gander at the communist lyrics which are hidden in an infectious rhythm undoubtedly bumped at any and every backyard get-together. Highlighted will be the far-left influenced writings of BTR.
If I ruled the world, I'd throw all the money
In the air like confetti
If I ruled the world, every house got a DJ and a backyard party.
And I'd break all the borders down, when I shake the ground
These socialist boys would completely ditch money, opting for a system much akin to anarcho-communism, with perhaps and syndicalist bent. Again, they are for open-borders.
We'd throw every rule in the book down and
Bring down the house
If you were my girl
We'd dream out loud
Burning of the books, just another move of Marxist-Leninist governments throughout history. We must, however, delineate the anarchist motives from the totalitarian ones. As BTR is just a ragtag group of hockey-playing knuckleheads from Minnesota, we must allow them to find their path through Socialism. Furthermore, one must not be strewn about by the talk of “girls”. Of course, a leftist agenda cannot be disseminated in America by itself, so the talk of romance is simply a capitalist dog-whistle thrown in to pacify the masses. Perhaps the most telling lines of the song are delivered by the obligatory guest rapper, Iyaz.
Girl, I'mma be the king, and you will be the queen.
Goin' a hundred miles an hour,
Girl, we runnin' the streets.
And if the cops ever try and pull us over,
Tell 'em "Hey, Mister Officer, we own ya!"
These lines sung by internationally recognized Maoist Iyaz are telling as they further deride liberal democracy. We have a Monarchocommunist society, as espoused by Iyaz. Finally, community ownership of the police department is a key socialist tenant, if they exist at all. So, Iyaz is showing here that the police department is merely a pawn of the Vanguard of the Proletariat so they could never detain him nor any members of Big Time Rush. The boys finish the song as follows:
I would give it, give it all to you, give it, give it all to you, if I ruled the world.
They are giving all the wealth of the bourgeoisie away to the working people. However, only if they ruled the world. Finally, it’s clear that Big Time Rush subscribes to a Trotskyite, Redistributionist, Anarcho-Communist ideology as evidenced by their song If I Ruled the World. Thank you for reading this sample of my work, and please be on the lookout for my next dissertation, How SD Cards are a byproduct of the Abrahamic Religions.