Oh boy. Fresh off her NYTimes triumph, The Caterwauler is experiencing deep concerns about the white folks who attend Burning Man. They are without a sense of freedom! Jaahass channels Martin Luther King, Jr. to come up with a solution to their suffering:
“I have a dream … to bring gospel music to the burn this year.”
She then speaks of the “lineage of African Americans, who have experienced some of the worst violence and oppression of our times.” Jaahass ponders their oppression: “I started wondering of how I might bring a slice, one of the many contributions of African American people, to the playa.”
Jaahass has “a friend named Tru, a beautiful man I met in Harlem.” She’d like you to send Tru, his band, and Elijah “Paris Truther” Ray to Burning Man to create “this gospel experience.” She is confident her fellow white gods and white goddesses will be “transformed.” Jaahass would like black folks “to train a choir of burners to sing these freedom songs … and to experience and embody that level of resilience.”
Have fun parsing that!
The Caterwauler signs off, asking us, what does true freedom feel like? She cries and cries at the end of the video because our country was built on the oppression of so many people.
Hey, Ms. Magic, I’d be a little more understanding here if 1) You wanted to bring this experience elsewhere than to smelly, druggy, nearly-all-white Camp Septic. Do these narcissistic asshats actually pay any attention to the music? 2) You didn’t count Julia Allison, a lazy creature of entitlement still living off her parents’ money and terrorizing her ex-boyfriends, among your bestest besties.
In related news, founder Andrew Hewitt (Julia keeps liking his posts) is honored to be among the Silicon Valley asshats who’ve experienced the magic:
It gets better. Andrew and Jaahass leave a birthday rap for pusher Daniel Schmachtenberger – Julia worships at the altar of Danny and crazed, oversexed wife Roxanne DePalma.
Just keep appropriating minority cultures, Jaahass! Holy Fucking Merde.
Update: Amid the white hosansas to Jaahass’s brain fart, two voices of reason have appeared. Note: Courtney Blair is Ali Shanti’s L.A.-based sister.