For 2 weeks Bob Dylan has been silent about his Nobel Prize win for Literature.
And The New York Times has been on a hate parade about it.
Ever since the Swedish Academy announced 2 weeks ago it was awarding Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize for Literature, The New York Times has been tying itself up in politically correct conniption fits.
The Times has been spinning the news in their own way: That Dylan’s silence over the matter somehow shows ungratefulness. Worse, The Times’ implication has for 2 weeks been that the Nobel Prize for Literature rather should go to some unknown (unworthy) who would therefore be thrust into the world’s spotlight to illuminate this or that passing cause to us unlearned masses.
They even published an opinion piece: “Why Bob Dylan Shouldn’t Have Gotten A Nobel”
Read it. It says, in part, the Nobel committee should have given the award to an “underrepresented” group, or for example, an “online” writer.
(Note to Times: These are the types of articles that turn people into Trumpsters.)
You mean, someone irrelevant. Someone who hasn’t changed millions of lives or made countless impacts across all spectrums of peoples and races across the world? Dylan’s music still inspires millions of fans and wannabe musicians.
The Nobel Prize was first awarded over a century ago and was given for a writer’s body of work over their lifetime.
The Nobel is not – as The Times and other Politically Correct Revisionists would have it – an award given to push this year’s favorite cause celebre’.
Anyone – anyone – who knows Dylan’s work knows the great influence books and literature had on him as a lyricist and comprehends how much he deserves this Nobel award – No matter the unconventional, out-of-left-field manner in which it came about.
Anyone who knows Bob Dylan knows the impact his work has had across the world: In politics, film, literature, art, fashion and music.
Organizations like The New York Times with their blindered writers and editorial boards can go back to Youtube or somewhere else and watch that singular event in July 1965 at the Newport Folk Festival when Dylan shocked audiences with his messy, raucous electric performance of “Like A Rolling Stone” and changed the face of rock and roll forever.
That’s what artists do. They shake things up. They do the unexpected. They do NOT conform to the standards that the media or business demands from them. And that it what Bob Dylan has been doing for over 50 years as an artist.
And if The New York Times doesn’t like it, they can write their own protest song.
And we’ll bet it won’t get a Nobel Prize.