The guy they call Bad Bunny (Benito Ocasio) was chosen as Best Artist of the Year at the Video Music Awards. These are the oldest musical awards on the MTV network and last Sunday in New Jersey, they gave it to Benito. They asked a well-known composer and musician what he thought of the phenomenon Bad Bunny, Maluma, J. Balvin, etc., and this was his opinion, although he did not want his name to be given for fear of being banned by record companies and television stations for saying something that although it is true, it cannot be said through the media. “What do I think of the success of individuals like Bad Bunny? Unfortunately, I think it is successful because of the lack of culture of the people and Latin America is a people in dramatic cultural involution that has no remedy. Octavio Paz already said it in 1982 in his book “Cloudy Weather”. It is somewhat prescient that an intellectual of that caliber would say that. They are lumpen plots and interests of the mafias of the record companies that obey the economic elites, who are in the interest of people being ill, being brutalized and be more and more ignorant and stupid, because it encourages addictions, drug use, sexual promiscuity with any sex and irresponsible life. It is the promotion of a fantasy life totally out of reality in the message of something that is not It is not music, but a Latinized and superficial disguise of a social movement aimed at promoting the worst deformations of the lowest of society, taking advantage of the naivety and ignorance of a large part of the youth. ma of cupular mafias. The language has been completely destroyed and is one of the most affected. It has been disfigured, crooked; it has remained amorphous in the lyrics of these bodrios that usurp the name of the song and degenerate and prostitute it. People pay anything because the reality is that they are not going to listen to music, but rather go to venues where they are going to be hoarse screaming, where they are going to see a bizarre playback artist full of lights and surrounded by dancers of indefinite sex praising a fictitious technological product of marketing. It’s not art, it’s not dance, it’s not dance, the lyrics are just incomprehensible babble, it’s not singing, it’s not music, it’s nothing. It is a show that the maelstrom pushes so that young people go to brutalize themselves in a riotous way. But they are manipulated to do so. That’s where they sell drugs, alcohol, prostitution, drugs, etc., because the business is round. What they promote is not a singer but a figure, a symbol of decadence, cultural defeat, the destruction of values and the family, the disappearance of the intergenerational link. The break between parents and their children. It is the triumph of ignominy, mediocrity and ignorance. They are perverse letters that, if they can be deciphered, are monotonous, brutalizing and elemental coarse babble. It is sad and unfortunate that children hear these expressions from elementary school, and by imitation that primitive and basic way of seeing life is promoted; they do not let them choose, there is not even an option to this garbage. The bad thing about everything described above is worrying that the same thing happens in politics, uneducated councilors, deputies and senators holding positions of capital importance, for which they are not qualified, such is the case of the proposals for bills or changes of the same or of federal, state or municipal officials who are only interested in collecting their monthly salary, or of husbands, wives or partners of governors, municipal presidents or senior officials who hold non-existent positions but who have great influence on the officials on duty and influence government decisions.
*- The author is former president of the Federation of Colleges of Civil Engineers of the Mexican Republic.
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