Brainwashing Socialist Pop Song, Summer of 1985


In the Summer of 1985, I heard this catchy (but creepy) song playing EVERYWHERE in Europe as I backpacked across the continent.

"Life is Life", by Opus

It is a simple, platitudinous catch phrase, repeated over and over.
A musical tool for brainwashing.
Although clearly evil to me, the EuroKids ate this shit up.
They were all prisoners to this noise and Stockholm Syndrome took root.

It was my first glimpse at Globalism, although the term had no meaning at that time. It helped me understand that Europeans had very socialist leanings which DID NOT mesh w American values.

And I heard it again each time I went to to Europe after that--for the next 20+ years.

They probably still play it today.

Categories: Music, Politics, European Union, Socialism, Brainwashing

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