Reprinting part of a note from two months ago:
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There's plenty of evidence that "modern" "art" was used as a cultural weapon by CIA. Several CIA-owned foundations helped to fund the "artists" and helped to spread their "work" to Europe and the Soviet Bloc.
Jazz was used similarly without any pretense of secrecy. (See Willis Conover.)
Not surprising that "modern" "art" would run the same way.
Many Americans considered "modern" "art" to be a Commie tool. Cleon Skousen included it
in his list of Commie attempts to break down American society. He was right about the Commies but misattributed the source to Russia. (And I was dumb enough to go along with him.)
Commies in America were always working primarily for OSS/CIA/FBI. It's the good old Globalist Tripod.
Banks, Intel, Leftists. Some were also working with Russia at times, because Russia has always been happy to help weaken America. But Russia was not the source of these ideas. CIA and internal Leftists
have been the CONSISTENT source of chaos.
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This picture of the Monterey Jazz Festival appeared in a 1964 issue of Billboard mag:
See it? The attractive chaos of jAZz
was clearly indicated and sold by the marquee. A 1964 audience was still orderly, but they were making the largest chaotic gesture permissible within their gradient limits. All had removed their gray flannel suit jackets to reveal (shock!) shirt sleeves
and uniformly narrow ties. Oooooh!
CIA's masters** of chaos must have been impatient to move the needle faster,
but they had to work with the human material at hand. Now, of course, thanks to Apple and Tesla and Google, the material itself can be uniformly chaotized.
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** Footnote: Who were they? Today we can identify the prime movers of omnicide easily because everything is a monopoly. It wasn't so simple in the '50s and '60s. There were many centers of business power and cultural power. Presumably CIA had a designated department of artistic and musical destruction.
Aha. Searching Wikileaks archives for jazz
yields a cornucopia from the '70s. The bureaucratic center of these activities was the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in Dept of State. At that time CIA/State was clearly running the Dick Goodwin Quintet and the Millikan University Lab Band. Both ensembles have dozens of reviews and progress reports. Every international festival gets close attention. Fifth Dimension
was happy to do a concert for CIA. Even in 2007, CIA was still organizing jazz festivals with 'cool' outfits like Playboy.
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Personal note: In the hippie era I never understood the appeal of rock-n-roll or jazz. I stuck with Bach and Schütz. Other hippies chided me for unprogressive pro-Establishment tastes. (Where's that at, man?
) Now I get the last laugh. They were slurping up CIA's toxins without knowing it.