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Coming soon at National Review: The Conservative Case for WAP

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Conservatives rarely bemoan degenerate pop culture anymore. It was once a mainstay for Bill O’Reilly and other pundits to lambast the depravity and violence in popular music and film. That’s mostly disappeared with the advent of Twitter. Conservatives love to share how they like the latest rap album or gore-drenched prestige TV show. It’s now passé to play the 90s culture warrior.

One of the few who take up this unenviable role is Ben Shapiro. The Daily Wire founder proudly hates rap and insists it’s not music. He regularly condemns pop songs for promoting tawdry values and themes, a rarity among prominent conservative pundits today. He drew widespread mockery last week for attacking the new Cardi B song “WAP.” WAP stands for wet ass pussy. In it, Cardi and her fellow rapper “Megan Thee Stallion” share how much they want a chad to commit assault against their genitalia.

If you’re curious about the song, you should take a brief gander at the music video:

The censored lyrics in the music video can’t hide the graphic content. That version will likely invade radio airwaves soon, and millions of kids will ask their parents awkward questions about the song. Shapiro read the song’s graphic lyrics on his show in his nerdy Jewish voice, prompting hysterical laughter from liberals and conservatives alike. Shapiro’s WAP segment earned a response from Cardi B herself.

WAP has gone from just a mere pop song to a heroic expression of female sexuality. You must all listen to and enjoy Cardi’s wet ass pussy. Plenty of doctors praised the song’s heartwarming message and attacked critics.

“In my medical opinion, it’s normal — important even — for women to have a WAP,” said Dr. Daniel Grossman. “Vaginal lubrication is common & orgasm experience depends on the individual. We should not shame women who have WAP.”

“I see so many women who have been mansplained by their partner that they are too wet. It’s medically incorrect, infuriating, heartbreaking, and harmful,” tweeted. Dr. Jen Gunter, author of “The Vagina Bible.” “Thank you @iamcardib and @theestallion for that vagina celebration! Wish I could hand out these #WAP prescriptions.”

Vice found the song perfectly appropriate for children. “I do think that if children are exposed to sexualized song lyrics parents can and should use the exposure as an opportunity for teaching and learning about sex, sexuality, and related topics,” psychologist Erin Harper told the outlet.

Several publications relished in how the song exposed conservatives’ fear of “female sexuality.” “Women’s sexuality has long been a threat to cisgender men, which we can trace even as far back as the Bible,” said Teen Vogue writer Brittney McNamara. “In the story of Adam and Eve, women are painted as temptresses who will lead to the destruction of man, as illustrated by Eve taking a bite of forbidden fruit. Women’s sexual desires were to be controlled, or the woman displaying desires outside the ‘norm’ was to be punished. During the Salem Witch Trials, promiscuity was one of many potential signs of a witch.”

You can understand a lot about elite morality knowing they prefer the message of WAP over that of the Bible.

Actress Lena Dunham (remember her?) shared a horrifying video of her dancing to the song. Dunham praised the rap song for normalizing “female desire,” while her dance is a fantastic argument against normalizing female desire. Readers beware: this sight may traumatize you for life.

Other outlets celebrated the song as a specific celebration of black female sexuality and lamented how our white supremacist society oppresses black women. There was even controversy over the inclusion of the white Kylie Jenner, a member of the Kardashian clan, in the WAP music video. Jenner’s presence apparently undermined WAP’s focus on black women and was another example of the Kardashians appropriating black culture. Black women can’t forgive the Kardashian girls for stealing high-status black men from them. The Jenner controversy, though, has largely been overlooked in the paeans to the song and music video.

Journalists compared the “outrage” against Cardi B to the heyday of the Parents Music Resource Center. The PMRC, led by Tipper Gore, was a powerful force that attempted to censor and ban heavy metal and pop records in the 1980s. It brought together liberals and social conservatives for the purpose of making teen culture family friendly. Its actions led to parental advisories on albums and famous congressional hearings on the music industry’s dangerous products. It’s idiotic to compare the PMRC to Shapiro’s rant—the real powers want you to listen to WAP, while Shapiro and others merely shake their head at the song’s message.

Much of the PMRC was driven by Christian concerns that heavy metal and pop music led to eternal damnation. These records supposedly threatened traditional American culture and values and thus warranted their ban. Social conservatives may prefer the return of WASP and Motley Crue to the charts over what’s now on the radio. In contrast, Shapiro couched his arguments in feminism, complaining the song didn’t empower women and was terrible because it objectified them. Pop music is supposed to make girls feel strong and confident, which, in fairness, is just about all pop music today. That is not the Moral Majority’s argument from the 1980s.

The phony scandal proves the old culture war is largely dead. Conservative pundits will soon enough sing along to Cardi B as they drive around town. There is no alternative culture for them to suggest to their audience. A major thrust of contemporary conservatism is to show their audience they “get” culture, which largely means they share an unending supply of Office gifs. They don’t want to be seen as out-of-touch Puritans.

Our current culture is best embodied by WAP. It’s performed by blacks, intensely vulgar, aimed at women, and can’t be escaped. It’s not even rebellious—the only targets offended are those without the power to take it off the radio. Liberals love it for the same reason conservatives love Donald Trump’s tweets: it triggers their political enemies. But there is no real rebelliousness, far less than the hair metal Tipper Gore hated back in the 80s.

WAP is created by the corporate elites, enjoyed by political elites, and imposed on you by the media elites. This is our culture now, and we’re all drowning in it.

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28 Comments

  1. Ghost of Officer Tippit
    Posted August 21, 2020 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    “Black women can’t forgive the Kardashian girls for stealing high-status black men from them.”

    Nor should they, or we for that matter.

  2. Posted August 21, 2020 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    I suspect that female pop stars are sort of engaged in an arms race to sexy up their acts. The problem is that after lines of good taste are crossed, it eventually just gets ugly. There are ways to be cute and a bit suggestive without letting it all hang out.

    • MBlanc46
      Posted August 24, 2020 at 9:13 am | Permalink

      Well put.

  3. Luis de Pessoa
    Posted August 21, 2020 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    Sexual liberation is a form of political control.–E. Michael Jones.

    • Lord Shang
      Posted August 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

      Even Marxist historian (((Eric Hobsbawm))) noted this many decades ago, albeit from a different perspective. He was concerned that the Sexual Revolution would distract the young from the more important Socialist Revolution.

    • Dan
      Posted August 23, 2020 at 6:54 am | Permalink

      The Jews’ grinning mockery of these flatulently obese black females’ excretions is an added touch of hubris, and hatred. It’s for Jewish laughs, and obviously not prurient. The next step may be paying these savages to do who-knows-what so they can then have Fox Entertainment give them an award for excellence in children’s TV.

      • nedd
        Posted August 23, 2020 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

        “they can then have Fox Entertainment give them an award for excellence in children’s TV.”

        Excuse me sir, but what exactly makes you think that Fox Entertainment news media would endorse this negro trash?

        Can you please provide a source for your claims? Tucker Carlson certainly would not approve of this negro-tier entertainment, and I think none of the Fox media would endorse such perversity, so what are your sources?

  4. KLukor
    Posted August 21, 2020 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Reminds me of an article on this site dealing with “Drag Queen Story Hour.” Today’s “taste-makers” and those who manage cultural institutions try to position themselves as somehow heroically resisting a Victorian-era bourgeois establishment of their own imaginations. Isolated groups of outraged parents picketing libraries that are backed by the ALA; the occasional pundit complaining about excessive vulgarity by recycling feminist arguments — these reveal the true weakness of the one and the strength of the other, largely due to the absence of a long-discredited morality.

  5. Anthony Kimball
    Posted August 21, 2020 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway, that beyond-vile aural poison such as “wap” will never be permitted on the various media outlets of our future ethnostate (whenever and wherever that comes into being….personally I don’t see it happening for at least a few hundred years, but I digress). This particularly egregious piece of filth was created, performed and distributed by various of our racial enemies. Since none of those “people” will be part of our future homeland, I’d say the chances of “songs” like “wap” having any influence on our people, particularly our impressionable youth, will be virtually nil.

  6. Some White Guy
    Posted August 21, 2020 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    Am I missing something? How does “wap” refer to a woman’s reproductive area? Seems to refer to a different orifice meant for excretion, which to me makes the whole thing even more bizarre that it is readily available for any and all to view and listen to. This type of stuff used to be categorized as pornography and treated as such. I guess I am just too old to understand the modern condition.

    Those who transform women into whores apparently rule the world now. Sad.

    • Alex
      Posted August 22, 2020 at 3:56 am | Permalink

      I initially had the same question, but then I realized that “ass” is used as an adverb. This can be heard in other ebonic phrases such as dumb ass motherfucker or punk ass bitch et al.

  7. Dennis
    Posted August 21, 2020 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    Neither of these videos is even actually erotic or sexy. Overweight black chicks shaking their flabby assess and fake tits. And that Lena Dunham video should come with a trauma warning. Is she actually so delusional as to think she really looks sexy? Barf.

    • Ambrose Kane
      Posted August 21, 2020 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

      She’s a Jew who does all she can to help pollute the culture which is typical of her people.

    • Lord Shang
      Posted August 22, 2020 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

      Lena Dunham is actually hideous. I was shocked. I know the name but had never seen her, as I don’t watch TV. I don’t mean ugly by videosphere standards. I mean she is uglier than a large majority of white females of her age that one might see anywhere. I AM somewhat traumatized. Hampton was right to offer a warning. She is not allowed in the Ethnoststate – ever (repentance or not)!

  8. Vehmgericht
    Posted August 21, 2020 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    One thing that strikes me above all is the utter tone-deaf vulgarity and illiteracy of ‘ebonics’. Why on earth would a female artiste style herself ‘Megan Thee Stallion’ – an ironic homage to Genesis P’Orridge perhaps? Then there is the use of ‘ass’ as a universal adverb regardless of sense or tone: what should the Freudians make of that! But nowadays this infantile rubbish pretends to high culture and is solemnly lauded in the journals of record.

    No: Black vernacular English is a dismal swamp of profanity, vulgarity, malapropism and solecism; a perfect mirror of the mentality of its speakers. And these same ignoramuses claim that ‘wypipo’ somehow ‘stole’ science and philosophy from their ancestors! We need to leave the bilious spew of these mentally stunted and culturally dislocated persons in the sewer where it belongs, and go back to creating our own sublime and numenous Art.

    • Scott Weisswald
      Posted August 21, 2020 at 10:51 am | Permalink

      Shit, nigga, you spittin straight fax!

      • Vehmgericht
        Posted August 21, 2020 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

        Touché! Now if you subtract the fancy video production from WAP and focus on the music an interesting point can be made. Previously black musicians would use Western instruments, Western scales and Western harmony to give substance to their (generally banal) lyrics. The results were often not displeasing.

        Modern music production technology has removed the need for that, and they can now put out pieces consisting of little more than an incessant drum rhythm over griot-like chanting. The result is pure sub-Saharan Africa: compare (if you can bear to hear it again) WAP with this enthographic film clip of the Himba, a Bantu people from South West Africa.

        Isn’t it now clear that this style of music and dance, so grating to Western eyes and ears, is natural, pleasing and innate to Africans, wherever they reside? And if so trifling a matter as musical taste is genetically predetermined then what weightier buttresses of our civilisation may crumble when good European marble is replaced with mudbrick?

  9. Trevor Goodchild
    Posted August 21, 2020 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    That song is utterly disgusting and gross.

    The video on the other hand is beautiful and artistic. When the snake door handle comes alive and all the snakes around have phallic significance. The secret chambers are yonic symbolism. The snakes in the secret chambers represent…oooh

  10. Mike Ricci
    Posted August 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Manufactured outrage over goofy trash. The song isn’t even that offensive and these ugly female rappers are a dime a dozen and completely interchangeable.

    Nobody will remember this “song” in a week.

    • Vauquelin
      Posted August 21, 2020 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

      Agreed, the only saving grace of degenerative culture is its transience.

  11. Mike Ricci
    Posted August 21, 2020 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Jesus H Christ the Lena Dunham video is truly horrific.

  12. Oil Can Harry
    Posted August 21, 2020 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    “Coming soon at National Review: The Conservative Case for WAP”.

    That potential article would be less ludicrous than NR’s infamous The Conservative Case For Gay Marriage piece because at least this crappy song celebrates heterosexual intercourse,

  13. Franz
    Posted August 21, 2020 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    “Readers beware: this sight may traumatize you for life.”

    It goes a long way in explaining how guys in the Late Western Roman Empire filled monasteries. Can’t imagine how trashy the gals were then. But from contemporary writers, they must have been a lot like our own.

    Whatever. Younger single guys especially: Don’t fall for any of this. There’s lots of sane and decent white ladies out there. Don’t “go your own way” whatever you do, that’s probably the reason they have these overpaid sluts in the music business. Those of us who ignored the hype found out the women hate this stuff more than guys do; at least my wife does.

  14. P'Orrij
    Posted August 21, 2020 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    The reason Ben Shapiro talks about music is because he is a classically-trained musician (violin) (and so is his sister, in singing. She is a professional opera singer). They can both read music and play their instruments to a high level.

    99% of conservatives aren’t talking about it because the cultural battle has been basically lost, and the only reason Shapiro is is because he is a musician.

  15. Ost
    Posted August 22, 2020 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Great article. Indeed, conservatives pretend to like or accept trash culture to seem cool to liberals, but what people don’t realize is that people are far more conservative than what the entertainment industry leads them to believe. Even a guy like (((Howard Stern))) who had hundreds of porn stars and strippers undress on his show would freak out if his daughter even wore a skimpy bikini to the beach. What I mean to say is people believe the public is more liberal than it really is. Also, freaks who tamper with their gender are such a small percent of the population, but they are front and center in the media and education. This whole “cool” liberal sexuality pervading everything isn’t real, and only the most gullible believe it is.

    One final thing. You’ve heard of the “muh dik” meme making fun of how black men supposedly are obsessed with penile matters? Well, WAP, should be memed as “muh WAP,” the female version. Or maybe “muh klit?”

  16. Liam Kernaghan
    Posted August 22, 2020 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    This whole “cool” liberal sexuality pervading everything isn’t real, and only the most gullible believe it is.

    And only the most cynical exploit it.

  17. Joro
    Posted August 24, 2020 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    Im happy to be on the losing side if this is the way humanity goes.

  18. Bert Wells
    Posted September 5, 2020 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    From Dixieland Jazz to Rap is a sad progression by any standard. Popular music was the one art form that managed through most of the 20th century to avoid the ugliness and meaninglessnesss of modernism .Then eventually came Rap deliberately promoted by corporate interests that supported modern art.Popular music then turned to a river of excrement which discerning people now exclude from their lives when possible.

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