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The inventors of techno are also black americans

Detroit, early 1980s, techno is invented by three friends who happen to be black:

High school friends Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, and Derrick May, known as the Belleville Three, are known as the creators of techno music. Kevin Saunderson is the person who made sure techno music got to the masses by 1983.

The History of Techno Music from Black Music Scholar

Techno came out of Detroit in the 1980’s as underground dance music and subculture. Techno music took technology and made it a black secret.

The three tracks linked on that page would play in any house club today. I’d’ve danced the crap outta these when I was clubbing. HT to for suggesting I google “black inventor techno”.

#blackhistory #musichistory #erasure

(I may or may not be chairdancing to Tranzister right now)

#musichistory #erasure

Steve Ivy
Steve Ivy

I knew the term “grandfathered in” had to do something with #voting and #racism but this story really explains the #history thanks @lmorchard

~ # 18:34 ~

Looks Familiar (uspol)

Via old friend Jim Roepcke, from 2006:

Jacob G. Hornberger: How Hitler Became a Dictator:

But how many people know how Hitler actually became a dictator? My bet is, very few. I’d also bet that more than a few people would be surprised at how he pulled it off, especially given that after World War I Germany had become a democratic republic.

Although the National Socialists never captured more than 37 percent of the national vote, and even though they still held a minority of cabinet posts and fewer than 50 percent of the seats in the Reichstag, Hitler and the Nazis set out to consolidate their power. With Hitler as chancellor, that proved to be a fairly easy task.

I read this back when Jim first posted it in 2006, and a couple of times since, and it’s even more apropos today.

“Those cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”probably George Santaya

#history #nazism