History Speaking of the Worldwide Jewish Conspiracy
posted by July 23 at 17:33 PMon
I learned the other day that Ahmet Ertegun (Atlantic Records/whitey falling in love with Afro-American music in the mid-20th century/Rolling Stones history of the world etc…) was not Jewish.
I assumed he was Jewish because of his first name, and because of the legacy on that score by guys like Leonard Chess, Art Rupe, and Ertegun’s colleague Jerry Wexler.
Ertegun was raised Muslim and is, duh, Turkish —which, despite the recent news, solidifies Turkey as ground zero for the excellent secularist revolution that changed the 20th century and put us on a collision course with Al Qaeda.
Turkish Prime Minister Kemal Ataturk, of course, is the early 20th century figure who brought an indigenous secularism to the Islamic world that ultimately sparked a reactionary backlash with things like the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamist writings of Sayyid Qutb.
Ertegun sparked things like the music of Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin.