“Hair” is a magnificent antiwar movie, featuring Western ideas, music and dance at their most triumphant. This musical is an achievement (and I don’t much like musicals).
Who do you think That War killed? Poor white boys (and millions of Vietnamese).
What kind of music does it feature? Quality Western music. Western dance at its best, too. (No matter the color of the choreographers, I see the great Martha Graham’s influence in there).
What kind of black-Americans does “Hair” showcase? Blacks singing in the Western tradition, dancing in the same tradition (no twerking) and signing-up to the tradition of anti-state war protest.
What kind of Left was featured in “hair”? The Old Left, the anti-war Left, before “liberal brains became pickled in the formaldehyde of identity politics.”
As I wrote, “At its most effective and substantive, the left once protested against gratuitous wars.” Now, “’the new liberal brand’ amounts to nothing more than ‘commodified and market-tested ‘diversity.’”
Hair is not anti-white; it instantiates Western culture in every respect.