Weird thing is how Prince does reveal the leftward shift. His movie Purple Rain was considered risque for the sex in it, but is tame now. His androgny and homosexual vibe was considered weird and wild then (and a source of jokes for hetero men) but would be 100% approved and celebrated now. I tip my hat to a man who can dance as he did in high heeled boots. His song "Darling Nikki" (a man has an S&M experience with what is most likely a woman) was considered raunchy, and while it is, it is nothing compared to what followed even as early as the "2 Live Crew".
Akinokure wrote a great post on the afro-ization of Prince, and if you watched any segments on Prince after his death, it makes sense after reading it. Prince was a black rocker of the funk mold. He remained virtually unchallenged after Rick James' flame out due to blacks abandoning the guitar. He was not really R&B, so to see 90% of commentators be blacks talking about how important he was to blacks was disingenuous and transparent. This is not as pathetic as blacks reclaiming Michael Jackson after mocking him for 25 years for abandoning his blackness. The dirty secret is blacks have so little to be proud of that they will rush to claim and display anything they can possibly show to the rest of us as theirs.
Last week I wrote on Virtual Reality and how it can be used in the decline. I then discussed it on the Weimerica Weekly podcast. This week I will write on a Chinese paper from 1999 and its focus on the expanding battlefield of war. War can take any shape now, and globalism and tech opens new fronts. This can be very interesting for challengers to USG as well as to possible defectors from the empire.