“Already we can see how easy it is to create and instill wrong impressions about peoples and countries by slanted news and pictures and unbalanced presentation of facts.” —South African Prime Minister, BJ Vorster, 5th January 1976
Occasionally political messages sneak into art in the weirdest places. Polska, an Irish drum & bass producer, made this (and many other) stunning drumwork & atmospherics tunes years ago. Around 2008 I thought to look up the source of the sampled quote because I couldn’t recognize the accent.
The tone of tune seems sympathetic or thoughtful to me, but the statement was made by B.J. Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa in 1976. A similar version of it is quoted on Google Books, but years ago, I found the entire quote attributed to him on a single weblink, now gone. I reproduce it here for posterity as I copied it back then, along with the work that samples it so pensively. If you listen, do so with headphones: