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…And Its Discontents (cont’d)

What about the inevitable backlash, you say, that comes with all of this?  Surely there must be somebody out there who is against the primacy of English-language songs in Eurovision and secretly hopes for a pre-1999 (or pre-1973, as it were) return to the good-ol’-days.  Or maybe just the days when one could choose their preferred tongue and not have it be politically misconstrued.

O, Julissi! (source:

As a matter of fact, such people do exist!  If you’re in the year 2010 and living in Turkey, just head to the local branch of your country’s MHP.  Though I’m sure there are other examples out there, I’d like to focus on two specific ones which caught my attention in recent years:

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