Barry Manilow and the War Against Juvenile Delinquency

The recent bankruptcy of Muzak, originator of so-called elevator music,  was a reminder of all the ways that music — rather than being appreciated for intrinsic, transcendent beauty — has been used for propaganda and social control.

I will confess, though, that this is a pretty hilarious example of music being used to keep people in line. 

After all, he  is music and he writes the songs.