The Dylan that Didn’t Sell Out

by Henry Makow Ph.D. — Sept 4, 2013

Searching for Sugar Manis a documentary about how a couple of South Africans tracked down a magnificent but unknown American singer whom they thought had died, and discovered a humble spiritual master whose example and music finally is reaching millions.
Sixto Rodriguez, 71, the “sixth” child of a Mexican-American Detroit auto worker, has been a manual laborer all his life. In the early 1970’s, he released two record albums reflecting the life of the working poor in Detroit slums. His music reflects the rock music of the period, but his voice and lyrics are easily equal or superior to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen or Van Morrison.
The difference is that unlike Dylan, he wasn’t a Jewish poseur, but a spiritually inspired man who knew the streets and put people before money.
His records flopped in the United States where art (“entertainment”) is controlled by the Illuminati and is a psy op – behavior modification and psychological warfare- rather than an expression of our truth. Unlike Dylan, he wouldn’t sell his soul to the devil.
But, unknown to Rodriguez, his music caught on in South Africa where it expressed the frustration of White Liberals with the Apartheid regime. Rodriguez became bigger than Elvis selling 500,000 records in South Africa  but he didn’t know it because his US label pocketed the royalties.


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