I’m pretty sure that if the music that Pope Benedict was subjected to in Germany were a moral agent, Christ would spew it from his mouth at the last judgment.
Seriously. At least most of the bad music we’ve had in the past 40 years had a definite direction, took a stand (if heretical), was offensively committed to drums and other banal instruments, etc., but at least it took a side! This stuff doesn’t uplift, tear down, evoke silly voices or jokes, focus attention, or demand anything of the listener but numbness. It’s the audio equivalent of a tranquilizer dart.
The only redeeming part of the video is the money shot at the end when Benedict looks off to the side after sitting down, as though he’s looking to see who it is he needs to excommunicate for spiritually and emotionally anesthetizing the congregation.
I’ll bet there are times he wishes he could do that force lightning thing…