Fortunately, in this hi-tech gee-wiz age, there are alternatives. The Internet is perhaps the greatest tool that was ever created. It's spread liberty, opened us up to new ideas (or old ones we never knew about), improved access to knowledge, and even good performers. And since I get tired of posting doom and gloom, and since I actually am an optimist. I am going to do a post about how the West isn't screwed every once and a while. This segment, how there still are good artists and performers out there.
If you haven't heard of him, Bryson Andres is one such of these dudes. A talented individual, I defy you to not be happier after listening to this.
Here's another one. I actually don't care for Soul Sista that much, but he does something with it. But then strings and brass make everything sound better.
Perhaps the west isn't screwed.