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Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

Art and Politics

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Darwin Redux

In some respects, even art can’t escape the pulls of politics, whether to the left or the right. In Nazi Germany the dear Führer decreed that certain art was decadent art, which was verboten. And he should know, as he was a failed art student.

Today, many of the art institutions, museums, galleries, and grant giving organizations are populated mostly by wantonly ignorant leftist Marxists who would not know art from cream cheese. The powers with money dictate what sort of ‘art’ should be made—which is ultimately a trap for the artist who complies. This does not prevent the true artist from listening to a higher power. 

One of the first actions of a Marxist or other fascist regime is to control the images that the people see. But, this can also be accomplished with language, as in the insidious mind control device called political correctness—the very illness that is eroding our land this very moment. Lack of awareness by sheeple can quickly transform art for art’s sake to art for the state’s sake. And voila: a totalitarian state is born.

Monday Dec 22, 2014

Picasso’s Bull Sculpture

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Matador Myth Moon

From my book, An Artist Empowered:

Another example of seeing art in manufactured goods took place in 1943 when Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) reconfigured a bicycle’s handlebars and seat into a Bull’s Head sculpture.

Was this art? Why is it art?

While others may have observed that a bicycle seat and handlebars when properly aligned resembles a bull’s head, it was Picasso, already confident in his work, who had the nerve to assemble the pieces into a whole.

Sunday Nov 02, 2014

Stop the Coming Civil War: My Savage Truth

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Eden Maxwell with Stop the Coming Civil War: My Savage Truth

Stop the Coming Civil War: My Savage Truth by Michael Savage (314 pages, Hardcover Book with notes and bibliography, pub date: 2014)

Stop the Coming Civil War: My Savage Truth is an important … no, an essential call to common sense arms if we are to take back our constitutional republic from the leftists who promote victimhood and class warfare; for years these cultural Marxists have been infiltrating our government and educational system with an acolyte ideology and the final recipe for national suicide called political correctness.

Remember, a government by the people? What happened to that concept? Savage wants to know, don’t you? To the misguided leftists who would control you while redistributing your hard earned money, big government is the answer to everything; to patriotic Americans on the right, big government is the problem.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Friday Oct 10, 2014

Hope is not a Plan

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Cool Cat Jazz

Maybe it’s a novel, nonfiction, or a movie, as the story develops toward the end, someone says: “You know what’s important in the long run? I’ll tell you, it’s hope.”

Ouch, it’s like nails scratching along a blackboard. Hope is so ingrained in our language that it’s used mindlessly by nearly everyone. I say mindlessly because hope has no value, and it puts the hope abuser in a state of victimhood. I wish is a close cousin to I hope.

Napoleon Hill also observed the importance of words: Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire that transcends everything.

So, try this on for size and see how powerful you become. Instead of I hope, say I trust.

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

Coming Full Circle

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After Isador

The other day, I ran into an acquaintance in Starbucks. I’ll call him Fred. He’s a clear thinker who had suffered much in his life.

Sometime ago, another acquaintance called Herman had told me that Fred had been very rude to him, and that he had put him down. I listened, offered some general advice and then let it go.

Now, about a year later, Fred who is a reliable witness brought up Herman. Fred didn’t know that Herman had already told me about the conflict.

Fred now told me about the irritating encounter with Herman from his point of view. 

The objective truth came out like cream rising to the top in the stillness of awareness. Herman had been the ill-mannered one, not Fred who is a straight shooter.