When Art Becomes a Tool for Propaganda
Ok, for those who haven't had the chance to read my last post, i recommend that you do so before reading this. Simply, the last post lays down some very basic groundwork for what is contained in this one. Believe me, it will help contextualise things for you!
If you have read the last post then you're probably thinking, why are you writing about these things? give me some levity, tell me something that tickles my ears, makes me feel good and lulls me to sleep. I understand, but unfortunately i'm concerned because art and culture have been hijacked by a malevolent system of control which utilises ideology for the purpose of social engineering by controlling society through psychological warfare!
For example, the Tavistock Institute has been responsible for the propagation of destructive social ideologies through it's insidious network of agencies since the 1930's. They created the Beatles psy-op, the 60's youth rock n roll free love and drug culture and the New Age fantasy in order to delude and detour a whole generation of disaffected young people away from Christian beliefs and morality toward anarchy and neo pagan philosophies. None of this was an accident ... all pre planned!! Western Society has been sliding downhill ever since and is now on the verge of total annihilation! Still think everything's ok? Have a closer look!
I believe it is the moral and ethical responsibility of everyone and in particular artists to alert and inform others about what is going on in the world. If you think living in a bubble and ignoring what's going on is alright and that everything will ultimately be alright, fine, you're entitled to believe that but personally i believe you're living dangerously! I'll proceed to outline why i think this is so and why no matter how bad the news is, it is better to know and understand!!!!!
History, Society and Art
I want to list a few points here about what has happened with art and society in the last 500 years. Remember, prior to that, art was utilised by different societies primarily for religious purposes. I mean, since the beginning of time!
An understanding of history is absolutely critical to understanding how we got to where we are today. If you hate or are bored by history then you need to reconsider your attitude!
Remember, Knowledge Is Power!!!!
- Art and cultural production is always controlled by the rulers of society because of its power to emancipate and emancipation is always a threat to elite domination and control of the masses!!!
- The pseudo christian (false) Roman Catholic religio-political system was gradually forced to relinquish control of cultural production from about 500 years ago in Europe as the Protestant Reformation (starting 1517) brought biblical truth and personal and social freedoms back to the people (yes it did!) Independent artists and craftsmen were free to work unhindered by the Catholic Church.
- During the Reformation, freedom of expression in art and culture was encouraged and flourished for approximately 200 years until around 1715 when the Age of Enlightenment is said to have begun. Pls check out all the wonderful art from this period and be amazed!!! Huge advances were made.
- The counter-reformation waged between 1545 and 1648 was a serious attempt by the Roman Catholic church to destroy the freedoms won by European societies and regain total political control.
- It is important to note here that the Enlightenment or Age of Reason as it is also known, was only possible because of the religious and social freedom provided through the Protestant Reformation and restoration of Biblical morality and truth.
- During the Enlightenment period (roughly 80-100 years) art continued to flourish but was increasingly co-opted by pseudo scientific (false) thought into the 19th century, peaking with the notion of Evolution posited by Charles Darwin.
- During the period between 1715 and 1882 with the death of Darwin, European nations experienced increasingly violent assaults against them by the Jesuits (crypto-Jews) who sought to undermine their sovereignty through successive wars and debt and bring them back under the control of Rome.
- Art and culture continued to innovate and morph in the face of the demands of new secular philosophies / ideologies invented by Judaeo / Masonic thinkers such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Marx with the result that art became increasingly politicised and burdened with ideology.
- From 1882 to the present day, art has gradually been enslaved to ideologies like Marxism, Evolution, Feminism, Nihilism, Queer theory, Psychoanalysis, Trans-humanism, Atheistic Humanism, Multiculturalism, Neo Paganism and Primitivism to name a few!
- Eventually art was co-opted by the ruling elites through humanistic ideologies taught in art schools to unwitting students who then went out and propagated an art that was often empty, cynical, nihilistic or devoid of beauty!
- The result of this is, the almost complete ideological and cultural brainwashing of the people of the world: art working in tandem with the mass media propaganda system, i.e TV, Radio, Internet and Hollywood. All these are owned and operated by the Judaeo / Masonic rulers of the world!!!!!!!
Why Art Has Nothing to Do With Ideology
Ok, so at this point you're probably thinking, what? It's too fantastic! What a story, blah, blah! If this is the first time you've ever heard this, i don't blame you for reacting. My response to you is, check it out, do some research for yourself and settle the matter personally. A good library or Internet source will fill in the blanks and reveal that i'm telling the truth!
Art has been co-opted into carrying ideological baggage it was never meant to carry.
When art is viewed on its own terms, it is seen and experienced by any viewer for what it is ... an aesthetic object composed of a range of media and presented in a space of some kind. Art isn't political no matter how politically minded the artist who created it is. There is no message in the art other than what the viewer brings to it. Pictures and objects lose their original intended meaning over time when they are separated from that recorded information or story. This has been demonstrated time and again to be true throughout history.
It is the height of arrogance to insist that art means this and that, yet when it is removed to another cultural context those meanings disappear and are not even obvious to the viewers. This is why artists today are killing each other to get their work into museums where the meaning is fixed and the viewers will be instructed on how to see and understand what they are looking at, i.e the guided museum tour, catalogs/books or machine with recorded story and headphones.
Ideologies have been strapped to art by elite rationalists in order to make it novel, obfuscate aesthetic experience and extend the market, turning artistic production into a grand business in which only the elites can indulge and where profits go into the stratosphere! Art has nothing to do with feminism or psychoanalysis or nihilism. These labels are all a malicious ploy to hoodwink artists and the general consumer into believing art is a special activity engaged in by the educated and those in the know! It keeps the art machine rolling and lends credibility to any art activity they promote no matter how outlandish or absurd it may be!
Art's Unheard Cry
Art cries out " stop, stand still, sit, look, spend time with me, touch me, feel me, learn from me" yet few hear or respond because they're so busy! Busy running around, busy listening to other opinions, busy trying to get done quickly, busy thinking about the next distraction, busy, busy, busy!! Art releases its secrets in a personal way, through its aesthetic properties, slowly, oh, so slowly, over time, even a lifetime, but few are willing to wait!
These secrets are unspoken, transmitted over time, through the rhythm of line, shape, colour, texture, pattern and sound. Where's the ideology? There's no ideology! Just the pure pleasure of transference of understanding as if by osmosis from an object that has "become" and "is" and "will be" all things to all people forever. Wow!! No ideologies.
So, maybe, now, you can see the problem today. Art has been made mute and subservient to the ideological messages superimposed on the created object. People are distracted by the art story in a world obsessed by story telling. The secret life of the art object isn't felt or understood because of the fanfare and razzamatazz and hullabaloo of the art circus charade with its smoke and mirrors presentation and illusion like the Wizard in the Wizard of Oz!!
Am i being unfair, discourteous? I don't think so. The art industry has become a gross, bloated corpse feeding off itself with little regard for art because art has just become a commodity by which to accrue status and wealth! All the while ideologues and ideologies like parasites are sucking the life out of art turning the creative act and beauty into an act of prostitution, making and milking it for wealth and status! Most artists are simply rejected, used or their art stolen; only a few sycophants will benefit, in collusion with the controllers.
Let me ask here; who's defending the right of art to speak for itself?
The Difficulty of Beauty in Art
What then, is there that art has to offer, you may well ask? My short and simple answer is, the beauty and mystery of the human imagination, emotions and intellect displayed in the act of making something! That's it! Art is the culmination of the creative human processes at work. Something has been made by someone! We look and wonder at the thing that has arrived out of some mysterious place as if it was a visitor from a parallel universe. The art thing challenges us by its strange "thingness" and in an attempt to understand it we begin to measure what we know, against what we don't know. This is the purpose of art; to remind us of what we don't know!
Beauty has been castigated, lampooned and persecuted mercilessly by rationalists over the last 150 years. For hundreds of years artists have sought the freedom to make with freedom but have been hounded by the controllers who have worked relentlessly to keep art docile and caged to dogma. Every attempt for freedom has been derided and subverted by those who see art as a threat to their control of minds and ideas.
Eventually when the free market threatened to break art free in the late 19th century, the elites began to write about art as the experts and to again usurp control over its value and meaning. This early period of art criticism then gave way to an ideological stranglehold with art representing nihilism (Dada) or art representing Communism (Social Realism) or art representing female gender issues (Feminism) and so on.
Unfortunately, art never stood a chance because Marcel Duchamp hammered the final nail in the coffin with his readymade "Urinal" in 1917, (the exact same year as the Bolshevik Revolution which destroyed Russia, coincidence?) I don't think so. His declaration that art could be "anything" opened the floodgates to the Marxist view of art as banal, demystified and utilitarian commodity. The result; an art market today dominated by monumental, flashy, banal objects worth billions made by cynical, sycophantic careerists such as Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Anish Kapoor, and Paul McCarthy and making these artists very wealthy elites, how ironic is that? For the most part banality has taken possession of beauty and the crowds are mesmerised like rabbits caught in the spotlight!
Sadly, many artists making beautiful art will never be known by a wider public.
The elites have been quick to usurp control at every juncture where art could become autonomous and threaten their stranglehold on the minds of the masses. The universities became the stronghold for "art education" where students were indoctrinated into these same ideologies that are now destroying civilisation and the planet, in particular, communism and feminism. This occurred from the 1940's on in the USA and Europe. Abstract Expressionism per se was probably one of the few outbreaks of art free of the clutches of the communists even though there is evidence that the CIA had a vested interest in this movement. It's interesting to note the high rate of suicides / fatalities among this loose group of artists, i.e Mark Rothko and Arshile Gorky. Just a coincidence? Maybe.
Every style from the 50's on has been groomed, articulated, curated to represent any number of ideologies and many of these artists became wealthy for the first time in history. Was this an agenda by elites to co-opt art history and the autonomy of art? Increasingly, certain artists were picked for support by museums, galleries and public funding groups. Today, everything is controlled. The artist must jump through ideological hoops in order to explain/justify why they should receive grant funding/consideration/support. There is no doubt that artists who toe the politically correct line will climb the ladder. It's all corrupt and geared towards specific, favoured agendas.
Currently it's slick but crass, in your face LGBT, feminist, neo-pagan trans-humanism that is in vogue and looks like being here for quite some time. Don't believe me? Do a quick online survey. You'll find that art has been imprisoned by ideologies. Art is not free to speak. A dialogue has been written for it by its handlers so that all may read and understand the official line quickly. Then move on please to the next piece because we're in a hurry to get to the bar for a drink. Stop and spend some time with the art long enough for it to whisper its secrets to you, nope, no time, read the label please and move on!
There's little doubt in my mind, art has been hijacked and taken prisoner to dangerously subversive ideologies that threaten the stability and harmony of the human race but you'll have to make up your own mind on this!
Why is this issue important? Art is the central pillar of human expression and freedom. Remove this and you have a politically correct, autocratic tyranny and a soulless and empty existence not worth living. I'm talking about all the arts here, music, dance, film, writing and art. Once art and politics have been totally subjugated say, to atheistic communist ideology, it's all over folks!
Genuine art is instantly recognisable; beautiful, timeless and mysteriously autonomous, dialoging with and creating in the viewer an eternal dimension without a word being spoken!
Beautiful objects of emancipation!!!