Make Art, Not War

War costs trillions of dollars, feeds the military industrial complex (they love the profit), creates destruction that must be repaired (more profit) and hardens the hearts of the victims, so that war perpetuates. It maintains standing armies and an amazing amount of bureaucracy.

What we get for our money is more and more misery, ugliness, brutality and inhumanity.

Here’s my plan. Stop spending all that money on weapons and ammunition and instead spend it on art materials. Dollar for dollar. Then wage “war” by dropping art materials and compete on the basis of who can create the most beauty. The artistic-industrial complex that replaces the military industrial complex will make just as much profit, the creation of art will cause more art to need to be created and the “victims” will be so filled with joy, that art perpetuates. We will maintain a standing army of artists and an amazing amount of bureaucracy to administer it all.

What we get for our money is more and more happiness, beauty, refinement and humanity.

What could the argument against this proposal possibly be?

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You can find out more about me here: https://michaeltopic.wordpress.com/. There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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2 Responses to Make Art, Not War

  1. monkeyGrove says:

    Thank you for your sharing.

  2. Janet says:

    no argument here. Got a plane? let’s go drop art supplies.

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