Tag Archives: Oppression

Artists Under Tyranny

We know what comes next.  We know why it takes root and how it metastasizes.  And I’m afraid that, if we extrapolate from current trends, if nothing changes significantly for the better, then artists, innovators and intellectuals are all screwed. … Continue reading

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To What End?

Guess what?  You can cheat, deceive, confuse, manipulate, conquer and control most of the people, most of the time.  There is abundant, credible, readily verifiable, hard, unarguable evidence that this has been done, many times.  It’s well within the realms … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Beauty

I heard something that struck a chord with me, on the radio, late last Sunday night.  It was a speech about the power of art, by writer A.L. Kennedy, give as part of the “A Point of View” series.  She … Continue reading

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Having It Their Own Way

You might have experienced this in kindergarten, or in an art class.  You’re all happily getting along and playing and then some person barges in and begins to want everything their own way.  They start bossing people around, shoving people … Continue reading

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Fight SOPA

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Quotes from a Remarkable Author

Every now and then something happens that makes you feel foolish.  For me, it was the sudden discovery of the thoughts, writings and ideas of an acclaimed author, who I had not bothered to read or find out anything about, … Continue reading

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The Perils of Specialization

We’ve all heard the old saw: “jack of all trades, master of none”. For the longest time, it has been used as an exhortation to specialize. OK, there is something to be said for mastering a skill, but who says … Continue reading

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